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The Last Great Horror Film

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Thursday 11 December 2014
Rating:   10

You're always sure to get a brilliant story from Jonny Morris. He has such great, bold characters! And the fact that this is truly in the vein of a Phil Hinchcliffe/ Bob Holmes horror take show, then you're sure to be onto a winner. Its also great to hear Gareth Thomas as a real nasty piece of work, in the form of Morax he's really nasty just like the best of villains from the early Tom Baker years on tv. And yet again, this take on the classic universal film The Invisible Man works really well indeed. This could have fitted seamlessly into the original series! Another great addition is hearin Jessica Martin again, I Loved her first appearance on the show in Sylvester's time and am glad to see her name again!

Doctor Who Meets The Invisible Man

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Saturday 18 November 2017
Rating:   5

With the Doctor 4 series, Big Finish have aimed for recreating the spirit of 1970s Doctor Who. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. It depends upon which aspects of that era one wants to emphasize. With Last of the Colophon, Jonathan Morris has chosen to go with the Doctor Who reworkings of classic science fiction for emphasis. In this case, the remake is of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man. This could work reasonably well in audio because it is easier to give the sense of invisibility. The trouble with Last of the Colophon is that Morris sticks too closely to Wells' concepts and the changes he makes add little to what Wells had already done. Basically, invisibility turns an ordinarily nice guy into a power-mad lunatic. In this story the lunatic, played superbly by Gareth Thomas, is all we get. So, even the main lesson is somewhat lost. Another aspect a little worrying is Doctor 4's rather cavalier attitude toward death. As people through the story die, he just does not seem to care. And he rather quickly runs to the solution of killing the villain, again with no particular remorse. Some strong script editing could have hammered out these problems and provided a more coherent and entertaining story.

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