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148. Rat Trap

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/4/18 6:47 am
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This is a monster of the month story that finds the Doctor and TARDIS crew dealing with intelligent rats in a cave bent on destroying the human race. Much of the plot is pretty typical, and there is an abundance of characters to keep track of which is somewhat ironic in an underground cave no one knows about.

However, Rat Trap is a pretty entertaining story. There are several plots and characters that do work with the rats being a good menace for the most part. Turlough isn't the focus of this piece but still manages to have some really good moments. The story has a few interesting ideas (along with some silly ones) and is thoroughly researched.

Overall, not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 3/7/15 11:36 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The obvious comment to make here is that this Doctor Who aka the Pied Piper of Hamlin, is this BF meets Grimm or Once upon a Time, well yes and no. Peter, Sarah, Mark and Janet are all superb, and Peter once again has taken the Doctor to a new level, and pushed the character much more than ever in the televised days. This takes the usual turn of a multi separation style adventure, with all the companions pairing off, in this we do get more characterisation of the individuals. Mark and Janet especially show their talent in buckets. I also liked the Terry Molloy character, once again showing why he is such a fine actor, much under rated and maligned, he comes across in this drama as very much the repentant individual, keen on putting his wrongs, right.

The story itself is a mix of Helix(Sy-Fy series), and sort of modern-day Ratkenstein, the plot on inspection afterwards, and now writing this is absurd but given that it's a Doctor Who it works. Second World War bunkers, cold war spy fear, reds under the bed style all make for a wonderfully mad mix. It plays out well over it's 2 hours and you are not once in need of break or as in some cases a rewind to catch up or review the story line in order to keep yourself involved, so the writing of this is exceptionally high, enjoyable, mad, and of course very much Doctor Who.
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Reviewed By: templetongateReview Date: 6/18/13 6:00 pm
0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This one grated on me, I'm afraid. A touch of adolescence in the pronouncements of the guest characters and the impenetrable voices (I was driving - the M5 won the day) worked together to irritate me throughout. Even when I could sense the strong ideas and gorgeous atmosphere at work in the background, this story didn't charm.

I'll give it a few years and try again.
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Reviewed By: SibariteReview Date: 11/30/11 10:47 pm
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i am quite torn in my feelings towards this. I quite liked the gruesome horror aspect of it and i did like how all 4 regulars managed to get a storyline each. I did find the resolution a little rushed and a little unrealistic though.