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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/18/18 2:21 pm
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It's been a decade since every member of the Counter Measures Team (save Sir Toby) has died. The first part of the box set is Toby apparently playing a lone hand as he sneaks into the opera, but stumbles into an assassination attempt. However, he apparently dies which leads to his old team (officially dead but really living under assumed names) return to honor him and then find themselves in the midst of an intricate plot.

The story has a great bit of suspense and action. Toby is a great character and the parts with him as the solo man of action are marvelous. The story sets up a lot of questions for the finale and is full of action and suspense from start to finish. Overall, a very strong first episode.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/18/18 2:15 pm
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The final story of the box set finds the Doctor dead and River captured by Madame Kovarian as the scene shifts to Kovarian's base which is inhabited by many of Kovarian's other clone experiment. However, Kovarian is beginning to hear voices. Could it be mythical furies?

The story has some very strong elements in it, and completes the emotional arc that began back in Lady in the Lake. The story is about the abusive and dysfunctional upbringing of River Song, Brooke, and the the other clones.

Yet, while the story and many of its emotional interactions work, it does sometimes fall into the trap of overwhelming its own narrative with too much stuff and overindulgence in continuity. It makes this the weakest story in the set, but it's still has enough good moments to make it worthwhile.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/17/18 3:55 am
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This story finds the Sixth Doctor stranded in World War II Great Britain and working at Blechley Park, tracking the progress of a German Agent who's key to a mystery he's investigating.

Overall, the story moves along at a great pace, it has a good mystery that leads to a high concept alien creature requiring some creative solutions in the final act. The story's only real fault in that regard is an over-abundance of tech babble.

Beyond that, it's a delightful two hours. It does a good job introducing Constance Clark as the new companion and establishing her relationship with the Doctor. Spy Robbie Flint makes a great character whose constant shifts in allegiance are often surprising. The cast also includes Hugh Frasier. Overall, a strong to the trilogy and a new era in Sixth Doctor stories.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/17/18 3:19 am
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This story borrows from Frankenstein in many ways that are very obvious. However, what the final product illustrates is how you can borrow from a public domain story, offer your own twists and produce something brilliant.

The story has a great sense of atmosphere. It has some spooky touches as well as some fairly intense scenes. Solon is a marvelous monomaniac villain. Morbius in his final form and all the forms leading up to him is chilling. The It also introduces the Sisterhood of Karn who are very creepy in their own way.

Meanwhile, both the Doctor and Sarah are superb. Sarah is put through her paces and shows her strength as a companion. She shows admirable grit and courage, while also showing some very real and relatable human fear.

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