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Doom Coalition - 2.1 - Beachhead

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/23/16 12:11 am
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A fairly straightforward Doctor Who story which brings back the Voord and revisits an incident from the Third Doctor’s life as the Doctor deals with strange goings on near the city of Stegmoor. The first half has a solid sense of mystery and the last few moves at a solid pace. Overall, it's a decent if not spectacular start to the box set.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 3/4/16 8:38 pm
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Well we start the first story of the second box set in the sleepy town of Stegmoor, we are introduced to Matilda or 'Matty' to her friend in the village store. Matty, comes from a family as we discover that has already encountered the traveling timelord, and the pleasures of UNIT. However this revelation does not immediately come to her attention. The more pressing issue is Matty's constant headaches, which are driving her to distraction. Whilst Matty is shopping, the sleepy village encounters a burst river and disaster. Enter the Doctor, Liv and Helen whom literally are swept into the thick of it. How the hell this story fits into the jigsaw of the Doom Coalition I don't quite figure. What I do know however is this is a quality entry into the world of No.8, with his newly acquired companions, I also like the fact we have some wonderful references to Doctor number 3, and there is a nice link between the various incarnations of the time lord throughout. What is better is that we get to met in no uncertain terms the Achilles heal, the answer to my question earlier. What part of the jigsaw is this for us the listener to find when we put it in to the relation of Doom Coalition, 11 and where we left things last time in that god awful Dickensian work house with 11 to his mental back flips. We have the wonderful McGann in charge here so we know that the gun is cocked and loaded, we have nothing to fear, the supplementary interactions of the two new companions are also well fleshed out now, the part of Helen especially as really started to grow and got legs on as a character. There are some cracking bits in Beachhead and not least the introduction or should I say re-introduction of the Voord, one of the better villains of the Who Universe. The first outing is superb, good story, well produced, and also enough of a teaser to make you want to go back and listen to the second to see what happens next. There is a retro feel as well to this, you sort of get that early 70's sensibilities come through which I enjoyed.