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The First Doctor - Volume 1
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Reviewed By: ANTI-RADReview Date: 9/14/18 4:18 am
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Loved the preceding and related companion chronicle 8.10 - The War to End All Wars. This one was barely passable on all levels, along with, so far the other stories in this blasted volume. Found this very uninspired and problematic on all levels, opposite to its predecessor, regardless of 4 actual voiced characters. 2/5 might be generous sadly due to poor writing, dashes of character soap operatics that are not justified and overall concepts. Not sure what is happening with some of these writers lately, is it that hard to write clear and engaging science-fiction, world building with actual interesting worlds, environment and adventures?

Lately its poor character soap operatics and mind wars of conflicted characters in mundane environments perhaps reflecting more of a dystopic future London rather new or distant worlds with whining constantly complaining characters.

Along with Potter's story in this volume, pretty bad stuff. The literal very end was OK, however I am two minds about it (that's a pun here) because its flawed imagination as you can't just copy anything like life and thought to 1s and 0s, it totally conflicts real technology and travels outside the hard (data) non-bionic bounds of data. Unless a writer has some comprehension of technology, just don't go there for your entire premise or gist.

This was 2/5. 3/10.

* I typically use a simple 5-star rating scale = 1,2,3,4,5, translated:
1 star = 1,2 ; 2 star = 3,4 ; 3-star = 5,6,7 ; 4-star = 8,9 ; 5-star = 10.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 3/24/17 1:29 am
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Excellent conclusion to an excellent box set. Lovely to see the story tied in with the Oliver Harper trilogy. Peter Purves' First Doctor is impeccable as ever.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/29/16 7:30 pm
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An elderly former King Steven trying to transport the Doctor back to the planet of Savages using a Radio Telescope. This ends up tying into the trilogy of Companion Chronicles with Oliver, and ends up creating a trilogy of the previous story along with War to End all Wards, and also introduces some reasons why the Doctor might have been collapsing and ill so much in the TV story, “The Tenth Planet.”

That’s a lot of continuity and it does make the story feel a bit dense. It’s a well-acted and some interesting twists and the second half starts off very suspensefl, but it’s weighted down by trying to be a sequel to many stories. Still, there are some solid actions and character moments that make this worth listening to.