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Hornets' Nest - Volume 2: The Dead Shoes

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/9/15 12:55 pm
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This is the second in the Hornet's Nest mini-series and it gets started quite a bit faster.as the Doctor and Yates are quickly established to be "in the Nest" and then the Doctor gets in to telling how he hopped into the TARDIS to go back to 1932 for a reprieve from the Hornets in the presents. He finds them hard at work in a museum where a young dancer steals ballet shoes to do give her career a boost, little knowing that her mind is at risk.

This is a nice romp with a lot of very spooky Horror like elements that work here. The idea of Doctor Who as a Fairy Tale can almost be seen here as the young dancer's greed opens her up to the Swarm. I feel the swarm as a real threat here and the concept is terrifying the more you think about it, although as villains, this is something best done through audio. This also gives us some the back story on the Doctor's housekeeper Mrs. Wibbsey.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 10/3/13 11:46 am
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The Doctor teams up with a dancer who becomes enchanted by a pair of ballet slippers when she puts them on. This part is a improvement of the first part as it's less narration and has a bigger cast. Good story!
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 7/11/13 10:19 am
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The second episode in the Hornets' Nest series, The Deadly Shoes, is definitely an improvement over the first release. The story itself is a lot more intriguing and the storytelling much more assured. There's a nice balance between narrative parts and dialogue and neither seems intrusive on the other. Some of the performances are still a bit off, sometimes to the point where I actually found it distracting. But overall there is a lot to like about this release and the story arc is really getting going now.