Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 9/1/15 10:23 am
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I have read a lot of negative reviews of this adventure, and to be honest, I never take any notice of other people opinions until I have listened to these releases myself. Ok so what do we have here, well I think a very well written, sublime performance, from the gang Baker, Jameson and Leeson and the wonderful support of Michael Cochrane and Veronica Roberts. Although to be fair this is vehicle for the old team. Nicholas Briggs as done that thing with this and took the third Doctor forward, he has made this a non repetitive advancement of the whole era of Tom without robbing it on the authenticity. That said, at the end of the day, this is a cracking and well versed edition to the series. For one thing from the off you just know that there is going to be a Cyberman element it just smacks of it from the off. I love the story it is pure third Doctor at it’s very best.
Synopsis of the story, the Doctor remarkably wants to go fishing on the planet of Krelos, but there is something wrong K9 is not acting as he should form the off, you soon get to pick up on this little anomaly, keep that in the back of your mind. There is also the wonderful plot hint from Veronica Roberts character, when, she belittles the world of automation and the way that it has invaded every day life. How we should be wary of it, it will take over one day sort of approach. But on their way up the mountain to the lakes that are at the top to do a spot of fishing, Leela and the Doctor wander into Geralk well at least the autonomy/robotic version of Geralk. As the real Geralk is actually sitting at home wired neurally to this avatar, the avatar explains to the Doctor and Leela that he was a adventurer when he was younger, that to continue his adventuring way now he is older he uses technology to do the actual physical. With a brief return to the TARDIS, when the Doctor and Leela return something has happened, and we find Geralk muttering his last words and the city of Krelos is destroyed, what as happened, who has tampered with the TARDIS we are building the tension and the reveal which will be in the next release Return to Telos.