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A game of two halves

By:writingbluebear, jersey
Date:Sunday 1 November 2009
Rating:   7

WWW feels very much like the first half of a classic who: setting the story, introducing everyone, getting us ready for the action in the second half. WWW on it's own is not great just good, lets hope part two delivers. No pressure!

Satisfying Conclusion

By:Doug, Pocono Summit, PA, USA
Date:Saturday 7 November 2009
Rating:   8

"All praise to the Great One."

The snappy, great-sounding production continues here in Worldwide Web, the conclusion of The Eight Truths. We start to get some great sparring between Lucie and her... possessor here, and the nostalgia-fest continues.

Sanjeev Bhaskar's Avishka is a great character, assisting the Doctor from his post almost all the way through, and Stephen Moore makes an interesting choice for the character of Clark Goodman, the repentant creator of the Eightfold Truth cult and its prophecies.

The way the Headhunter finally shifts direction, and her final actions, are a bit of a stretch and don't really add up. Even less believable is that Lucie is able to do something psychically, basically, that the Headhunter couldn't, though this was apparently due to abilities temporarily gained from her contact with her... possessor. And the Doctor's subsequent gushing over the Headhunter's "courageous" action doesn't ring very true either. This stuff serves to knock the rating down a bit, but Worldwide Web is a great conclusion nonetheless.

Good Payoff

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Monday 21 March 2022
Rating:   8

"The Eight Truths" sets the pieces in place for this finale. "World Wide Web" sets those pieces in motion with a vengeance. Whereas not much happened in "The Eight Truths," this one is pacey and interesting. The villains are revealed as the Spiders, sorry, the Eight-Legs from Metebelis, with a new queen spider planning maker herself the next Great One. She has recruited The Head Hunter to assist her in accomplishing this. The Head Hunter has delivered to the Eight-Legs the remote stellar manipulator from "The Vengeance of Morbius" and "Orbis," and in conjunction with millions of Metebelis crystals distributed through the Eightfold Truth cult, the new Great One is harnessing human minds as the amplifiers to make her universally worshiped. The new Great One has taken control of Lucie, but we find out that plucky Lucie ain't so easy to control. Stephen Moore gives a good performance as cult leader Goodman, thoroughly baffled that new age nonsense he thought he invented turned out to be true. For anybody who has seen "Planet of the Spiders," there is much deja vu about this story, though, which brings it down just a bit. Overall, though, it is a satisfying season ender.

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