9DA Vol 1: Ravagers (spoilers begin pg7) May 30, 2021 9:16:42 GMT timegirl, Kestrel, and 1 more like this
Post by project37 on May 30, 2021 9:16:42 GMT
I'd noted earlier in the thread that I'd forgotten how the story resolved less than a day after hearing it. I decided to give the set another try with tempered expectations and made an effort to follow the technical explanations of the plot. I found that despite going in with good intentions (again), the story still started off strong but rapidly descended into chaos for me. I found myself really having to focus as it went on and after watching Doctor Who for 30+ years and listening to Big Finish for 20+ years, am *still* not sure that I followed the resolution here, even after a second listen.
Please help: Do I have this right?
Audrey found a piece of Gallifreyan technology (the node) and it messed things up somehow with mysterious aliens she calls Ravagers who have been viciously destroying worlds off-screen (I don't think we ever see this?). She uses the node to create time eddys to displace people into scenarios that she then adapts into video games so that the players can experience the same fear which is then channeled into somehow protecting the rest of the universe from the Ravagers because they enjoy fear ("the sweetness") but the Doctor somehow figures out that the Ravagers prefer their own fear to that of the players (not sure how he got that from their brief conversation)? So the Doctor, who was worried about crossing his own timeline in episode 2, now just goes ahead and resets the entire timeline (and erases the events of episodes 1 and 2) by reprogramming the robots that wanted to grind Nova up into a power source like the 1999 film "The Matrix" eat the time particles and goes back to change his original meeting with Nova who somehow buys into the fact that they had adventures in another timeline because she likes sci-fi (which is why she rolled along with the entire adventure in the first place, which never felt like a big mystery). The Ninth Doctor slurps a drink, gives an exaggerated laugh (which seems to be a new quirk in his Big Finish characterization) and that's pretty much it.