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2.8 - Vengeance of Morbius

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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/22/15 2:27 pm
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Picking up where Sisters of the Flame left off, The Vengeance of Morbius gives us about half the story before having the Doctor and Lucie jump forward ten years to the universe taken over by Morbius. We don't get much on how Morbius conquered the universe but we know that the Earth was one of the places to put up a fight. Morbius being emperor of the universe is one of the more interesting portions of the story because the performance captures a bored empire easily. The cliffhanger is something to be heard so please buy it although there are a few flaws.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/12/15 6:16 am
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The Vengeance of Morbius has one or two things going for it depending on how you count: Sheridan Smith and her chemistry with Paul McGann. Smith remains a fantastic actress and does some great things with much of the material given her, even some of the over the top stuff which seemed to have been written for Pinky of Pinky and the Brain rather than Lucie Miller.

On the extras CD, Nick Briggs talked about how important it was do a story with Morbius which begs a question why this two part story didn't have Morbius in it until the last twenty minutes or so of this episode. There's barely time for Morbius to preen about how awesome his evil empire is before the Doctor collapses it. This story could have worked, but I think it was hindered not only by pacing issues, but the limit of squeezing everything in two fifty minute episodes. leading to a lot of plot contrivances of which Rosto (Alexander Siddig) is reduced to after being an absolutely fascinating character in the previous story.

The story ends on a weak cliffhanger in hopes of getting us to tune in next season I guess. Despite some decent performance, this final story of Series 2 was just overwhelmed by too many plot contrivances.
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Reviewed By: RainCityBCReview Date: 11/16/13 5:34 pm
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Not as strong as its predecessor, Sisters of the Flame.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 3/14/13 2:47 pm
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Not quite as good as Sisters of the Flame, but a strong story none the less. It does fall apart a little bit towards the end, but ultimately manages to tie everything up satisfactory. And the cliffhanger for series 3 is truely terrific.
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