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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 3/21/19 7:37 am
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This is truly as bad as its reputation. I have a habit of loving stories that are considered bad by the fanbase (The Web Planet, The Krotons, The Horns of Nimon, Terminus etc.) but there's nothing to love about Time-Flight.

Pros:
- Ummm....well...errrr...mmmmmm...ahhhhhhhhhh...I think...

Cons:
- Disgraceful acting. Its all so wooden! Richard Easton and John Flint give us perhaps the worst acting ever!
- The emotional impact is Earthshock is literally forgotten about and never once comes up besides the hallucination of Adric, which in itself is pointless as neither Tegan nor Nyssa show any emotions!
- The Master is just...let's not get me started on Kalid.
- The plot is overly convoluted and hard to follow. But that's not in a good way. The main focus of the story is that planes are disappearing...so why is that just a small feature in the Master's plan?
- Boring, boring, boring...
-Terrible production values. Remember, this is in the same series with incredible effects and sets such as Castrovalva and The Visitation. How they managed to produce Earthshock one week and this the next is deplorable!
- I don't usually comment on side-characters like this, but the Professor is THE WORST CHARACTER EVER! HE IS SO IRRITATING AND I HATE HIM SOOOO MUCH!

I'm going to stop there otherwise I might be tempted to kill someone. There's many, many more reasons why not to watch this story, and you'll find them elsewhere. But yeah, this is my least favourite classic story.
1/10

Still better than a few certain New Series stories! (SleepNoMoreHellBentResolution ahem!)
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 3/16/19 6:44 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I can't really say anything that is new, this is a fantastic creepy claustrophobic audio. Incredibly written, a character piece for the Toymaker and Charley. Fantastic sound design and music, wonderfully creepy scenes, great twists.
I implore every BF fan to listen! You will not regret it!
10/10
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 3/16/19 6:42 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I went into this story with one expectation: this story had to remind me of The Trial of a Time Lord through atmosphere and nostalgia. If it did that, then it would get a high score.

Tick.

It's such a delight to hear this. The Sixth Doctor's chemistry with the Valeyard is superb, as well as his love/hate relationship with Inquisitor Darkel. The plot goes along at a nice pace and the writing is great. The sound design and music are amazing, very reminiscent of 1986 DW.
Some of the best moments in Classic Who are the trial scenes in the original narrative, and this story is like all the best bits thrown together. Darkel is trying to conduct a trial but is constantly interrupted by the Doctor's sarcastic jibes and jokes. The Valeyard is menacing and is very mysterious. As the trial goes on, it is revealed that evidence is being tampered with and there's a dark Gallifreyan secret about to be revealed...
Plus we get a few answers to the Valeyard's beginning. It's just a few, but its enough.
It's such a delight to listen to. Give it a go!
9/10
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 3/16/19 6:36 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I bought this one purely off the absolutely incredible, atmospheric cover art. I thought the image of a beautiful castle surrounded by massive trees was such amazing imagery that I decided to buy it.
The Beast of Orlok is an interesting tale that reminds me a lot of the Fourth Doctor Adventures. The Doctor and companion are thrown into gothic scenario, are accused of being killers, convince a rebellious young person to help them, discover a beast from legend and then find it has a sci-fi twist. To be honest, even though it reminds me so much of 4DA, it works best here as an 8DA.
It's a very good story. The characters are written very, very well. The actors are amazing, standout being the stunning Miriam Margolyes as Frau Tod. The sound design and music gives us an amazing atmosphere that is very unique. I love the concept of the Golems and the backstory with Hans and Greta. The Doctor and Lucie are delightful, and are rising to being my favourite duo.
Yet this story has a few problems. It is extremely fast paced and there's no padding whatsoever. I feel like it needed at least another two episodes for the story to be fleshed out properly. It's so quick and condensed that it gives the feeling of 'is that it?' When I heard the theme sting of the cliffhanger of the first episode, I frowned and didn't believe I was halfway through the story. Another problem with the story is that the Golems don't appear enough and the revelation of what they are is not allowed to come smoothly, instead, its a quick info dump at the end that begs to be fleshed out. Also, its a bit hard to keep track of what's happening in places because its so fast.
Still, its a really good story and I recommend it to any fan of gothic stories, or even if you like the cover art.
8/10

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