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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 11/8/18 7:09 pm
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The end of the world has come in the Series 3 conclusion "Chronoclasm". In Jago and Litefoot's biggest finale thus far, strange metal spheres have landed and invaded Litefoot's home out of nowhere. While Jago and Leela investigate leads into where these objects came from, strange objects from the future begin to appear randomly on the streets of London. A new enemy has grabbed a familiar face from out of time and is preparing for something big. With time itself bleeding into the Victorian era, it's going to take everything the Investigators have to stop them including the appearance of another surprising ally.....In terms of size and scale, "Chronoclasm" is most similar to "The Wedding of River Song" from Series 6. Andy Lane's narrative definitely feels the most like a season finale of all of the stories I've heard so far full of plenty of action, suspense, and drama to keep any listener happy. It also works with a lot of interesting ideas such as time bombs, time eaters, and the experiments of a madman all to save the one he loves that all feel appropriate given what was set up. But at the same time, it does fall into the same traps of other finales in that it's all resolved a little too quickly, not enough energy is given over to the primary villain played by Phillip Bretherton, and Duncan Wisbey's surprise character feels unneeded and out of place considering what he's there for. Thank goodness the performances continue to be stellar although once again some parts feel unneeded. Christopher Benjamin gets to do double duty in this finale as two versions of himself, Baxter's Litefoot gets to play the hero, and Jameson's Leela still feels unnecessary even as the impetus of the whole arc. It all works together fine enough and the final moments once again play on the threads for the next set albeit in probably the most interesting way we've had so far. All in all, without going into too much more detail, "Chronoclasm" is enjoyable, big, and full of everything we've grown to love about this team throughout their adventures. It's probably the best of the first three Jago and Litefoot finales we've had and it ends the set in a fun enough way. But it still doesn't quite live up to its potential and once again doesn't stand up to other entries in the saga much less this set. 
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/21/15 11:33 am
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Chronoclasm wraps up the season as we see the villainous behind it all. It's a thrilling and action packed story with some great twists including two Jago's and a time based solution. The only downside was that the villain's motive was meant to humanize him, but it's a little done to death. Overall, this was a fun story with Leela being a nice addition to the team, and the story ends with a hint of the excitement that awaits in Series 4.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 7/3/11 8:03 am
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An enjoyable end to this latest, rather disappointing series. Although science fiction concepts have replaced the chills of old, there is much good humour here, and a more palpable threat.

It seems Leela might have left at the end of the story. Louise Jameson is always very good, but the character drags the duo down in my view, their fond bickering too often punctuated by stopping the action to explain to Leela the latest line of cockney slang she fails to understand. This gets sadly tiresome. Perhaps as a guest star in one story she would have been fine, but stretched over a whole series, it is too much.

Colin Baker's uncredited appearance at the end of 'Chronoclasm' threatens to further compromise the individuality of Jago and Litefoot and return it under the Doctor Who umbrella, although it seems Baker isn't actually playing the Doctor. If he is, what can we expect with the next box set? Nick Briggs as the Daleks?