Reviewed By: komodo
Review Date: 1/15/18 10:56 pm
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My feeling with this release is that the first two episodes were too heavy on atmosphere and too light on plot. Certainly character and setting were well established, but the writer was so determined to "show" us that the story was spooky rather than "tell" us that the plot did not advance. There were long stretches of wandering around between key story reveals.
Then, when we reached the end of episode two, we have a major plot development that makes the story far more interesting and the cliff hanger leaves the listener asking what is going on.
Throughout the story, both Flip and Connie are eager to move on and get home. They both sound like the doctor has dragged them into one adventure too many. This adds to the tension of the episode. The problem is that the slow reveal of story means that we are a long way into the story before the Doctor has motivation to investigate. The story does become good, but it takes time to get there.