Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 10/15/15 10:10 am
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We start with an conversation with the 11, each fragmented personality trying to vie for the 11’s concessions attention. The 11 is in charge, and he is not going to let go, not now. So we get to the final episode in the 4 disk set, which finds the Doctor, Liv and Helen, landing on a planet, for which they cannot name, however they have landed in a corridor. There is the distant sound of a bell, then Bang and explosion. Zombie’s or at least what appear to be animated humans are heading past the trio, the Doctor, explains they need to head off and find what is going on. They enter into a church, a area which looks like a place of worship, except it isn’t. There is a Father preaching about the great undertaking, pontificating the benefits of “work cures all”. However when they try to leave the proceeding a robotic guard stops them. The Doctor and Liv and Helen are split up, a worker takes pity on the Doctor, and moves off with him, whereas the girls, are taken to what appears to be the kitchen, where they are advised to stir. They mount a robotic walking machine, they are to work until they drop, it is their allotted task. What is this place, and what as the 11 got planned as you know it is not going to end well, well at least not for him - hopefully! Think Victorian Work house, meets the depths of hell, with a liberal sprinkling of any Dickensian or Orwellian nightmare novel, and you are getting there. The episode does hold good for the Liv and Helen to get to know one another and also what they think of the Doctor. The ever present robots informing you of your need to continue working until you fall. What I enjoyed most about this was the feel, it felt like an early episode of Who, playing out with the Master McGann at the helm, although his stage was when Bonnar was around was somewhat stolen or at least that is the way that I heard it. There is a very controlled madness being played out by Bonnar’s character here, one where the significance will hopefully become more explained as we move forward with the Doom Coalition stories.