THIS STORY TAKES
PLACE BETWEEN THE BIG
FINISH AUDIO DRAMAS
"THE NATURAL HISTORY
OF FEAR" AND "FAITH
BIG FINISH CD#55
RELEASED IN MARCH
an army of light
prepares itself for
the oncoming war.
The Doctor's used to
winning. Stumbling in,
reading the face of
the enemy, and then
beating the odds. but
what if this time he's
got it wrong?
Stripped of all that
is familiar, just who
is the Doctor? Major
Koth thinks he knows.
IN the dark caverns
of AN UNKNOWN world,
has the Doctor met
The Twilight Kingdom
I’m sorry to report that The Twilight Kingdom is a bland, forgettable affair; a mere shadow of recent rousing efforts. Of the four stories that constitute Big Finish’s third
run of eighth Doctor adventures, this is the one that I’ve enjoyed the least, and unfortunately
it has been by a long, long way.
The characters are a lame bunch,
save for Major Koth and Janto, who
acquit themselves reasonably well.
The story itself is a rather trite and
overly-familiar jungle romp, which
really doesn’t do this new, Divergent
universe justice at all. Particularly for a season finale, this is unforgivable.
developed a little by Shindler’s
More positively, the performances of the cast are all top-drawer, and as usual the wonderful soundscape helps the listener to build up a vivid picture in their mind of this alien jungle and the terrors lurking within it. Sadly though, this isn’t enough to salvage an adventure that’s only outstanding quality is its failure to stand out.
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