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8.7 - Luna Romana

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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 9/24/15 12:13 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Luna Romana is the conclusion the Quadrigger Stoyn 50th Anniversary Trilogy with a Fourth Doctor story that's really just an excuse to remember Mary Tamm as a Romana who sadly passed away before this was recorded. So they got Juliet Landau to play the Third Romana imitating the First Romana and as much as I loved Landau as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she isn't very good at imitating Tamm who has this distinctive voice. I like the character nevertheless and Landau is a fine actress. Also the story is really nothing special but entertaining and fitting the era.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/11/14 9:07 pm
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I find this a hard one to rate. Its strengths are very strong, but its weaknesses are also quite apparent. I found it tedious at the start and hard to get in to, yet it developed into a timey wimey multiple Romana adventure that was well worth the initial pain.

First off, this is the third Stoyn story, but you do not need to have heard the first two. This stands alone just fine. It would probably help to listemn to this more than once though - It is quite complex.

It begins with an odd side track during the key to time, but as Stoin and Romana have met before in her future and his past, it is not simple. The first Romana has the first part while the second has the second part, yet the first story hasn't finishes yet at that point which makes the second start feel awkward. In the third part things start to come together and make sense with quite a good ending in the fourth part.

As I said, timey wimey multiple Romana; even more complex as it is Juliet Landau telling the first Romana's story (Not unlike Peter Davison telling a 3rd Doctor story!) and I am not familiar with her Romana. As a result her part feels more out of whack. Lalla Ward on the other hand gives a perfect performance of a story that fits her era perfectly.

This is not really a tory about the Doctor and Stoin, though both are in it, this is the story of Romana and the Doctor and particularly how he has influenced her and the difference he has made in her life. Stoin serves as a kind of opposite for her growth to be compared to. This becomes a celebration of Romana; who she was, who she will become and how she gets there.