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92. Nocturne

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/5/17 4:10 am
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This story finds the Doctor, Ace, and Hex landing on a planet at war, that is actually one of the Doctor's most favorite planets. This story is decent with some good character situations and some reflections on the nature of art and music and how it can survive and even thrive in the midst of war.

My real criticism of the story isn't that it's not well done, but that it repeats so many themes from previous outings with this trio: The Doctor, Ace, and Hex in the midst of war and experiencing the tragedy of what it does to people. The setting and set up calls to mind some other Doctor Who stories with other Doctors. But after so many imaginative and well-done anti-war outings for this team, this release signals that something original needs to be done with them.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/7/17 1:01 am
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When I try to think about this story analytically, I feel like it ought to be very good. It's got some lovely interplay among the regular cast that runs right through the whole story, the setting and the plot are neatly tied together through theme, and there's nothing especially wrong with any of it. It just seems to be rather bland and unmemorable.

I love the scenes of Ace and Hex giving the Doctor a hard time for never telling them enough about their destinations. I also love that, on this occasion, he has no hidden agenda except to introduce his friends to one of his favorite places. I love how this story disrupts his relationship with this place, and how he uses the broadened perspective of a time traveler to come to terms with that.

I also love to focus on art, especially music. It's a bit similar thematically to "Dust Breeding", but pitched at a rather more sophisticated level. Ok, so the idea that the monster comes from the music or whatever might be a ropey, it's nothing unusual by "Doctor Who" standards. I honestly can't find anything not to like about this story. It's just boring.

Although, it does sort of prove my point in an ongoing argument with a friend of mine. When watching classic "Doctor Who", he gets annoyed at how easily the Doctor ingratiates himself with the local authorities. He thinks it's unrealistic, and of course, he's quite right. But like the sonic screwdriver, this is a writer's convention designed to prevent the Doctor from getting bogged down with solving boring problems. In this story, the local authorities actually notice that the Doctor and his friends didn't arrive through normal channels and they make an issue of it. It's much more interesting listening to the Doctor trying to solve a mysterious series of murders than trying to explain how he avoided immigration.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 12/6/16 9:21 pm
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An average story. Other than some cliched portrayals by Eric Potts and Ann Rye there was nothing terrible but on the flip side there was nothing that stands out.
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Reviewed By: dima45698Review Date: 5/10/16 10:00 am
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I genuinely don't know why this story is so hated by many BF fans. It has a good atmosphere, not outstanding but interesting and entertaining plot. Plus some musical moments are great. Doctor, Ace & Hex once more proved to be a great team.