Doctor Who Heroes of Sontar Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator It was Samur s misfortune however to fi

  • Title: Doctor Who: Heroes of Sontar
  • Author: Alan Barnes Ken Bentley
  • ISBN: 9781844355587
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator It was Samur s misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll like Sontarans Twenty years after detonating a bPlanet Samur was once a peaceful haven Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator It was Samur s misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll like Sontarans Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries and a deadly, decades old curse.

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    1. This could have been so much better if played completely for laughs Twelve ghosts of Witchguard Christmas, a planet overrun with mistletoe, Rutans speaking in rhyme A cross between Blackadder and Scrooge, basically. Would have been a lot of fun. What we have is also fun, but the parody mood of the first half clashes with the serious turn at the end.Nice voice acting anyway, and the over-the-top militaristic soundtrack fits very nicely here.

    2. The first half of this would be better titled "Tegan Takes the Piss Put of Everyone in Firing Range". It started out very much a comedy romp but towards the end it tries to get deep and serious and somewhat falls apart. Still, enjoyable tale.

    3. This Fifth Doctor story features a Sontaran platoon trapped on a hostile planet with mysterious sealed orders. While I'd hesitate to describe the story as a comedy, there is a fair bit of humour in it, with the Sontarans coming in for ridicule (especially from Tegan). Indeed, it has to be said that there's more than a touch of Dad's Army about the platoon, even to the extent that a couple of catchphrases from that show make an appearance.There is, in fairness, a sound reason why the platoon is m [...]

    4. I was initially surprised, and somewhat put off, by how much this audio played the Sontarans for laughs. Eventually, there turn out to be good plot reasons for this. The story still felt like a somewhat uneasy mixture, though, with the bumbling and comic Sontarans coming up against the Witch Guards, who seem to have wandered in from some entirely more epic story. (The Witch Guards, on initial description, sound really, really, badass - deflecting energy beams with their swords and decimating who [...]

    5. Heroes of Sontar, by the reliable Alan Barnes, is the better story of the two. At first it seems a rather peculiar and not necessarily successful attempt at a humorous twist on the Sontarans, as a bunch of deadbeat veterans are sent on a mysterious mission to a planet deep in Rutan space. But this being Alan Barnes, all is not what it seems, and Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson in particular get some good moments as Tegan and Turlough as the Tardis team work out the awful truth behind the appar [...]

    6. The Sontorans are featured for the first time in a Big Finish production. The author decided to make this group of Sontorans very dumb. Single minded and obsessed I can agree with . But, they were not this brainless in the original series that these audio adventures are based on .As far as the TARDIS crew, Peter Davison is still true to his portrayal of 5. Mark Strickson does not sound at all like his younger self . I am not sure if he can't recreate the voice or is trying to go for something di [...]

    7. Five, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlogh encounter a bunch of unusually stupid Sontarans on a deserted planet which they later discover was carpet-bombed with virulent chemical agent in order to destroy a terrible foe.It's a simple story, well told with lots of humour; Tegan actually didn't get on my nerves in this one, her one-liners at the expense of the short, potato-like warriors were fab.This isn't one of my favourite TARDIS teams - I sometimes find it's one companion too many - and I tend to prefer [...]

    8. I listened to this one on a train so I'm afraid I might not have given it my full attention, as the weather was lovely and the sights pretty.I do remember getting a bit grumpy about the Sontarans being treated as comic relief once again but of course that got its explanation later on.Maybe one day I shall come back.sit and re-evaluate. For now I pronounce it "good enough".

    9. This audio was a lot of fun. With the big soundtrack, it's fun to imagine it as a classic episode with a big budget. Funny at times, and thrilling. I always had a great affection for Five, and it's awesome to have these new stories to listen to. And a better written story than some of those they got at the first go so many years ago

    10. The Doctor takes his friends to the peaceful citadel planet, Samur. But they find it deserted. Suddenly, seven Sontarans arrive on a mission so secret, even they don't know it.

    11. The Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough land on a planet where Sontarian ship has crashed and all are trying to get off the planet.

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