Fifth Doctor Audio: The Mutant Phase

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Writer and Director: Nicholas Briggs

Producers: Gary Russell and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Companion: Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)

Running Time: 2 hours

Summary: The Doctor and Nyssa encounter the Daleks and discover they now occupy Earth in the 22nd Century. Then they travel to the 43rd century, where a rogue Thal has discovered a paradox that could threaten the fabric time. This frightens even the Daleks. It is the Mutant Phase, an infection that could mutate them even further.

Review: While the story is a bit confusing, it’s not bad.  I liked that there was something that frightened even the Daleks, and it was something that made sense. The suspense was well-paced. I think this is one of the better stories from the “Dalek Empire” prelude.

Overall Review: 7/10

Continuity: The story takes place in the same timeline as “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”, Nyssa refers to when they visited Alaska in The Land of the Dead. The TARDIS jumped a time track in this story, as it did in “The Space Museum”. Delores calls the Doctor “doc”, which both Stephen Taylor and Tegan did as well.

Note: This is part 3 of the “Dalek Empire” prelude.

 

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