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Deep in the gap between the stars, the TARDIS is damaged by a temporal mine. It’s not life-threatening, but the Tenth Doctor will need a while to repair the damage. But he’s not alone. The strangely familiar-looking Christina thinks the Doctor has arrived in her bed and breakfast, somewhere in Wales. In fact, the TARDIS seems to have enveloped Christina’s entire town – andDeep in the gap between the stars, the TARDIS is damaged by a temporal mine. It’s not life-threatening, but the Tenth Doctor will need a while to repair the damage. But he’s not alone. The strangely familiar-looking Christina thinks the Doctor has arrived in her bed and breakfast, somewhere in Wales. In fact, the TARDIS seems to have enveloped Christina’s entire town – and something else is trapped inside with it. A violent, unnatural storm threatens them all and – unless it’s stopped – the entire universe....

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Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses Reviews

  • Dan Schwent
    2018-12-30 12:36

    When the TARDIS strikes a temporal mine, The Doctor finds himself in Jonestown, Wales, and surrounded by familiar-seeming people. But he never left the TARDIS, did he? And can the Doctor undo whatever damage to the TARDIS the temporal mine has done? Of course! He's the Doctor...I got this from Netgalley.As I said in the teaser, the TARDIS hit a leftover weapon from the Time War and chaos ensues. In this outing, the Tenth Doctor has to suss out what's going on and save the day, as per usual. Nick Haraway crafts an entertaining little Time Trip in Keeping Up with the Joneses. The Tenth Doctor is written in fine form and the mystery of Jonestown is well done. Without spoiling too much, it reminds me of one of the holodeck-centric episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It felt very much like a Doctor Who episode, complete with me imagining the "sorting stuff out" music playing near the end.One minor disappointment is that I expected Marth Jones to be in it since the word Jones is in the title. Other than that, no gripes. I was entertained for the hour and a half it took me to read it. These Time Trips are nice little nuggets of Whovian entertainment. While they aren't awesome, they're a lot of fun. Three out of five stars.

  • Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
    2019-01-09 09:20

    Evolution. Thousands and thousands of years of tiny changes could turn little burning sparks of chemistry into people, into monsters and angels and even human beings. It happened everywhere. You went to an empty planet, took your eyes of it for a billion years, came back and boom, there it was: life. Stinky, slooshy, complex, amazing, life. It always found ways to surprise you.I liked this story quite a bit, but unfortunately not as much as I was expecting to. :/ The 10th Doctor is my favorite of all the Doctors (ALLONS-Y, BITCHES!) and while the Doctor himself was written really well, the story was a bit...too complex for a story of this size. There was so much crammed into such a short amount of time that it ended up being a bit confusing at some parts. I did enjoy it, it was a good story, just was a bit too...full in my opinion. Still, not to be missed if you are a Doctor Who fan, especially if you love the 10th Doctor!

  • Terri
    2018-12-22 15:13

    The Doctor is in the TARDIS when a temporal mine hits and then he is in a little Welsh town inside the TARDIS where he meets Christina de Souza (who is not quite the Christina he met on the Big Red Bus). Bad storms are hitting the town and the TARDIS is in pain.I love Doctor Who, and yes, 10 is one of my favorite Doctors so this was fun. And it was good to see (almost) Christina again as well. Very fun!

  • James
    2019-01-07 13:30

    An interesting shortish story from Nick Harkaway in the Doctor Who Time Trips collection: stories from established authors who aren't considered your traditional Doctor authors. Not that it necessarily matters - but I think it always helps to picture the correct era actor - this is a tenth Doctor (David Tennant) story, but appears to be set between companions.The Tardis crashes into a mine left over from the Time War (even it doesn't seem to know which side it was on). This crash creates the Welsh village of Jonestown inside the Tardis and dumps the Doctor in the middle of it to figure out what's going on. Not a hugely satisfying resolution I didn't think, but it was fun, Harkaway is a great writer, and it's always fun to have Lady Christina de Souza back again...

  • Tanja
    2018-12-30 15:32

    The book starts with The Doctor brushing his teeth while pretending to be a dragon. I really enjoyed reading this :)It has a nostalgic feel to it, because The Doctor misses Donna and Martha and Rose. Or maybe it felt like that to me because I miss the Tenth Doctor. I expected Martha Jones and her family to show up, after all, the book is called 'Keeping up with the Joneses'. It turned out that the book takes place in Jonestown and The Doctor uses the name John Jones. Nick Harkaway did a great job - The Doctor here was very in-character. In fact, the book felt like an episode of Doctor Who. I'd love to watch this - but I say that for every DW book that I like. The Doctor once again meets Christina De Souza, with whom he had a brief adventure in 'Planet of the Dead'. But is it really her? Christina was an unexpected but good addition to this book. It's always nice to see somebody surprise The Doctor more than he surprises them. I'd recommend this to anybody that misses the Tenth Doctor.

  • Kribu
    2019-01-06 14:08

    Wonderfully imaginative and very much in character for the Tenth Doctor.That said, I can't really rate it higher than "I liked it".I really enjoyed the first part of the story, but ... well. It felt a lot like a Ten episode. Which is probably awesome for a lot of people, and shows the author's got some excellent skills and a really good feel for this incarnation of the Doctor and his era, but ... I didn't like Ten all that much, and I didn't like his episodes all that much either. Too hectic. Too feverish. It's all flailing around and a lot - a lot - of rapid speech, half of it nonsense, and I never warmed to that during the show, and I had the same problems towards the end here too.

  • Marjolein
    2019-01-16 11:25

    3.5 stars Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com The Tenth Doctor is my favourite so far, so this Time Trip with the Tenth Doctor should definitely be a success.And it was indeed very enjoyable, it read like watching an episode. After the TARDIS hits the remnants of a temporal mine left-over from the Time War he finds himself in a strange village. But he never left the TARDIS, or did he?I like these short Doctor Who stories and this was no exception. The story was quite nice and the writing too. I've actually gotten myself another book by Nick Harkaway after reading Keeping Up With The Joneses.

  • Andrea Guy
    2018-12-23 13:24

    Keeping Up With The Joneses is a Tenth Doctor Time Trip. It would be almost perfect if not for one thing. Nick Harkaway had to keep the whole "Pining for Rose" theme going at the beginning. Sure I liked that he allowed Ten the opportunity to miss all his companions, but gah, that was one of the things I hated the most about Ten. (And I really loved him)What was cook about this story was how Nick brought back Christina from "Planet Of The Dead" in a round about way. It was her, but not quite. And since she was a past companion, it made the story a bit easier to enjoy. I've never been a fan of stories without a companion from the show.The TARDIS gets damaged by a temporal mine, quite a bit of damage when a whole town seems to be part of the TARDIS. I loved Christina, possibly more in this story than in Planet Of The Dead. (I did love the reference to the red bus from that episode). Her character felt a little more true to form than Ten. (Aside from the Rose pining)I really enjoyed discovering how they saved Jonestown and the TARDIS, it wasn't quite what I was expecting, but when is it, when The Doctor is involved.Quite a fun read and a little longer than the average Time Trip!

  • Tac Anderson
    2018-12-26 12:22

    I've never read a Doctor Who book before. I normally don't go in for book adaptations, but I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who, and Nick Harkaway is one of my current favorite authors. I loved David Tennant's Doctor. He was wild and fun and brilliant and quirky and so much more. Nick Harkaway is the perfect author to bring the 10th Doctor to life. I defy any Whovian to find fault with Nick's portrayal of the 10th Doctor. And if you're a Harkaway fan who hasn't seen any Doctor Who (really?), it will definitely help to have seen some of the David Tennant episodes of Doctor Who.

  • Michael Ben Silva III
    2018-12-28 15:23

    A pitch perfect Doctor Who story from start to finish. I could hear the 10th Doctor in every line, and it had me cheering just as much as one of Tennant's episodes.

  • osoi
    2019-01-20 10:28

    На днях расправилась с этой докторской плюшкой и до сих пор в легкой прострации. Я старательно прочитала все 60 электронных страничек, но только раза с третьего поняла, что произошло и как решили проблему. Редко встречаю книгу, которая при всей своей миниатюрности пудрит мне мозги настолько, что я теряю нить повествования.Доктор напоролся на живой отголосок войны – временную мину, нехило разворотившую милую ТАРДИС. Десятого выкидывает в городок Джоунстаун, но он чувствует, что все еще находится на корабле. И там, и здесь одновременно. Все лица в городке кажутся ему смутно знакомыми; ситуация достигает верха абсурда, когда Доктору встречается дама по имени Кристина, которая просто невозможна в данной точке времени и пространства.Идея замечательная. Уже за одно упоминание о войне с далеками спасибо! Однозначно рулит оружие, обладающее интеллектом, выжидающее подходящего момента и поврежденное настолько, что даже уже не помнит, на чьей стороне оно воевало.Компаньона как такового тут нет. При появлении Кристины у меня крутилось в голове только «неужели это будет правда та Кристина? нет, ну не может быть». Оказалось – может, пускай и в странной форме. Очень странной.Десятый чистит зубы, корчит рожи, воображает, что его отражение в зеркале является драконом, выдувает яростные пузыри до тех пор, пока кто-то из них не сдастся, да и вообще ведет себя еще более упорото, чем обычно. Мне пришлось по нраву сочетание фигняговорильни, присущей Tenth, и этой вот новой докторской стороны в отсутствие компаньонов, но потом оно как-то затерялось и завяло среди беготни.Неплохая книжка, но объяснение и концовку можно выкинуть в мусорную корзину. Говорю же – три раза перечитывала эти полторы страницы с раскрытием всех карт и ревелейшенами. В общих чертах все понимала, но когда дело доходило до деталей, мои мозги выключались от перегрева, и словоконструкции тут не при чем. Я уж было подумала, что ко мне в голову залетела какая-нить логическая пробка, но через пару дней поняла: разрешение проблемы есть gibberish самого плохого качества, мой организм такую бредню принимать на веру отказывается. За исключением этой фигни в конце книжка вышла небезынтересной и особо упоротой :-Dannikeh.net

  • Lis Ann - The Indigo Quill
    2019-01-17 16:32

    See full review @ The Indigo QuillI received a copy of this book exchange for an honest review. For the next installment in the Doctor Who: Time Trips reviews, I chose Nick Harkaway’s, Keeping Up With The Joneses. For this Time Trip short story, we accompany my personal favorite, the tenth doctor on an exciting romp through the TARDIS (the doctor’s trusty time machine and space ship that is bigger on the inside). After hitting a temporal mine (a time machine trap) that shouldn’t exist anymore, the TARDIS gets damaged and systems start going haywire all over the place. Time starts moving differently in different parts of the ship and a Welsh village appears inside the TARDIS. Inside this village the doctor finds a very familiar looking woman and no shortage of danger and intrigue. The Doctor and his new companion must navigate dangers in both the mysterious village and the TARDIS to figure out how to fix the damage before the TARDIS is destroyed, taking a big chunk of the universe with it. Out of all of the Doctor Who stories I have read, this one is easily my favorite. From the first page to the last it is chocked full of the whimsy, intrigue, mystery and fun that I have come to expect and love from Doctor Who. Maybe that is partly due to the inclusion of my favorite doctor, but the way he was written was absolutely flawless. The decision to include the banter the Doctor has with himself in his mind was perfect, and the execution was right on. From his hilarious paranoia to his childlike wonder and excitement, the Doctor’s personality and character could not have been written better. The story itself was very well-written and captivating, with its fair share of wibbly revelations and danger. The characters were all fleshed out perfectly, and the ending was brilliant. If any of the Doctor Who written material that I have read should be turned into an episode, I would choose for this one to be it.For any fans of Doctor Who, Science fiction, comedy or light reading in general, I would absolutely recommend picking up a copy to enjoy.

  • Rinn
    2019-01-07 08:30

    I received a copy of this book for free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Also posted on my blog, Rinn Reads.I didn’t actually take too many notes whilst writing this one – firstly because it’s such a short book, and secondly because I just couldn’t really think of much to talk about… needless to say, this will be a short review.Serves me right for not reading the blurb of this one properly: I saw a Doctor Who book with the word ‘Jones’ in the title, and assumed it was about Martha. Unfortunately not, although this is a Tenth Doctor adventure. Our favourite Time Lord is companion-less on this particular adventure, as he has been with the other Time Trips stories so far. However, unlike the previous Time Trips, this one features a familiar character: the Lady Christina de Souza. If you don’t recognise the name, she was featured in the episode ‘Planet of the Dead’, where a double decker bus somehow got transported from London to the desert planet of San Helios.Whilst it contained some ‘typical’ Ten moments (he finds brushing his teeth fun, I can definitely imagine that for Ten), this book just felt really… weird, even for Doctor Who. It felt like there was no real consistency to it, flitting from one bit to the next and it never really gripped me. I read it in one sitting, and I actually struggled to finish it because, quite honestly, I was bored.I don’t know if it was the advanced copy I had, or if this is pretty much the finalised version, but some of the sentences felt really mangled. The structure was very odd, and that made it really hard to picture things.Sadly, although I’ve enjoyed all the Doctor Who books I’ve read so far, this one was quite a let down. I would say read it if you’re a hardcore fan (for completionist purposes!), but if you’re just looking to read some of the DW books then there are plenty more enjoyable ones out there.

  • Karen Cole
    2018-12-30 11:28

    With a title like Keeping up with the Joneses it's likely you'll think as I did that the Doctor will be accompanied by Martha Jones on this adventure but instead he meets another face from his recent past, Lady Christine de Souza, last seen in Planet of the Dead...but is it really her? After the Tardis hits a temporal mine, the Doctor finds himself in Jonestown. In fact the Welsh town in somehow in the Tardis. How can this be? Who is Christina really and most importantly what is the Doctor going to do about the violent storm threatening not just Jonestown but the entire universe?!Of the Time Trips books I've read so far this felt the closest to a TV episode. Nick Harkaway captures David Tennant's Doctor on paper almost perfectly. There's the self-assured cockiness, the stream of consciousness monologues, the belief in life and in change tempered by that darker side willing to seek vengeance, "no second chances". Christina is likeable with enough mystery about her to make you question her motives and reliability. Other characters too are pleasingly fleshed out in a format that doesn't always allow for much in the way of characterisation, the monster in particular is a fantastic conception. So the characterisation is excellent but what of the story? Happily that too is believable and engaging. It's a well-structured story which is exciting, tense and thoughtful. It has the required sciencey bits that fit a Who story, not necessarily the sort of science that holds up to critical analysis but the time wimey stuff that so suits the Doctor's adventures. The ending thankfully doesn't feel rushed and makes sense which isn't always the case with short stories.This has been my favourite Time Trips so far, it was a pleasure to read and has whetted my appetite both for more Doctor Who stories and more books by Nick Harkaway.I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley in return for my unbiased review.

  • Ithil
    2019-01-04 13:26

    Complete review in Spanish: http://laestanteriadeithil.blogspot.c...I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and Nick Harkaway. Also, I should apologize in advance as English is my third language, so this review may contain some spelling and grammatical errors.I’ve read this book right after the Neil Gaiman’s one, so even if I knew I should not compare them, well, I did not succeed at it. Sorry. First of all, I think the main problem I’ve had with this book it the personality of Ten. For me it was just like an “overreacting Ten”, abusing of his phrases, his gestures, to the point it actually seemed ridiculous to me. And that really disappointed me because Ten in my favorite Doctor and I was really looking forward to read one story about him. Then it was the plot which, honestly, it was fine although slow at the beginning, but fine. And that’s why I gave the book two stars, as rated in goodreads “it was OK”. I mean, the plot was not the most original idea I’ve read but it was good, catching, once you are into the story and spectacular sometimes but it was just like any other chapter who was not part of the main plot of the series. Unlike the Neil Gaiman’s one, it was not that easy to imagine the story as a real chapter and view it in my imagination.Christine, as a co-protagonist was alright. Either charismatic or original, they needed a character and that is Christine. I mean, she could not have a more important role because the story. It is a good story, but since I did not enjoy very much the way they represented Ten, all his clichés in 50 pages, or the plot, I cannot rate it higher than “it was ok.”

  • Laura
    2018-12-23 12:06

    "Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses" by Nick Harkaway is a Time Trips series short story starring the Tenth Doctor. I read the Kindle edition which was published by BBC Digital February 6, 2014.The TARDIS hits a temporal mine and it seems it has a bit of Wales stuck in its teeth or a storeroom or two. Somehow The Doctor finds himself in the library of a bed and breakfast belonging to a different Christine de Souza in Jonestown in this bit of Wales. And somehow there is a monster (Puh Puh Pom) after them as well. Structural integrity of the TARDIS is threatened too.I only really had one negative comment here. At one point the Doctor dismisses explaining things as Timey Wimey and then later proceeds to get technical about how things work. Kinda felt like one or the other, but not both. And honestly some of the technical bits gave me a little headache, but that's just me.On the plus side, it is a Doctor heavy story. It must have him in it to work. And it works well. Christine de Souza functions both as a part of the story and as a little bit of a companion. The story moves along quickly once things start happening. I had no problem suspending disbelief. It was an interesting story. Good suspense and good characterization. Ten is written true to form.I liked it, but I didn't love it. Found it confusing in spots. So, I give it 3 stars out of 5. I would recommend it to others who enjoy Doctor Who, especially the Tenth Doctor, and who don't mind a little technical TARDIS jargon.

  • Sarah-Jayne Briggs
    2019-01-08 14:09

    (I received a free copy of this book from Random House UK, Ebury Publishers, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).I've found that tie-in novels can be a bit hit and miss. I've really liked some of them, but really disliked others.This does fall into the first category. I did like the Doctor, but I wasn't sure which he was supposed to be - he was a bit like Ten, but I could see a few elements of Eleven as well.I particularly liked the storyline of this book. It was interesting and engaging, even though I didn't understand everything that was going on, or all of the explanations.This book did read like an episode of the show, which is always a good thing. It was nice to see hints/thoughts given to his previous companions - I'm sure they all meant something to him in one way or another.The Doctor's reluctance to turn to a violent solution comes across really well in this, as well as the way he stops the monster from being further attacked when it's already been weakened. I did like the ending, even though I'm not sure I understood how it all fit together. I would speculate, but I don't want to give away the storyline - so I won't.I found this book to be a really entertaining read. It didn't take long to finish and I would definitely be interested in reading more of these books/short stories.

  • Dan
    2019-01-02 09:18

    The latest Time Trip e-book is set during the period the Tenth Doctor is travelling alone, definitely after the special "Planet of the Dead" and I would speculate before "The Waters of Mars". In the story the TARDIS is damaged by a leftover weapon from the Time War and the Doctor finds himself in a Welsh town called Jonestown where a version of Christina De Souza appears to live. And there's a storm coming.The Tenth Doctor is characterised well here, although because we follow his thoughts for a while at a time it is exhausting to read. It's fine when we get a fast speech from the Doctor but pages and pages of his thoughts are just too much. I'm not happy with the lack of a proper companion here. Christina 2.0 is not really much like the original Christina and even she was it would have been an odd choice. If you are going to write a Tenth Doctor story surely it would be best to have Rose, Martha or Donna in it. The story mentions Jones in the title yet there is no sign of Martha whatsoever.There isn't much of story here and when the mystery is solved I can't help feeling a bit flat. It was just a rubbish explanation. If I was a teacher marking this I would write "Good try Nick but I think we need to do some more practice at this".

  • Becky
    2018-12-30 16:10

    In Nick Harkaway's "Keeping Up With the Joneses" Doctor number ten (that's David Tennant's doctor) lands in what seems to be Jonestown, Wales. But the landing and arriving are quite bizarre. One minute he's in the TARDIS, which seems to have undergone some damage, and the next he's lounging in a B&B. There's something more strange than usual about this little town, too, the least of which is the fact that Christina de Souza (Planet of the Dead) runs the B&B.This one was a fun concept - one I think I'd love to see as an actual episode! (Seeing more rooms in the TARDIS is always a tempting idea.)I'll admit I had to look up Christina de Souza - my memory is simply too Swiss cheese to have recalled that episode all on my own. It does make a scene later in the story that much more amusing, though, having realized who she is.

  • Megan
    2018-12-21 08:30

    With this being a novella I was expecting to be able to read it very quickly, as I have with the DW quick reads, but that was not the case. It took me quite a long while to read it and it just wasn't all that good. Ten is one of my favorite Doctors and he was barely recognizable. There were some glimpses of him, but that was it. So that was a let down. I was also a little disappointed that it didn't feature Martha Jones, since I thought she would be feature from the title of the story, but that wasn't that big of deal for me. Overall, this was just an okay read. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.2.5 stars

  • Anni (Tea in the Treetops)
    2019-01-21 16:34

    The Doctor has run into a relic from the Time War and suddenly, there's a Welsh town inside the TARDIS, complete with a strange new version of Christina de Souza. Timeline-wise, this takes place after Planet of the Dead.One of the "Time Trips" short stories, this rollercoaster of a Tenth Doctor tale had me hooked from start to finish (in fact I read it in one go over a couple of hours). The Doctor's quirks and mannerisms come through in the writing so well, I could almost hear David Tennant's voice in my head (oh, yes please). The portrayal comes across as rather bonkers, and is almost exactly what I'd imagine the inside of the Doctor's head must be like. Loved it to bits.

  • Jess
    2018-12-21 14:33

    *I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and Nick Harkaway*3.5 starsWhen the TARDIS is suddenly attacked by a temporal mine, the Tenth Doctor suddenly finds himself in the Welsh town of Jonestown whose residents are strangely familiar. With help from Christina de Souza, who may or may not be the real Christina, The Doctor must stop the temporal mine from ripping the TARDIS apart.This was a fun book that I enjoyed. The Tenth Doctor is my favourite so I might be a bit biased but I found the plot clever and intriguing and it held my attention well. A good read.

  • Richard Wright
    2018-12-21 10:10

    A novella focussing around the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant on that tellybox. It's short enough not to bore, and cracks along with the feverish energy you'd associate with this iteration of the character. Tennant's performance is captured particularly well on the page, which in itself will be all you need to know to tell you whether you're going to like the tale. The plot itself only makes half a sense, and hangs on a concept (the TARDIS is infinitely big, and contains multitudes) that has been better explored elsewhere, but it rattles along and is intensely likeable despite its flaws.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-01 10:30

    As much as I love 10, and as much as I love the DW books, this one just left me cold. I get what Harkaway was trying to do, with 10's manic disposition, but this style just read as if he has a severe case of ADHD and no Ritalin to rein it in. I kept waiting for him to just focus and get to the point, which was beyond distracting and often plain irritating. Makes me wonder if Harkaway was paid by the word and could only come up with 1000 words of story, so he had to fluff it up with a bunch of nonsense. No thanks,

  • Leeza
    2018-12-27 15:31

    Up until now, I've had a hard time reading books about Doctor Who. They've always felt a bit off, like they couldn't quite capture the spirit of the series. This book, by Nick Harkaway, captures David Tennant's doctor almost perfectly. The Doctor's spirit and inner ramblings are reflected perfectly on paper. I enjoyed this brief little escape back to the days of Tennant. Would have been happy to see this episode, and the dilemma with Lady Christina, whom I loved in the original series. (Though it felt a bit like when Rose appeared as "The Moment" in the 50th).

  • Tammy
    2018-12-26 09:07

    The Tenth Doctor and the TARDIS stumble upon a temporal mine and end up in a strange Welsh village with a woman--Christina--who is strangely familiar to him. This book had a wonderful Tenth Doctor voice. I could hear and see Tennant's Doctor while reading this. The answer to why Christina was so familiar to him and why the village was so strange was clever and the solution to the dangerous mystery seemed right for a Doctor Who tie-in. A fun read.(Provided by publisher)

  • Nicholas Whyte
    2018-12-28 14:34

    http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2260796.html[return][return]It's an extended story largely consisting of Tenth Doctor stream of consciousness, the Tardis having hit a Time Mine left over from the war and come to rest in, or possibly on, a Welsh village where everyone is called Jones except for Lady Christina de Souza. Not quite as good as the sum of its parts, but there is a lovely reference to Iain Banks near the end.

  • Erin BookNut
    2019-01-04 16:30

    Excellent characterization of Ten. I am very protective of the way Ten is written as he is my favorite Doctor but I was pleased with the way he was portrayed here. The story felt like a lost episode of the older series with Ten thrown in, it's not at the level of some of the new episodes. Still, an enjoyable read indeed.

  • Laurie
    2019-01-09 13:20

    I think I enjoyed this short read more than most. Classic Tenth Doctor. My only point off is because I was teased by the opportunity to revisit a young lady who showed so much promise in "Planet of the Dead," Lady Christina de Souza, and didn't really get that chance after all.

  • Matthew Vandrew
    2018-12-30 09:23

    As usual, I didn't get it. I have no idea what happened and why. Also, why Christina? I hardly remember her character from the episode, she just didn't work. Even less when she has been transformed into completely different character, so what was the point anyway?