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Twisting and turning

By:Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
Date:Saturday 14 July 2012
Rating:   8

A clever plot mixing time travel with gothic horror into a delisious story. The screech of the witch sends a shiver down your spin and nothing is what it seems.

The Doctor in Another 1600s Witch Scare

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Saturday 2 November 2019
Rating:   7

The second of the Mary Shelley trilogy is typical of such things in that one of its main purposes is to justify the companion. Thus, much of the story is devoted to showing how smart and resourceful Mary is. The story is that an archaeological dig uncovers some kind of monster that rampages the local area. The Doctor and Mary and a couple of very suspicious teenagers end up tracing the problem back to the mid 1600s and a village deeply in the midst of a witch frenzy. The Doctor and Mary get split 400 years apart in time, and the two narrative strands, 1600s and 2000s, gradually converge. It's a decent enough adventure that moves along at a rapid, but not uncomfortable pace. Not much stands out in this one, but the story is serviceable and entertaining.

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