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Hornets' Nest - Volume 4: A Sting in the Tale

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/9/15 12:58 pm
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This story began in a somewhat pedestrian way as the Doctor arrives at the earliest point in the Hornets' time on Earth to find that the Queen of the Hive is inside a pig who's been been made Mother Superior of a Nunnery in the 11th Century while drones have taken possession of Wild dogs who want the queen back. (Aside: What is it with Doctor Who and silly apostate nuns?) Much of the story goes pretty much the same way as Circus of Doom with the Hornets doing there thing as the Doctor sits about. However, things really pick up when the Doctor leads the swarm inside the TARDIS. Magrs paints a wonderfully vivid picture of the inside of the TARDIS (far better than the athletic club used to represent it in Season's 15 Invasion of Time) and the psychological between the Swarm and the Doctor is beautifully played by Baker making this a great episode.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 10/3/13 2:49 pm
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The Doctor finds himself in a nunary in the boring part of this part but the second part of this part is when the story takes off and starts to sew the series together. Following bad start this is the best part so far.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 7/30/13 9:40 am
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The story of A Sting in the Tale is entertaining enough, albeit a little bewildering and over the top. There are a number of unexpected twists to keep things interesting throughout, but I am not entirely happy with Mike Yates' role in the series. This is the fourth of the Hornets' Nest releases and so far he has only been there to listen to the Doctor's tale. Whilst this structure works very well in terms of setting up the final episode (all the pieces of the story arc come together nicely at the end of this adventure), I had hoped Mike would be more involved in the action by now. Still, a strong cliffhanger to take us into the finale.