Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 3/25/17 2:15 pm
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The story begins with a solid character-driven piece that finds the Doctor, Liv, and Helen trapped in a life boat in the vortex sailing to the end of time. It's a good story that focuses on who this TARDIS crew is. Doom Coalition 3 also started with a more character driven story in, "Absent Friends," and what works with starting a box set with that when you're invested in the characters is that you can take an episode to explore the characters without feeling like the narrative is being interrupted.
The story gives the characters space to work out issues that have been coming up throughout the entire series, most notably in the last box set. This story works and each actor carries their weight, although I think Nicola Walker delivers the strongest performance of them all.
The story's biggest problem is that the stakes are so high in this that the conversations about giving up and acceptance really don't come off as believable. It's hard to buy that any of them would accept floating through space until they get sweet oblivion at the end of time. Still, other than that, it's a solid exploration of a very good TARDIS crew.