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1.2 - I Went to a Marvellous Party

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The Diary of River Song - Series 1
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Reviewed By: PolarityReversalReview Date: 1/16/16 12:55 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This was a big improvement over the first story. The setting is much better, the acting is improved, and the whodunnit approach was well executed and keeps you interested. I still wish Alex Kingston could control the overacting a bit because on the screen her body language compliments it, however, audio is a different delivery and not everything translates as well.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/6/16 4:37 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A juicy and wonderful setting: A party for the rich and powerful held on a modular spaceship run by people intent on manipulating less advanced societies. The story brims with interesting ideas. It's a pity more of them aren't fully explored

Still, I found this a very stylish second outing as River plays detective and also gets a chance to exercise her own unique brand of justice as the mystery about River's overall situation grows more interesting as the story ends on a great cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 1/2/16 12:14 pm
1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Marginally better than the previous story but that's no great achievement
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 12/31/15 6:24 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

River arrives on a inter-galtic cruise ship, to be greeted by Bertie who obviously isn't who he said he was in the previous meeting, this cruise ship however is on a permanent cruise around the galaxy, aboard the ship the select few decide on what happens to planets and worlds. Everything from flood, famine to the discovery of the light bulb. They are the ultimate control freaks who determine what the various planets can or cannot have by torture if needed. But River soon is drawn into a murder among a bunch of genocidal psychopaths. The murder of Bertie's colleague is witnessed by a primitive one of the unfortunates from one of the planets that has been kidnapped. Things start to become more entangled when the primitive Sprits leads River to a dead body. There is a Hercule Poirot/Miss Marple murder mystery style feels, and it works quite well painted against the backdrop of the already corrupt goings on. You can feel the tangible building of bridges with this episode to some thing bigger and more intricate. Bertie is no good, you can sense that, and what an excellent portrayal by Vlahos in the role, a good departure from his normal role of Dorian. Kingston is very good and is really starting to make it her own. I just wonder how BF will obviously exploit the story arc with her in the role in audio format. But that said this is a cracking second episode building to the third installment of Signs.