Reviewed By: komodo
Review 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.