Despite protestations against being the Evil One, mounting evidence points to the Doctor's prior involvement with Leela's people, and an error in judgment he once made in their distant past that puts them all in immediate jeopardy.

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Despite protestations against being the Evil One, mounting evidence points to the Doctor's prior involvement with Leela's people, and an error in judgment he once made in their distant past that puts them all in immediate jeopardy.

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Calib: I do *not* believe he is The Evil One!
Leela: [softy to the Doctor] Conscience?
Doctor Who: [softly to Leela] No, no. Politics. He's trying to break Neeva's hold on the tribe.
Calib: If he can be killed, then he is *not* The Evil One, because The Evil One is a god!
Doctor Who: Good point! Fifteen, love!
Calib: [evenly] The Litany says it can be destroyed.
Doctor Who: Fifteen all.
Calib: I say we should put him to the Test and see if he speaks truly.
Andor: The Test is for mortals.
Calib: If he can be killed, then he *is* a mortal!
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The Day God Went Mad
8 December 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

A proposed title for this story was The Day God Went Mad and that is a good title for any story as well as a pretty good name for this adventure. It involves The Doctor arriving on a planet which he has visited before, but does not remember at first, and slowly realising he has somehow come to be thought of as a God by the people there following his actions on his previous visit. That premise is extremely interesting in itself, contemplating the aftermath and consequences of The Doctor's interventions on other worlds. There is a lot more to this story too, including the character Leela who becomes The Doctor's new companion. Following Sarah Jane is the toughest act to follow of all but Leela is a brilliant and different type of companion, being a tough and fiery young woman from a tribal civilisation with violent tendencies.

The first two episodes are an absolutely fascinating, engaging and brilliantly written story which has you really intrigued. The final two episodes are really good with some good thrills and plenty of interest but I felt the outcomes were not quite as fully satisfying as the wonderful build up caused me to expect.

Great adventure in a great season.


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