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3.2 - White Ghosts

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/30/15 4:40 am
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'White Ghosts' written by Alan Barnes and Directed by Nicholas Briggs, is a dark malevolent tale packed with lots of dark creepy details. It's only been a couple of days since the events of 'The King of Sontar', and the Timelords have taken control of the Doctor's Tardis, again! Our heroes find themselves literally taken to the edge of the universe, with a missile heading straight for them and only a desolate, but not lifeless, planet with a research facility on it. The local vegetation is aggressive and hungry. Once again, the Timelords motives seem to be genocide, which seems rather contrived. This is peppered with humorous interactions between Leela and whoever is about at the time. It's packed for of female characters, which is a nice change, and yet they are more roles than proper characters, but this is only sixty minutes long. It's an above average tale with a great soundtrack.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/20/15 3:14 am
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The Doctor and Leela arrive on a planet about to be hit by a missile and try to get the inhabitants off. However, they find the inhabitants are genetically altered humans on a mysterious scientific project and they're on a planet where killer plants grow in the darkness and kill.

The plot here is very suspenseful as we don't quite know the full extent of what's going on. While the basics remain the same, the story has layers that are peeled off as the story continues to unfold until we at last learn the shocking truth.

After the last episode ended with an argument between the Doctor and Leela, this story quickly diffuses the situation in a way that felt a little bit too easy. Still, as Leela says, the Doctor had gone days without talking to her which had led her to read more and what she'd read were fairy tales. Leela's pointing out similaritites to Fairy Tale moments. This device works very well throughout the story, creating a little bit of a sense of rythym, being used for occasional comic relief, and in one case actually adding to the terror of the moment (when Leela's reminded of Little Red Riding Hood meeting the wolf disguised as her grandma.

It's a wonderfully atmospheric and clever tale featuring great acting and a superb soundscape.

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 8/4/14 7:05 am
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This adventure sees the Dr and Leela, arrive at a darken planet. Due to a missile being fired at the Tardis. They arrive and start to explore, armed with an oil lamp, they begin to investigate. The space station on the planet, who are there to study the "white ghosts" pick up on the light source of the Dr's oil lamp. But it appears that the "white ghosts" thrive on light, which they only get every odd thousand years or so. A battle of wills and intelligence begins between the Dr and the scientist on the planet, a dual reason for scientist experiments. DNA modified vampire genes that have altered human gene pool, A invading army of winged farmers to harvest the "white ghosts". Lead to a final scene played out with the Dr appearing in the lime light and saving the day.

This story trots along at a nice pace, and it plays out very well, for some reason the story seems longer than it's actual play time. That is not a criticism as the actors are engaging throughout and it makes for entertaining to the end. A little darker than most Dr Who's this one. Nice work Big Finish.