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Fun but fan indulgent
on 12 June 2013
Although this is an enjoyable romp through the various incarnations of the Doctor it is essentially a work a fan indulgence. There isn't really much to the actual plot. Even the 'twists' aren't that much of a revelation. It revolves around the Tenth Doctor suffering from memory loss which requires him reliving epsodes from his previous incarnations to regain his memories. It is really merely an artifice to feature multiple Doctors and similar ideas have been tried before (see the novel 'The Eight Doctors' by Terrance Dicks). However, if you are familiar with all the Doctors this can all be forgiven as it becomes an entertaining nostalgic trip.
The characterisaton of the Doctors is a little hit and miss, but a general sense of their individuality is maintained. The various companions, other than Martha, are a little simplified but that is only to be expected due to the space available. I wasn't very impressed with the character artwork. Most of the Doctors don't really look like them and are based upon rough approximations of their facial features, relying more on their outfits to identify them. The same can often be said for the companions.
All in all there is certainly enough to entertain any fan as long as as don't expect too much depth. To the casual reader though this might all seem a little random and disjointed.