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1.3 - Horror of Glam Rock

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Reviewed By: ANTI-RADReview Date: 9/14/18 6:04 am
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Amusing dark comedy. The 8th and Lucie are a good pairing. The Diner weaves its way into theme and eats itself. Welcome to my Nightmare 1974.

This was 3/5. 6/10 *see note below.

* Due to the innate inaccuracy and perceptual flaws of the 10-star scale. This is really mid-range good or a 6, but I think 6 implies more mediocre than I think it is. 6-stars is like 2.5/5 for me. And this is middle-of-road- good 3-star enjoyable story. But I guess I must stick to my adapted scale below.

* I typically use a simple 5-star rating scale = 1,2,3,4,5, translated:
1 star = 1,2 ; 2 star = 3,4 ; 3-star = 5,6,7 ; 4-star = 8,9 ; 5-star = 10.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/8/17 11:50 pm
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My only complaint about this story is something I touched on when discussing "Blood of the Daleks" Part Two. Lucie is portrayed here as a seasoned traveler. Oh sure, she has a line of dialogue where she says that she's knew at this, but she goes on the explain, from personal knowledge, that the universe is teeming with life. Her relationship with the Doctor is also a lot warmer than it was in the previous episode. This should have been episode fee or six of the series rather than episode three.

But that's it. That's all I've got. Everything else is great. This is a wonderful blend of classic and modern... a traditional story type told with a modern sensibility. Una Stubbs and Bernard Cribbins are outstanding. The dynamic between Lucie and Auntie Pat is delightful.

There's not much more to say than that. It's an all-around strong story, wth great characters, great performances, with a witty and engaging script.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 3/13/15 7:15 pm
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This is not a Horror story as the title would lead you to believe. It also has nothing to do with the Fourth Doctor's story Horror of Fang Rock. Paul Magrs writes a darkly comedic story taking the plot format from the classic base-under siege style story and mixes it with the location of a road side diner in the winter of 1974. It allows for a story with a colorful cast of characters with Una Stubbs' Flo and Bernard Cribins' Arnold Korns being the most entertaining. Sheridan Smith's Lucie Miller has become more likeable and we get a cameo from the Headhunter who is there just to be mysterious. Biggest problem is that it wraps up really quickly for the pace of the plot.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/11/15 10:50 am
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This second story of the The Eighth Doctor Adventures is a rather enjoyable comedy/horror story set in the era of Glam Rock. I like how the program paid tribute to the era without lionizing it as some misunderstood art form/era. I found the Glam Rock theme to Doctor Who to be inspired. Lucie definitely becomes more likable as a character although her shift from Blood of the Daleks can seem a tad extreme The story also has a stupid moment where a lout of a manager (played by Bernard Cribbins) leads his two young clients out into a storm in which a beast has killed several other people.

Still, if you can get past the logic, you can enjoy this trip in the wayback machine and a great performance by McGann and the always super Cribbins making this story a winner.