Synopsis "When the river is gone, ships shall sail in the sky, monsters bring fire from the heavens. All will fall into a grey and endless sea, and Doomsday has come."
Florence, the sixteenth century. No one thought to pay much attention to the prophecies of the so-called seer Michel de Nostradame, otherwise known as Nostradamus. Until the canals of Venice dried. Until the soothsayer's sayings started coming true…
Because Master Nostradamus is right, in all respects. The end of the world is nigh. The ships are coming. The monsters are coming. The fire is coming. There's only one thing he didn’t see coming, in fact: the sudden apparition of a certain strange Doctor, in his even stranger TARDIS. Today, the Earth dies screaming. And all the Doctor can do is watch.
Written By: Emma Beeby and Gordon Rennie Directed By: Ken Bentley
CAST Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), David Schofield (Nostradamus/Conclave Leader), John Banks (Brors/Captain of the Guard/Bernardo), Caroline Keiff (Garilund/Computer Voice), Derek Carlyle (Kren/Second Nuncio), Nicholas Chambers (Larrett/Milo/First Nuncio)
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For me, not one of the best Main Range stories. I found it a very disjointed story to listen to and very dull in places. The Doomsday Quatrain tried hard to be something but there was no pay-off and it just came across as bland.
I remember this story as being enjoyable, but what really makes it stand out for me is the sound design by Andy Hardwick. I'm not a huge fan of his musical scores, but his sound design is exceptional, and this is a fine example of that.
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