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Tegan takes centre stage

By:Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
Date:Friday 28 June 2013
Rating:   8

This time it's Tegan's turn and the lady of Mercia plays well to her strengths.

Big finish has covered the middle or dark ages a couple of times and whilst entertaining the period seems to limit plots to lots of running around.

Whilst there is lots of running around, there are some great scenes and dialog mixed with some comical moments making this an enjoying outing for the gang.

Interesting Historical

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Tuesday 12 February 2019
Rating:   7

Imagine, a Paul Magrs script that doesn't suck. In this case, Magrs eschews his usual pointless whimsy and instead focuses on the story. This is a historical/time travel tale involving an academic conference and a rogue time machine linked to dark ages Britain. Tegan gets transported back in time to meet the Queen of Mercia and has to pretend to be her daughter for the sake of the local politics. The real daughter, a bloodthirsty warrior princess, gets transported to a Yorkshire university in 1983, where she causes quite a bit of mayhem. The star of the show is Tegan, who comes through really strong here, a no nonsense, grab the sword by the hilt kind of woman that we should have seen in the TV series. Plus, she has an amazing hidden talent - a killer North English accent. Turlough gets short shrift in this story, being mostly just self-centered and snarky. It's a fun story, but not much more.

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