As the first story of Jon Pertwee's last season as the Doctor, The Time Warrior feels a lot fresher and slicker than any of the stories from the previous year. This is perhaps due to the cool new title sequence, which in my opinion is the best looking of all the titles to be used on the programme. Also the 4 part length is much more suited to the programme's format than the 6 parters which always felt overlong and padded. We are introduced to a new monster, The Sontarans, who would end up as one of the most memorable Dr Who monsters after the Daleks and Cybermen, a brand new companion, Sarah Jane Smith, who most fans regard as the best companion ever, and the stories' medieval setting is very unusual for this era of the show. The script is excellent, never boring, full of humourous dialogue (the Doctor is at one point referred to as " a long shanked knave with a mighty nose" and Sarah as " a narrow-hipped vixen"!), the characters of Irongron and Bloodaxe are a hilarious double-act, Linx the Sontaran is an excellent villain, and looks fantastic, by far the best looking version of a Sontaran featured on the series, and the historical period is well realised. Jon Pertwee is on good form here too, after looking a bit bored the previous year, and gets to do lots of swashbuckling and fighting. Lis Sladen as Sarah is phenomenal in her debut and this is actually one of her best performances. The story never outstays it's welcome, it looks great, the acting is brilliant all round and the dialogue is wonderful. The Time Warrior will probably have something to appeal to everyone. The quality of this DVD is also fantastic, with one of the sharpest picture qualities I've yet seen on a Dr Who DVD, plus there are some great extras too. Highly recommended.