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Doctor Who: The Cradle of the Snake (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #138)

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"The Mara is in all of us, deep in our minds. In our darkest thoughts, that’s where it started. Some people call it a demon, but that’s too simple. It’s about temptation."

Tegan's nightmares have returned. Seeking to banish the snake-like Mara from his companion's psyche, the Doctor sets course for Manussa, the creature's point of origin. But the TARDIS arrives instead in t
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Nicholas Whyte
Dec 17, 2010 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
The Cradle of the Snake is the best of this month's audios. Marc Platt (who else?) brings back the Mara, with the Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, and Turlough visiting Manussa (setting of Snakedance) to try and set Tegan straight after Nyssa and Turlough stupidly interrupt the Doctor's attempts to cure her of her snakey problems. I think the story is totally accessible to those who do not know either Kinda or Snakedance, or even much about Who; Peter Davison is called on to act well outside his usual comf ...more
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Sep 14, 2014 sabisteb rated it really liked it
Tegan hat erneut Albträume. Daraus lässt sich wohl schließen, dass man sich hier laut Wikipedia wohl auf Ereignisse einer Episode aus dem Jahr 1983 namens Snakedance. Tegan träumt jedenfalls von einem Wesen namens Mara, ein böser Geist, der Besitz von Personen übernimmt und sie böse, gierig und gemein macht. Der Doktor nimmt dem Kampf gegen den Mara in Tegan auf, verliert und wird übernommen. Das weiß der Mara aber gut zu verbergen, daher reisen die drei Companions und der Doktor 5 zu einem Psyc ...more
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The Mara comes back and the doctor is taken over. The team goes back to the world where is started to try to get rid of it but it starts to grow. Can the Mara be contained?
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Aug 30, 2014 Steven rated it it was ok
Tegan's nightmares about the Mara return, forcing the Doctor to confront the problem on its home world, Manussa.
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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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