Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 3/29/15 10:18 am
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This story bring the second and final season of Big Finish's Sarah Jane Smith to a conclusion.It's a dark story filled with death, sadness, and unpleasantness. This story served as a reminder that doesn't always make for a better story. The first two thirds of this adventure are taken up by people venting about what happened in the first three episodes and Sarah pondering whether to accept an offer to join the first space tourism flight at the behest of a man who is the leader of the white chapter of a cult she accidentally inspired in the 15th century while traveling with the Doctor. She's generally upset with Josh who has killed people who were trying to kill her. To her credit, Josh does perform one of the stupidest acts ever committed in any science fiction or action series ever. However, the biggest sin of this stories s that the real plot or peril of the episode doesn't even start until 2/3 of the way in.
The ending was ambiguous as to leave open the possibility of a Series 3. The main bright spot here is that the only radio series has to be viewed as non-canonical in the Whoniverse since it's very hard to get from the end of Dreamland to the start of the Sarah Jane Adventures TV series. Elizabeth Sladen did her best with the material, but this is a very disappointing end to the Sarah Jane radio series.