Doctor Who: Earth Aid Review

We mercifully reach the end of the Seventh Doctor Lost Stories, and sadly the Lost Stories as a whole (for now anyway!) Earth Aid was actually supposed to kick of Season 27 but it was instead reversed around to end it here, which meant Raine Creevy had to be written into it, so… it was an odd decision. Then again you can say that about the whole Lost Season to be honest, I still refused to believe it would’ve been like this had the series been renewed in 1990! ANYWAY, Earth Aid… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Animal Review

As I’ve already covered “Crime of the Centry” (click here!) Animal is next up, and out of the four “Season 27” Lost Stories it was the one in my head that I remembered quite liking, though I only really knew it as “the one that had Brigadier Bambera in it”, which I guess shows you how likely it is that my memory could be cheating! So was it good (at least comparatively)? Has my opinion changed with a second view… erm, listening? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: Thin Ice (Audio Lost Story) Review

Anyone who has read my review of the next story in the “Season 27” Lost Stories quartet, “Crime of the Century”, will know that I don’t have fond memories of these stories, but I did remember not minding this one that much. Upon relistening to it, the story… isn’t that good, but it’s definitely better than the next one, and if memory serves, the two after that. I guess we’ll see if that still holds true, but for now let’s look at “Thin Ice”, the lost story that was originally called “Ice Time” and was originally set to be Ace’s leaving story…

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Doctor Who: The First Sontarans Review

We reach the end of the long stretch of the Sixth Doctor Lost Stories (since I already covered “The Ultimate Evil”) with The First Sontarans, a story originally planned for Season 22 that then ended up being scrapped (though the idea of using Sontarans was kept for the story that eventually replaced it, “The Two Doctors”) It shows us a good bit of Sontaran lore, actually features the Sontarans and the Rutans fighting each other, and generally tells a really fun story, so I have no idea why it was dropped! Oh well, let’s have a closer look!

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Doctor Who: Power Play Review

Power Play is an odd story, and would’ve been odd had it been made during the Sixth Doctor’s “Lost” Season 22 as it heavily features a returning companion from the Second Doctor era in Victoria Waterfield, something never really done on TV (not unless the companion is with their version of the Doctor for a multi-Doctor story, anyway). Sadly instead of the mid-80s this audio drama version was recorded in the early 2010s, meaning Deborah Watling wasn’t quite up to the task of anything other than the role of “slightly eccentric old woman”… Still, does it work? Is it a good listen? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Guardians of Prophecy Review

Although it was only a few days ago when I reviewed The Macros, this Sixth Doctor Lost Story was released several years after that, so it does feel weird going straight to it for this marathon! Anyway, Guardians of Prophecy is a sequel to The Keeper of Traken by its original writer Johnny Byrne, set on the last remaining planet of the Traken Union and features Melkurs, so if you liked that story you’ll love this, but what if you didn’t like Keepers of Traken? Well… let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Macros Review

The original run of Sixth Doctor Lost Stories comes to a close, and while we now have four more Lost Stories from this era after it, it’s still a shame to see this original series go out on such a crushingly dull end. The Macros isn’t a bad story, but it’s not a very exciting one either, managing to fall into that deadly area known as “forgettable”. Want to read more? Well, I’m not sure why after that opening paragraph, but sure! Let’s go!

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Doctor Who: The Song of Megaptera Review

Song of Megaptera is one of the more interesting Lost Stories in terms of its history. It started off as a Fourth Doctor TV script, then was reworked into a Fifth Doctor script that would’ve seen Turlough debut as a person living inside the giant whale (more on that in a bit…) and then finally reworked as a Sixth Doctor story for Season 22, before being dropped. So this story’s creation was a long time coming, was it worth the wait? In short… No, not really…

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Doctor Who: The Doomsday Contract Review

The second of the new double bill of Fourth Doctor Lost Stories jumps ahead a few seasons and sees us land slap-bang in the middle of the Douglas Adams-y era of The Doctor and Romana II. It was written by John Lloyd of Blackadder, QI and a whole bunch of other things-fame and script edited by Douglas Adams, so as you’d imagine it leans heavily into the humour side, which is fine, great even, if the story was actually fully formed… Let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: Return of the Cybermen Review

Return of the Cybermen is an interesting Lost Story as it’s the original script for what became “Revenge of the Cybermen” and written by Cybermen co-creator Gerry Davis, but the script was rewritten by Robert Holmes after he wasn’t satisfied with this one. Was he right? Well… quite possibly, but still! Let’s take a look at what “could have been” had the script editor not decided to exorcise large chunks of the script, shall we?

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