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151. The Doomsday Quatrain

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 3/6/19 12:41 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So the doctor meets nostradamus in 16th century florence and theres a strange alien woman who seems to be taking an interest in nostradamus.

This story is ok, it has a good twist in the second part that i thought was creative but the rest of the story is sort of run of the mill average. Theres two aliens races both of which arn't developed that much. However i did like the character of garaland and nostradamus had a few good moments in the second half of the story.

The seventh doctor was quite good in this story and i think the seventh doctor can work very well when travelling alone and mccoy gives a good performance as usual.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/7/15 12:26 pm
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Despite what the TARDIS instruments say, it appears the Doctor's landed in 16th Century where Nostradamus is predicting the imminent end of the world.

This is a decent story with a solid premise. The Doctor does get a few clever lines and some moments to play master manipulator, but that's about all that can be said for it. The story has a, "Been there, done that," feel with two races of aliens, neither of which make a strong impression.

The same can be said of Nostradamus (who's reactions are only really interesting at the start of the third episode) who is not written with much vibrancy or depth. The result is a story that's tolerable but not really outstanding.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 3/13/15 9:09 am
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Another drama here that plays to the solitary strengths of McCoy, in the sense that McCoy is bigger than the rest of the cast, so with no companion's at his side the Doctors existence and presence does not get intruded upon and in doing so we I think you get a much more undiluted performance that I personally like from Sylvester. In Doomsday Quatrain we see the Doctor turning up on what he thinks is a planet, but soon finds out that it is a constructed battlefield, and sandbox for those that can afford it to play out war-games, or to work out how to do so for future use. However held with this micro world he comes across a replicated Nostradamus whom as more than the normal ability of the constructed masses, this is picked up by one of the aliens whom are responsible for this artificial planet, and it soon comes to their attention that they need to work out why this construct however as this power of foresight. Draped against the back drop of the customer - lizard like aliens who are testing out their abilities and abilities. There is a massive comparison here to Carnival of Monsters episodes so therefore this somewhat looses it's dramatic appeal . However the director and the sound designer do add their talents getting this back on track.
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Reviewed By: FlyingTigerComicsReview Date: 3/9/15 3:09 am
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When the Doctor stories abandon history
All that we have left is pallid mystery
And so a tale neither good nor bad is done
Where a better hand may have a greater story spun