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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/8/15 4:23 am
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Snakedance is a superb sequel to Season 19's Kinda as they land on the planet Manussa after the Mara (who had possessed Tegan before) is trying to seize control again. Their arrival is timed with a key anniversary and an opportunity for the Mara to once again take control.

The script is rich and the concepts are very clever and the story is at times, thought provoking. I like the idea of the Doctor forced to prove himself and him not being taken seriously at all. Particularly as he's arguing for something this society sees as just as a superstition. It's a great reversal and really makes this an engaging story.

The acting is top notch as Janet Fielding turns a brilliant performance as Tegan and Davison's Doctor really comes to life and we even catch a glimpse of how the events of Earthshock have affected him. This also some great and memorable guest performances. While the Mara doesn't look, great, it certainly looks better than in Kinda.

The big downside is the costuming. Nyssa's new outfit was really dreadful with nothing matching. Prince Lon's outfit in Episode 4 is absurd. Plus there's no sense of style among this planet which makes it seem artificial as do some of the sets. Still, if you can get past it, this is actually pretty good.