Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 9/30/16 1:07 pm
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The Genesis Chamber has several things working for it. The story main idea is solid, "Romeo and Juliet meets Brave New World," as well as the idea of humans colonizing a planet that aliens have the right to and are already on.
The acting is very good with Tom Baker in top form as the Doctor and we get to see a sort of menace and uncertainty about what the Doctor might do after one plot turn. In addition, the supporting characters are very well-played particularly the star-crossed lovers.
However what hurts the story is that unlike Big Finish's prior Fourth Doctor six-parters, this story is padded. There's just not enough story to justify this length and it'd have been better at four parts. In addition, the villains aren't particularly memorable or interesting. I also felt the computer in this story became a bit of a deus ex machina.
Overall, it has some good ideas, and some enjoyable moments, but it could have been far better.