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|Don't forget to clean up after yourself
|Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
|Tuesday 28 June 2011
A classic sci-fi plot is the crashed space ship from which a slightly messed up, twisted society rises.
In the whispering forest, this is done with style, a story that makes full use of the cast. At times strange, but with some good humour and action.
So nothing original in the plot, but for a Doctor Who fan its classic stuff a great story which works well for the tardis gang.
|David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
|Saturday 14 November 2015
"The Whispering Forest" is very much like "The Face of Evil." We have a primitive society that is the degenerated descendant of a crashed space ship. The society is in conflict with a high-tech second force left from the same crash, in this case some robots. The degenerated society's language and rituals are made up of bits and pieces from the original high tech culture, misinterpreted through generations of transmission. The society is in a contest between those who want reform and those who like the old ways. As a formula, this is not a bad one to choose. We get a stock baddy in Sister Mertil, a fanatic after power. There are some pointless bits of self-sacrifice late. We are told repeatedly in part 4 that Sister Seska is ill and feverish, then about 10 minutes before the end this is completely abandoned, not even referred to again. All told, a mixed bag with some interesting ideas and some loose bits of plotting.