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217c. Repeat Offender

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 5/1/19 7:36 am
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Repeat Offender
Released : October 2016 as part of The Memory Bank & Other Stories

Location : Reykjavik, Iceland
Date : Feb 12th, 2144

It is not uncommon for The Doctor to barge into someones home or office with no invitation. He almost always gets lucky and doesn't get whacked upside the head much for it. It is uncommon for someone to come home and find The Doctor and another stranger standing over the body of her room mate. That's what happens right at the opening of this episode.

Repeat Offender is one of the "other stories" that came with "The Memory Bank and Other Stories". I enjoy the format of short stories that can be enjoyed in a brief sitting and since this takes place in Iceland - a place The Doctor has rarely visited - it was the first one I listened to out of the set. It is also the one I have listened to the most as I have found it to be great fun to hear over again. I've heard it about 5 times now.

Think of a story laced with so much humor that it's just rattled off almost non-stop. There's a good number of those. The Holy Terror is one of them. This story where #5 is travelling along with just Turlough is just rapid fire hilarity from start to finish. Oh and the voice of Suzann McLean is angelic. She has the most beautiful voice that it is breath-taking.

Iceland has 10x the population it did 100 years prior as humanity attempts to escape the heat of global warming according to Police Inspector Jill Sveinsdóttir. She's on the scene after the resident calls the police on The Doctor and Turlough. Turlough has already gone though. He blew the wall out of the woman's restroom to escape before the police arrived. I had to actually listen to that scene several times to determine what happened. And then there are three versions of the TARDIS which is a problem in itself.

"Blowing the wall out of a restroom to escape 14 stories high wasn't the brightest idea." - The Doctor
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/25/18 5:43 am
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The Doctor is found in a house and has to explain how the women he appears to have shot was actually possessed by an alien entity. The story has a claustrophobic feel about it and it's all limited to one room, and it certainly has some good moments, but the story wasn't quite as interesting or as tense as it's premise would indicate. Also, the obsession with Turlough painting over the previous two episodes is abandoned for the rest of the set.