Reviewed By: joehurl89
Review Date: 8/31/17 11:59 pm
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This is 7 nearing the end of his time, at least he thinks he is. With Klein working for Unit, basically giving Will Arrowsmith his walking papers just as they encounter the "umbrella man" this story starts off great, and proceeds to go downhill from there.
Will Arrowsmith may be the best thing about this story. I really enjoyed the character, and he played of Klein very well. The idea for the Persuasion machine was clever, but not nearly gone into depth enough to tell us how this could have been created by a human during the 1940's. For as the trilogy continues, you find out, this creator was no where near as smart as Einstein, thus the plotline really suffers. As it does with the creation of a new pair of enemies for 7, which he somehow locks away in a pocket universe of the tardis, which reminds me of the Pirate Planet and how the captain kept the planets reduced in size, and now how does the doctor, even 7, rationalize his actions.
As I could barely make out many of the pre openings scenes, due to some bad sound editing, it really hampered my appeal of the overall ratings. Just make sure you listen to the post credit scene.
Though, you can listen to this trilogy as a stand alone, knowing Klein's past all the way from Colditz, and especially thru the trilogy started in A Thousand Tiny Wings, and concluding with The Architechs of History, really makes it a lot more enjoyable.