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July 4, 2018 marks the 8th Anniversary of The Time Scales website. However, the website will also be shutting down on this day.

Now it is time for the obligatory Doctor Who quotes:

"It's the end but the moment has been prepared for." -Fourth Doctor, Logopolis
"One day I shall come back. Yes I shall come back". -First Doctor, Dalek Invasion of Earth

The website will be shutting down but the plan is to return when:

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/21/18 6:33 am
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There have been a lot of Dalek stories. The worst of them devolve into, "Let's doing something flashy with the Daleks," or clumsy retellings of the original Dalek stories. This one actually works. In many ways, it starts off like the typical Doctor Who story with the Doctor and Companions captured and quickly they're inside a scientific station that is about to be attacked by the Daleks. Yet, the story doesn't go strictly base under siege.

The story does have a clever twist on the Dalek invasion and the Doctor's warning that we were about to witness one the great atrocities of the Dalek war gives the proceedings a certain weight. The emotional arc of the characters at the base is believable and interesting. Hex's presence in the midst of the slaughter as a nurse really adds something. Hex's reaction to death and war humanizes the story and helps the listener feel the weight of what's going on. This stops the story from becoming one dimensional or repetitive. Overall, a clever, enjoyable story with plenty to offer.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/21/18 6:25 am
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e aftermath of Series Thirteen was resolved through exposition by Jago. Professor Litefoot has disappeared and Jago begins looking for him with the help of old friends, but finds his own memory starting to fade. The plot has some nice twists and a few red herrings thrown in to keep the listener guessing. However, for Jago and Litefoot, the plot is about average for the series though with some high points in it.

Much of the running time is taken up by flashback scenes as Jago and other characters recall past adventures. In addition, Professor Litefoot is given a part in the proceedings by copying dialouge from previous stories into this one. Writer Paul Morris went through the more than sixty scripts that’d been performed over the years to find lines he could give the Professor. The one unavoidable flaw with this approach is that often Litefoot’s delivery feels unnatural to the context of the play.

With the use of clips and previously recorded dialogue, the cynic might compare this to Trail of the Pink Panther, the critically panned sixth Pink Panther film made after star Peter Sellers died. Trail used clips of previous Pink Panther movies and outtakes from previous films. It’s a point that producer David Richardson addresses in the extras. I think that Despite the superficial similarity, Jago and Litefoot Forever is something entirely different.

The writing is still solid, if not remarkable. Other than the somewhat awkward use of Baxter’s old lines, the production values remain high. The release succeeds as a tribute to Baxter and to the series with the return of several beloved guest stars including Colin Baker and Louise Jameson. The ending also serves as a nice capstone for the series.

Jago and Litefoot Forever was made with obvious love and respect for the series. It’s not intended for new listeners. However, for long-time fans, it provides a chance to properly say goodbye to a great series and is definitely worth a listen.
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Reviewed By: CYBER_C-JReview Date: 6/17/18 2:30 pm
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'Rise and Fall' is a fantastic story which explores a unique idea. The performance by William Russel is great as always. The story has very little activity from The Doctor or any of his companions but that wouldn't have worked with the premise of the story, and really any more involvement from the TARDIS crew would feel unnecessary and forced.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/17/18 6:34 am
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A new alien-fighter emerges who seems to be just as good as Sarah Jane. And that might be a good thing because Sarah Jane's memory, reflexes, and focus appear to be shot. Is it time for Sarah Jane to give up her work once and for all?

This is a very strong series finale. It features one of the best and most malevolent villains the series had ever featured. This villain isn't one goes so over the top in being evil that it's funny. This villain is genuinely frightening.

The regular cast is firing on all cylinders, turning in some absolutely superb moments. At the same time, the series features some recurring characters who return in the nick of time to help save the day.

Overall, this is just a superb example of how great this show could be.

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