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5.3 - Find and Replace

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 10/7/16 10:02 pm
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Manning is stellar in the dual role of Jo and Iris, Huxley is a lot of fun as well. Sound design is good, as is the writing, and the writing/plot is heartwarming and gorgeous, particularly the last third. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed By: doctorwhomoffReview Date: 12/17/15 5:13 pm
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Just perfect, a beautiful bit of nostalgia that is both heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/15/15 8:15 pm
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'Find and Replace' is an unusual tale. The Narrator, an alien actually involved in the story who can and does interact with the characters, is a silly idea but does have the benefit of making this feel less narrated, oddly enough. Iris Wildthyme also puts in an appearance which gives this a slightly odd tone. It's well acted and written, though what actually happens in the first part feels quite padded and the final part feels awfully mawkish.

The Doctor has apparently decided in his infinite wisdom to send the narrator forward in time as part of a plan to make Jo think that the time she spent at UNIT was actually spent with Iris. All without Jo's consent or even awareness of course. No moral dilemma there then? Ends justify the means and so on. The Doctor's excuse amounts to; I didn't think I would get caught!? OK.

This feels like the goodbye between the Doctor and Jo that didn't happen because the Doctor didn't want it. Instead he chose to drive off into the distance because he preferred to be more detached. It feels like unnecessarily rewriting history, and for what? It's character driven, so plot light but how does it develop the characters or our understanding of them? It's camp but sweet fun; possibly not everybody's cup of tea.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 8/20/15 12:09 pm
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Find and Replace is an interesting story in that it sees Jo Grant from December 2010 get stuck in an elevator with a five legged alien called Huxley who is a narrator from Verbatim Six. What Huxley does is put Jo through her own little hell by making her doubt her own memories of the time she spent with UNIT. Huxley tries to get her to believe that she traveled not with the Doctor, but with Iris Wildthyme trans-temporal adventuress. So instead of getting flashbacks to a previous adventure like in other Companion Chronicles, we get Jo and Huxley meeting up with Iris to travel back to the past and figure this all out. Katy Manning is a joy to listen to here as Iris and Jo, both giving the characters her distinct voice, yet allowing them to feel like two different people. Katy also embodies Jon Pertwee's Doctor, encapsulating his mannerisms in her voice so much that you can get lost in the performance. All in all this is a great taste of the Companion Chronicles and should definitely be looked at.