Reviewed By: JMChurch25
Review Date: 3/6/13 10:48 pm
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Better than "Hunters of Earth", but not as good as "Shadow of Death". A very solid Third Doctor for the most part. Richard Franklin does a good job for the most part, particularly at imitating Jon Pertwee's voice as the Third Doctor. There is a lot of atmosphere surrounding the setting in Scotland and the local ports and towns surrounding the area which really adds to the great moments in the story surrounding perception barriers and the stones themselves. I think the Stones of Scotland are very interesting but the idea of "stone power" that the Silurian-like aliens use is a little bit lame in my honest opinion and I don't have much sympathy for the aliens in general. The arc to the "Destiny of theDoctor" storyline is present and much more apparent here then in the other two stories, but still very interesting and will be very curious to see where it all adds up to by The Eleventh Doctor's "The Time Machine" in November. Again, there is a very funny cameo in this story which made me laugh out loud in relation to the arc and you should be able to see what it's shaping up to pretty easily. In summary, a good story and well worth a listen particularly for the arc references but as well as for a decent Third Doctor/UNIT story. On to the 4th Doctor, Romanna II, and "Babblesphere"!