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1.3 - Horror of Glam Rock

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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/13/15 3:15 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This is not a Horror story as the title would lead you to believe. It also has nothing to do with the Fourth Doctor's story Horror of Fang Rock. Paul Magrs writes a darkly comedic story taking the plot format from the classic base-under siege style story and mixes it with the location of a road side diner in the winter of 1974. It allows for a story with a colorful cast of characters with Una Stubbs' Flo and Bernard Cribins' Arnold Korns being the most entertaining. Sheridan Smith's Lucie Miller has become more likeable and we get a cameo from the Headhunter who is there just to be mysterious. Biggest problem is that it wraps up really quickly for the pace of the plot.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/11/15 6:50 am
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This second story of the The Eighth Doctor Adventures is a rather enjoyable comedy/horror story set in the era of Glam Rock. I like how the program paid tribute to the era without lionizing it as some misunderstood art form/era. I found the Glam Rock theme to Doctor Who to be inspired. Lucie definitely becomes more likable as a character although her shift from Blood of the Daleks can seem a tad extreme The story also has a stupid moment where a lout of a manager (played by Bernard Cribbins) leads his two young clients out into a storm in which a beast has killed several other people.

Still, if you can get past the logic, you can enjoy this trip in the wayback machine and a great performance by McGann and the always super Cribbins making this story a winner.
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Reviewed By: SprocketshipReview Date: 10/1/12 11:02 pm
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I've listened to this story a few times and it's never really drawn me in. It's written well enough, but still somehow leaves me unfulfilled at the end of the day. It gets an "A for effort" but still leaves me lacking.
I can't quite put my finger on why, so I'm just going to rate it a 7/10. With my feeling that a score of 7 is average and I don't feel like this story is in any way above average.

Perhaps coming right on the heels of the BLOOD OF THE DALEKS two parter makes this one seem middle of the road as well...

On the upside, this story does feature Bernard Cribbins (always a plus!) and is cleverly written to include a ton of rock references.( I'm sure there's a drinking game in there somewhere!)

This story also features Aunty Pat, Lucie's Aunt, who will play an important role as the series continues.
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Reviewed By: SLRibsReview Date: 11/19/11 10:13 pm
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Fairly traditional in nature, The Doctor and Companion arrive in a place, body is found, monsters attack, base-under-siege story. However, after quite a number of less traditional Who being what I've most recently listened to or viewed, this was a welcome return to form. The audio is clever in having a very audio-based foe, but that's certainly been seen before. The 50 minute format works very well for this story, as I feel the concept didn't have enough to it to last for anything slightly longer than what it was. The characters all get around the same amount of development and are all unique and play their part in the story, with the notable role going to Bernard Cribbins, who does a wonderful pre-New Series appearance. He has one particularly good scene, which is probably the standout of the play. (He also mentions the fabled BF Lunch in the extras, so plus five points).

I also start to see why a lot of people like Eight/Lucie now that they're together; if Charley was his Rose, then Lucie was his Donna; they're best friends, but not in a romantic way whatsoever. There's one scene in particular that emphasized this, which I believe went something like Lucie asking the Doctor about why he travels if there's so much danger. Lovely dynamic, I'm a huge fan of it nearly every time it's used for each Doctor's 'best friend'.

Overall, 9/10. Fun runaround by Paul Magrs.
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