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I have been (and still having) Internet troubles so full reviews will come soon. But for now I will leave short reviews for the shows I have missed.
The Web Of Fear
This is hands Down the story I have enjoyed most. It’s great to see it move. Nicholas Courtney’s performance as Colonel Lethbridge Stewart was amazing and the Direction was fantastic by my favourite Director Douglas Camfield. The Yeti are a solid threat and the sets are great. I can’t say anything negative now, so I wont.
Fury From The Deep
This story is really enjoyable and it creates a very claustrophobic atmosphere. I like how Victoria’s departure is built up instead of and abrupt goodbye like most companions.
The Wheel In Space
This wasn’t very memorable and the Cybermen are a bit pointless here. I Liked the first episode because it showcased how great Frazer and Patrick are together and they carried the whole thing along with Wendy Padbury.
Even more boring than the last story. It was great that it survived but apart from that it was cr*p
The Mind Robber
This was really good and the opening episode was just amazing. It demonstrates how much I love the episodes with just the main characters I love the whole idea of the land of fiction. The guest cast are strong all the way through and the change with Jamie is great.
That’s all I have to say now though but I am starting The Invasion tonight so I will try and post more reviews
Hello and welcome back to another adventure in Time, Space and the Internet as I Review the recently discovered The Enemy of the World.
The Doctor and his friends are attacked on a beach when it is revealed that the Doctor shares a resemblance to A world Dictator called Salamander, A highly respected man who is able to predict natural disasters and wants to end famine. A group of people want The Doctor to impersonate him so they can expose him for who he really is. Kent, Astrid and Bruce help the Doctor until Kent turns out to be a traitor and is killed by Salamander. In the TARDIS Salamander is sucked out into space and the rest of the crew try to hold on as well as they can.
This story is amazing. It was nice to have a break from the base under siege stories and to have have a proper drama. Patrick Troughton has his work cut out for him as he plays two roles and although his Mexican accent is bad there are a few scenes where it is really hard to tell if it is The Doctor or Salamander. The guest cast are strong including the very creepy Milton Johns as Benik who manages to make you uncomfortable whenever he’s in the room, especially when he threatens to torture Jamie and Victoria. There aren’t many bad things to say about this story except for Troughtons Mexican accent and the part where someone is accidentally shot and is told she shouldn’t have been in the way.
Come back on Wednesday 4th June to read my review of a story I have been Waiting to watch- The Web of Fear
Welcome back to another adventure in Time, Space and the Internet as I review The Ice Warriors.
The TARDIS lands on Earth where an Ioniser is being used to stop glaciers entering Britain. A man is found frozen in a block of Ice. He is the commander of The Ice Warriors and he wants to revive his brothers. When he has done this they set about conquering the Earth. The Doctor stops them and they slip out quietly.
This story had great villains and The Ice Warriors are in my top 5 and this story is OK. The Ice Warriors just want to conquer the Earth (who hasn’t). I did like the sub-plot between Klent and another member of the team. But the worst thing is the animation for the DVD release. It’s like I am watching an Episode of Captain Pugwash, It’s bad.
Come back on Thursday 29th to read my review of the recently discovered The Enemy of the World
Welcome back to another adventure in time space and the Internet as I review The Abominable Snowmen.
The TARDIS lands in Tibet where The Doctor is planning to go and speak with the monks. He meets Edward Travers who is looking for real Yeti. The peaceful Yeti are actually robots controlled by the great intelligence.
The Yeti are great enemies and I am really looking forward to see them again in The Web of Fear. It will make a change to this boring story. I don’t mean to be so harsh on it but ot doesn’t keep your attention very well,, which can also be said for the surviving episode.
Come back on Friday 23rd to read my review of The Ice Warriors.
Welcome back to more adventures in Time, Space and the Internet as I Review The Tomb of the Cybermen.
The TARDIS lands on Telos where an archaeological team are looking for the last remains of the Cybermen, little do they know that beneath them is a huge tomb full of frozen Cybermen. The Doctor arrives on Telos and the archaeologists are stranded due to the rocket malfunction. The Cybermen are soon de-frosted and begin havoc. Two of the archaeologists are planning an alliance with the Cybermen, but The Doctor stops them and re-seals the tombs for ever.
This is one of the all time greats of Doctor Who. It shows the Cybermen being strong and powerful. It is the first in the Monster Season or The Base-Under-Siege. I like the story but I have trouble trying to see why two archaeologists are hell-bent on taking over the world, and why they think the Cybermen would join them. The best thing about this story is the Interaction between Pat Troughton and Frazer Hines they play off each other so well and they are the best paring of Doctor and Companion.
Come back on 17th May to read my review of The Abominable Snowman
Welcome back to more adventures in time, space and the internet. Today I am reviewing The Evil of the Daleks and taking a look back at season 4.
The Doctor and Jamie are searching for the TARDIS and are brought to an antique shop and transported back in time where the Daleks are using The Doctor to help them install the human factor into the Dalek race to make them invisible. The Doctor begins to collaborate with the new daleks who seem friendly. The human Daleks question their orders and destroy each other including The Dalek Emperor. They take Victoria Waterfield with them in the TARDIS.
This story is seven episodes long and only one episode exists. The first episode is boring but when the Daleks show up everything kicks off and it becomes action packed and really enjoyable. Aside from Victoria the acting is great and the concept of friendly Daleks is brilliant. It is nice to see Jamie between lines with the Doctor. The Emperor Dalek was great to. This was intended to be the last story to feature the Daleks and we don’t see them until mid Jon Pertwee era.
Season 4 Retro-spective
Best Story- The Evil of the Daleks- A really good concept and very well executed.
Worst Story- The Smugglers- Slow
Best Regular- The Doctors (obviously)and Polly- Companions who ask the right questions without being annoying
Worst Regular- Victoria- She isn’t a companion yet but she is the worst of the regulars
Best Guest Character- Samantha Briggs (The Faceless Ones) I don’t care about the accent she was a good character
Worst Guest Character- No stand out choices but Captain Pike (The Smugglers) was a bit rubbish
The “Bring it Back Now we wont take less” Award- The Evil of the Daleks- Who wouldn’t want to see The Doctor playing trains with Daleks. Also It would be great to see The Emperor Dalek
The SORBEW Award-(Starts of rubbish but ends well) The Evil of the Daleks
Season 4 Let William Hartnell leave with a bang it, Introduces the Cybermen and Patrick Troughton and lets us see just how Evil the Daleks are…
Next time… Sunday 11th of May sees the beggining of the Monster season with The Tomb of The Cybermen.