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186 - Tomb Ship

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Reviewed By: BlueboxReview Date: 11/17/17 12:48 am
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The plot has a some good ideas but the guest characters are awful. They’re badly written and I couldn’t tell some of the men apart at times.

Virna in particular was badly written and her motivation doesn’t make any sense!

Hannah is also barely in this so what was the point in introducing her in the previous story?

I’ve been really disappointed with this trilogy so far. Not since the key 2 time have I wanted to get a trilogy over and done with so quickly.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/20/17 2:48 am
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Tomb Ship finds the Doctor and Nyssa find themselves aboard a tomb spaceship with a family of treasure plunderers who are seeking the fabled treasure of the God King of the Arrit led by their obsessed mother. The Doctor and Nyssa find themselves caught up in the family's adventure and forced to help as the TARDIS disappears.

This one is entertaining if a bit predictable. While it evokes images of Indiana Jones, it's never quite that entertaining. It's a pretty basic Base Under siege story with a treasure hunt mixed in. Plot twists come and surprise including the surprise return of a character I hadn't thought would be in it and even working in a plausible explanation for it. Not great but makes for a decent couple hours listening.

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/5/15 11:31 am
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This is our second release in three for the 5th Doctor this , from Big Finish. This adventure finds us with the Doctor and Nyssa, landing aboard a huge tomb ship floating around in space. They also encounter a family led team of treasure hunters whom are also wandering around this behemoth of a vessel/coffin.

The family is led by the mother, who seemingly will stop at nothing to get to the treasure, there is also the issue of her trying this raid before, and not succeeding. Couple this with the fact that the Doctor discovers that the ancient entity aboard is not actually dead. Also that tomb robbing against this ancient race might actually end up with more than some old gold trinkets.

There are quite marked parallels in this release with Indiana Jones and also Prometheus, obvious ones being a ancient civilisation and a tomb, and unleashing all hell if you go prodding around where you shouldn't. The Indy one is more in the feel, archaeological artefacts, tombs, trap doors, secrets around every corner so it has that sort of 1950's B movie feel, but with Nyssa and Peter for good measure.

It is a solid good romp around the Whovian Universe with two of the best in the shape of the leads. It does exactly what it describes on the front cover, and for that it is first rate.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 9/21/14 8:06 pm
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This reminded me a lot of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 movie "The Cube" as we mostly have a group of strangers moving from one death trap to another with little regard for a plot.

How this differs from The Cube is that the Doctor was actually very concerned about the plot while the other characters had goals of their own.

Trapped inside a vast tomb ship, one group of characters is looking for treasure, while the Doctor discovers the scenario is far more dangerous and he wants to save lives. The problem is that the tomb ship is full of death traps and the characters, with different goals, must work together to survive.

Virna is a very bad piece of work and has some great idealogical clashes with the Doctor. She makes a better villain that the far more powerful, real enemy which is a testament to well written and acted drama.