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This has left me needing a jelly baby
on 25 April 2013
Darn it! I've been defending these short stories to people. Sure, they're not all great, but they're a well meaning effort and there's usually something to be found in them. Then came this one. Maybe it's because I recently read Shada and expected a little more of the Douglas Adams' madnesses of those days but this is missing something for me. The nod ahead to a future doctor is a little too clunky and the story feels like pedestrian to me. Then there's the characters. Even the companion doesn't quite hold and Tom Baker's rolling eyes and infectious madness are all missing. Such a shame. I was really looking forward to this one.