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Patrick Troughton look alike

By:Clive Wright, Jersey
Date:Sunday 14 November 2004
Rating:   8

This could have been filmed in blakc and white with Patrick and Jamie. Hex's intro is convincing and what you would expect from a good Doctor Who TV yarn.

The intro of the badies was I must say a suprise and handled very well. I would have given a 10 but the defeat of the enemy was a little to quick.

Overall "excellent"

Brilliant....But spoiled by my curiosity

By:Billy Rees, UK
Date:Monday 9 May 2005
Rating:   10

I really enjoyed this story. One of Sylvester McCoy's best adventures.

I liked the fact that The Doctor and Ace had been working undercover for a while and not just happened to arrive juat as any trouble started!

The only thing that spoiled it for me was before I got it I looked on the internet to find out what the story was about and on one website they gave away the "surprise" ending...

I honestly wouldn't have guessed what or who were the "baddies" it if I hadn't read it online first.

It would have made the surprise of finding out that much better!

Just one question ...?

By:Phil Ince, Highbury, London
Date:Tuesday 26 July 2005
Rating:   3

If the converted human that chases Ace and Hex is 8 foot tall, how does it fit behind the wheel of a Mercedes?

Badly underwritten. Excellent core idea, rubbish development, indifferent execution.

Good Surprises

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Saturday 2 December 2006
Rating:   7

The Harvest is mostly a way to introduce a new companion. Part One, especially, is more a Hex story than a Doctor story. Generally speaking, I am not a fan of Doctor Who as science fiction Mission Impossible. Having the Doctor and Ace infiltrate this society and that institution just does not work well for me in most cases. I forgive it here because the story itself justifies such a move to some degree. The story manages to hide just who are the baddies, what Dr. Farrow is up to, and what the actual plans are for quite some time. Also, the story has a realistic conception of politics and how xenotechnology might be used by a desperate world power.

Let down by only one thing...

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Friday 28 March 2008
Rating:   9

This is an action packed thrill ride of a story, brilliantly acted by all involved. If only it werent for the over the top use of colourful language. Not everyone wants to hear garbage every five minutes. But apart from that, this story is definitely a classy tale i can tell you. Sly Mccoy is on top form as the good doctor, although he brings more of a feel of the last season of his performance on tv to this tale, a more sombre and dark and more thoughtful doctor. But this is by no means a bad thing. Its whatb defines his interpretation of the doctor anyway! Philip Olivier too makes a big entrance into the world of Who as Hex. And Sophie really is brilliant. This feels like another film on disc. A reaL sci fi mega movie this could be. Dan Abnett brings back the cybermen in a different plotline though, which is so refreshing and cool. The Cybermen want to become human again, and yet the humans here want to become cybermen, what a wonderful reversal...this is great stuff i can tell you. I think this should be adapted into a tv story too in the very near future. This is what Doctor Who should be like!

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