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1.3 - Horror of Glam Rock

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Reviewed By: The31stWAHReview Date: 5/6/19 3:41 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I kind of love this story. After "Blood of the Daleks" we definitely needed a more lighthearted, "monster of the week"-type story, and this one succeeds at that without being completely silly or sacrificing continuity (the Auntie Pat stuff is woven into the story instead of being the sole focus of the plot). Sending the nattily dressed Eighth Doctor to the era of Bowie and T-Rex is brilliant, the songs are catchy and the "glam" version of the theme is great.
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 5/2/19 12:40 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I know I'm in the minority but I haven't been too fond of this story. I absolutely hated it the first time I heard it but I've warmed to it over time, especially considering how important it is to later stories in Lucie's arc. Lucie and The Doctor are still coming to terms with travelling together and pop off to Earth for a bite to eat when they stumble across a dead glam rocker. Events unfold to reveal an impending alien invasion tied to a melody. The main plot is serviceable but lacks teeth, leaning more on mystery than danger or suspense. The more interesting piece is in the character interactions, particularly as Lucie recognizes her aunt Pat decades before she becomes an aunt. Solid performances from the supporting cast (including Bernard Cribbins before he is cast on TV as Wilf) and a nice attempt at 70s rock for the incidental music help make up for the deficiencies in the plot. I still don't love it but as a "can't miss" story it gets the job done.
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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.