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Florence in 1560 - and Nostradamus,
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This is a great story, featuring the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, travelling on his own again. The Doctor sets the Tardis coordinates for a planet - and the Tardis takes him to Florence. That can't be right - can it? Master Nostradame is also in Florence - so it must be the sixteenth century, and the Doctor makes the best of the situation with the Tardis putting him in the wrong place and goes for a walk. When he visits Nostradamus, the seer is taken by the Duke's guards - it all looks bad for the Master. But much much worse things are in fact waiting for everybody - including the Doctor. Because what Nostradamus is seeing, doesn't seem to correlate to what the Doctor can recall of his history of Earth. So who's wrong?
Well, it turns out we all were - much bigger pictures are seen in this story as the focus pans back and takes in a whole gamut of people, aliens and scientists all with their own agendas. And it's up to the Doctor to try to stop the loss of life - if he can.
Sylvester McCoy is great in this - I like the stories where he's travelling without a companion - not that I have anything against companions - it just seems to allow a focus on the Doctor, and his `otherworldliness' which is refreshing.
The other characters in the story, from Nostradamus (brilliantly played by David Schofield), to the groups of aliens (some rather more hideous than others, by the sounds of it) are all really well cast and played. Thoroughly enjoyable story - had a real `classic' Doctor Who feel to it.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2013 14:44:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Oct 2013 14:45:11 BDT
Great story this & David Scofield an exellent Nostradamus, McCoy delivers the intrigue well.
Another good enjoyable review by Keen reader, Making this reviewer a keen reader so sorry couldn't help myself lol.
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