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Doctor Who: Excelis Decays (Big Finish Doctor Who: Excelis #3)

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When the Doctor last visited the city of Excelis, its citizens were about to enter an age of enlightenment and reason. But some centuries later, he discovers a vicious totalitarian regime at war with the rest of Artaris, living off the efforts of a drugged and broken underclass.

Who is the mysterious Lord Sutton, and what hold does he have over the ruling classes? What are
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Published August 2002 by Big Finish Productions
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J.E. Remy
Sep 14, 2010 J.E. Remy rated it liked it
It isn't surprising that a story with the 7th Doctor sometime just prior to the TV Movie would be the darkest of the Excelis Trilogy. I mean, this is the Doctor that destroyed an entire planet to kill off the race of his greatest enemy (although the Last Great Time War suggests he didn't completely fulfill that mission). This time round another familiar face arrives through Lord Vaughan Sutton (as played by Anthony Stewart Head) a man with a history tied to Excelis almost as long as the Doctor's ...more
Christopher Buchanan
Bit of a let down after the first two but perhaps I just had my expectations too high since its 7th Doctor and dystopia.
Nicholas Whyte
Excelis Decays is rather looked down on by fandom, but I think it is one of Sylvester McCoy's best performances, matched once again by Anthony Stewart Head and also Ian Collier, Mark Gatiss and Penelope MacDonald (sadly not so much by Yee Jee Tso). The Excelis sequence has done well on portraying settings, and the totalitarian militarised society is utterly convincing, as is the Doctor's outrage at the situation and his bleak acceptance of the generally tragic ending to the story, and the wrap-u ...more
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This is even weirder than the last 2. Grevon is back as another person and stealing people's souls to reanimate bodies. Trying to start a huge war with the rich against the poor. Can the doctor stop him.
Jun 08, 2015 Steven rated it it was ok
The Seventh Doctor again visits Artaris and is finally able to resolve the mystery that two of his incarnations have encountered.
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Craig Paul Alexander Hinton was a British writer best known for his work on spin-offs from the BBC Television series Doctor Who. He also wrote articles for science fiction magazines and was the Coordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. He taught mathematics in London, where he was found dead in his home on 3 December 2006. The cause of death was given as a heart attack.

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