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Doom Coalition - 3.2 - The Eighth Piece

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 10/21/16 12:56 pm
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The second instalment takes us on a different journey, with the Doctor, Liv and Helen, all on the trail of the ‘Clocksmith’, the person whom seems to be a time traveller himself, trying to put back together the mechanism of doom. There is in this instalment a lot of background story being played out, the story is starting to get more complex. The separation element a classic of most Who stories is also more apparent here, with the Doctor, Helen and Liv all searching for more information about the parts to the doomsday clock at different points of time. We also have the introduction of River Song, popping up as a sort of laser gun wielding extra from the Sound of Music, a parody of Fittons descriptive narrative not my own interpre-tation of her appearance. There is also some wonderful imagery being woven into the story. The Doctor is on the trail of clock with the help/hindrance of Lord Thomas Cromwell, where-as Liv is in medieval Prague, trying to piece together her own investigations with the help of a rather peculiar prison inmate. Helen on the other hand is in modern day Italy, who is trying to get an interview to talk about the doomsday clock with an eminent professor, who seems to be putting together a clock for his own purposes. The story is now starting to pick up a pace, and the story itself is becoming more and more intriguing.
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 10/7/16 10:22 pm
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A bit convoluted, sometimes hard to follow, but lots of fun.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/27/16 1:01 am
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The Doctor does something unusual and drops Helen and Liv off in separate time zones as he goes off on his own adventure in Tudor England, Helen in Medieval Prague, and Helen in modern Rome. I was nervous when I realized the set up for the story as I feared it would become a mess.

It doesn't, each adventure plays out on its own and manages to keep up at a solid pace. This story ends on a cliffhanger and is probably the least self-contacted Eight Doctor disc since the original Dark Eyes. The story has a good deal of mystery surrounding this Doomsday clock, and we have some interesting characters show up including River Song disguised as a nun and Thomas Cromwell.

This installment is an episode where the scope of the entire Doom Coalition series becomes apparent, as another piece of that coalition comes into view and we get a hint at the Eleven's past. The acting is fine and the story keeps you guessing as to what exactly is going on, particularly what River's doing.

The only big negative is that Helen's "Adventure" is quite sedate compared to what's going on with the Doctor and Liv, but the closing triple cliffhanger shows her life's about to get a lot more interesting.