on September 19, 2003
This story is set on the happy and peaceful planet of Traken. Nothing bad happens here but evil does occasionally appear, where it is eventually transferred into good or just disappears. The great keeper appears inside the Tartus at the beginning of the story, which tells anyone who knows the Doctors Tartus that something big is about to happen. The Keeper warns the Doctor about a growing evil on Traken and how this evil will destroy their world without his help. Of course, the good Doctor cannot resist interferring and heads for Traken. Once there, the Doctor is once again set up for a crime he did not commit and lands into custody while his comrade, Adric attempts to help. This story is the first episode for a new travelling companion, Nyssa. She is the daughter of the to be elected Keeper of Traken. She is as brilliant as Adric when it comes to contraptions and does her best to aid Adric in helping the Doctor to get out of yet another pickle. This story again involves the master who disguised as the Melkor (Melkor is what everyone on Traken calls anything that is evil), which in this story is a statue with red glowing eyes. The master wants to regenerate into the Keepership and repower himself. He almost succeeds at it too. This story is one of my favorites and includes the Master in his most hideous form, which I really love. hehehehe. I like him all grossed out! Buy and add this to your collection and you will have made a really great choice.
on April 27, 2001
This was an exceptional story with Tom Baker and Antony Ainley as Tremas(who's body is later used for the new insidious Master) The story picks up right after the escape from E-space into N-space(normal space I guess) Beautiful haunting music, sets and costumes add to the feeling of being in another culture on another planet. I rate it 5 stars but Logopolis is better still. The compaginion gets very annoying in later DW stories. But the Doctor and Tremas as well as the Master(Geoffrey Beavers) steal the show in this one.