The Fate of Krelos (#4.7)

Big Finish, Fourth Doctor Series

This story lands the Doctor, Leela, and K-9 in the middle of a strange battle for supremacy on Krelos, a planet where the inhabitants are all wired into a central system. Very few are outside the system and something happens. We get to meet two of the inhabitants but we really just get a few glimpses and little else. We are introduced and it’s as if Relly and Geralk aren’t really there. Yet they are. And since when do the Doctor and Leela ignore K-9 being strange? He is really, really out of sorts in many obvious ways and yet they continue on as if there’s nothing happening. It’s quite obvious to us, the audience, but the Doctor stubbornly refuses to listen. Is this typical or just required of this story? Very, very odd behavior is found all around. And not surprisingly, from the hints in the story, we get a preview of what’s to come at the very end where we hear the villains behind the scenes. I can’t wait for part II but part I is just not very interesting. Full of clues that go nowhere so here’s hoping they matter in part II!

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Michael Cochrane (Geralk), Veronica Roberts (Relly/Krelos Mayor)

Writer/Director: Nicholas Briggs

Release: July 2015

Laura Vilensky 2019