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Dark Eyes - 3.2 - The Reviled

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 3/6/19 3:24 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

I’m aware of the four sets that set three is perhaps the least successful or weakest in reception.
But I’m enjoying it immensely at the moment! I don’t see quite why yet!
In this chapter humans have been confined against will by the natives of a colony world. Seemingly for their own good to hide them from the infinite warriors. The native race disputes whether to free them , kill them or let the infinite’s have them.
Meanwhile Liv Chenka is amungst them assisting in aid and Sally Is abroad.
The doctor gets sent in to help negotiate but things get messy! )At least he is reunited with Liv).

I felt this story actually had some nice surprises, regular cast are strong as ever.
The Romossans don’t sound amazing but I like their concept.
All in all as usual the sound and music of this range is handled very well and with its main cast I can’t say I’d be able to give very low ratings to any of the range I’ve heard so far! It’s just got that sharp edge that pulls even the weaker of the parts out of the average zone for me.
Very excited to continue, tally ho!
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 9/27/15 8:06 am
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We move forward with Liv and the Doctor meeting up again, this time however, they are cast on a Earth colony where the aboriginal species similar to huge lobsters is effectively enslaved the humans, after they, the humans have exploited the planets resources, you would think as a species, humans would learn that going around like this is never going to win us friends or influence any alien race. Liv has her back against the wall as she tries to help the sick and injured, a warehouse of medical supplies which has been sent to the planet is required to keep the humans well and alive, but the local Ramossans (lobster type natives). The Doctor however is up against Sally Armstrong negotiating for the release of the humans for a much more unwelcome plan. The Eminence war is raging above the planet, hence the nervous and anxious Ramossans fearing for their planet want rid of their unwanted human guests. The Doctor as to pull out all the stops and all of his charm to get a result that will, however there is a massive not unexpected twist here and it comes at you like the crack of a whip. All round superb second offering.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/10/15 9:47 am
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The first half of this story is kind of dull as the Doctor tries to play statesman and diplomat on a planet whose native inhabitants aren't humanoid and tries to lay the groundwork for a future where natives and human colonists share the planet while Sally Armstrong arrives to take the colonist off world because the humans are a magnet for the Eminence which is involved with the Earth Alliance.

The Doctor's dalliance with diplomacy makes for a hard adventure particularly in the box set format which dictates four very closely linked and exciting adventures rather than a season of Eighth Doctor Adventures which could afford a wider variety of stories.

However, the Master takes action (mostly through Sally Armstrong) and the results are devastating and tragic. The Master is only in a couple scenes but his presence is truly felt.

The Doctor also faces betrayal from the Celestial Intervention Agency. The result of this adventure is perhaps the most appealing thing about it as the Doctor is forced into doing something desperate which sets the stage for the rest of the Dark Eyes story.