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Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks, Part 1 (New Eighth Doctor Adventures #1.1)

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"People of Red Rocket Rising, my fellow citizens. Our long night is over. I've been contacted by a benevolent people. They too have known great trials, but they have overcome them and made it their mission to help others do the same. They have offered us refuge, and passage to the nearest human worlds. They have the resources, and the patience and compassion, to evacuate e ...more
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Published January 1st 2007 by Big Finish Productions Ltd
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Pretty awesome intro to the next series of 8th Doctor adventures, this time featuring companion Lucie Miller, who pops up on the TARDIS as part of a witness protection program. The Time Lords not only make it impossible for the Doctor to return Lucie to her proper time and place, but make the TARDIS inoperable without her.

But that's just the set-up for this year's arc. This particular two-part story sends the Doctor down to a planet on the brink of geological disaster. But the citizens' distres
I absolutely hate reading series books out of order; even if you can read them out of order without any problems. Something about that just makes me go bonkers. This is most likely why I haven't really listened to before; I could never find #1 or a good starting place that would serve as the beginning. And I have to admit that Big Finish isn't really any help with this with their "You can start anywhere!" attitude. Maybe it's my years of buying from library book sales where you can only find Vol ...more
I'm going to cover part one and two all at once, since I listened them together. This was my first Big Finish audio book. I was pleasantly surprised by the production quality, as I'd always thought these were just someone reading the book out loud (like other audio books I'd tried).

Ad far as the story itself goes, it was a typical Doctor Who style story. No real surprises and on par with the quality I'd expect. Paul McGann did a fantastic job, and I was able to picture him in costume and in char
Jadetyger Sevea
I've been bouncing around the Big Finish lines for a while, listening to whatever takes my fancy. Blood of the Daleks is a two-part serial featuring the Eighth Doctor and his new companion, Lucie Miller. I debated on listening to the whole thing through, then giving my thoughts, but decided that, in true episodic fashion, I'd do a review for each part separately.

The story starts out with promise: The TARDIS lands on Red Rocket Rising, a desolate planet whose few human survivors are scattered, wa
To the Doctor's puzzlement and consternation, Lucie Miller appears in the TARDIS; he attempts to return her to the North of England in 2006, but finds that a temporal shield prevents him from landing there. Instead, the two find themselves on the human colony world Red Rocket Rising, which has suffered an asteroid strike and the consequent impact winter. The survivors include the colony's acting president, Eileen Klint, disgraced scientist Asha Gryvern and the apparently paranoid Tom Cardwell. K ...more
Given that this adventure is a two-parter, I have written a single review to cover both parts.

Not being much of a fan of Dalek stories I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this two part tale that kicks off the 8th Doctor/Lucie Miller audio adventures.

Part one does a strong job of introducing us to the Doctor's new companion with an opening in which Lucie just suddenly appears in the TARDIS and the Doctor has to figure out exactly how and why that has happened. The answer is a really intrig
Nicholas Whyte
a rather good double feature introducing new companion Lucie and bringing her and the Doctor to a planet under threat from natural disaster but seeking help from, of all people, the Daleks. There are some neat developments of the history and ideology of the Daleks: riffs on two of the best Dalek stories (Power and Genesis), and then the question of how the Daleks would react to a secondary creation. The politics of the human colony is well thought out too.[return][return]I was not so sure about ...more
Liked it, but you can tell they're just beginning the arc with Eight.

The Dalek plot was a little cut and dry but Lucie is a great character.

Underwhelmed by Eight so far.
Sara Habein
A touch different because it's for BBC radio and not just a regular Big Finish release. Interesting premise, and Lucie Miller has Donna levels of sass.
Re-listened to this one . . .
Maya Granger
I miss Charley so much.
And so it begins... Having heard so much about Lucie Miller and the Eighth Doctor it was nice to start hearing of their adventures. Lucie is quite gobby and stands up to the Doctor, which is good. I liked that the society had a woman president and an evil woman scientist (even if that was a bit more complicated). I always enjoy the daleks when they are pretending to help people. This was a nice start to the series and I'm looking forward to hearing more.
Noah Soudrette
An excellent first part of a new Dalek adventure featuring the 8th Doctor. This is really spot on and excellent as far as a Doctor Who adventure is concerned. My only concern is that the new companion, Lucie Miller, is quite a bit unlikable so far, but we'll see how that goes. Also, the disc has some nice interviews with the actors at the end.
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Steve Lyons is a science fiction writer, best known for writing television tie-ins of Doctor Who for BBC Books, and previously, Virgin. The earliest of these was Conundrum in 1994, and his most recent was 2005's The Stealers of Dreams. He has also written material for Star Trek tie-ins, as well as original work.
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