|Reviews for The Curse of Davros
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|A clone by any other name
|Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
|Saturday 14 July 2012
A new companion, old enemies always a good mix. This is a fast paced and at times gritty story, the new companion is strong and has some good lines. The twist is great, but I won't give it away as makes the story.
|Doug W, An Alternate Reality (formerly Pocono Summit), United States
|Tuesday 26 February 2013
I guessed the twist pretty quickly, as it was pretty obvious from the beginning that something wasn't right. An extra point given for how Colin Baker carried what he had to do here. Honestly, though, I hate to say it, but he's sounding old in this one. Hopefully he just had a bit of a chest cold or something. And Flip is kind of doing Lucy Miller, but not as well. Overall, kind of 'meh.'
|Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
|Wednesday 12 June 2013
This story is one of those types of story that truly has it all, and I will list what it has below:
I, maybe because Im just dumb, never once guessed the twist in this tale. It came as a really freaky and brilliant cliffhanger to part two. Im not going to give too much away but Colin Baker and Terry Molloy seriously impress me at least even if they don't others.
Secondly, Lisa Greenwood is just as awesome, if not better, than Lucie Miller. As Flip she is a ruddy revelation I can tell you. Another in the line of unforgettable brilliant companions to spar off the brilliant Sixth Doctor. I love her infectious drive, Lisa's acting is so ruddy good and really grabs the attention and makes her stand out.
Jonathan Morris really is a great writer, he's woven good sci fi and history together in a satisfying blend that at least for me works so well. Well enough for me to call this story one of the favourites of all time for me in the Big Finish universe.
The daleks again are on fine form, once more voiced by that brilliant stalwart Nick Briggs. The pace never lets up, this tale just zooms like a rocket. An absolutely brilliant entry into the monthly range. All the supporting characters too are noticeable and come over well too. There is nothing not to like in this great adventure....
|David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
|Wednesday 24 August 2016
Without giving away the twist to this story, I will say only that both Colin Baker and Terry Molloy have to do some extra acting in this one, and both carry it off admirably well. We get a new a new companion in an old character, Flip from "The Crimes of Thomas Brewster." That makes the Who universe a very small place given the outrageous odds against her meeting the Doctor again in the way that it happens. A coincidence of this magnitude should not go unnoticed. Flip is a bit too South London to me, more a walking set of regional stereotypes than an actual character. The part of the story that revolves around the battle of Waterloo is the part that does not hang together all that well. Davros' rationale for going there and his intimate knowledge of this bit of human history just do not make sense. Davros is an alien. What is his concern for old Earth battles? Dalek time travel in this one is far too easy. The introduction of Daleks and Dalek technology into a well-established historical event cannot be brushed aside with a "don't say anything about this." So, the premise for parts 1 and 2 is very interesting and has many possibilities, but the story is let down by what happens in parts 3 and 4.