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Survival of the Fittest / Klein's Story

by Jonathan Clements

Other authors: John Ainsworth (Contributor), Lee Mansfield (Contributor)

Series: Doctor Who, Doctor Who: The Audio Adventures (131)

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For the first time (I think) BF have done a single-episode story followed by a three-parter. The singleton, Klein's Tale, fills in the gaps for us between Klein growing up in a world where the Germans won the second world war, because the Seventh Doctor was cut down in a hail of bullets in 1943, and her unintentional screwing up of her own time line by appearing in Colditz. I thought it was a really neat idea - particularly when the mysterious Johann Schmidt turns up, with his knowledge of the Tardis, played by a very familiar voice. I don't know if it will appeal to listeners who aren't familiar with the back story, but I liked it a lot - my favourite of this month's releases.

Can't quite say the same for the companion play, Survival of the Fittest, which attempts to treat genocide and fascism about as successfully as The Suffering did with gender oppression. The aliens were decent enough but the political analysis not even up to undergraduate level. ( )
  nwhyte | Mar 16, 2010 |
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