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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 5/17/19 12:10 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In one mile down the doctor and donna go to the underwater city of Vallarasee which is encased inside a large air dome to allow tourists to breathe in it. However the dome forces the natives of the planet to wear water helmets to survive in their own city. This story deals with the negative effects of tourism on historic sites and how tourism is not always good for the natives. We see in this story that some tourists to Vallarasee are quite racist towards the native "fins" and believe them to be inferior.

The main plot is that the airdome encasing Vallarasee is breaking and the city is slowly becoming flooded yet nothing is being about it.The judoon are also present in the city as a security force and theres a junior judoon in this story called clo who had some of the funniest moments in the story. Theres another character called garth who is very racist towards the fins and he also has some funny moments and he has great interactions with donna.

This is overall a good story that really shows the impact that tourism has and how tourism can sometimes be a bad thing. I would definetley recommend this story.
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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 5/17/19 12:37 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The doctor, donna, sylvia and wilf are on a reality tv show called haunted makovers where supposedly haunted houses are taken and given a new look to try and make them more livavble. However donna and her family have lived in this haunted house before when she was just a child and some spooky things start happening when the camera crew arrives.

This was a wonderfully atmospheric story that really nailed the haunted house feel with some great sound effects and scary moments. I would recommend listening to this story with eyes closed late at night like i did to get the most out of it. This story features bernard cribbens as wilf and jacqueline king as sylvia for the first time in this range and they both do an excellent job of acting just like they did in the show. Its a joy to have wilf alongsife ten again and sylvia is as wonderfully annoying as ever, both actors give a great perfermance.

The host of haunted makeovers, justin, was also a pretty good character who is very skeptical of the supposed haunted house as he does not believe in the supernatural. Justin and his crews reactions to some of the goings on in the house really helped sell the scary factor and made it feel all the more spooky.

This is probably my favourite TDA so far and i would definetley recommend the story as it is an excellent haunted house story and has a great atmosphere.

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 5/16/19 4:38 pm
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The doctor, ace and hector land in 421 B.C ancient greece and encounter the playwright aristophanes who the doctor has met before and is his sponsor. A plague is ravaging athens and the spartan army is marching towards it to conquer the city while the tyranical leader of the city, cleon tries to hold onto power.

When the doctor and co land in athens they discover that the people of athens are well aware of aliens and time travel as the city has become a tourist spot for those that possess time travel technology. I thought that this was an interesting idea and i really wish that the story did more with the idea. The main plot of the episode is that one of the alien visitors to athens has a psychic mask that he uses to hide his alien appearance but the mask starts to malfunction and cause problems for the people of the city.

I thought that the plot was kind of weak in this story, it seems as though it was trying to be a comedy as the story was a sort of love letter to greek theatre. However there were only a few funny moments and because it was trying to be a comedy characters didn't seem to be taking certain things seriously when they really should have been. Ace also isn't very well characterised here and like the previous story she trusts the doctor completely as though the events of afterlife and gods and monsters never happened. Hector gets the best moments in this story and again we see how he is different from hex and how he is sick of being compared to hex by the doctor and ace.

Overall this story suffers from a weak plot, a one dimensional villain and an incosistent tone however there are a few standout moments and i liked aristophanes character and hector also got a few good moments. Not an awful story but definetley a weak one.
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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 5/11/19 11:53 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Ish is a very interesting and experimental story. The doctor and peri attend a lexicographer conference where a complete dictionary of every word in english ever is to be unveiled but the doctor finds its creator dead in her study. The dialogue in this story is very cleverly written and really plays with the english language. Six and peri were the perfect doctor and companion pairing for this kind of story.

There are a lot of high concept ideas in ish such as living words and infinite words. Unfortunetley i found a some of these ideas a bit too high concept and i didn't think they made complete sense all the time. The performances were great however and six and peri play off each other brilliantly.

This is a decent story that i wanted to like more than i did but i still think its good. I respect how this story tried to be very experimental and i would recommend it just for that.

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