Requiem for the Rocket Men (#4.3)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

This story begins with the same question that starts the other two Rocket Men stories – “How do you know…” and it’s fantastic! It’s very confusing at first because there’s one track of the story then we’re thrown into almost the middle of the story, where the Doctor’s in a prison cell. But I just kept on listening and wow, this one is pretty amazing. As they point out in the interviews at the end, for once the Master comes into the story in the middle of the Doctor’s plans and is catching up the whole time. Except the Doctor even planned for HIM. This story is magnificent in every way – another John Dorney gem! The only thing I didn’t like is the ending with Leela, but that’s needed to lead into the next story. But I hate that the Master is into taking companions in Big Finish stories these days (See Dark Eyes 2 as well).

Tom Baker(The Doctor),Louise Jameson(Leela),John Leeson(K9),Geoffrey Beevers(The Master),Mark Frost(Shandar),Olivia Poulet(Myrren),Damian Lynch(Marshall),Pat Ruins(Oskin)

Writer: John Dorney

Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: March 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019