Reviewed By: traves8853
Review Date: 11/15/15 5:30 pm
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Hexagora: I think I am right in saying that this only got as far as a detailed story line before it got dropped, yet despite this the script sounds like a product of its time, so full marks to Paul Finch, and the actors sound as fresh as they did in the early nineteen eighties. The music bizarrely veers all over the place; I even heard a Theremin at one point.
The first episode didn't leave much of an impression; apart from the cliff hanger which was simply a character telling Tegan he didn't know her. Ok, it was her ex-boyfriend who they had originally gone looking for, but still rather odd I thought - hardly dramatic. Then again, it was hardly out of keeping with the rest of the story. A story where the biggest threat seems to be that the Doctor night get married. Although, I did find the idea of surreptitious invaders quite interesting.
The second episode was a bit better but again the cliff hanger was odd, and based around Teegan's ex Mike. Also, a crying insect! Do insects have tear ducts? I am not a fan of Toby Hadoke, but at least I don't have to hear Nick fuck!ng Briggs again. I know he is the head of BF but does he have to be in absolutely bloody everything!
The third episode ends with the Doctor agreeing to get married. Honestly, does Paul Finch have a phobia about getting married? In the fourth episode, after having wrestled with you attention and having lost frequently, there is a bit where Teegan flys on Mike's back thrown in, and a sword fight. Even so, I couldn't really careless at this point. I think there was a great chance to do something akin to 'Enlightenment' here, but the opportunity was wasted. It's a very laid back story, so laid back that I imagine its bigger siblings in the range probably push it around and steal its lunch money. If you're a fan of the range then it's worth a listen.