Invasion of eSpace (#5.04)

Big Finish, Companion Chronicles

This story is a product of the era it was written for. The eSpace adventures in the TV show was a short story arc so there is plenty of eSpace to explore. But this story was just average to me. I liked the beginning with the Doctor out of commission and Romana and Adric off on their own. Then the aliens attack and it just becomes a slap-dash-bang adventure story, with the aliens taking advantage of their planning and trying to wipe everyone out. Yawn. There are some interesting moments, where Marni gets rescued by the Doctor and the alien general gets very hot-headed. Otherwise, it’s pretty generic and I can’t really empathize with any of the characters, even Marni Tellis.

Lalla Ward (Romana) and Suanne Braun (Marni Tellis)

Writer: Andrew Smith

Director: Lisa Bowerman

October 2010

Laura Vilensky 2019