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3.6 - The Cannibalists

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Reviewed By: natemansReview Date: 10/8/18 8:18 am
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I get the concept of what Jonathan Morris was going for and its mostly decent in areas, but in execution, the script is really poor. Particularly in characterization. There's some fun moments and glimpses of something greater in it. Just wish there was something a little bit more.

Sadly disappointed.
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Reviewed By: BlueboxReview Date: 11/12/17 8:58 pm
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Some of these adventures feel like a big idea forced in 50 odd minutes whilst others feel like the run on the spot so they aren’t only 30 mins.

Here we have a story that suits its length and is smash to listen to in a single sitting. My only real minor qualm is I struggled to distinguish the good robots apart from each other. Possibly because they are all pitched at the same hysterical pitch with some robotic voice alterations.

Nothing especially exciting here but a solid adventure all the same
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Reviewed By: Adan FlyberReview Date: 7/7/16 8:17 am
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The Cannibalists is a very good, entertaining story. Jonathan Morris wrote endearing characters : Servo (whose name, I suppose, is a pun on the french "cerveau", meaning brain) and the Assemblers. We have very good concepts, and funny moments, from hexadecimal poetry to "bits sticking out". The idea of a robot world, where robots try to create a civilization, may not be that original after decades of science-fiction, but the way it is presented (with both horror and "why so serious ?"), it works quite well.

Still, this story suffer from flaws that slightly ruined my listening experience. First, the sound design, which made it sometimes a bit hard to "visualise". Even if I usually listen to audios while walking in my town, and therefore can't really close my eyes if I don't want to hit something (or someone), I still visualise audios. For this one, it was hard, especially for the Death Metal gang, and (at the beginning) for Servo, because if we can imagine a face from a human voice, it's way harder with a robot.
The second flaw ruined my listening more : the plot. It was soooooo predictable. When the Doctor, in part 2, says he has a theory while talking about the Heavens' age, we (well, "I") understand immediately that the reset switch has been used countless times before, if we hadn't understood it before (maybe my watching of Heaven Sent made me a best guesser as far as reset button/time loop are concerned). The same goes for Servo not forgetting who he is after the reset. Ever since the first time the Doctor said "but Servo, you will forget !", I was almost yelling "Of course he won't, you forbid her to do it!". Two thing were harder to predict, in my opinion : the switch being Minerva (but when we discover it, it seems obvious) and Titus himself pulling the switch (which I can't really buy, so unpredictable for bad reasons).

But despite these flaws, I still felt entertained, and still liked it. A good story in a good season.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 4/15/15 6:25 pm
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I really can't defend this story for its faults because there are many. The plot is really standard and does nothing special. The acting is all right given the weak script however I find myself enjoying it. So yeah it was pretty good if a bit clichéd. Give it a listen