Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big Finish - The Jupiter Conjunction

Big Finish monthly release 160 The Jupiter Conjunction by Eddie Robson. Directed by Ken Bentley and starring Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton.

The crew of the Tardis show up on a comet which is being used as a cheap form of space freight. As always there is something nasty afoot with some suspicious alien creatures, a weapon of mass destruction. Can the Doctor prevent a war between planets?

Somehow this one didn't quite take off for me. The performances are good, Rebecca Front plays one of the leaders on the comet and she is impressive in everything she does at the moment. Likewise the sound design is great and Philip Pope does a good job as the spooky voice of the Jovians. However despite all that it was a little predictable and I didn't pay much attention during the third part which sort of drifted by.

Maybe I am suffering from a surfeit of Big Finish at the moment but this just gets 3 out of 5 cricket sweaters. Next up is Shada.

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