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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 4/28/19 9:28 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Before you wonder what the hell I'm nattering about, I'm writing this review in the form and linearity of The Last Resort. As you will see, its an extremely paradoxical, confusing book with alternative time lines and so forth.

Before you wonder what the hell I'm nattering about, I'm writing this review in the form and linearity of The Last Resort. As you will see, its an extremely paradoxical, confusing book with alternative time lines and so forth. I hope you enjoy it.

I hope you enjoyed my review of The Last Resort. I think its an excellent book of top form that should definitely be read by any fan of the EDAs. 9/10

What? Me reading The Last Resort? Never! I don't even know what Doctor Who is? Why, I'm not even speaking English.

Fitz and Anji are delightful characters and are probably my favourite companion duo ever. Their chemistry and interactions are amazing, and their relationship is really put to the test in this story. All the supporting characters are

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incredibly written, especially Jack, whose story is absolutely tragic.

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I adore the paradoxical time travel elements. It's not a test to see how intelligent you are, its genuinely confusing, especially with all the shifting timelines and stuff.

I also really enjoyed Sabbath. As this is the first book I'm reading as part of his arc, I found him to be an interesting and complex character. I'm looking forward to reading more stories from his arc.

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incredibly written, especially Jack, whose story is absolutely tragic.

mindbreaking though provoking

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If there's any problems with this novel it has to be the fact that there are a few quite dull bits, especially in the Egyptian part of the novel, plus it ends really really suddenly
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 4/21/19 3:59 am
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I have to disagree with the majority, I'm not a fan of the Peladon stories, which is interesting, because I love political stories, the best being The Keeper of Traken.
It all seems to go too slow with not much happening. Absolutely nothing happens in Part One besides exposition, and the rest is just walking here, and then walking there. I never bought the secret caves as being secret because everyone besides the King seems to know about them! The highlight of the plot was the mystery of who was the traitorous delegate, but I felt that it didn't work well because there were only three other delegates besides the Doctor and the audience knows its not going to the Alpha Centauri or the Ice Warriors because they would be too obvious. I also feel the mystery element was undermined by the fact that we knew Grun and Hepesh were involved, so it didn't really matter if there was a delegate.
The sets are nice, very medieval, but I feel that other stories do them better. The visuals were okay, not too bad, but nothing spectacular either. The model shots were excellent as always, something that I really appreciate.
I also dislike the fact that it doesn't really possess the Pertwee tone of the rest of his era. Its not that its just off Earth, as stories like Carnival of Monsters and Death to the Daleks capture this tone brilliantly.
I much prefer The Monster of Peladon.
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 4/19/19 10:17 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

I'll try to keep this as short as I can because I'm sure no one wants to read about Warriors of the Deep for too long.

- Part One is quite interesting. *However* , it loses momentum and becomes very boring. It picks up pace in Part Four, but still degenerates to tedium.
- Some of the visuals are excellent, especially Mat Irvine's incredible work. *However*, the sets are severely lacking, the costuming and makeup are terrible and for god's sake, the Myrka is terrible! They were obviously trying to create a Skarasen for the Silurians, but they must have forgotten that the Skarasen was realised with models and still looked pretty bad!
- The moral dilemma throughout the piece is poetic and great to watch. As someone who adores moral ambiguity in stories, it works well here. *However*, the Doctor seems to immerse himself so much in the conflict to the point where he gets involved in the dirty work and his actions actually lead to pointless deaths!
- The acting is great from several cast members, such as Nitza Saul as Karina. *However*, some of it is really dreadful. Really really bad. Come on Ingrid Pitt!!!!
- The regular characters are written really well, and I really appreciate Turlough and the Doctor's interactions. *However*, the supporting characters are written deplorably.
- The Silurian/Sea Devil's plot is quite good, the idea that instead of wiping out the humans, they will make the humans wipe out themselves. However, the costumes are silly and barely work. I also hate their reveal in Part One. They just appear. There should have been another way...

So yeah, that's my thoughts on the infamous Warriors of the Deep. 4/10
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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 4/18/19 12:08 am
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Warriors' Gate, the fifth story in Season 18, is one of the strangest Doctor Who stories ever. It is similar to Ghost Light in that it is very hard to follow and the plot is barely discernible.

After watching the special features on the DVD, its incredible that we got something this good. Production was plagued with problems, each of which could have halted production. The script was novel length and about as descriptive as one, which needed to be severely edited down. The director was ahead of his time and attempted to produce something that would have been ambitious even now, with many of his plans going awry to the point of the BBC hiring another director (Graeme Harper) for certain scenes. The story was very unpopular with BBC bosses and even JN-T stated that he had no idea what it was about. What's worse is that Tom and Lalla had tension between them and they only look at each other once in the entire story.

Yet what they produced is a masterpiece of 80's sci-fi and is the only story from the E-Space trilogy that works as part of it. Set design is incredible, especially the inside of the ship and the Gateway. I love the fact that both the spaceship and the laser device look like creatures, as it creates a lovely visual metaphor. The Doctor and Romana are great here, and Adric is not nearly as annoying as he was in State of Decay. Lots of lovely imagery in the recurring motif of coins being tossed as well as the metaphor of the gateway. What I love most about this story is the Tharils. Its essentially a study into their society and history, the rise and fall of their empire. They are so mysterious, and I love it! I love the visuals of the black and white scenery, and the travelling through mirrors, and the fading between the past and the future with the axe and cobwebs. I love the juxtaposition between the technological space crew and the almost mediaevel Tharils. Everything is so mad and crazy and fantastical and I love it!

My only problems are that I don't like Rorvik and his breakdown at the end is really out of character and badly acted, plus the first Part is very, very padded. I also wished Romana's exit was made into more of a subplot that had been explored throughout the story, where she felt sympathy for the Tharils and decided that she wanted to help them. Her departure is very like that of the ending of Roald Dahl's haunting kid's book The Witches, where the Grandmother and boy decide to dedicate their lives to hunting down the witches, and then it just ends.

But overall, Warriors' Gate is a rich and enjoyable fantasy romp that I enjoy greatly. I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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