Reviewed By: Jacobz
Review Date: 12/12/18 2:38 am
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This story made me really feel like these new versions of the first companions were a team. David Bradley seemed more energetic than in his first box set. Some of his lines seemed to channel an aged Tennant or a more aristocratic Capaldi. We really get a sense that this Doctor hasn't been saving worlds for very long, he sometimes finds himself at a loss. Claudia Grant's performance as Susan feels very true to Carol Ann Ford in the early days and Jemma Powell as Barbara is eerily accurate as always. Jamie Glover projects emotional honesty and a fierce protectiveness as Ian. The writing is quite fun, although it can sometimes get a bit repetitive, and it still feels weird to hear actors today speaking dialogue in the style of a 60s sci-fi series. Still, this story sold me on the recast box sets after feeling apathetic towards the first one.