Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock

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  • The Doctor and Leela become top suspects in the mysterious deaths that occur when an eerie fog engulfs the Fang Rock lighthouse in this turn-of-the-century adventure.Running Time: 94 min. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION Rating: NR Age: 794051231727 UPC: 794051231727 Manufacturer No: E2317

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The Doctor and Leela become top suspects in the mysterious deaths that occur when an eerie fog engulfs the Fang Rock lighthouse in this turn-of-the-century adventure.Amazon.com
“Something is going on here. Something I don’t understand.” So states the old lighthouse keeper on the remote, fog-shrouded island of Fang Rock in this haunting story from Doctor Who’s 15th season. If you are a new visitor to the universe of this venerable British sci-fi series, no doubt yo… More >>

Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock

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  1. The Horror of Fang Rock has always been interesting to me, and I have always sought out opinions of others who have seen it. I have always been annoyed by the anti-Adelaide sentiment shown. The earlier reviewer in this list referred to her as “truly despicable”; other reviews i have read found her guilty of screaming too much, and were happy to see her die. I disagree most wholeheartedly with all of these sentiments. Adelaide was just a poor naive girl caught in a situation far beyond her comprehension; and how can we hold it against her that it is? She has never been shipwrecked before, she has probably never been soaking wet and cold before, she has “never seen death before” (for which Leela so disparages her), she has certainly never encountered a haunted lighthouse, Rutan, Time Lord, Companion, or anyone else of a non-human persuasion… I have always wanted to put my arms around her very tightly and reassure her as best i can. But no one in the story ever does; they leave her alone and terrified in that little room, Leela hits her, the Doctor orders her back and forth like a naughty house pet… I have always thought this story showed the doctor in a more negative light than any other, and I always thought it rather nasty of the story to kill off poor pretty innocent bystander Adelaide without a tear shed. And that’s what i think.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. A mysterious light house and atmospheric fog as in a good coastal tale. The Doc and Leela meet the Sontauran’s arch nemisis(and superior in grade and intellect I belive) The Rutons! I’ve not seen this since it was broadcast on PBS but the Rutons, a highly evovled(though I don’t see the physical imposing attributes the Sontaurans so gloriously boast about), maybe the toad-face jerks are just stupid and boast about blobs of green mucus but the Rutons seem far superior in intelligence and guile.-they also boast mental powers as “ghosts in a Lighthouse”. Doc, bluntly alien that he is, freely admits “an alien from another planet is in this Lighthouse.” to the salty dogs who can’t even relate or fathom such incohernt nonsense as that! Aside the rediculous referrence(you don’t tell a lout about something he has no point-of-ref to) the story is very atmospheric(as most of Tom’s are) and poetically propped and dialogued. L.S runs on hot coals and a furnice much like a steamship and you are getting a tour and a spooky tale to boot!Doctor Who – The Sontaran Experiment (Episode #77) Doctor Who – The Time Warrior Doctor Who Trilogy Trading Card Base set of 200″Doctor Who”
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This Doctor who story starts out slow but definately redeems itself later in a conclusion that gives insight on the enemy of our enemy.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. This story takes place in lighthouse which is having a alien visit the area! The Doctor and Leela arrive and a yacht is stuck on the end. Someone or something is killing the humans on the island. The Doctor and Leela confront the alien and destroy it!The sad part of this story is all the humans die(not Leela). Also in this story Leela change her eye color at the end of the story! The mood of this story is tense because we are stuck within the walls of the lighthouse during most of this story! it is also similar to the story of “Ten Little Indians”( i forgot the author , know from one of my doctor who books it’s based on this story! it still creepy after the first time i saw it ! It also has one of my favorite Doctor in it Tom Baker!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. The Doctor (Tom Baker version) and Leela arrive at a lighthouse which is receiving a mysterious visitation.

    This is a well-written and tense story. The lighthouse provides an excellently isolated location and there are plenty of strong characters who become trapped together in claustrophobic surroundings. The electricity-shooting alien is nicely symbolic, an embodiment of the fear people had of the newly-introduced concept of electricity at the turn of the century, the era in which this adventure is set. A must-see.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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