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The Ghosts of N-Space

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/27/15 9:23 am
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This story is actually better than Paradise of Death, which seemed to wander quite a bit. This story, while longer, seems more focused.on the whole problem of N-Space and the attempt to take over the earth by an immortal mafioso. While the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith bounce back and forth to three different centuries and into the alternate dimension known as N-space, that focus is never really lost.

I also like the way this is staged. In the last story, the Doctor and Sarah's time together was limited, but here Sarah and the Doctor are together at all the critical points and they really play well off each other and hearing these two characters interact is a delight. I also think that the character of Jeremy made progress. He was insufferable in Paradise of Death. Here he's a tad annoying at times but not useless. Nicholas Courtney turns in a solid performance as the Brigadier and is dashing as he gets to take command of the situation.

On the negative side, how much you enjoy this story may depend on how much you can put up with silly accents: the Italian accents are stereotypical. and New York variety sounds like they came right out of Guys and Dolls. In addition, while the swearing was rarely severe, there was a lot of it for a Doctor Who story. That and Sarah Jane contemplating writing a trashy novel was kind of odd.

Overall, this was a solid radio story and it's too bad Pertwee didn't get to do more of them.