Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 5/18/16 4:48 pm
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The first story of Season 4, it the episode in which Ben and Polly take their first trip in the TARDIS, as well as the penultimate story for William. Itâs a quite enjoyable historical adventure and Ben Jackson is great in a story that calls on him to be an action hero. The story has a great period feel with pirate treasure, mysterious crypts, and a corrupt town full of smugglers.
The supporting cast is strong, which allowed an ailing William Hartnell to perform well as the Doctor comes off as very cunning. Also his efforts to save the squire shows how far the character had come since, âAn Unearthly Child.â The only fault I found is that at a couple points, writer Brian Hayles seemed to forget that Ben and Polly had just joined the Doctor and wrote dialogue that didnât make sense in that context. Overall, the story is an underrated delight and itâs a pity that this is only exists in audio form.