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The Diary of River Song - Series 3
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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 12/12/18 2:43 am
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Wow. A fantastic story all around. Brilliant writing, Alex Kingston still commands, Peter Davison turns in great performance(s), and Frances Barber and Nina Toussant-White are even better than they were on TV, oozing sincerity and drive. Sound design is great as well. This story is just non-stop fun.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/27/18 10:46 pm
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A timey wimey masterpiece as only John Dorney can deliver.
This box set has a very strong story arc with very solid stories and some great acting. Alex Kingston brings so much to her role and Peter Davison, though delivering a smaller part, brings some well timed quirkiness to it.

The big question I was left asking was this: When ordering the Rutan Roulade, is it a roulade made by Rutans or made out of them? In either case, I would not be ordering the dish.

The story is set in a restaurant similar to Milliways, in which River, the Doctor, Brooke and Madame Kovarian all arrive, leave and arrive again at different and increasingly confusing times in an effort to keep River on her toes and the Doctor off his.

Well written fun.
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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 3/4/18 3:45 pm
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River Song visits the Restaurant at the End of the Universe in a blatant rip-off/homage to the Douglas Adams creation. This leads to a farce-like, timey-wimey tale of River zipping back and forth through time, no doubt intricately plotted but slightly wearying all the same. Thankfully there's a surprising denouement which does a lot to make the story its own thing. Another good story in what's proving to be a very consistent boxset.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/16/18 6:08 am
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The Fifth Doctor arrives at the multiverse's most exclusive restaurant The Bumptious Gastropod, but is quickly found by River Song who he no longer remembers and is knocked out. The Bumptious Gastropod is outside of time and operates under its own quirky rules, while having the most accommodating and lovable Maitre D' ever. It's a playground for River and writer John Dorney.

Yet, what makes this story work so well is that in the midst of this enchanting mysterious place, the story never becomes distracted by its own trappings. There's some genuine tension and character drama centering on the Doctor's doppelganger, the seemingly ordinary Andrew. Overall, this is story is just a blast of time travel goodness and fun, with enough drama to keep the story grounded.