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More Platt Bizarreness

By:Doug, Pocono Summit, PA, USA
Date:Friday 5 September 2008
Rating:   5

Another nice production. But a lot of it doesn't make much sense, and it needed to be longer and better developed. If stories were people, The Skull of Sobek would be a small, retarded cousin of Time's Crucible...

(Btw - points deducted for 'Lucie the croc'.)

Great start but falls at the first

By:writingbluebear, jersey
Date:Saturday 4 October 2008
Rating:   7

Skull starts in a classic baker way and manages to paint a great image of the world and its people in your mind. Religious understanding, misguided belief and the eternal struggle are good themes but between these good ideas, it lacks real strength and depth. Good but not as good as it could have been.

Crocodile Rock

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Sunday 26 December 2021
Rating:   5

A Mark Platt either works or it doesn't. This one doesn't. I'm not sure what the goal was in this case, but it just was not achieved whatever it is. The Doctor and Lucie arrive on a planet that is just too perfect. To offset perfection, there is a monastery devoted to imperfection and disharmony, but only a little. This monastery, however, is a modern one, with tours and so forth. However, it has been shut down. It turns out that some warrior crocodiles from a distant planet have chosen this spot as the place to have their final battle, but, for some reason, the battle involves not the two crocs themselves, but their "champions," chosen by their most holy relic, The Skull of Sobek (Egyptian crocodile god - go figure). This skull has some sort of psychic properties that can make people see visions and turn into semi-crocodile warriors. How and why is anyone's guess. And that is where I have the big problems with this one. Things happen just because. The how and why, if addressed at all, get little thought.

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