Unregenerate! (#70)

Big Finish Main Range

I’d forgotten about this adventure. I really like the idea of this adventure as I never really figure out what’s going on, which is good. I don’t want to say too much because the magic would be gone for anyone else who listens to this audio adventure.

The acting is good, the cabbie is definitely a great character addition. Toby Longworth—I think I’ve heard that name before… hmmm. Well, this adventure is intriguing for its purpose and why the experiments are going on. The end goal is to create the now-known battle TARDIS that can morph into a humanoid form. This audio pretty much deals with the first steps of that project, I think. Not that they get very far!

The Doctor performs his usual miracles of subterfuge and Mel does her usual looking for clues and asking questions of the Doctor, while leading everyone to safety routine. The most interesting character is Shokhra, a Feladrin. A six-part alien that has amazing capacities to split up and return to one being. Why isn’t this type of alien mentioned in other stories? That could be very fun!

Overall, this is a decent adventure but we spend so much of it just tagging along, figuring out what’s going on that there’s little time to bring the information together and come up with a grand plan. The Doctor’s usual grand plan, anyway. The threat is the military mind, in this one, and science. Or scientists, if you count the people themselves.

Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford

Writers: David A McIntee

Director: John Ainsworth

Release: June 2005

Laura Vilensky 2019