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The Last Adventure - The Red House

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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 11/4/16 10:20 pm
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Rory Keenan who plays Ugo is a disgrace. Plays him as a cliché 60s hippy "man" and always takes me out of the story. Brings the whole thing down
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 8/24/15 10:54 pm
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The Red House sees the Doctor and Charley go to an island inhabited by creatures I call anti-werewolves. Anti-werewolves are just like regular werewolves, but in reverse with the wolf aspect at night be civilized and the human aspects during the day being the beast versions. The Doctor and Charley land in a village where a Dr. Paignton is trying to stop the human mutation during the day so the people can live normally. While this happens the Doctor gets captured by a group of these creatures led by Ugo with the goal to revel in their human form. The Doctor takes the side of Ugo's group while Charley (after the Valeyard does some meddling and steals a machine Paignton has been experimenting on) takes the side of Paignton. This leads to a story that is a great one to show off how much Charley has grown since her first appearance. The Valeyard also has more of a bearing on the events, connecting it to the story arc unfolding unlike the End of the Line which was too subtle. The only real problem that I have with the story Alan Barnes writes is that the ending wants to go full bleak in vain of The Last or Spare Parts, but the Doctor saves the day at the last minute.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/23/15 10:43 am
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Welcome back Charley! This story features the first appearance of Charley with the Sixth Doctor since her departure in "Blue Forgotten Planet," though in terms of chronology the story is obviously set before that.

The Doctor and Charley land on a strange island that's populated by Werewolves who have to hide inside less they turn into ferocious people. Yes, it's funny, weird, and a bit of an off-beat story that has a certain lightness about it as one of the lead rebel werewolves (who go out in the sunlight to turn into people) has a very '60s way of talking. It's a nice change of pace following the suspense of, "End of the Line" and proceeding the horror of, "Stage Fright."

The Valeyard appears and there's a great scene between him and Charley with tension coming from the fact that he knows the truth about her having traveled previously with the Eighth Doctor, a fact she's hiding from the Sixth Doctor. While I totally understood this, I have to admit this was probably the least accessible element of the entire box set for people who weren't Big Finish fans.

For those keeping track, the dialogue sets the story sometime between, "Brotherhood of the Daleks" and "Return of the Krotons."

Overall this was a very fun tale that reunited a great TARDIS team.