beccaelizabeth (beccaelizabeth) wrote,

Doctor Who audios

Listened to two today

Mistfall I didn't find very interesting, but I was concentrating on LibraryThing and accidentally replayed 8 minutes of it because I couldn't find the more precise controls for the CD player, which obviously would impact my feelings about the pace rather. Even so it seemed like an average adventure, so it's doing okay.

I liked Equilibrium better. It's about a society in a closed system, where the arrival of 4 new travellers must lead to 4 deaths. But being Doctor Who the Doctor just rejects the premise, and gets away with it eventually. Which seems a bit like ducking the answer. I mean, they're on an ice place where the food is really skimpy, they'd be run right up against the limits of their resources at some point. Making the solution just pressing some buttons seems like ducking. But they could live at a much higher tech level and make better use of resources and have more people survive, so it's not cheating. And I liked the characters and how they were cold and sympathetic by turns. Also Nyssa had her moment of connection to the story and themes and stuff, and the Doctor had a moment of self doubt, and those are nice character moments. I gave it 4/5 stars.

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