Eight: I’m the Doctor, by the way.
Charley: Oh, I’m Charlotte, Charlotte Pollard. Charley to my friends.
Eight: It’s Charley, then.
As I promised, I started listening to the adventures of the Eighth Doctor with Charlotte Pollard. Two stories with Paul McGann on screen were really not enough, so it was about time I got to know him as well as the other Doctors. I heard India Fisher in the Destiny of the Doctor series as Charley, and I liked her, so it was obvious I would start with their first story together, Storm Warning.
And what a promising beginning it was. Eight is the Doctor, and I don’t think I can judge him yet, but McGann’s Doctor is a charming one. He handles humans well, he understands aliens, he feels like a connection between the two. He’s a bit careless about revealing himself as an alien and a time traveller, but no harm done.
Charley is just perfect for the job of the companion. She certainly has a thing for adventures and seeing the world, so the Doctor is her man. She’s gutsy, she’s brave, she’s compassionate, she’s full of energy and seems like an excellent companion. I can see where all the Eight and Charley fans are coming from.
The story was also interesting and funny, yet somewhat tragic. I feel like Eight’s future stories are going to be heavier, but for now this really was fun, maybe except the end. But you know, the end was also entertaining for the listener, it’s just that a tragedy ended it. I’m also curious about how the web of time will deal with Charley, the Doctor seemed a bit stressed about the fact that she was supposed to die. Or was she?
Based on what I heard about their upcoming stories, such as Zagreus and Scherzo, I know their story must take a darker turn sometime. That’s the impression I got even when listening to Enemy Aliens, like these two always have death in their wake. Oh well, we’ll see, at the moment I can only say that I enjoyed this story, I like Eight, I’m interested in Charley and her story, and that Ramsay is an… unusual pet.