|Reviews for Her Final Flight|
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|Playing On The Doctor's Vulnerabilities|
|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Friday 29 September 2006|
|Rating: || 6|
Her Final Flight gets a little frustrating because we know the whole thing is a dream, it is obviously a dream, and the Doctor's inability to figure this out for so long is nerve wracking. Additionally, this turns the listener's attitude away from the characters, whom we know to be unreal, so not worth our emotional investment. Still, the story follows its initial premises quite logically, remains consistent, and proves yet again that Colin Baker was a far better actor than he was allowed to be playing the Doctor on TV.
|By:||Doug, Pocono Summit, PA, USA|
|Date:||Tuesday 17 October 2006|
|Rating: || 4|
Her Final Flight is a bonus story that's only half the length of the regular audio productions. As such, I suppose it is what it is, and we shouldn't expect too much of it. During the course of this story, the sixth Doctor runs into Peri again many years after losing her on Thoros Beta in Trial of a Timelord. This alone is problematic due to the mess that Mindwarp became, and I understand why no other writer attempted to feature this meeting before now. The Doctor and Peri talk about what happened, but the conversation doesn't really work - this meeting should've been much different. (And indeed, as it turns out, it doesn't actually count anyway...)
The bulk of the story is very simplistic, but another "layer" of the story adds a bit more to it. What's actually happening only becomes clear during the final ten minutes. When it was all over, what I was left with was the thought that a dull and ultimately inconsequential story was used to cover up a far more interesting backstory that the listener only gets little hints of here. Overall, it just doesn't quite work.