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226b. World Apart

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 8/8/17 11:14 pm
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I am really finding this one hard to score.
The whole first episode was a boring pointless exploration that only became interesting in the minutes before a very good cliff hanger ending. I think perhaps the two part structure was not well used here.

Scott Handcock has done some great work in other series such as Benny, but this is his first foray into the Doctor Who Main Range and I felt his characterisations where not quite right especially for a story that was character driven. This is not the time for someone to be writing their first Hex story.

As for the plot itself. The TARDIS lands on a Shadow Planet in the vortex (now I'm confused about the titles of these episodes) and there is a very challenge-free exploration leading to the realisation of where they are. There is not enough mystery to draw the listener in. I felt like the characters were just going through the motions until the last few minutes of part 1, then it all happens at once. The second half is better, but I'm not sure if it will get a second listen.