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5.4 - The Invasion of E-Space

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/17/15 8:39 am
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This story of an alien invasion from N-Space to E-Space during Romana's time in E-space with the Doctor has potential but is ultimately too dull. The best Companion Chronicles put the Companion into some new type of situation or danger or have them meet up with some character or provide a deeper look at a character, or at least introduce some fascinating concept. There are okay concepts here but the story is mostly quite dry. Romana (played by Lalla Ward) is very calm and analytical about everything. and Suanne Braun reads most of her character's line with all the passion of BBC news anchor letting us know about a dreadfully boring political story. Andrew Smith's script is the culprit as it fails to capture the potential of the plot.
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Reviewed By: jolyonReview Date: 1/30/12 6:46 pm
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The Invasion of E-Space is another story that wasn't quite to my taste. The switching between narrators worked well, but the story was a bit dull compared to the space opera the extras suggest they were aiming for. The extras were the highlight - hearing Lalla Ward suggest fans don't have working cameras. Very dry.
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Reviewed By: SLRibsReview Date: 9/4/11 10:47 pm
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Yeah, this one is very of the era and is a wonderful adventure. It's also the first CC I've heard to use two narrarators properly, which was a treat. Overall, I'd give it an 8.5 - which I'm rounding up to a 9.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 3/15/11 3:36 pm
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It's always a pleasure to see classic series writers returning to Doctor Who, especially in light of how Big Finish have re-evaltuated characters and elements from the show.
Series 18 will, I suspect, always be my favourite time for the show. There's something magical about it, the imagination present in storylines and concepts unequalled.
After his stine on the show 30 years ago, Andrew Smith returns to revisit E-Space, alongside Romana, K-9, The Doctor and Adric.
Lalla Ward does a commendable job of trying to inject some human interest in the typically sci-fi trappings of this tale, and Smith casts a new angle on the temporamental universe of E-Space.
It could do with a few lighter moments, a few more character moments to help us identify with the often lighthearted TARDIS team, and also the intriguing Marni Tellis. And yet, this is a perfectly enjoyable spectacle that fits perfectly into the time from which it is based.