Doctor Who: Invaders from Mars by Mark Gatiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Now, I'm not a fan of Charley Pollard, one of the 8th Doctor's companions so I've been reluctant to listen to audios featuring the Edwardian adventuress (I much prefer later companions Lucie Miller and Mary Shelley).
But having said that, I did like Invaders from Mars. Though the idea wasn't entirely original - "hey, you know that event that happened and people thought it was real but it wasn't? Well...." - it was an enjoyable romp and I liked that the actual aliens were quite comical.
Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, as she was then known as, play a couple of Noo Yawk characters, complete with heavy accents, but they were still instantly recognisable.
Charley wasn't as irritating as she can quite often be (in my opinion) and the 8th Doctor - well, I have a bit of a soft spot for McGann's Doctor - was perfectly played and bless him for trying, and failing, to be a hard-boiled detective.
This was penned by Mark Gatiss and I must admit I'd rather have seen this story adapted for the television series as opposed to his stories that made it on the show.
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