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Doctor Who: The Feast of Axos (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #144)

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“Axos calling Earth. Fuel system exhausted. Request immediate assistance.”
Many years ago, the vast space parasite Axos attempted to suck the planet Earth of its energy. Now it’s all but forgotten – a dried-up husk, marooned in orbit, still stuck in the time loop it was placed in by Earth’s defender, the Doctor.
Forgotten, that is, except by space tourism bil
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Published February 2011 by Big Finish Productions
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Simon
I really wanted to love this story. A sequel to any classic story is always going to have to compete with the original work and in this case, sadly, it doesn't quite live up to it.

The basic plot is pretty straight-forward: in a reversal of the original Axos storyline, now it is humans who want to exploit the potential energy that Axos can generate. A mission is duly dispatched and, inevitably, things go wrong. Into this mix we find the Doctor, the fantastic Evelyn and the rather dull Thomas Brew
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Wendy
As I think I've said in previous reviews, I have to give Big Finish credit for making the character of Thomas Brewster very much the "Artful Dodger in space" character that Adric was originally conceived as, but never really written as. It's a worthwhile concept for a companion, and it deserves to be done properly. And this audio does it properly.

Unfortunately, it doesn't make for a Doctor/companion dynamic that I care for much. Something about the "Oh, he's double-crossing the Doctor/No, wait,
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Nicholas Whyte
The Feast of Axos brings the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn into contact with an Earth spaceship mounting a salvage expedition to Axos, four decades after the Third Doctor left it in a time loop. It's nice to hear Evelyn alive and well again, and there were some interesting reflections on the Doctor fixing his mistakes, and an amusing extrapolation of how the British space programme of the Who stories of the 1970s might have developed to the 2010s. However I wasn't really satisfied with the geopolitics ...more
Steven
A billionaire attempts to plunder the energy from Axos, which was trapped in an orbiting time loop, nearly half a century ago.
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