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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/13/17 2:40 am
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A direct continuation of the previous story and it manages to hold and deepen interest in the strange goings on in London. Charley and Robert continue to be adorable: one from the far future, one from nearly a century previously, both struggling to be on the run from the government. Their fun interactions as Robert begins to discover that adventure means danger and unpredictability are quite enjoyable.

However, if that was all this story had, the box set's action would grind to a hault. The supporting cast continues to be very fun and intriguing. In addition, to the mysterious alien menace, both Woking and Rab are men of mystery who really make you wonder what they're really up to. And then of course, there's their Viyran friend.

The only problem is that Charley seems to be of being lost in her own series. However, she ends up holding her own and through the first half, this series did a good job holding my attention.
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User Rating:
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Replay Rating:
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/10/17 12:15 am
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After the last Charlotte Pollard box set two and a half years prior, this story needed to set the stage and define a bit of a status quo as they transitioned into a brand new situation. Overall, this first chapter does it's job nicely as we're given a sense of mystery at a new unknown alien menace, as well as introduced to several supporting characters. At the same time, Charley and Robert are still getting to know each other and out of life threatening peril and back on Earth Charley takes a more cautious step back from a romance with Robert.

Well, I'd be hesitant to say this story did anything amazing, it did everything well. It raised many questions and set our favorite Edwardian adventuress on a collision course for adventure.
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7
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8
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7
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6
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7
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/27/15 9:09 am
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Charley is back with the Viyrans and learns that the virus hunting cyborgs have come up with a solution to eliminating all viruses but it’s one that is so insane that the entire Universe depends on her discovering it and thwarting it. Meanwhile, Robert Buckham Sr. has other plans to use the Viyrans for his own profit.

Overall, there are some good moments for Charley in this story including a couple of very moving speeches that called to mind her great appearances in stories like, "Neverland." The biggest problem with the story is that Charley really has very little to do with the actual solution to the story. In this story as well as others, it feels less like she's having an adventure and more like an adventure is happening to her. Hopefully we'll see a more proactive Charley in future sets.

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User Rating:
8
Plot Rating:
7
Acting Rating:
9
Replay Rating:
7
Effects Rating:
7
Has Prerequisite(s):
Yes
Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/27/15 9:07 am
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This story focuses on Charley’s family and at last she returns home only to find how much her disappearance has affected them. At times, the pacing is a little slow as it takes quite a whiel for Charley to actually interact with her parents. The way Charley actually gets home is oddly contrived and doesn’t make much sense, the cruel treatment of the character of Michael Dee seems gratuitous, and the ending is disappointing.

Still, the scenes with Charley and her family are moving with Terrance Hardiman and Anneke Wills turning in solid performances as Lord and Lady Pollard. This one works primarily as a character piece that probes issues rarely raised in the classic Doctor Who series about what happens to the families of those who travel in time and space with the Doctor.

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