Reviewed By: traves8853
Review Date: 9/1/15 5:34 pm
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"A cell. Four walls, one door. Jamie McCrimmon can escape, but it means unravelling a puzzle of extraordinary complexity.
And there are more than just two players in this game. The Doctor is there. So is his opponent Side.
As a hero turns killer, and a rebellion becomes anarchy, the lines between good and evil are blurred. And so does the distinction between cause and effect ..."
Another one that isn't narrate, it's a 45 minute long two-hander written by Eddie Robinson. It features 'Jamie' and 'Moran' is played by Dominic Mafham. 'Moran' uses a psychic connection to allow the Doctor’s mind into Jamie using him as a ventriloquist's puppet. Frazer hasn't always convinced as Troughton's Doctor but he is spot on here.
Jamie is in a room with the mysterious 'Moran', who is interrogating Jamie to try and find the Doctor. It's very similar to 'Solitaire' (but in space!), and it's one of those that I can't really tell you what it's about because it would give too much away. It's a tense atmosphere and you are dripped fed knowledge as you follow Jamie's fumbling about as his consciousness darts about in a non-linear fashion experiencing events out of sequence. Unfortunately the questioning only shows how little Jamie doesn't understand. In response to 'Moran's' question of where does Jamie think the Doctor got the TARDIS from Jamie replies that the Doctor built it. Amusing yes but it's dialogue that while amusing doesn't add much to proceedings. Surprisingly it's not that hard to follow as you are following one character’s version of events. It's a two-parter each of 25mins but even though there is a solitary cliff hanger it’s one of the lamest I can remember.
After everything I said in the 'Solitaire' thread it's hard for me to even allude to what happens but there are a lot of similarities to 'Solitaire'. Deja vu. It's good though. Above average anyway.