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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/15/15 1:41 pm
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With the big reveal, Claudius Dark really takes the lead here as he confronts the nefarious scheme of Kempston and Hardwick head on.

Colin Baker is superb: clever, pushy, and resourceful but with a few comical moments thrown in to keep Professor Dark in his place.

I also think Jago had some great character moments. Early in the series, in his honest moments, Jago admitted to being a bit of a coward. We see a great character moment as he avoid the temptation to leave Ellie on watch and stays himself and then the plot with Abigail from Jago in Love returns and the plot is resolved with great poignancy.

The writing is great as usual as we get the typical Jago and Litefoot "Save the World" corker and an end that sets up some new adventures for our heroes. The alien plot is clever with some nice reveals of the true origins of the aliens and their names.

It's a pity that Leela and Professor Litefoot are mostly relegated to a side role, but with so many great characters, not all of them have a prominent spot. Overall, a very nice conclusion to Series 4.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 4/30/12 1:43 am
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It is increasingly difficult to review this series while avoiding spoilers.

This one is even a difficult one to rate. It wasn't hard for me to say I loved it, but there was one big question: Was this a Jago and Lightfoot story that Claudius Dark happened to be in, or was it a Claudius Dark story where Jago and Lightfoot were two loveable side kicks? I fear it was the latter. No, I am certain of it.

That said, the face of Colin Baker does appear on the cover, so there is no real surprise.

The gold in this for me was Jago, as he resolved the issues that arose at the start of the series with Abilgail. Well written and acting ending for the matter. That piece of gold tipped the balance for me and reminded me it was a Jago and Lightfoot story.

Regardless of how you look at it, this is a great story. Well told, well written, well acted, well directed and a fitting end to the series.

I look forward to series 5. I look forward to Justice of Jalxar and I look forward to future releases involving Professor Claudius Dark.
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