Reviewed By: tcexect
Review Date: 11/24/13 9:49 pm
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Episode 1 precedes fairly normally, and all seems to be panning out as the cover and description indicate - then the cliffhanger occurs, and the following episodes spiral into one of the most off-the-wall premises for a Doctor Who story I have come across (they would NEVER get away with it on TV). It grabs a certain piece of history and takes it in a far less cute direction than you might expect (almost sick - no, GENUINELY a bit sick). When the story's deadly antagonist came to the fore I was left grinning like a naughty child at Morris' imagination.
If you can stomach your Who slightly more deranged, you will have a great time, as a macabre, complex plot with increasingly bonkers cliffhangers unfolds around the Doctor and Peri. They both get plenty to do as they try to unravel different ends of one dilemma, and also show the extent to which they've become a superb team. It's primarily a rip-roaringly fun adventure full of surprises, but there are sincere messages emerging through the madness, and Colin Baker especially is at his most lovely.
Try to go in without getting spoiled!