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197. The Entropy Plague

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/6/18 3:10 am
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This story wraps up both the second E-space trilogy and the Old Nyssa story arc. The Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough arrive at Nyssa's son's home and explain why she's not coming back. That established from the beginning, the story is all about how her fate in E-space.

The story is imaginative, set on a world where Entropy has taken hold to render all forms of electric power obsolete with only the sacrifice of lives able to open it. This is a dark story steampunk sort of tale with steam-powered robots, space pirates, and Zombie like creatures known as the Sandman. It's a superb tale with a good guest cast.

The story does have some repetitive moments such as the debate over who would be sacrificed, and some of these elements we've seen in other stories. Still, it has a strong dramatic core to it. The rotating narration allows some good character moments. Episode 2 which the Doctor was barely and told from Tegan's perspective was a highlight. Nyssa's actions were true to who she was and this story offered a very fitting for her.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 6/9/15 9:28 pm
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While I had some concerns about key details of the plot and a found a number of the characters to be at best, incomplete and at worst cliche driven, the story still has a lot going for it.

The framing of the story has the Doctor and each of his companions narrating a part of the story to tell Adric the fate of his mother. This is particularly well done for the second and third episodes which take place simultaneously, but are told from different perspectives. The episodes do have a "companion chronicles" feel to them as a result.
There is some very good acting as well.

There are times though, when key characters make illogical decisions and the ending if fairly well telegraphed.

To me this is a mixed bag with some strong positives and a few negatives pulling the story down.

It does however serve its ultiamet purpose well and is a very solid ending, both for E-Space and for a long loved assistant.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/7/15 5:06 pm
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Entropy Plague sees the conclusion of the E-Space outings of Doctor number 5 and his three companions. It also sees a twist in the end of the tail, which you will have to listen to understand. The story is told in flashback by the Doctor, Turlough and Tegan, to Nyssa son, as the TARDIS has now through E-Space drifted they find themselves on a planet where the mere presence of a CVE is draining any and all electrical power from. Then we have ingenious yet ruthless Pallister a sort of cross between, Einstein and a Mengele who is intent on making the CVE open but the only method of powering this is "use humans as batteries". You can imagine this does not really sit well with any of time travellers.

This is a stunning release, in fact Morris writing for the 5th Doctor as been the single biggest factor in making his transformation from TV to Audio or the more tangible and all the more worthy. What we have here is excellent mixture of creepy monsters, nasty evil baddies, and that horrible realisation that someone amongst the band of brothers is going to have to make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Peter is everything you want, and so is Mark and Janet, yet the stage in this release belongs to Sarah has she gives for me a tear jerking finality to the whole proceedings, I wonder therefore what will happen next for Nyssa surely this is not the end for her adventures with the Timelord, I for one hope not.