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|By:||Clive Wright, Jersey|
|Date:||Saturday 20 December 2003|
|Rating: || 7|
Bloodtide as a story on its own is enjoyable with a good old enemy thrown in. My worry is that yet again the Doctor is there when man makes a massive break through, is there nothing or no-one or no event he hasn't met or guided - is man so stupid?
Also again man is only around because of some monster.
As long as you don't think about it too hard, its a good story.
|By:||Jamie Hunn, Chipping Sodbury, UK|
|Date:||Saturday 20 March 2004|
|Rating: || 10|
While it could be said that this is a retelling of "Doctor Who and the Silurians" to some extent, this story also features the new explorations of past ideas that you would expect from a Big Finish story.
Certainly, this one bags that credit with the revelation that man was created by a Silurian scientist- we are GM Apes!
The story itself, though simple, is highly enjoyable, and carries very well for what is a very compact and tightly structured story, that, although a retelling of the original story, as I said, still seems very fresh, given the Galapogos setting, the Myrka (hoo......ra.........y............, it's back ), and , of course, the addition of Charles Darwin and the crew of the Beagle.
The Silurians themselves, thankfully, sound very much like their 1970 originals. Even down to the sound effects.
And that is the production's main strength - the sound. I haven't got the name of the sound designer at hand, but all credit to him. From the Galapogan shore to the dripping, dank hybernation chamber, the sound, and the excellent score, create in the mind what words and descriptions alone couldn't.
In short, this story is a must, after all, it's my favourite, and I have got exceptional taste...or have I?
|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Friday 29 September 2006|
|Rating: || 6|
If this adventure were without reference to previous stories, I would give it a better rating. However, it pretty much just redoes The Silurians, but places it 100 years earlier. Additionally, Darwin's gradual revelations about natural selection are wholly misplaced given the circumstances. Who is going to be abstrusely theorizing about humanity's place in the cosmos while imprisoned by lizard men?
|By:||Harry Ross Gorman, Bromborough, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Tuesday 19 May 2015|
|Rating: || 7|
If your sad about how the Silurians were ruined in the new series. Listen to this. The chemistry between the Doctor and Evelyn is brilliant and Charles Darwin is a brilliant character.