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2.2 - The Sands of Life

Sheridan Moorkurk has just been elected president of Earth... but the harsh realities of who really runs the planet are just beginning to dawn on her. And what's more, she's starting to hear voices.

Meanwhile, the Doctor and Romana encounter a mass of aliens heading to Earth... Aliens who have already made the mistake of upsetting the infamous Cuthbert, all-powerful CEO of The Conglomerate, by destroying one of his space platforms.

Will the Doctor and Romana be able to avert inter-species war that will destroy all life on Earth?
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Hayley Atwell (President Moorkurk), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), Jane Slavin (The Laan), Duncan Wisbey (General Vincent)
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Directed By
Nicholas Briggs


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Review By Lie128
Rated 8/10 on 2/27/13 12:53 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A good story, with some brilliant dialogue. Not the most original plot, but it is delivered in a fantastic way. Every character is given plenty to do, and the introduction of Cuthbert keeps it fresh throughout. The music is amazing, sounding almost exactly like the style of the Key to Time season itself, helping it to fit perfectly into that era. Brilliant story, highly recommended, can't wait for War against the Laan.
Review By Gcookscotland
Rated 7/10 on 7/5/13 6:49 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Earth is being visited by sea-cow type creatures and seem to be more sand-cow as they end up in the Sahara. The Doctor and Romana investigate. Very much like a classic fourth doctor episode. Very good!
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Review By komodo
Rated 7/10 on 6/30/13 3:41 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I enjoyed this one, although it was slow paced. Three episodes rather than two and part of a larger story arc meant there was room for the three main characters to each contribute without ever feeling rushed.

There wasn't much for poor K9 to do, but it was good to hear John Leeson using the old phrases again.

I would note that while continutity does not require thsi to follow anything in particular, it does lack an ending and the listener really must listen to War agaist Laan afterward. I wonder if this is gripping enough to prompt listeners to do that.
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