Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 12/8/18 5:43 am
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The Doctor, Roz, and Chris land on a planet where they've adopted the culture of their conquerors and have very specific laws on time travel, and., for breaking them, the TARDIS is arrested.
This story's greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. Writer Andy Lane has done a great job world-building and the result is a very different alien world with different cultures and norms to Earth, as well as a lot of different technological ideas for how time travel works. THe downside to this is that the story spends a lot of time expositing on all the different aspects of this world and that makes other parts of the story be compressed. Still, the ideas are clever enough that this is still a net positive, particularly with the twist ending. But given that we're only going to spend 55 minutes in this world, the story could have been more effective with less information and more character moments.