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Reviewed By: traves8853 on 9/2/15 7:14 am
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In a world of prolonged night where time paces at a snail’s pace a train speeds along the tracks to Kettering junction. On board is a local WREN by the name of Ms Constance and Timothy Hope legal Clark. The train grinds to a halt. A party goes to explore the local surroundings engulfed in fog. After a while when nobody returns Timothy and Constance go out together to find their fellow passengers. Soon the pair gets lost, until the stumble on a brightly coloured stranger. They soon stumble on the same train abandoned and in an advanced state of neglect with blood trails days old. The party decides to journey till they come across Keith Potter the Train Spotter, who joins their group and advises them that Kettering station had twelve platforms yesterday but has seventeen today. The party moves on once more and finds the same train in its original state with the passengers, but one has been murdered by a lunatic killer and the driver has disappeared!

This feels like Colin’s time to shine. I haven’t been too impressed but his BF persona before but this feels new. His Doctor is authoritative without being arsey, and can take a backseat without being dull. It feels like the writers are pulling out all the stops with not one villain reveal but two, and the orchestral score underpinning this is perfectly moulded to the contours of the narrative. The sound effect that signifies that somebody has been taken over is sudden and has real impact, not being lifted from the classic series it’s sudden and surprising. This tense thriller had me on the edge of my seat. All the cast really pull their weight in this, although Constance is still a bit of a mystery and wasn't heavily involved so the jury is still out there.

The one downside that I could find was that after the villain reveal the moustache twirling adversary lays out all his plans in quite an exposition heavy manner similar to a James Bond villain, and his downfall comes from henchman betrayal so the ending whilst being new and still exciting had an air of familiarity to it. However that wasn’t quite the end….
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 5:20 pm
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This story centers around the 8th Doctor, his granddaughter, Susan and her son, Alex Campbell. The story follows the three and we see how the world is coping years after the invasion of the Daleks (Hartnell era episodes). Susan tries to make people see that there are people out there, in the universe, who can help, but she is reapeatedly ignored. Paul Mcgann & Carol Ann Ford work great together and I especially love that the Doctor's great grandson in this story, is Paul Mcgann's real life son!
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 5:13 pm
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The perfect story to introduce the magnificent Lucie Miller. From conspiracies to deceptions, this story has it all. Well, that and it has Paul Mcgann and Daleks. LOTS and LOTS of Daleks! And that guy with the tinfoil hat and the gun. I've forgotten his name... Oh yeah. Thanks above credits! I remember now, that was Tom Cardwell; great character.
Reviewed By: komodo on 9/1/15 5:08 pm
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Two characters, one mystery and two very different styles of stories.

The story begins with Charlie and Sixie together, but very quickly they separate and their individual stories are so different as to be told in different styles.

Sawbones Hex joins a police woman on a murder case reminiscent of either "The Bill" or a "men in black" movie, while Charlie finds herself deep in a psychological thriller within a twisted haunted building not unlike "Ghostlight" or "The God Complex".
These are totally different yet connected stories that work well together.
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 4:59 pm
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I loved how all the doctors lives were intertwined with the Ill fated character of Captain Ulrich. The Dalek threat and the themes of this story were perfectly brought to life with amzing acting, music and a complicated, in a good way, plot. If you get the vhance, you really should subscribe and get this! You won't regret it!
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 4:55 pm
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Very well written, amazing acting, and an interestng plot overall. All the doctors and companions work well with one another, but the end was rather disappointing and cliché. The little part after that was better though! 😂
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 4:52 pm
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Really cool idea for a story! I loved every second of this one! Cuddlesome involves the Doctor investigating a retro toy turned bad and uncovers so shocking Truths about these beloved classics.. I highly recommend and this is definitely one of my favourites!
Reviewed By: Doctor Alec Hardy on 9/1/15 4:48 pm
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I LOVE MOLLY! This story was brilliant! I love the dynamic of Mcgann and Molly and this episode really aets the tone for later adventures. Upset with the deaths of ***** & ******* though. The story itself was really engaging, however, I found it more than a bit far fetched that the Doctor could fix a crater in a train track with his sonic screwdriver, but oh well. Buy it anyway, for Molly O'Sullivan!!!