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119. Key 2 Time - The Chaos Pool

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/10/15 10:16 am
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The concluding story of the Key 2 Time, Big Finish's first trilogy as a few nice moments and Easter Eggs. The reveal of the true identity of Lalla Ward's character at the end of Episode 1 and also an explanation of sorts for Roman's regeneration at the start of, "Destiny of the Daleks" were nice moments.

Yet, despite this, the story had a decidedly mediocre feel to it. There were comedy slugs that weren't that funny and philosophical debates that weren't all that engaging, and a resolution that wasn't all that satisfying.

In many ways, I think that the story made the mistake of many New Who stories in assuming that a bigger grander story is a better story, when a bigger story can be a busy story. There were people in disguise as other people, and then time hijinks, and then arguments, then the Guardians sat down and played bridge.

This isn't so say there weren't some good moments, there were. The acting was solid. In the end, the story tried too hard to be big and succeeded in that but without telling a compelling finale.
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Reviewed By: FlyingTigerComicsReview Date: 8/9/15 6:54 am
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ARGH. UGH.

This story would have been a classic had it stuck with the original very nice bait and switch as to who Lalla Ward plays, but no, it had to "go there" with her playing a second role, out of the freakin blue and to no purpose whatsoever. That flew this story straight into the ground.

Other than that, the development of Amy / Zara is great and the Fifth Doctor is played with the energy that was so sorely lacking on television- making him really come to life with some verve and entertaining energy.

A bad story saved to some extent by some good performances. Compared to the previous story Destroyer of Delight it is a hell of a letdown to end on though.

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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 5/21/15 2:34 pm
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It loses it's way towards the end. The whole trilogy has the odd decent moment but you wouldn't miss out if you skipped the Key 2 Time
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/3/15 10:06 am
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This should be viewed on the basis that it winds up the Key 2 Time saga, which has spanned three releases. Once again Peter holds everything together, and we get a sort of confused performance from Lalla Ward as two separate characters, however, in truth as there is no vocal change, it can lose it's way. That aside we have a nice completion to the trilogy. There are comedy aliens which are cannibal slugs, and we have an opposing force fighting the good fight. The Dr aided with Amy is trying to track down the last part of the Key 2 Time, however Zara is going to everything in her power not too. Interestingly we get to appreciate that the White Guardian is not solely for good, the guardian has his own agenda, which we get to hear about. I liked the way that we have effectively told the tale of the Key to Time in these three volumes, sure, this could have been better, but overall it is a solid Peter is the shining star, although the characterisation portrayed by Ciara Janson as Amy and Laura Doddington as Zara is incredibly well rounded, and, stands head and shoulders. In fact Ciara steals the scenes on several key times throughout the whole performance.