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E. davidson Says, in 1-13-2010 at 13:57:42 from     

it is a 70’s good vs. evil story line with greed as the plot of a who story.
Rating: 5 / 5

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-=DG=- Says, in 1-13-2010 at 14:59:19 from     

I barely remembered this episode from my orginal viewing in 1984. I for some reason confuse this episode with the first “Leela” episode (on VHS only as far as i can tell). Similar story i think. Anyway, the “anti-matter” premise of this episode is pretty absurd, and the effects displayed for the “alien” and on the professor (sorenson?) are super low end (to be expected i guess :) – reminded me of Forbidden Planet (1956)Forbidden Planet (Two-Disc Special Edition) in alot of ways. My favorite part is the costumes – very fashion forwad spacey at he time and still look pretty cool – the weapons were designed nicely as well, and didnt look like they had be re-hashed from a previous episode – but my focus is tom baker, so i am not sure about that. The sets for the planet are also pretty amazing, when you consider the amount of time and energy that had to go into creating an alient forest. Most dr.whos endup in a earth forest, village, or rocky barren planet (quarry) – they did a great job pulling this off with a limited budet and short time – not totaly convincing of course, but well done. The ship borrows some hallways and other rooms from the “Ark in Space” episode Doctor Who – The Ark In Space (Episode 76)- not really a problem, but since i have been trying to re-watch these in order again its pretty obvious to me. I only hope they contiue to release the rest of the Tom Baker series on DVD as I am still buying some on VHS and they are sometimes quite used – and not cheap 😉
Rating: 4 / 5

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James V. Blecha Says, in 1-13-2010 at 15:12:22 from     

what can I say, the more Doctor Who that is released the better the world is.
Rating: 5 / 5

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A. Shapiro Says, in 1-13-2010 at 17:18:38 from     

How amazing it is that this episode holds up so well after all these years. The sets are still fantastic and set the tone for a very ambitious(though highly derivative) plot. The acting is solid, especially the Doctor and our beloved Sarah. And the scenes shot outside really have a feel to them, that we don’t often see in Who. This is a suspenseful episode well worth watching and owning. I know I will be watching this one over and over again. The commentary is also a real hoot. How nice of Tom to join in for a change!
Rating: 5 / 5

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Strontium90 Says, in 1-13-2010 at 19:09:55 from     

The DVD arrived promptly in fresh new condition. I would buy here again. As for the Doctor, well he is always fun.
Rating: 5 / 5

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