Doctor Who: Forty Five

Doctor Who Forty Five FALSE GODSby Mark MorrisIn the blistering heat of the Egyptian desert Howard Carter and his team search for the lost tomb of Userhat a servant of the god Amun What they discover sheds new light on

  • Title: Doctor Who: Forty Five
  • Author: Mark Morris Nick Scovell Mark Michalowski Steven Hall
  • ISBN: 9781844353248
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 1 FALSE GODSby Mark MorrisIn the blistering heat of the Egyptian desert Howard Carter and his team search for the lost tomb of Userhat, a servant of the god Amun What they discover sheds new light on the history of the world as we know it.2 ORDER OF SIMPLICITYby Nick ScovellDr Verryman has devoted his life to the advancement of knowledge When his experiments on a remo1 FALSE GODSby Mark MorrisIn the blistering heat of the Egyptian desert Howard Carter and his team search for the lost tomb of Userhat, a servant of the god Amun What they discover sheds new light on the history of the world as we know it.2 ORDER OF SIMPLICITYby Nick ScovellDr Verryman has devoted his life to the advancement of knowledge When his experiments on a remote planet threaten the entire human race only the Doctor can help if he puts his mind to it.3 CASUALTIES OF WARby Mark MichalowskiOpportunity knocks in postwar London But when a tea leaf steals from the wrong woman it becomes a race against time to discover the truth Only some truths are best left untold.4 THE WORD LORDby Steven HallIn a top secret military bunker deep beneath the Antarctic ice a mysterious death threatens peace negotiations and could spell disaster for the inhabitants of Earth Can the Doctor cross the t s and dot the i s Or will his efforts get lost in translation

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    1. An anthology of four 30-minute stories released on the 45th anniversary of the TV show's launch. In much the same fashion as the earlier anthology 100, the stories are all linked by the number 45, although here it's rather more ham-fisted.FALSE GODS: The Doctor visits an Egyptian archaeological dig and gets embroiled in a plot involving time travel. At one point our heroes are randomly attacked by a "creodont" (I assume it was intended to be a Hyaenodon, until somebody pointed out that they're 4 [...]

    2. False Gods - Temporal complexity squeezed into a single episode short and an interesting little tid-bit of continuity. Well done. (5 star)Order of Simplicity - Nice twisty plot with a tad more sci-fi to it than you usually get. As with the first story, it fits well into it's format. (4 stars)Casualties of War - This one leans way too much on giving some insight into Ace's past, which really just does nothing but create discontinuity with the several other off-canon stories that attempt something [...]

    3. 3 1/2 stars.FALSE GODS:My second favorite of the four stories. I'm a sucker for anything to do with Ancient Egypt.ORDER OF SIMPLICITYThis one wasn't as well done. The mad scientist trope has been done to death. The twist at the end was nice, thoughSUALTIES OF WARNothing remarkable about this story. A nice moment occurs when Ace mets her mother as a young childE WORD LORDIf I'm a sucker for Ancient Egypt, I'm even more of a sucker for anything that plays with language. The Word Lord does just tha [...]

    4. This audio wasn't that great which considering it had Benedict Cumberbatch in it was quite disappointing. Unlike the four short Eveyln and Sixie stories these four were just a bit bland. They Egypt story was quite good and the one in WWII visiting Ace's family was ok. But it didn't really cover anything that wasn't covered in the tv episode. The story about the intelligence regression was pretty regretful as was last story about the Word Lord.

    5. Interesting mix of different types of stories all connected by 'forty-five' somewhere in there, which comes together in the last one. I'm listening to these out of the order so it was good to listen to the first meeting between the Doctor and the Word Lord, especially knowing where that goes. Added bonus of Benedict Cumberpatch in the first story, playing Howard Carter.

    6. Seven, Ace and Hex run through four separate stories with the theme of 45 running through them. This was Big Finish's salute to the 45th anniversary of Doctor Who. In one of them, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Howard Carter in a time before his discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb.

    7. Quick and clever Seven, Ace and Hex stories, but I've already forgotten what they were about, so not super memorable? Meh.

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