Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Crime of the Century

This story by Andrew Cartmel, part of the current Big Finish run of 'lost' Seventh Doctor scripts, is basically an introduction story for new companion Raine, whose origins were explained in last month's instalment in this series, Thin Ice. I'm afraid it didn't really grab me as firmly as its predecessor did - I think 'Kaffiristan' is a somewhat dubious name for a fictional country, even a former Soviet republic, and the alien Metatraxi sound like they have escaped from a lesser work of Douglas Adams; their means and motivation were not well explained. Also Ace has forgiven the Doctor awfully quickly for his attempt to manipulate her fate in the previous story. On its own merits it's solid enough (speaking as one who has just finished re-watching The Twin Dilemma, after which any other Who looks like a masterpiece) but I was disappointed.
Tags: doctor who, doctor who: 07, doctor who: audio, writer: andrew cartmel
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