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1.7 - Police and Shreeves

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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 3/14/19 5:46 am
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Police and Shreeves

Location : Earth, Poplar London, England
Date/Time : Unknown

This appears to be a simple story at first where Ace has taken an undercover job at a hospital cafe in order to assist the Seventh Doctor whom is in turn assisting Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. I was never able to determine how Police come into play in the title of this story as there are no actual police involved. Unless the work being done is considered police like.

We meet the Shreeves, and San whom is one of 200 of her species whom was dropped off on Earth from a mothership when she was an infant. She is a telepathic shapeshifter whom is in daily linked contact with others of her kind that also live on Earth. She accidentally got wrapped up helping her nut case landlord commit burglaries just out of fun, inspired by television shows.

Nick Briggs made this a very enjoyable short trip with just outstanding music and sound which took this up to a really fun level. The music and sound really made it awesome for me. There is however a glaring plot hole. It appears as if Ace actually kidnaps her co-worker. I am not familiar with UK law but to abduct someone and take them somewhere on a train is a very serious felony in the United States. She does this while quoting the Borg from Star Trek : TNG, "Resistance is Futile". I don't see how the Doctor would just condone Ace committing such an obvious and serious crime, regardless of if they were trying to stop someone else whom was committing crimes.

As it turns out it seems the Doctor was duped as another one of the Shreeves had been posing as the now retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

This story also touches briefly on the 7th Doctor's ability to perform hypnosis.

When overlooking the obvious flaw, this was a fun short trip considering the masterful sound by Genius Briggs.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/30/16 5:31 pm
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is probably the closest on here to a actual story that felt like it was lifted actually from a story and then abridged to be put on here, a cracking story about aliens and Doctor number 7. Again one of the favorites on the disk and one I kept get the feeling that there was a rather bigger story to tell, I like the idea of electricity consuming aliens, with the ability of telepathy being able to communicate to each other by plugging themselves into the grid
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/28/15 9:23 pm
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The Shreeves, an alien race that lives among us and could really be monstrous, but would rather just be left alone are interesting as a concept, but wouldn't usually make a focal point for a story. Still, it once again plays out very well as a Short Trip as we're introduced to the Shreeve and the main plot which seems rather pedestrian until we get a final twist at the end which is quite ironic given the Seventh Doctor's reputation as the master manipulator.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 7/23/13 1:32 pm
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Great short story, wonderfully read by Sophie.