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Sub Par

By:Doug, Pocono Summit, PA, USA
Date:Saturday 2 August 2008
Rating:   5

Paul McGann: Excellent as usual.
Sheridan Smith: Also excellent as usual.
The Story: Meh.
The Sound Design: Meh.

Think The Android Invasion, only scaled down, half the length, and less interesting, and you've just about got it.

Pretty excellent...

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Wednesday 12 January 2011
Rating:   10

The only thing I hate about tales like these is the fact that they are so stupidly short. One feels the characters never really get to shine as well as they do in double disc tales. But that little moan aside, there is nothing to dispute the fact that Brave New Town is a very solid and very strong story.

Wow, so not only do we have the winning team of the eighth Doctor and Lucie, played to perfection by Paul and Sheridan. But then we have the long overdue return of the Autons! Wow, man, And its good to get to see a different side to the monsters of the part. They are intelligent and more human than alien within this tale. And once again it is the moronic human race who are the ones to blame for the trouble. And that is never too hard to believe.

Johnathan's script is just sparkling all the way through, and the characters here that impress the most are those of the autons. I didnt expect them to be back like this, and its good to see theyre not all moronic and just intent of feeding all the time.

For again the chemistry between Paul and Sheridan really drives things forwards too. The sound score too is very strong and is for once well concieved to fit the area all the action is supposed to be taking place in. This is another BFP gem, and I want to see so many please like this! Strong, to the point, and gripping. BBC wales could learn a lot about decent scripting from these writers in Big Finish Productions!

Needed to Be Longer

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Monday 13 December 2021
Rating:   7

Brave New Town has an interesting idea to work with. In this series, Big Finish seem to have taken Doctor Who back to the days where there is a mystery to solve, and the answer is not quite what the audience might think. I like my Doctor Who this way for the most part. What drags down Brave New Town is the length restriction, which forces a very quick ending that leaves behind too many questions.

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