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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/14/18 5:35 am
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Simply put, this is a filler episode.

It seemed like we were only hearing half the story, and it wasn't the interesting part.

Ian NcNeice is awesome, but he is only given a mediocre story to work with, which makes his character seem like a bystander. This is Winston Churchill we're talking about. A man who was the driving force behind a key period of history without needing time travel equipment and he is being portrayed as a pawn of the doctor. I exaggerate, I know. My issue is that while Churchill is learning from the Doctor, he is somehow less than the greatest leader of the twentieth century.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/13/18 11:04 pm
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The epic story arc deserved a better finish. The problem was the episode had to end in a position to slot into a key moment of B7 continuity.

The Liberator crew splits up in an illogical way leaving Tarrant alone on the Liberator while the rest of the characters head off on a mission that only needed a team of two. Both were interesting, but neither was worthy of being the finale of this story line.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/1/18 12:53 am
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I feel that Ian McNeice portrays Churchill very well. He gives a lot of character to a historical figure. It is perhaps his second best role behind Bert Large. Where he fails is in his inconsistent portrayal of the Doctor (honestly I couldn't even tell which Doctor it was. May there was more than one incarnation present.)

I think perhaps this format is not working well as a character discussing moral issues with their diary or with a character voiced by the same actor lacks the impact it should have. There is a big question being asked in this story, but it isn't being asked well.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/30/18 2:48 am
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Marc Platt is perhaps the best writer of cyberman stories. He understands exactly what makes them scary.
It isn't their goose stepping power or their numbers or even their cold logic. What makes them scary is how far they will go to survive. What makes them truly scary is that situations may arise where we could want to become them. He showed this in Spare Parts and again in the Silver Turk. He does it again here.

There are a lot of characters and plot ideas present in this story, but in the background is the dark history of the cyber wars and some of its survivors who will do whatever it takes to survive.

The Doctor and Jo are well written and well performed. The cybermen are present, but not in an "in your face" way.

A good follower to the similarly themed Rise of the New Humans.

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