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Review by Terry Shore

I found this story absolutely wonderful!

It was interesting seeing the Brigadier's other self as the Brigade-Leader in the parallel world, and I thought he made a great villain. As for Liz Shaw's other self as the Section Leader, I thought she was really an amazing character, better than the Brigade-Leader, finally believing in the Doctor's 'other world'. Great stuff!

I didn't like Olaf Pooley's Professor Stahlman because I thought he was more of a super-pompous idiot than a villain. This was especially evident whenever the project Inferno drillings started to go wrong.

When I saw Christopher Benjamin's character, Sir Keith Gold, I closely studied him and suddenly realised and said to myself, 'hey, that's Henry Gordon Jago from The Talons of Weng-Chiang!' That really was a surprise for me! I thought he was a good actor in Inferno as well as in Talons.

Of course, this story marks the end of Season Seven and the last appearance of Liz Shaw. The whole season was very good, and I'm looking forward to seeing the Season Eight stories again.

Lastly, thanks to TVNZ for screening the entire season - well done, and roll on Season Eight!

This item appeared in TSV 27 (February 1992).

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