Jago and Litefoot are finally in space!
Voyage to Venus gives us Jago and Litefoot with the Doctor and outer space. This is a story of Jago and Litefoot on Venus.
This story could have terrible or worse but it isn't, Jonathan Morris makes the whole thing seem completely effortless. In fact, the whole thing is a joy from start to finish. Its not overly complicated but complicated enough and it fits the one disc duration absolutely perfectly.
The Doctor, Jago and Litefoot arrive on the planet Venus where they encounter a Venusian war party and are quickly taken captive. Not all is as it seems, as always and they soon find themselves unravelling a mystery.
Voyage to Venus feels like the sort of science fiction story that you would find in the Victorian era that Jago and Litefoot come from. The story isn't too dissimilar from the novel, The War of the Wenuses, which is a parody of the HG Wells novel, The War of the Worlds. In The War of the Wenuses, Venus is a female dominated world much like the world that the Doctor, Jago and Litefoot discover upon their arrival.
The story makes good use of the regulars, with the Sixth Doctor, Jago and Litefoot given plenty of air time. Jago and Litefoot are given two particularly good moments that stand out in this release, one with sheer bravery and one that will make you laugh out loud. There are also a lot of nice touches, Jago's attempt at entertainment and Litefoot's enthusiasm. The interaction between Colin Baker, Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter is perfect and its the first time we've had a team as entertaining as this. And I suspect we will never hear a team like this again.
Full of good jokes and subtle continuity references this story has everything that makes Doctor Who fantastic!
VOYAGE TO VENUS WRITTEN BY JONATHAN MORRIS AND STARRING COLIN BAKER, CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN AND TREVOR BAXTER WAS RELEASED BY BIG FINISH PRODUCTIONS IN OCTOBER 2012.