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5.8 - Casualties of Time

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 2/18/19 1:27 am
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The grand finale of both 4DA season 5 and the Cuthbert trilogy of double features doesn't exactly "wow" the listener but it does tie up all the loose ends. Nicholas Briggs does seem to love his paradoxes and sets up a doozy of one in this story. There's a good sense of urgency and gravity to the events that keep the plot interesting through most of the release. Things fall apart a little at the end, though, with some dubious science and a Deus ex machina that is rushed in with barely an acknowledgement. If you've been following along all the related releases this will reward your investment but after 13 parts across 6 releases it feels like the conclusion is a little soft.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/4/18 11:58 pm
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Nicholas Briggs is essentially an ideas man and whenever he does a story that's a passion project it is an amazing exploration. Casualties of Time is sort of a mixed bag in what it does for a story. Alright the best bits is the humanization of Cuthbert and the reveal of how his actual motivations and life. The Black Guardian while excellently played by David Troughton, honestly was not used enough in the story and the biggest issue here is the pacing problems. It's about 15 minutes too long and the ending is just a bit too weird for me with the parrot becoming the White Guardian. The story is good, probably the best finale for the first five series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, but nothing above good.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/2/16 2:02 pm
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The truth about Cuthbert’s origin is finally revealed after the end of a very long chase. The revelation of the role the Black Guardian played in all this is actually quite mind blowing. At the same time, Conglomerate, and by extension corporations in general, are given a more nuanced view than often happens in Doctor Who as the Doctor and Romana keep getting confronted by the Conglomerate’s benefits. What happens when such a corporation, even one that has often been villainous, is removed from history.

The story would have been great if had wrapped after the truth behind Cuthbert creating his own timeline had been revealed, but the story dragged on for another twelve minutes, much of which felt like unnecessary padding with a few contrivances thrown in for good measure.

Still, this is a satisfying conclusion and one of the best Fourth Doctor Adventures finales.