This is one of the most difficult stories that I've ever had to review. The beginning is so good. Yes, the blurb on the back shouldn't have given away that they were at Number 10 Downing Street, but the whole mystery of what was going on with the maze of attic rooms and why it was happening was really gripping and creepy. The reactions of the regulars were all great and Purves and O'Brien are magic together. Then we get to the second episode and the whole thing collapses into one of the worst stories I've ever experienced. Talk about the lamest plot with the lamest cast of characters ever.
What did everyone else think? Is this one where you have to be British to "get it"?
I thought this was a very weird story. I don't know quite what to make of it, to be honest. Maureen O'Brien and Peter Purves are always good, though, and made the best of the material they had to work with.
"You're all irresponsible fools!" Doctor: "But we're very experienced irresponsible fools." _____________________________________
- I'm always all right. - Is all right special Time Lord code for really not all right at all?
The big issue is that it falls into something that all the worst Companion Chronicles do, it doesn't give us a reason for why Vicki and Steven are telling this story. I've always found that the framing story ends up making a Companion Chronicle more interesting than just narrating a story in first person.
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