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Doctor Who: Prisoner of the Sun (New Eighth Doctor Adventures #4.08)

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Six years after being captured by the galaxy-spanning organisation known only as The Consensus, the Doctor lives inside a hi-tech complex at the heart of an unstable sun, condemned to an eternity maintaining its systems. A moment's carelessness could cause the star to collapse – and the deaths of billions.

Watched over by liquid guards, the Mercurials, the Doctor's only com
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Published January 31st 2011 by Big Finish Productions
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Bettie☯
Oct 22, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
Recommends it for: BBC Radio Listeners
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura


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Description: Six years after being captured by the galaxy-spanning organisation known only as The Consensus, the Doctor lives inside a hi-tech complex at the heart of an unstable sun, condemned to an eternity maintaining its systems. A moment's carelessness could cause the star to collapse – and the deaths of billions.

Watched over by liquid guards, the Mercurials, the Doctor's only company at the heart of the sun is his assistant 'Daphne' – the latest in a
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Laura
Oct 30, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 - Extra Debut:
The Time Lord is held on a doomed planet and forced to help save it from an exploding sun.
Jamie Revell
Oct 20, 2016 Jamie Revell rated it liked it
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This is, in many respects, quite a high-concept story, in that some of the basic ideas behind the setting are very impressive, and the sort of thing that might work well in, say, a novel that could really explore their implications. Unfortunately, here, they're just a rather cool backdrop to a merely average story.

But the background does, indeed, have some brilliant ideas, with the entire tale set on a space station built within the blazing interior of a star, and operated by beings of liquid me
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sabisteb
Aug 03, 2016 sabisteb rated it really liked it
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Der Doktor sitzt auf einer Raumstation in oder um eine Sonne herum fest. Prinzipiell ist er ein Gefangener, aber eher ein mehr oder minder freiwilliger Gefangener, denn nur er kann verhindern, dass die Sonne durch Turbulenzen einen dicht bevölkerten Planeten grillt.
Doch dann tauchen eines Tages plötzlich irgendwelche Rebellen auf, die gegen die Regierung (The Consensus) dieses Gebietes, die Jahrhundertelang für Ruhe gesorgt hat, sich aber aus Angst und Kontrollwahn in eine Diktatur verwandelt h
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Nicholas Whyte
Mar 19, 2011 Nicholas Whyte rated it it was ok
Prisoner of the Sun is another story with the Doctor as jailbird, this time Eight in a peculiar cell beneath the surface of a star with a succession of android servants who all sound exactly like his erstwhile companion Lucie Miller. It didn't really make a lot of sense but the cast seemed to know what they were doing, with the notable exception of former child actor and singer Anthony Costa, who seems not to have read the acting instruction manual.
Keiran Thegreat
Dec 26, 2014 Keiran Thegreat rated it really liked it
Trapped in a prison that he (could but) won't escape from the Doctor must decide who he can trust and who is lying to him.
A clever script filled with twists and drama. Solid performances from the cast along with excellent effects and an interesting plot create an exciting and effective audio production.
Mel
Aug 30, 2013 Mel rated it liked it
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I must admit listening to this I was just wanting to get to Lucie Miller so I probably didn't give it as much attention as I should. It felt like a pretty average science fiction story and rather like filler. Though I suppose there had to be a reason why the Doctor was gone. It wasn't bad just not what I was wanting.
Steven
Jul 02, 2012 Steven rated it liked it
Starts off well enough, with a nicely mysterious opening, establishes quickly what's going on, and then jinks sideways into a bog-standard story about rebels double-crossing each other and crisis? what crisis? and some very ropey acting. Even Paul McGann sounds as though he's just coasting here.
Auden Granger
Mar 02, 2014 Auden Granger rated it liked it
This one got a little convoluted in the middle (is real isn't real is real isn't real is real, three people with Lucie Miller's voice) but was overall really good. I loved the idea that the only prison that could hold the Doctor is one he makes for himself.
Charlotte
Feb 21, 2012 Charlotte rated it it was ok
I liked the premise, but the end result was sadly altogether insubstantial. Does nicely demonstrate why Doctor Who needs companions.
Wendy
Apr 25, 2011 Wendy rated it liked it
Enjoyable story, with perhaps one twist, turn, and double-cross too many. Ultimately, it felt clever but not very substantial.
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Eddie Robson is a comedy and science fiction writer best known for his sitcom Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully and his work on a variety of spin-offs from the BBC Television series Doctor Who. He has written books, comics and short stories, and has worked as a freelance journalist for various science fiction magazines. He is married to a female academic and lives in Lancaster.

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