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Doom Coalition - 1.3 - The Galileo Trap

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/21/15 9:35 am
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This story marks Helen's features Helen's first trip in the TARDIS as they had back to 16th Century Florence after receiving a message from Gallileo and right into a trap.

Overall, this is a story that worked okay. If you can get past the idea that the Eleven hired two low-rent alien thugs to spend years watching for the Doctor, the story is fairly well done and has some typical doses of Marc Platt written weirdness and some good moments with Helen as the new Companion. The final scene which sees the savage alien villians revert to their more despicable forms is very well-done and a great scene.

The story is not really remarkable, particularly compared to the first two stories that opened the set. Still, it's an enjoyable and well-produced story.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/14/15 11:10 am
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Disk 3 and back with a bang, this takes our intrepid threesome to the times of the Renaissance Italy, after discovering an ancient recording on the artifacts from the museum effectively being a early attempt a recorded sound, the Doctor as been summoned by Galileo to get his arse over to ancient Italy to help. The Italy that the Doctor, Liv and Helen however get to is not the one that history as recorded. The Doctor is presented with a city ravaged with a plague, there is something strange about the whole going’s on. Galileo holds the secrets to this, enter stage left some very unpleasant visitors who are not of this time. In the shape of alien bounty hunters of sorts who seem to have taken a liking for the local food and seem also to be tasked with getting the Doctor as they bounty.

This is certainly putting the proceeding of the story very much back on track, this is one of those stories from Big Finish that takes the whole Whovian Universe kicking and screaming into the big bang, modern Sci-Fiction arena again, with a cherry on top. The baddies are bad, the Hero the Doctor, is abound taking out the macerations of the evil that is present everywhere in ancient Italy, and we have a wonderful performance in all of this of John Woodvine as the blinded but still impeccably intelligent Galileo, he might have lost his vision but his foresight is perfect. The companions here act as the perfect foil as well, the whole thing is rip roaringly perfect and certainly as put the final chapter up for I hope a superb ending of the first of many Doom Coalition and the 8th Doctor box sets.