Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 3/17/15 1:32 pm
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
This in summary should be a corker, we have the Doctor, and the Daleks and Davros to boot. The Doctor as Flip as a companion who has proven to be popular mainly because of the actor than her role perhaps, and we have good old number 6 who never fails to deliver. What we have here is a quite an expansive outing, with the Doctor, Flip and Jared her sort of boyfriend venturing into the past, to of all period the Battle of Waterloo. However, it becomes apparent that there is something amiss with the Doctor, when he allows people to die without the slightest outrage or rebuke. Based on the fact that Flip as not had that long a time with the Timelord she does not get this as a character flaw, unlike the listener, as this is the big reveal of the story, the thing that sews the crashed Dalek Battle cruiser opening to the time traveling escapades in the battlefields of the low lands of Europe, with Wellington to boot (pun intended). What we do get however is an insight into Davros suffering as the mangled wreck of the father of all Daleks. We also get an insight into the captured French soldiers whom are being turned into future Dalek's. This is more of the most disturbing, and insightful part of the whole adventure. The use of Jared as the method to which the Duke of Wellington is availed of laser cannons and guns is a clever construction by the writer and cleverly played out in the action. The ending is a little weak, in which learning the future truth about France, from the Doctor, Napoleon throws the battle to avoid the consequences of altering the time continuum, seemed to me a little weak, after all I would have thought that the little general would have thought vous enculer, je suis Napoléon.
Colin is on form, Terry also superb, you really get the feeling that if nothing else he is Davros, the supporting cast do there bit, as for Flip, well she is too much trying and not enough equal to the sum of her part.