Synopsis: On a research station near a black hole, time keeps standing still. Investigating the phenomenon, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria discover a power far greater than any of the monsters that have challenged them on their travels… The Doctor’s own people.
With the safety of thousands balancing out the need to flee, and a policeman from his home planet working at his side, the Doctor reluctantly finds himself involved in a race against time.
But nothing is ever as simple as it appears. And if you can use the Doctor’s compassion against him, you have the makings of a perfect trap…
Review: Written by Simon Guerrier and directed by the fantastic Lisa Bowerman ‘The Black Hole’ is a 2nd Doctor story that will delight fans of classic Who and give us a glimpse of the Time Lords at a stage before we meet them in the television show and its all thanks to a one of the Doctors most dangerous time lord enemies, who likes to meddle somewhat with time.
We get a fantastic performance from Rufus Hound (Constable Pavo) who is a police officer from Gallifrey who is investigating the Black Hole. And David Warner narrating as The Seeth was fantastic value.
Unfortunately if I say to much more it will just ruin what is a fantastic story for you. Special mention should go to Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) who is really put through the ringer in this story.
It is a complex timey wimey and fun story with lots of twist and turns and some fantastically fun moments. The reveal in episode two is fantastic and once again Frasier Hines pulls off the Second Doctor brilliantly.
You can obtain your own copy of ‘Doctor Who – The Early Adventures 2.3. The Black Hole’ at: www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-black-hole-1078
- The reveal in episode two
- More casual fans may have problems with the time jumps within the story. Its definately one you have to stay awake for.
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