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4.6 - The Resurrection of Mars

Synopsis
Deimos, moon of Mars – where Lord Slaadek's plans to revive the ancient Ice Warrior civilisation hang by a thread. Only the Doctor can stop him… but an old enemy, hiding in the catacombs, has an alternative plan. A plan that will test the Doctor's heroism to its limits. Just how far will the Doctor go to prevent the destruction and resurrection of Mars – on a day when his friends become enemies, and his enemies have right on their side?
Starring
Paul McGann (The Doctor), David Warner (Professor Boston Schooner), Nicky Henson (Gregson Grenville), Susan Brown (Margaret), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Temperance Finch), Nick Wilton (Harold), Nicholas Briggs (The Ice Warriors), Jack Brown (Pilot)
Written By
Directed By
Barnaby Edwards

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90% (9/10) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Review By jolyon
Rated 10/10 on 7/1/12 5:56 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
This is a lovely story. Really wonderful mix of character and plot. Tamsin is great, not pushed aside by the twists in the plot and given some sensible motivation for everything she does. Interesting to hear the Doctor explain why he values a travelling companion. All very convincing considering the long shopping list of things it sets out to do.
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Review By MTL
Rated 10/10 on 10/13/11 8:54 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
In this two parter, Jonnie Morris has tackled some really complex ideas, which is not suprising considering his pitch was a long essay of what he wanted to explore here - namely the actions of the Doctor's and the consequences, both good and bad. This is the major debate at the heart of the story - it is not so much whether the Doctor has the right to interfere, but whether he is aware of the implications.

It is very difficult to discuss the story without spoilers, but essentially both sides of the argument are explored effectivey, in a very dramatic way. Tamsin's arc is especially fascinating and I hope will get paid off in future releases.

It is not all ethical debate - there is plenty of humour to be found between paticularly argumentative characters and McGann gets to try out his Ice Warrior impression! Speaking of which, he does a fantastic job of showing exactly what defines this Doctor and how he is a reaction to his former self.

This may all sound very brief but to explain more would ruin it, so just go and listen to this two-parter for sheer enjoyment combined with fascinating ideas, perfectly executed.
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Review By komodo
Rated 9/10 on 2/21/13 8:44 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
By itself, this is good. As a two parter it is very good. As a critical piece of a story arc this is as good as it gets.

EDA Season 4 has had ups and downs and odd quirks, but this story makes the whole season not only make sense, but also builds up the anticipation for the rest of the season.

And I love the ice warriors.
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