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Countering the soon~to~be over~excitement that will be the next couple of months in the world of Who is this rather monotone and grey story, The Day of the Troll. Narrated by David Tennant himself, this tale is set in Earth’s future where ecological issues have become the issue of the day, but is all at the hand of man?
But it still doesn’t feel like an adventure he would have, there’s nothing essential about the dilemma faced by the characters. I guess I’m just used to the drama of every day New Who where every moment could be his (or someone else’s) last. There’s a couple of gripping moments, namely the ‘scary’ start with appropriate sound effects and the excellent cliff~hanger featuring a superb reveal of the ‘monster’ but other than that, it’s small beans.
Tennant is a joy, as always, to listen to though his own accent does creep into that of The Doctor’s on a number of occasions – the director really should have picked up on that. But it’s not enough to lift Day of the Troll off the page and despite mentions of Rose and the Krynoids (good name for a band there), the interest~o~meter rarely goes above “interested”.