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We fear change

By:writingbluebear, jersey
Date:Sunday 5 September 2010
Rating:   7

Changing the format of introducing a companion is bold but did it work? If the doctor hadn't walk away with a new companion I think I would have enjoyed it more. However situation vacant is an entertaining and fast passed story with some good humour and a little laugh at the doctor who format itself.

Feeling unsure about the final outcome, I'm looking forward to a clever subplot or twist that will bring his new partner to life.

One relishes these different approaches

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Wednesday 29 June 2011
Rating:   10

It was always going to be so very hard indeed to find a replacement for Sheridan...she really is almost the quintessential companion, for any doctor! She had so much verve and charm and a wonderful gob on her that was great for me to hear. Glad she hasnt properly dissappeared yet though, as Ive seen Lucie Miller and To The Death are out!!!

But this story is a little marvel. A diamond gem. It toys with companions like no other story ever has. And for that reason alone is a brilliant addition to the eighth doctor run of adventures! Theres some great dialogue and some great show downs along the way!

Amusing in Places

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Friday 8 November 2013
Rating:   7

Having lost Lucie, the Doctor goes off searching for a new companion in the style of The Apprentice. Or does he? Someone seems to be manipulating things behind the scenes. Meanwhile, none of the candidates is who he or she appears to be. There is some good humor in the story. The Doctor is surprisingly tetchy at times. However, most of this is just the working out of a cute idea following the inevitable course it must follow given the premise. In that, the kinds of surprises were not all that surprising. The story also sets us up for a story arc of some kind, a bit of business to be revisited.

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