Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 2/4/16 1:28 pm
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I read somewhere on the interweb that this is a story poised at the end of Leela's life when she has left Gallifrey and she succumbs to her mortal age, once free from the Timelords chronological cheating and ability to evade age as the rest of do. The story is I find a wonderful spun web of imagery and places Leela with the third Doctor, as they do battle against the Time Vampire. The actual story as that feel from start to finish of more like a Viking saga, or a poem of stanza, as we witness Leela fall, or even wash through time in a sort of bizarre occurrences that question reality, until at last we confront the actual issue for which is the main course. Lousie Jameson is par excellence in this outing, conveying all the subtleties of the fine actress that she is, this although a Companion Chronicle and normally a stripped down affair actually feels like a main release in all truth. Especially the way in which the soundscape as been expertly used to convey us through the slippage of time. Sure this is "timey-wimey" in part and that for me never works 100% for me, but this has something a little bit more clever in it's DNA it is hypnotic in construction so conveys that feeling of you as a listener wanting to be swept along. To be taken from time element to element to see what will be the final outcome. The story is set at the end, and is told in somewhat recall mode, the Z-nai warriors and the final moments before she makes her final journey. Very well acted and very well produced entertainment in this outing