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Reviewed By: KamelionReview Date: 5/3/19 4:01 am
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Location : Planet of Foley (Possibly named after Folsom Prison in California)
Date : Unknown - In the future considerably after the 1980's

After listening to the two stories that precede on this pair of disks, Demons of Red Lodge and The Entropy Composition, I kind of felt like I had done my own time and had paid my debt. To finally find a great story was rewarding. This is most certainly to me the highlight of "Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories", this other story.

The Doctor makes a good prisoner as it seems he is always getting locked up. But this time it's for long enough to grow a beard. There is a sense of injustice as he warned that the prison would be blown up, and did not state that he was going to blow up the prison as he was accused of. So it naturally makes the listener mad at the system for this unfair treatment of our man. But it is fun to listen to the great cast and character development even in such a short time of 25 minutes.

Loved when the prison Hobbly sang "When the Saints Go Marching In. " But I think the song was supposed to have been "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."

Excellent acting and fun music that goes along perfect. While this story only took 25 minutes from open to close it felt like I had been with The Doctor and Nyssa for way longer than that. The story itself seemed to have done a great job of compressing or warping time with how much was fit into the brief duration of it's run time.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/7/16 5:34 am
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The Doctor is sent to prison for warning of the Prison's imminent destruction. The story has some nice humor as the Doctor tries to no avail, to reason with the prison's governor. The Governor is an interesting character that would have been better had she not been so over the top. Still, some strong supporting characters and humor make up for this weakness.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/26/15 7:44 pm
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This started like an episode of 'Porridge' I could almost hear the dulcet tones of Ronnie Barker trooping out those immortal lines that started each episode. Although this has more get and go about it, as it stands out as a much better all round production, maybe it's the theme, maybe its because Peter and Sarah have a bigger supporting cast for them to play off l don't know, but Peter is much more the man in control of his destinies and everyone else's as well. I liked the interaction of the supporting cast as stated before give some foil for individuals to make more of. The idea of a temporally secured prison with a prison governor who thinks she is the next mayoral candidate and person in charge of Folly. The Doctor who is inside for what appears to be blasphemy stating that he has foretold that the prison will be blown off the face of Folly is at loggerheads with her it plays out against a wonderful "incarceration" backdrop. So far the best in the range.
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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 5/23/13 8:31 am
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This is my favorite story of the four, although at some level I feel it's a bit wasted in the single half-hour episode format. There are some aspects that seem like they could have lent themselves to a more developed story of two or three parts. However, that said, this is the most "complete" feeling of the tales; it uses its running time and cast to their full potential. Instead of being let down by a fairly simplistic, by-the-numbers plot spun from a promising hook, I was actually satisfied by the compact story told here.