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2.5 - Phantoms of the Deep

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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/9/15 11:52 pm
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Phantoms of the Deep is the second Jonathan Morris script of Season 2 of the Fourth Doctor Adventures and it isn't nearly as impressive as the first script. The script is quite dark with phantoms at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. I feel that the story is an all right one but could have had a lot more done with the story. Much of the first part is forgettable except for the bits with evil K9 who is always enjoyable. Yeah I don't have that much to say about this one except that the cover art is atrocious and it's a nice way to kill an hour if you have the time.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/24/15 4:17 pm
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'Phantoms of the Deep', as the title suggests, is an underwater ghost story with haunting music, and an impending sense of doom. Written by Jonathan Morris, this is one of the best balanced and well written of the Forth Doctor Adventures that I have heard so far. It's never dull, with plenty of mystery it always feels like it's moving toward something. It has the usual high quality orchestral music, but, and this may just be me, Jamie Robertson's composition underlines and highlights the tension much more effectively than usual. I love the idea of a deep sea expedition seeing a Police Box on the edge of an undersea ledge. Then, pulling it on board and two people with a robot dog walk out. There are giant super intelligent squids, some body who has been living on a sunken Second World War submarine for 100 years and still thinks it's the 1940s.
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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 9/26/14 7:58 am
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An intriguing and spooky story set in an isolated setting becomes a victim of the limited running time as it goes on. Still, there's an interesting sci-fi premise beneath the mystery and a great cast of performances. On the negative side, the need for a lot of descriptive dialogue about what the characters are seeing proves distracting.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 7/30/14 6:12 am
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The fifth outing in series 2. This time Ramana and the Dr are thrown into the realms of the dark deep ocean. The Pacific Ocean to be precise. They discover a deep dive sea sub on a expedition. All hell breaks loose when it is realised that WWII sub is lying shipwrecked on the floor of the ocean as well.

Huge squids, alien sustained life needing a host to infest the earth, and K9 getting a virus all occur as the adventure starts to unfold. Running a little under a hour this adventure is just the right length and conveys Tom's master ability at the comedy which he brings to the role without issue, In this episode you can almost feel Tom and Mary stretching out and relaxing as they record this adventure
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