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3.2 - The Great Space Elevator

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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 6/10/16 8:12 am
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2nd Doctor, Victoria & Jamie(told by Victoria)
A story that fits great into the era, it has a real feel for the 2nd doctor's time. A very nice idea about an elevator that goes over 22k miles into space from an island on the planet. That may be a little far fetched, but it's nice sci-fi. I didn't have to hit the volume once, so it gets a 10 in the special effects from me. I would have liked to know more about the electric alien, but it's just a single disc, still that brings down the plot and replay value, thus bringing down the overall value, the acting itself was decent, not super, but it could grow on me on a second listen.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/19/15 4:31 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

We begin our adventure with the TARDIS landing in Sumatra, the Doctors companions are quickly taken into custody by the guards of the Space Elevator, just as the base loses all power. The companions and the Doctor then take on a journey in the great space elevator in order to try and understand what has caused the power loss, only to be confronted by an alien entity bent on them not succeeding.

These little 1 hour adventures are a wonderful way to spend your time, the story here plays out without missing a single stroke, the little story paints the pictures of the old second Doctor and his companion as they try and assist the people involved in the working of the elevator, Deborah portrays all parts incredibly well, although her Jamie take off leaves a lot to be desired, but she does a sterling job in getting across the early, B&W feeling well. I especially like she mimic's the second Doctor's almost impish characteristics and it made the story all the more believable. Not a complex story but well written, well told, and expertly acted and produced enjoyable to the last.
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Reviewed By: chrisscorkscrewReview Date: 9/28/14 1:31 pm
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This is an incredibly evocative story, not perhaps with the most complex plot or character development, but if you are looking for a story that really feels like a missing Second Doctor story, this is bang on the money.

The story setting - a rather sciency backdrop with lots of engineers walking around in white spacesuits - is very stylistic of the Patrick Troughton era, and when you combine that with the buzzing background music, a simple yet classic plot, and the vocals of Deborah Watling, it all feels absolutely right.

Deborah Watling isn't perhaps the best reader - her voice has deepened so much that she even only sounds like her own character, Victoria, in the moments of panic, and her Jamie McCrimmon impression was rather awful, but her change in voice was neatly explained by her remembering the adventure as a grandmother, and it was rather nice to hear Victoria again and to hear a story told from her perspective rather than the ubiquitous (albeit wonderful) Frazer Hines.

Overall, I really rather enjoyed this. It was like going back in time to revisit old friends, and I'd recommend it to any fan of this era of the show.
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Reviewed By: baticeerReview Date: 12/11/13 8:27 pm
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Well-executed, but it isn't trying to do anything out of the ordinary, and Deborah Watling's performance is nothing to write home about.