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< 100a. 100 B.C.
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100b. My Own Private Wolfgang

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 2/16/19 1:20 pm
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This story is quite unique in that the doctor and evelyn arrive at mozarts 100th birthday party and act as though this is how history is meant to be and they actually end up changing history to the way that we know and have mozart die as a young man.

Rob shearman is my favourite writer ever and this story is another great one, not his best but still a solid 9/10. This story, like most of shearmans, is quite dark in places but has a healthy amount of humour sprinkled throughout and can be quite depressing as we find that mozart would have preferred to die young as a genius than live old and become a mediocre artist. The dialogue is well written as shearmans always is and i did find myself laughing at the final line.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/5/18 6:39 am
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The Doctor and Evelyn find themselves at Mozart's 100th birthday party where he tries to kill himself. By Evelyn's time, people are tired of the eternal living but increasingly mediocre artist.

This is a very funny piece with some hilarious twists and an ending that earned a good chuckle. At the same time, it does raise some debatable points about the nature of genius. John Sessions does a great job playing all of the various iterations of Mozart, in a very engaging story.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/23/17 11:09 pm
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Now this is more like it. Funny and clever. I love the idea that, had Mozart lived longer, he would have ended up running out of steam and churning out mediocrity. It's the sort of thing people sometimes say about Jimi Hendrix. And it's an attractive theory. There's certainly no shortage of musicians who were incredibly influential when they were young, only to mellow into blandness in middle age.

This story is a bit convoluted, though. John Sessions is brilliant as every character other than the Doctor and Evelyn. Of course, in a sense, they're all the same character, but in another sense they are not, and Sessions does a great job making them feel and sound quite distinct.

Still, there's something a bit unsatisfying about the story, and not simply the abrupt ending. It works as an entertaining curiosity, but it doesn't have the depth of Shearman's previous stories. I think it's fair to chalk this up to the single episode format. There's just not enough space for Shearman to make his usual pivot from clever gimmick to dramatic substance. Still, whatever the reason, this story is missing that greatness.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/1/15 8:55 am
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It's Faust, more or less. There, I said it. Not all that serious, and not all that funny. Not too bad a story, but I would have liked a more serious tone. There's a rather unusual version of theme music at the beginning, and end and the episode just suddenly st