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Doctor Who: Primeval (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #26)

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Nyssa will die at dawn, and the Doctor doesn't even know why.

To save her life, he must make a desperate journey to the only place in the universe where a cure might exist.

When even that fails, the Doctor has a choice -- let Nyssa die, or make a deal with the devil.

After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...
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Published November 26th 2001 by Big Finish Productions Ltd
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Christopher Buchanan
Primeval, Prime Evil, Ahhhh, I see what you did there. Cute ;-) I won't launch into a big self-righteous rant about how I don't think things like gods and tangible evil should be in Doctor Who, but I do prefer they keep things on a sci-fi kind of track and I'm glad that this is kept to a minimum. That said, it does seem to work here, much as it did in 'Keeper of Traken' and 'Enlightenment'.
Also, much like those stories, this one feels like a proper 5th Doctor adventure. (I leave it to you to de
"There was religion so Trakken wasn't a true paradise" " "the water must be like acid for you" "Tell me how to set the stun setting or I will shoot you" (and that was before she got possessed by evil) I did enjoy Nyssa in this one. Trakken was one of the episodes I liked the best as a child and it was nice to see them return in this. An earlier different version of Trakken, but an interesting one. It was however, a bit disappointing that Lance didn't touch more on the fact that Nyssa had returne ...more
The Doctor brings Nyssa to ancient Traken because she is ill. Trakens do not like strangers, and there is a warship on their doorstep. How far will the Doctor go to save Nyssa. This is a decent story and the characters are well played. The concept is interesting too, just not particularly memorable. A good listen.
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Good one. Davison's warm voice is such a relief! A very interesting story that brings Nyssa face to face with her long-lost Kraken's primeval past. A godlike machine, a demonic god, a head-in-the-sand utopia and a wasting disease all make for an exciting adventure with lots of atmosphere. 'A gentleman knows how to do the Charleston, but doesn't.' such a great sense of character!
In this adventure, we find the 5th Doctor and Nyssa traveling back to Traken after Nyssa takes ill and the Doctor is unable to find a cure. Enjoyable story - the nemesis was definitely formidable and it was great to see (an earlier version) of Traken again - especially since this story establishes some events from the Keeper episode.
Nicholas Whyte
At last, a good Nyssa/Fifth Doctor play! Nyssa is taken ill and Five brings her back to Traken, centuries before her own time. Lots of nice setting up, though there is a wee bit of Shaggy God story about it.
When Nyssa's psychic abilities threaten her life, the Doctor takes her to ancient Traken. Will Nyssa be healed, or does the Doctor's arrival threaten Traken and its Source?
Peter O'Brien
This is typical Fifth Doctor era - loads of characters standing around debating philosophy. However, things definitely pick up in episode 4.
Debra Cook
Interesting adventure into Traken's past. Evil taking over people. Trying to rule the world. That never gets old.
Mmmmmeh? I struggled to get through this one...
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Lance Parkin is an author who has written professional Doctor Who fiction since the 1990s. He is one of the few authors to write for both the 1963 and 2005 version of the programme — though much of his fiction has actually been based on the 1996 iteration. Indeed, he was notably the first author to write original prose for the Eighth Doctor in The Dying Days. He was also the author chosen to deliv ...more
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