Companion Chronicles: Mother Russia (1st Doctor, Steven Taylor, and Dodo)


Writer: Marc Platt

Director: Nigel Fairs

Companions: Steven Taylor (Peter Purves, Narrator), Dodo

Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Summary: A shapeshifting alien is interrogating Steven Taylor. Taylor tells him about when he, the Doctor, and Dodo travelled to Moscow in the 1800’s and met Napoleon as he was invading.

Review: I was pleasantly impressed by this story. Marc Platt is one of Big Finish’s best writers, and he doesn’t disappoint here. Purves does a spot-on William Hartnell impression, capturing his mannerisms expertly. The story felt like it would fit right in with the “pure historicals” of Hartnell’s era, such as “The Aztecs” or “The Massacre on St. Bartholomew’s Eve”. My only gripe is the story is rather slow.

Overall Review: 8/10

Continuity: In “The Reign of Terror”, the Doctor mentioned that his favorite period of Earth’s history was the French Revolution. This story takes place sometime after “The Gunfighters”.





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