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4.5 - Deimos

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/20/15 5:25 am
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The Doctor and Tamsin arrive in the middle of an Ice Warrior museum on Deimos, one of the moons of Mars just as a bunch of Frozen ice warriors awake, seize control of a tourist shuttle and plan to take over the base as part of a plan to make mars inhabitable for the Ice Warriors once again even if it means killing all human colonists.

This is a great action story that moves at a solid pace, with some suspenseful moments and decent plot twists. What makes Deimos stand out are some great moment for the guest character. Gregson Grenville as not all that likable at first but has a surprising turn in the second half of the story. The tourist Harold is an extremely likable and fun character. It’s a sign of Morris’ talent to take these two lesser characters and make them interesting. David Warner turns in his usual top performance as Professor Boston Schroeder. The final twist is simply fantastic and leaves listeners eager to find out what happens in the next story.
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 7/1/12 5:50 pm
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Tamsin has fast become a new favourite. Loved David Warner in this. All becoming very serial drama...
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Reviewed By: MTLReview Date: 10/13/11 8:48 am
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It is generally accepted that continuing returning monsters like the Ice Warriors can lose their impact and threat over time. So Jonathan Morris being the genius he is decides to use this as a set-up for the return of the Ice Warriors in this story. What we then get is a naive world forced to wake up and ends up performing very extreme and drastic actions. Finch in any other environment would be a stereotypical grunt, but here her actions are believable if unsympathetic - a testament to the writing and Oberman's severe performance.

She is but one major highlight. Warner is always good value for money and the changes his character undergoes are intriguing to say the least. Henson is likable and provides most of the laughs, while Hilton and Brown make a great double act. Briggs is also suitably menacing as the Ice Warriors and lends a welcome air of tension whenever they appear - the hostage situation is very clasutrophobic.

Despite the intenseness of the plot, there is plenty of fun to be had especially when the Doctor and Tamsin explore the museums of Deimos, with a terrific rapport between McGann and Wardley. Wardley finally comes into her own and feels like a proper companion; perfect timing considering the dramatic possibilities suggested by the ending...

Really enjoyable story with plenty of plot threads dangling to keep the audience eager for the next episode, as well as a terrific cliffhanger...
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