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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/25/19 5:20 am
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The second series of Gallifrey starts off rather slow with, "Lies." Thee's a lot of exposition and rehashing of what happened in the previous season and in between seasons. We're seemingly introduced to the season's big villain who faces a much too easy defeat.

However, while it's a bit rough at the start, Lies still has a lot to commend it. We're teased with many tantalizing plot points, and there are some good character moments. Sean Carlsen's Narvin continues to be the most interesting character in the series. In addition, we get Mary Tamm's Big Finish premier as Romana.

Overall, while this is a somewhat uneven beginning Lies serves as a nice preview of what's to come in Series 2.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/22/19 5:03 am
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The Doctor arrives in 1828 as the Thames River Tunnel is over-budget and late and encounters the Brunels, a father and son, both famous civil engineers. Their latest project is not only troubled with its typical delays but its haunted (quite literally,) and it's up to the Doctor to set things right.

In the extras, writer Chris Chapman described how he'd written a historical after having done two big high concept pieces. It'd be more apt to say that he combined historical setting with a very large high concept, but the result is a pleasing concept. The historical information is impeccably researched and the strange events offer an explanation for real-life events.

Colin Baker is in fine form as the Doctor and he's ably supported by a solid host of guest characters so that you don't notice the lack of a companion at all. James MacCallum plays particularly well off the Doctor as the younger Brunel, while also still being true to the time period. Overall, a very solid pseudo-historical.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/16/19 5:39 am
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The Doctor and Zoe are about to throw a party for Jamie and find themselves detoured to the legendary land of Hy-rasil. The real "Hy-Brasil" turns out to involve a scientist and his daughter who are trying to help their people out of aa fertility crisis.

Overall, the story has a few good surprises and does a good job both introducing and examining the legend.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/16/19 5:32 am
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The TARDIS lands in an attic and when the Doctor, Steven, and Vicky go to explorer they get lost in the seemingly endless rooms before discovering that they're in 10 Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister.

Overall, this was a well-acted piece that's a bit of a pseudo-historical that explores some problems with 10 Downing Street and the bad end met by man of its occupants and offers a typical Doctor Who explanation while poking fun at the British class system.

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