The blood of innocents has been spilt, and a terrible sequence
of events set in motion. Deep underground, an army of light
prepares itself. The Doctor is used to winning, used to reading
the face of his enemy and beating the odds. But could he have
got it wrong this time? Charley and C'rizz seem to think so...
audio drama, the last in the current batch of Eighth Doctor
adventures, guest-stars Michael Keating, who is best known
for his role as Vila in Blake's 7. Here Keating plays
another freedom fighter, Major Koth, though in terms of character
this decorated war veteran could scarcely have been more different
from the cowardly Vila.
of terrorist attacks against an affluent culture - a culture
which C'rizz (Conrad Westmaas) accurately surmises was not
always as generous towards less prosperous nations as it could
have been - brings to mind to the events of September 11th,
2001. There is no definitive moral message to this tale, but
rather an examination of the various damaging effects that
grief can have on people.
me, this "season" of adventures has been a fairly hit-and-miss
affair: a truly bizarre journey for the Eighth Doctor, Charley
(India Fisher) and C'rizz through the Divergent universe,
which has sometimes been a little too strange for its own
good. Will Schindler's script is reassuringly more traditional.
But that is not to say it is predictable. Far from it: the
true nature of the titular twilight kingdom managed to surprise
even a jaded old fan like me.
story is a bit slow moving during the first half, but all
told it provides a decent conclusion to an uneven season.
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