Dr Who and the Return of the Krotons. Review

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Dr Who and the Return of the Krotons. Review

Since this item is not “for sale” but is a spe­cial episode for sub­scribers to the Big Fin­ish Doc­tor Who series this review will be here rather than at Amazon.

Return of the Kro­tons con­tin­ues the adven­tures of the 6th doc­tor with his com­pan­ion Charley Pol­lard who still has a secret about his future. They find them­selves in a human colony dur­ing the time of the solar flares. (See Doc­tor Who the Ark in Space and The Son­taran Exper­i­ment. With the 4th doc­tor) and as always start to poke around.

The human com­man­der Cob­den (played by Dr who Vet Philip Madoc who iron­i­cally appeared in the orig­i­nal Kro­tons episode 40 years ago.) seems obsessed with a head­set and the energy it pro­duces. It turns out that rather than manip­u­lat­ing the tech­nol­ogy as an energy source it is he that is being manip­u­lated by the Kro­tons to re-​power their ship.

Colin Baker as the Doc­tor and India Fisher as Charley Pol­lard are their nor­mal excel­lent selves, the now famil­iar team con­tin­ues to impress, how­ever the hints con­cern­ing Charley’s true rela­tion­ship with the doc­tor con­tinue to come out and the doc­tor con­tin­ues to take them in.

There is also a very nice 11 min inter­view with Philip Madoc after the adventure.

Nick Briggs wrote and directed this story and also plays one of the Kro­tons voices. It is a good short (1 cd) story and worth your time. Since you can get a sub­scrip­tion star­ing with any issue it would be worth your while to begin one to get this episode. If you don’t already have The Con­demned or The Girl who Never Was you might con­sider start­ing with one or the other to get up to speed on what is going on.

My gut says there is a cli­max com­ing soon I don’t know how soon but since one doc­tor or another has been trav­el­ing with Charley since Jan­u­ary 2001. Of course the only prob­lem with the con­tin­ual adven­tures of Charley is that we don’t see any adven­tures with Peri, Mel, Eve­lyn or even Fro­bisher with Doc­tor 6 but there is noth­ing stop­ping them from throw­ing in an adven­ture or two of the oth­ers in between.

Either way it is worth your time and a listen.

Since this item is not “for sale” but is a special episode for subscribers to the Big Finish Doctor Who series this review will be here rather than at Amazon.

Return of the Krotons continues the adventures of the 6th doctor with his companion Charley Pollard who still has a secret about his future. They find themselves in a human colony during the time of the solar flares. (See Doctor Who the Ark in Space and The Sontaran Experiment. With the 4th doctor) and as always start to poke around.

The human commander Cobden (played by Dr who Vet Philip Madoc who ironically appeared in the original Krotons episode 40 years ago.) seems obsessed with a headset and the energy it produces. It turns out that rather than manipulating the technology as an energy source it is he that is being manipulated by the Krotons to re-power their ship.

Colin Baker as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley Pollard are their normal excellent selves, the now familiar team continues to impress, however the hints concerning Charley’s true relationship with the doctor continue to come out and the doctor continues to take them in.

There is also a very nice 11 min interview with Philip Madoc after the adventure.

Nick Briggs wrote and directed this story and also plays one of the Krotons voices. It is a good short (1 cd) story and worth your time. Since you can get a subscription staring with any issue it would be worth your while to begin one to get this episode. If you don’t already have The Condemned or The Girl who Never Was you might consider starting with one or the other to get up to speed on what is going on.

My gut says there is a climax coming soon I don’t know how soon but since one doctor or another has been traveling with Charley since January 2001. Of course the only problem with the continual adventures of Charley is that we don’t see any adventures with Peri, Mel, Evelyn or even Frobisher with Doctor 6 but there is nothing stopping them from throwing in an adventure or two of the others in between.

Either way it is worth your time and a listen.