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|Good Twists but a little silly at times|
|By:||Clive Wright, Jersey|
|Date:||Saturday 20 December 2003|
|Rating: || 7|
From the start I thought whats all this about and then the twist hit me, excellent.
However some sections seemed to have little or no point, simply silly and did get in the way at times.
|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Monday 7 August 2006|
|Rating: || 5|
The Big Finish series of rehabilitating and rethinking old villains just does not work. Omega demonstrates why. First, like all of them, it is just too talky, and goes over the same ground numerous times. Second, the warped space warps people's brains idea goes nowhere, makes little sense, and provides too many convenient plot twists. Third, yet another "it's the Doctor's fault" idea gets gratuitously thrown in. Fourth, what is supposed to pass for smart dialogue often comes off as just stupid. On the plus side, Ian Collier is excellent at bringing nuance to an ordinarily one-dimensional character. Peter Davison really has the knack of conveying conviction, no matter how stupid the line or illogical the situation. That the character of Omega needed some rethinking is true. I just wish they had rethought their rethink.
|The misunderstood boy is back...........|
|By:||Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Friday 4 April 2008|
|Rating: || 10|
Arc of Infinity first showed us a different side to Omega, after the raving lunatic we first found in The Three Doctors, and Omega gievs another new perspective on an interesting adversary. He is not wholly evil like the daleks or cybermen, he has just been driven mental by being locked in an alternate universe for centuries. I think this would drive anyone potty after a while.
But this story is clever and very entertaining to say the least. The cliffhanger to episode three is imaginative and unexpected, giving a very neat little twist to the whole tale. Really the Doc aint even in it til the end of the third episode, what a flipping cool script this story is. Ian Collier is back on very good form as Omega, plagued by schizophrenia. And the Doc has made a mistake as well, a bit of role riversal for change. A fresh new adventure which gives the character of Omega more depth and believability in a fine script from Nev Fountain. Peter Davison is excellent too. Altogether, this is deserving of a place amoung the classic Doctor Who tales.