THIS EPISODE TAKES
PLACE BETWEEN THE BIG
FINISH AUDIO DRAMAS
"EXOTRON" AND "THE
EYE OF THE SCORPION."
BIG FINISH CD#95
RELEASED IN MAY 2007.
IN AN EXPENSIVE
SOMEWHERE ON EARTH,
THREE GOURMETS PLAN
THEIR EVENING. FIRST
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“Urban Myths” has the distinct feel of one of those Doctor Who Magazine freebie CDs – it could be easily pigeonholed with the likes of “The Ratings War” and “The Veiled Leopard”. It is more than just a long Big Finish advertisement though – the writer sums it up best himself in the CD booklet: “Short, to the point, and with a satisfying/shocking/funny punchline”.
That is “Urban Myths”...
The Gallifreyan CIA agents are a delight to listen to as they recount their different versions of the Doctor’s most recent adventure, and Peri is almost as entertaining doing her ‘waitress’ thing. Best of all though, the ending genuinely made me laugh. Only the fifth Doctor could get away with doing that to her…
In truth though, I did much prefer Eddie Robson’s one-parter last month. “Urgent Calls” had a bit more heart than this episode does, but in fairness you do not buy a four episode CD on the strength of a one-off episode, and “Exotron” is in an entirely different league to “I.D.”.
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