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Doctor Who: Time Reef (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #113)

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SYNOPSIS - Time Reef, a three-part story by Marc Platt:

A curse on this damned reef - and curse the Doctor who brought us here!

Drawn by the siren call of a distress beacon, the TARDIS crash-lands on an uncharted time reef. However, the Doctor, Nyssa and Brewster are not the only mariners marooned on this barren rock. Commander Gammades and his crew of returning war heroes h
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Published September 2008 by Big Finish Productions
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Wendy
Sep 26, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it
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May 28, 2017 A Bald Mage** Steve rated it liked it
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Fun audio I don't mind Brewster at least he is interesting more than I can say about about Nyssa most of the time.... 6/10
Jamie Revell
Nov 05, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it it was ok
The Doctor, Nyssa, and new companion Thomas Brewster find themselves seemingly stranded in a bubble of time (whatever that is). The story suffers partly from having a rather vague setting, and not really holding together well. But it suffers rather more from the fact that every single character in it, bar the two main regulars is entirely unlikeable.

Brewster, of course, is a somewhat shady character, but at least in his first outing, The Haunting of Thomas Brewster, you could have some sympathy
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Nicholas Whyte
Marc Platt is either brilliant or incomprehensible in my experience, and unfortunately Time Reef is more in the latter category. Thomas Brewster, who joined Five and Nyssa a couple of adventures ago, has temporarily borrowed the Tardis and flogged most of the interior fittings to a rather curious spaceship marooned on a Time Reef. The script was witty and weird, but I didn't get enough of a handle on the means and motivation of the various players, including particularly Brewster himself. Also i ...more
Christopher Buchanan
In this adventure the Doctor battles extra-dimensional talking crows made of rainbows to save a bunch of sailor cliches and a not-all-is-as-it-seems damsel in distress who are stuck on a sea allegory in the time vortex. Yeah, that pretty much sums it. Marc Platt can write some very cerebral and trippy stories that are quite good. However, sometimes I think he just O.D.'s on cough syrup and pushes the boat out. This one is of the later.
I thought one-part Jonathan Morris story at the end might sa
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Kate Sherrod
Oct 19, 2015 Kate Sherrod rated it really liked it
It's rather clever how all this comes about but the character moments are sadly dull. Five is petulant, Nyssa insists in people being reasonable and Thomas screwed things up when he stole the TARDIS. Yawn. But as I said, the set-up is clever enough to bump it up a star.
Anne Barwell
Jan 08, 2015 Anne Barwell rated it it was amazing
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Working my way through the rest of the Thomas Brewster stories, and enjoying them so far. Interesting idea with a temporal time reef and I like that the characters aren't so black and white.
Ritchie
Jun 22, 2015 Ritchie rated it liked it
The fallout from Thomas Brewster's theft of the TARDIS continues. Five and Nyssa struggle to set things right.
Steven
Dec 09, 2012 Steven rated it liked it
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The TARDIS crashes on a time reef, swarming with evil Ruhk.
Debra Cook
Mar 12, 2013 Debra Cook rated it liked it
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When The doctor gets his Tardis back he sees that Brewster has sold parts off. The goto a planet that is dying and reverse the problem. They also goto earth and reverse work done by perfection elves.
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Marc Platt is a British writer. He is most known for his work with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

After studying catering at a technical college, Platt worked first for Trust House Forte, and then in administration for the BBC. He wrote the Doctor Who serial Ghost Light based on two proposals, one of which later became the novel Lungbarrow. That novel was greatly anticipated
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