Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Doctor Who #6

The Doctor visits on an old friend by taking Rory and Amy to Multiworld, a holosuite planet built on a Fluctuation Rift which allows the complex the ability to create 13 fully immersive realities built on top of each other. And then, as you would expect any story involving a "holosuite," something goes horribly, horribly wrong.

The Doctor and his companions sample a few of the realities including the Old West, the Prehistoric Age, King Arthur, and the Swinging Sixties before a damaged Sontaran ship comes too close to Rift while leaking Fluronic Gas which begins to destabilize the Rift and separates the Doctor and his companions in different eras. Yep, holosuites are trouble.

For a Doctor Who comic this feels an awful lot like a lazy episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but it does have a couple of fun moments including the Doctor and Rory's duel, the talking dinosaur named Kevin, and Amy's attempt to get the Doctor to behave. Not memorable, but some Who (and STNG) fans might get a kick out of this one.

[IDW, $3.99]

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