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4.8 - Prisoner of the Sun

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/30/15 3:56 pm
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This story was originally written without a specific Doctor in mind before becoming an Eighth Doctor Adventure.

While it's not required listening by any means, it is a solid story. It speaks to the Doctor's character that he undertakes such a dangerous and thankless task of keeping a sun from exploding while serving as priosner of a tyrannical government he'd fought and is now being forced to assist.

When rebels come to the base, the Doctor doesn't want to leave. He assumes they're here to rescue him, and they don't know what's going on here, but is that the case? Or is it the Doctor who doesn't know what's really going on.

This story has a good guest cast, and some intriguing characters. There's a great sense of mystery throughout as to what's really going on, and several good twists along the way. Only the last twist (which came after we knew what was going on), seemed to be a tad too pat.

Still Prisoner of the Sun works. It benefits from being 1 hour in length, as I don't know if it could have maintained momentum as a four part story. As it is, it's a tight and atmospheric tale.
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 8/23/12 2:32 am
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Perhaps this story is surrounded by so many big releases it gets passed over, but it's one I've never really heard much about. There are some lovely characters here, not least Chloe and Daphne, with Sheridan Smith on top form and Paul McGann given an interesting situation to play out. A good use of the two part story - deserves more attention.
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