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95b. Urban Myths

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/10/18 5:51 am
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Three agents of the Celestial Intervention Agency meet in a restaurant to rid of the universe of the menace known as the Doctor...but how did it all happen again?

This is an amusing story. It didn't have me in peels of laughter but I had a couple or two and a few smiles. The episode has the same event told three times as our CIA agents wait for the truth. The different of Peri and particularly the Fifth Doctor are hilarious.

There are a couple of issues with the story and both have to do with people being out of character. It's odd to see the feared CIA transformed into Keystone Cops and the Doctor's deal at the end of the episode is completely out of character makes the mistake of trying to create comedy by having people act out of character. Still, despite its faults, it's a fun listen.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/15/17 12:55 am
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A mildly amusing story, but there's really not much to it. Basically, we get three versions of the same story. The best part is hearing Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant play wildly out-of-character versions of their usual roles in the first two iterations of the story. It's a bit of harmless fun, but that's about it.
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Reviewed By: jdhall1971Review Date: 9/15/13 2:59 am
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Clever and interesting take. Some of the one parters in the virus arc have been really good and interesting ways of telling the new stories.
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Reviewed By: EiphelReview Date: 3/9/11 12:47 am
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Are there another two consecutive releases even remotely as indistinguishable as ID & Urgent Calls and Exotron & Urban Myths? The first two 3-and-1 parters, each featuring a grey robot in a brown wasteland on the cover, each featuring a dull nondescript story about said robots, each redeemed by a creative and enjoyable one-parter whose title starts with the letters 'UR'.

Which is to say that, just as my review of Exotron mostly recalled my thoughts on ID, so to could much of what I said for Urgent Calls be applied to Urban Myths. Similarly seeing the value in playing withan idea, rather than telling a winding tale, we're presented with more weirdy side effects of one of those pesky viruses.

Urban Myths takes a somewhat more comedic tone than Urgent Calls, and it's succesfully pretty funny. And who doesn't love hearing from the Celestial Intervention Agency? Admittedly I usually prefer them to be presented as a more sinister, dark organisation, but it's hard not to be won over by the tone of the piece and their business dinner conversation is pretty entertaining. Meanwhile, the whole show is stolen by the psychopathic Fifth Doctor of the first flashback, played hilariously by Peter Davison, as brilliant as always when given a villainous spin to play with.

The direction of the plot is perhaps obvious from the first appearance of Peri - excepting perhaps one detail - especially when you're already expecting the virus element, but an enigmatic plot is not what this story is trying to sell you, rather it's the enjoyment of hearing it and thoroughly enjoyable it is.

8/10