Review: Doctor Who: Destination: Nerva

Doctor Who: Destination: Nerva
Doctor Who: Destination: Nerva by Nicholas Briggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The big news from Big Finish is that Tom Baker has finally agreed to reprise his role as the fourth Doctor for a series of audio dramas.

First out of the gate is “Destination: Nerva,” a story that re-teams Baker and Louise Jameson as the Doctor and Leela.

With a running time on an hour, the story doesn’t overstay or understay it’s welcome. From the opening moments with the familiar fourth Doctor version of the the title theme, the audio captures sound and feel of this era in Doctor Who. Even the musical score feels like something that composer Dudley Simpson would have created for the show. Baker and Jameson slip back into the familiar roles with ease.

It’s just too bad the story isn’t exactly the most memorable. It’s a solid story with a nice tie-in to the fourth Doctor’s era, but it’s still a bit pedestrian at times. Hopefully this is just a warm-up for the audios to follow in the coming months.

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