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Doctor Who: Kinda [VHS]

Peter Davison , Matthew Waterhouse , Peter Grimwade    Universal, suitable for all   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Davison, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding
  • Directors: Peter Grimwade
  • Format: Colour
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: BBC
  • VHS Release Date: 24 Jan 2000
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CPDO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,477 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Another adventure for everyone's favourite Time Lord. The Doctor (Peter Davison), Tegan, Adric and Nyssa land on paradisical Deva Loka, for rest and recuperation. However, the military expediton on the planet has lost several crew members, and the Doctor and Adric are taken hostage by the near hysterical Hindle. Meanwhile, Tegan's dreams have provided the gateway to an ancient evil, the snake-like Mara. The Doctor must prevent the Mara from taking over the Kinda and destroying the expedition, as the wheel of creation begins to turn.

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The TARDIS visits the planet Deva Loka, where Nyssa remains behind in the ship to recover from a mild mental disorientation while the Doctor, Tegan and Adric explore. Tegan falls asleep under some wind chimes and becomes possessed by an evil force, a Mara. Also on Deva Loka is a survey team assessing the planet for colonisation, but three of their number have disappeared and the remainder - Sanders, his deputy Hindle and the scientist Todd - are encountering difficulties in their dealings with the outwardly primitive but telepathically gifted native people, the Kinda. Hindle becomes mentally unstable, but his mind is eventually cleared by a Kinda device called the Box of Jhana. Aided by the Kinda, the Doctor ultimately succeeds in banishing the Mara - which manifests itself in the form of a giant snake - by trapping it in a circle of mirrors.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Snake in Paradise 7 Oct 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Whenever I first heard that Peter Davison was to be the fifth Doctor I graoned at the very idea. This was the first story that convinced me that perhaps the right choice had been made after all. It gave him the chance to play a Doctor in stark contrast to his predecessors and delivered one of my favourite lines ("an apple a day...").
The basic story is of a paradise-like world, Deva Loka, which is being considered for colonisation. The natives are generally regarded as non-hostile the only problem is that half the Earth-expedition have disappeared, possibly having succumbed to the paradise syndrome (ie quietly walked off to be one with nature).
The Doctor and his companions arrive and soon discover that there is something else lurking on Deva Loka. One companion, Tegan, falls asleep near the wind chimes and it is not long before she is confronting the dark places inside her mind and the evil that lurks there. Evil which is waiting for the chance to emerge into out world. Very soon Deva Loka is under threat from a snake in paradise, and with one member of the Earth expedition becoming increasingly neurotic the end may be in sight sooner than anyone thought.
A thought provoking story which overcomes budgetary restrictions. Generally well-written (although altered from the original premise from a Buddhist theme to a Christian one), and well-acted (fans of The Bill may be surprised to see Reg Hollis in a completely different light) - this was a fine start to the fifth Doctor's era and a good place to start watching it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scared? You will be! 12 Aug 2013
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Watched this episode when I was young and it scared the hell out of me still did slightly I would recommened the Doctor Who episode Snake Dance if you enjoy this one. Don't watch it alone!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who 13 Mar 2013
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Because i loved it. It is the best of the best show ever. I would recommend it to all the Doctor Who fans.
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