In Review: Big Finish – Gallifrey: Enemy Lines

President Romanadvoratrelundar will do anything it takes to save her world, even if it means sacrificing her allies and friends…

Synopsis: In the far future of Gallifrey. President Romanadvoratrelundar will do anything it takes to save her world, even if it means sacrificing her allies and friends…

In the distant past, President Romanadvoratrelundar will also do anything it takes to save her world, even if it means sacrificing her own life in the process…

Unfortunately for Romana, there is no easy option.

With the threat of impending war, and negotiations still ongoing, the Temporal Powers are growing restless. Every day, they find their future slipping away from them. Every decision they make proves critical. And no one can escape the fact that sacrifices have to be made…

Time is running out… and it’s running straight to Gallifrey.

Review: ‘Gallifrey: Enemy Lines’ is written by David Llewellyn and plays out as a six episode political and espionage thriller. Think ’24’ and cross it with an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ and you will be halfway there.

It was great to hear Lalla Ward reprise her role from the classic series and pairing Romana up with Leela (Louise Jameson) is a master stroke.

The story in ‘Gallifrey: Enemy Lines’ all centres around the various alliances that Gallifrey has with other planets that are capable of time travel. The story gets somewhat complicated with the time travel stuff, but it’s worth following through the the end.

The music and sound is outstanding. I especially enjoyed a great many of the musical cues. Especially those that were used when something bad was about to happen.

Sophie Aldred puts in a super performance as Ace and I enjoyed her exchanges with Seán Carlsen’s Narvin, which helped kick the story off in the second episode.

Celia Imrie is also wonderful as Livia. A long time rival for Romana and somewhat of a thorn in her side. I particularly enjoyed the verbal jousting between Livia and Romana, which was kind of ‘Doctor Who’ meets ‘Dynasty’. Only in this case the characters in the story really do “Die Nasty”.

‘Gallifrey: Enemy Lines’ does a fantastic job of using the mythology about ‘Doctor Whos’ home world and bringing it into the 21st century.

If you haven’t tried any of the stories from this range audio stories. Then this one is a great one to start with. You can order your copy now Right Here!

You can check out further titles from Big Finish at: www.bigfinish.com

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Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    27 May 2016 at 7:46 pm -

    Loved it, but I enjoyed Juliet Landau as Romana III as well, and I wouldn’t mind more with her.

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