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4. Babblesphere

The violent, volcanic world of Hephastos is home to a colony of composers, painters, authors and poets, all striving to create the greatest works of art the universe has ever seen. But in pursuit of their goal, artistic collaboration has been taken a stage too far...

When the Doctor and Romana arrive, they discover the colonists have neglected their well-being and their once beautiful habitat, which has now succumbed to decay, and they are enslaved to the Babble network which occupies their every waking moment. Every thought, however trivial or insignificant , is shared with everyone else and privacy is now a crime.

The colonists are being killed and the Doctor and Romana begin to suspect that a malevolent intelligence is at work. With time running out, the two time travellers race to discover the truth before they too are absorbed into the endless trivia of the Babblesphere...
Lalla Ward (Romana), Roger Parrott (Aurelius)
Written By
Directed By
John Ainsworth


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Review By komodo
Rated 6/10 on 9/16/13 3:54 pm
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Not much to this one. The core of the story is Romana vs the social network, which probably would sit along side Beautiful People and not be out of place.
There is a hasty explanation for the absence of K9, but I think we are getting used to that. He certainly breaks down a lot these days.
I did find Lalla read fine and played her own part well, but her voicing of other women was inconsistent, while her Tom Baker voice just wasn't right.
I do admit I had little interest in the plot and was just hanging out for the "fuure doctor" moment that each of these stories has. It adds a little anticipation to future stories to see how these will all click together.
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Review By Gcookscotland
Rated 5/10 on 10/7/13 1:30 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
The fourth Destiny of the Doctory story features the fourth doctor and Romana II . The poorest of the story's so far, the narration was ok and the story was very boring.
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Review By alewis
Rated NR/10 on 6/16/13 10:50 am
0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
A bit too obvious of a comment on our twitter/facebook culture.