“I, Omega, will have my revenge!”
A strange telepathic message prompts the Doctor to travel to the ‘Sector of Forgotten Souls’, a place where, thousands of years ago, Omega’s ship vanished whilst detonating a star.
He’s not the only one journeying towards it. ‘Jolly Chronolidays’ prides itself on giving its tourists an experience of galactic history that is far better than mere time travel.
Bringing back a classic figure from Doctor Who history is a tricky situation, there is the temptation to expose loads about the character that has never been mentioned before. Indeed many a fan has discussed the background to characters in their private time. the big question here is does revealing loads of details about a character and events that they were involved in dispel the magic of the mythos or strengthen it.
Well I am not going to make judgements of that here, but I will say that with a presentation this good does it really matter?
I went through the first two episodes thinking that this might be a comedy, with quips and in-jokes all the way. There are a few laugh out loud moments but the majority of the humour provokes a smile or inner chuckle.
There are many referances to merchandising, overhyping and twisting history that diectly relate to the Doctor Who ‘industry’ and fandom.
It is good to hear the voice of Hugo Mayatt once again, his portrayal of the Dungeon Master, Tregard, in the Childrens ITV show Knightmare deserves a prominent place on my (metaphorical) nostalgia shelf.
I am not sure about mentioning the MASSIVE twist at the end of episode 2 in case of spoiling the action. I will just say that it made my draw drop that I didn? spot it earlier.
The one other thing of note is the ending, although a little bit of fun I think it slightly cheated an otherwise very well held together plot. ]]>