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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 11/15/17 4:26 am
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While there is some great acting and clever plot ideas in this set, it is fundamentally silly and is more an attempt at comedy than a success.

The underlying flaw is that they try to make time lord politics into a farce when the time lords have been shown time and again to be manipulative and powerfully intelligent menaces held back only by fear of the consequences of interfering. In this set of stories, they are shown to be drowning in incompetence and bureaucracy. Often this doesn't work.

Despite this, the story places the Doctor, Teegan and Leela in a series of situations that require innovative thought and a lot of improvisation. There is also some very good interactions between Doctor and his two companions and this makes the silliness all worth while.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 11/12/17 11:10 pm
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A lot of scope in this story. Typical of the late third doctor era, this is an epic space drama, but is written with a small number of well crafted characters.

The story is set in the shadow of daleks rather than in their scopes so there is a constant threat but not constant mantras of "exterminate"

This one is really about the Doctor working alongside the military trying to bring about a solution to a threat that won't have millions of civilian casualties.

Tim Treloar does his best third doctor yet, while Katy Manning is a long way off the youthful Jo she would have played so long ago.

I would also say this is Andrew Smith's best story yet
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 11/3/17 4:52 am
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Unlike the previous stories of this set, Solus utilises the full cast. They have smaller parts each, but more important ones.

The episode raises ethical questions and explores character backgrounds. Daina has her chance at revenge, but must choose to sacrifice this to save lives. Villa has a chance to make a sacrifice play while Avon is engaged in a logic battle that tests his mental stamina and leaves the audience wondering just what he would risk to win. In the heart of it all is Servalan, who creates an electronic duplicate of her mind and then must battle against herself knowing the other won't let her live.

This is easily the best story of the set and well worth listening to.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 10/23/17 10:47 pm
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This began with the moment I have been waiting for since the whole Ace/Mel reunion began: Actual meaningful, character driven dialogue which was followed by a story that allowed the three main characters to develop and interact as their characters should.

Matthew J Elliott is a writer I will be watching out for in the future.

The rest of the story, with the silurians and the dinosaurs was pretty good too.

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