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152. House of Blue Fire

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Reviewed By: tony1802Review Date: 3/3/18 11:20 am
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Really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. A story that is more simple than it first seems although some of scientific ideas are lost on me.
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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 2/14/17 9:44 pm
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How does anyone get in the army if they have such a fear of water that they can't have a bath?
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/13/15 12:07 pm
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The House of Blue Fire is a story of two halves. The first two parts of the story are set in a spooky house. Four people find themselves in a spooky house, remembering nothing about themselves other than their greatest phobia. The Doctor doesn't actually appear until the end of the first episode. Everything about these first two episodes is brilliantly atmospheric and the performances by the guest actors are superb.

The story does lose momentum a little in the third episode when we begin the reveal of what's going on before recovering a bit of steam in the final episode. The last two episodes aren't bad but they're not quite as good as the very solid beginning.

Still, the music and direction is solid throughout and the guest cast is a delight. Overall, despite being uneven, this is a very solid outing for the Seventh Doctor.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 3/13/15 8:43 am
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Interesting turn of events within this release, we get the Doctor trying to save the world from an age old mythical Timelord bogey man. The entity it self takes on the form of a more up market Freddie Kruger, whereby it takes the persons fears and phobia held within their minds as form of retribution upon them and also a method of control. I love the way that this paints a picture of that that gnawing empty sick feel that phobic response often gives to a person, especially as the writer as not used fantastical fears but reals ones, the actors suffering their own personal hell through this are well acted and are portrayed with exceptional excellence in the construct. They are a superb supporting cast. Well how could you go wrong when you have a bona fide actor like Timothy West in the mix, playing the Dr trying to understand how this thing is creating this panic, and also in the dreamscape world the butler! Wonderful surreal stuff playing up to McCoy almost detached neurotic talents as Doctor number seven. These sort of dramas certainly give Sylvester a lot of paint to cover his canvas with, and it is a nice well produced peace.


Excellent stuff all round here.