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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/17/17 11:05 pm
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There is something very wrong at UNIT if Mike Yates has to be given command. Called in as a consultant would have been believable, but this?

So the premise of having old and new UNIT together was horribly forced and the story was the same Silurians story we always get, but it was still fun to listen to.

Perhaps the most important part of the story was Jo, who at least asked herself "what would the doctor do?" and so her actions allowed her to be a surrogate for him. This is pretty important and perhaps this part of the story was understated.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/14/17 2:04 am
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Sadly I'm getting a little sick of Silurians and this story has no old guard UNIT characters, so to me this is just a filler. I guess there is nothing wrong with that as its part of a good box set, but the issue this episode highlights is that there isn't enough room in a Silurian story for four hours of story. At the start of this episode was an imminent threat. At the end of the episode there is an imminent threat. That the Silurians want their world back was hardly considered in this story which relegates them back to the role of rubber suit monsters. It seems Silurians need the ethical questions to make them interesting, when they shouldn't.
Kate Stewart refusing to shoot dinosaurs was the only high point of the story.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/10/17 11:17 pm
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A story with a bit of complexity here. The first two episodes have the crew landing in a dystopian society where a seemingly amazing coincidence puts Nyssa in touch with her son she left so many years ago. We have a clear villain in Sibor who is using alien technology to build her political position. There is a full story here, but at the end of the second episode we learn where the alien technology came from and that reveals the true threat and villain of the piece.

Initially the stakes were just the cure to Richter's and the freedom of the main characters, but things are far worse than that. No spoilers, but the way the story is written allows for the escalation of the threat and the movement of the main villain.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/9/17 12:31 am
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The plot of this one can best be described as "An elegant complexity"
Within the space of two episodes, there are character introductions and settings established as a complex plot unwinds. It becomes a multi-doctor time travel scenario with a clear ambiguity as to which one is past and which one is future since Flip and the Doctor are both seeing events in a different order.
The story touches on the idea of not changing the known past, though it is not clear which past is correct. All these ideas come together perfectly, delivery a peerless cliff hanger between episodes and leaves the listener marvelling at how well a two part story can be told.

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