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Not Seeing It Coming



The Seventh Doctor seems really confident he can save Nostradamus and the rest of humanity from destruction in the 2011 Doctor Who audio play The Doomsday Quatrain. It's an entertaining adventure that doesn't quite succeed in connecting questions about prophecy with questions about what it means to be a sentient being.

The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) is surprised to find when he visits 1560 Florence that Nostradamus (David Schofield) is predicting an end of the world quite different from the one the Doctor has personally witnessed. Things are further complicated when a young woman from the future (Caroline Keiff) seems to be treating Nostradamus as some kind of experiment and a force of intelligent reptiles tries to take over everything.

It's fun listening to the Doctor outsmart everyone in strange situations but he seems oddly overconfident in this one. His dialogue where he manipulates the reptile leader (also played by David Schofield) is pretty delightful, though.

Travelling without a companion, Seven seems still to be some time away from his appearance in the 1996 TV movie, but it is nice to hear him make use of the sonic screwdriver in this one.
Tags: audio play, doctor who, sylvester mccoy, the doomsday quatrain
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