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3.3 - The Doll of Death

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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/10/16 4:23 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3rd doctor, Jo, Benton,The Brig & A touch of Yates(told by Jo)
It felt like a 3rd doctor story, that's a good thing, an element of horror was there, The doll ending up being a spoiled brat was corny, and the doll being willing to kill would have been better, I couldn't grasp everything going backwards, thank BF that it was a audio, it would make me puke having to watch all that. Katy does a great 3, she nails his mannerisms and attitude, she gets a 10 for this one. Damn good job Katy. Jane Goddard, WOW, if I could give 2 10's for acting this one would get it. I wish the story was not so complicated, and made a little more sense, thus the plot fails badly when compared to the acting, but I didn't touch the dial, so a 10 in special effects. and I'm giving replay a 10 for the great acting. Thus a solid 8.5 which rounds up to 9.
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User Rating:
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/20/15 12:44 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Retro-causation – seeing things that are in the past as your future. That is the main stay of this outing in the Companion Chronicles. This time we dip into the third doctor era with Katy Manning (Jo Grant). To be fair this vehicle of drama, is, Katy’s time to shine. The story to be is a neat little peace, by Marc Platt. We have the pretense of the Doctor and Jo investigating a temporal anomaly and coming across a professor who is haunted by suspicious doll like creatures, that are talking backwards and generally driving the Professor mad. These are the type of specters and spooks that we cannot see only from the corner of your eye. The story is around 1 hour long and for that we get a decent dose of Who style adventure. Although the whole peace is essentially played or mimicked by Katy, if you like me close your eyes her voice is merely the narrative of the original character, and so it my opinion it has little effect that she is not for example nailing the mimicry like say Frazer as done with Doctor No.2 in previous outing of the Companion range.

Not bad, and a excellent listen on a road trip or a run, or walk.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/10/15 5:35 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This great production deals with a tablet that enables time travel and a being that wants to return to her own dimension and Jo wants to help her, but should she?

This is a brilliantly written script that deals with a great concept with this backwards flowing time world, living toys, and more. Katy Manning does a perfect job. She manages to really be a fabulous Jo Grant, an older wiser middle aged Jo and does a great impression of the third doctor and the Brigadier, giving us a great feel for who those characters.

Overall, this is a suspenseful and exciting story that is worth a listen for any fan of Doctor Who.
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Reviewed By: baticeerReview Date: 12/11/13 3:39 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This is an odd story, because it seems like the main purpose is to present a twisting, timey-wimey plot loop, and it does this well. Even though I find it difficult to wrap my head around the sense of time-travel stories, this wasn't too hard to understand even though it was still quite complex. However, it also felt like there were a lot of other things going on in the plot that could have been explored more thoroughly. In particular, I wanted more detail on the HannaH character and her motivations. But it's definitely an enjoyable listen and Katy Manning's performance is excellent.
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