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Beep the Meep has a new docudrama, but can the Sixth Doctor stop the fur from flying?

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Review By adamelijah 7/20/15 6:23 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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Reviewer Says:
No previous stories required.
After dropping off Susan, the First Doctor attempts to take Ian and Barbara home, but they end up a few years and a few hundred miles away on the Orkney Islands. There they encounter a world of magic and mystery, and a strange woman who comes to their aide and they flee from a mysterious force.

This is a superb story. William Russell is an enchanting storyteller and the scenes on the Ferry that serve as a framing device are superb. At the same time, the story has some genuinely scary moments in dealing with these creatures. I also think that the reveal of the cliffhanger was very clever and managed to be quite surprising. It also deals with magic and scientific interpretation in an interesting way.

Overall, this is a very good representative of the Companion Chronicles range and one of the better Doctor Who Magazine freebies.
Review By adamelijah 7/11/15 6:25 am
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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Turlough storms off in the old West and comes into town to find a travelling freak show which really features creatures from other worlds and the master of the show has a plot to take over the Earth. It's up to the Doctor and the TARDIS crew have to sort things out.

This story was set between "Enlightenment" and "The King's Demons" and I enjoyed it a lot more than "The King's Demons". It's a well characterized story with Toby Longworth playing the sinister Winklemeyer and Mark Strickson bringing most of the other characters to life beautifully. The sound design is superb as usual and it's a great setting. Also be sure to listen to the extras as Strickson explains that he was afraid he'd have to deliver all the parts, so he practiced the role of Winklemeyer and his attempt at it is delightful fun.
Review By adamelijah 7/2/15 5:37 am
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An enjoyable Companion Chronicle originally offered as a freebie for Doctor Who Magazine subscribers. The story itself and the premise is average fare for the Companion Chronicles-a cave that seems to be full of ghosts. Thee final twist is telegraphed fifteen minutes from the end. However, Jonathan Morris manages to work some Time Lord lore into the tale. The soundscape is very atmospheric. Katy Manning does a great job bringing all these characters to life (all but one of whom is male.) There's also a pretty interesting scene where Andrew Whipp actually does voices when he's recalling a scene from which Jo was absent.

Overall, a decent enough representation of the Companion Chronicles. It's not an essential story but succeeded in being a good representative of its range.
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