Doctor Who: Under Pressure Review

The first in three random “left over” stories that appear in “The Age of Chaos” GN is an odd story, it’s an adventure with the Fourth Doctor where he meets up with the Third Doctor, told to Ace by the Seventh Doctor. So it’s a Seventh Doctor story but one that almost exclusively features the Fourth and Third. It was also extremely hard to find pictures for, but I managed it without resorting to breaking the book’s spine and scanning it myself! Hooray! Let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: The God of Phantoms Review

The “Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents” range has been hit or miss with me. Some are classic moody sci-fi horror that the man is known for, others have been plain and not very interesting. Sadly “The God of Phantoms” falls into the latter category for me, which was especially bad given the story was over three hours long! Let’s take a closer look…

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Doctor Who: The Dalek Protocol Review

Advertised as “Dalek Universe: The Dalek Protocol”, this story was quite clearly just a regular FDA brought forward and given a special tag because it ends up getting referenced in the Dalek Universe 10th Doctor strand, so I’m just keeping it as its original name. That being said, is it any good? Well… It’s … okay, I guess? It suffers from several of the negative sticking points that a lot of Nicholas Briggs scripts do, made worse by the man voicing so many characters in the play when his voice is already far too recognisable (apart from the Daleks, obviously!) but it’s not all bad… Let’s have a look!

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Doctor Who: The Doomsday Contract Review

The second of the new double bill of Fourth Doctor Lost Stories jumps ahead a few seasons and sees us land slap-bang in the middle of the Douglas Adams-y era of The Doctor and Romana II. It was written by John Lloyd of Blackadder, QI and a whole bunch of other things-fame and script edited by Douglas Adams, so as you’d imagine it leans heavily into the humour side, which is fine, great even, if the story was actually fully formed… Let’s take a look…

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Doctor Who: Return of the Cybermen Review

Return of the Cybermen is an interesting Lost Story as it’s the original script for what became “Revenge of the Cybermen” and written by Cybermen co-creator Gerry Davis, but the script was rewritten by Robert Holmes after he wasn’t satisfied with this one. Was he right? Well… quite possibly, but still! Let’s take a look at what “could have been” had the script editor not decided to exorcise large chunks of the script, shall we?

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Doctor Who: The Primeval Design Review

Ending this year’s “Fourth Doctor Adventures” run is The Primeval Design, a story that sadly is neither here nor there. It has some good characters and a few decent ideas, but it’s not exactly a roller coaster of excitement. Want more detail? What’s that? No? I’ve already told you what it’s like so why bother? Oh… Well, I mean, I do go into a bit more detail, but fair enough I guess…

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Doctor Who: The Tribulations of Thaddeus Nook Review

I didn’t know what to expect going into a story called “The Tribulations of Thaddeus Nook”. It sounded like some done-to-death Victorian era story again, but turns out its nothing of the sort and was actually really good fun! Full of good characters and a twisty plot involving time travel and alien empires. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Day of the Comet Review

The Day of the Comet is an odd one. It had a perfectly fine, if not a bit plain, beginning, then it sort of ended, moved on to another plot and then just… milled about a bit before ending properly. If I didn’t know better I’d say it was a two part story that was made into a four parter… Anyway, want a more detailed look? Why, read on!

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Doctor Who – The World Traders Review

Do you remember well written but quite boring in places story “The Sun Makers?” well get ready for the similarly well written but also equally boring in places story “The World Traders”! Yes The Doctor and Leela comes face to face with a greedy Usurian again (or for the first time, retroactively…) and the end result is pretty much the same as the first result. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Genetics of the Daleks Review

It’s time for another Time Lord Victorious tie-in, but one with the Fourth Doctor, weirdly enough! This was announced late in the game (so much that it wasn’t included in the TLV subscription bundle…) and was made to act as a tie-in to an Escape Room activity that thanks to COVID barely got going. STILL! Funnily enough this story was actually good by itself, so let’s take a look!

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