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Doctor Who: Dragonfire [VHS]
Doctor Who: Dragonfire [VHS]
VHS
Offered by qualityfilmsfromuk
Price: 9.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better McCoy stories., 8 July 2007
To be honest I am not an avid fan of the Sylvester McCoy era but this story, Remembrance and Survival are the only exceptions.

Before I even watched this I had high hopes for it because it oversees the introduction of Ace, one of my fave companions. This story gives her a good introduction and by the time of Survival it's nice to see how much she has matured from here.

The story itself is actually quite good and has plenty of twists and a cast of strong guest characters.

Sylvester McCoy puts on a pretty average performance as the good Doctor (then again to be fair it is the end of only his first season). However Bonnie Langford is diabolical as Mel and makes me releived that this is her final story. Tony Selby mainly steals the show however as the lovable space crook Glitz.

Overall Dragonfire isn't the best and yet isn't the worst story in the entire history of Doctor Who. It stand shoulder to shoulder with stories such as Logopolis, The Keeper of Traken and Twin Dillema.


Doctor Who - The Sontaran Experiment [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Sontaran Experiment [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: 8.03

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice little story, 17 May 2007
Though not a classic, this story holds a special place on my shelf.

The plot is nice and easy to follow despite the seriousness of the Sontaran plot.

Tom Baker is on top form and gets a chance to show the audience that like Jon Pertwee his doctor is capable of using physical strength to overcome an enemy when required to.

This was my first Sontaran story and I have to say they instantly became one of my fave monsters in the series.

Overall this story is a welcome addition to Tom's first season and shows just how violent and sadistic a Sontaran can be.


Doctor Who - The Tomb Of The Cybermen [1967] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - The Tomb Of The Cybermen [1967] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Patrick Troughton
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 15.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story that introduced me to Troughton, 17 May 2007
This was my first Troughton story and I must say this was an excellent first impression. Troughton and his co-stars put up an excellent perormance and its just such a shame that the rest of the stories from this season are missing.

The story itself is gripping and imaginative and stands up strong against other classic stories such as Genesis of the Daleks and Pyramids of Mars.

Overall; Tomb of the Cybermen overcomes Doctor Who's usual low budget to create a captivating tale.


Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen [VHS] [1963]
Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen [VHS] [1963]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: 14.89

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated and enjoyable., 29 April 2007
I will confess that this story is not as good as I thought it would be but as time passes it does grow on me.

The cybermen themselves are back on track after their underused performance in 'The Invasion' and are seen to be a lot more cunning and manipulative. E.g. using human greed to aquire the services of a human agent. However I am disapointed that they don't have much involvement in the story until episode 3 but their performance makes up for that.

Tom Baker is excellent as the Doctor, as usual. His banter with the Cyberleader during episode three is a mixture of seriousness and silliness and thats what makes it so good.

Companions Harry and Sarah are seen to have their own mini adventure in this story trying to avoid capture by the Vogans which in by view is a very good subplot.

On first viewing the vogans arn't very impressive but like the story they do grow on you and the idea of the vogan civil war is another excellent subplot.

Weak points of this story include: quite a slow plot, missing cybermen from most of parts one and two and finally the american accent the Cyberleader appears to have picked up.


Doctor Who The Keeper of Traken [VHS]
Doctor Who The Keeper of Traken [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: 2.98

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor battles an old foe on the planet Traken., 28 Jan 2007
The Doctor and Adric are summond to the peaceful planet Traken by the keeper. The keeper needs them to root out the cause of evil on the planet. As the our heroes investigate the Doctor comes face to face with an enemy once thought long gone.

Join Tom Baker's Doctor in one of his greatest adventures as he battles to save Traken and the universe.


Terrahawks: Volume 1.1 [DVD] [1983]
Terrahawks: Volume 1.1 [DVD] [1983]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Hitchen
Offered by filmandtvfavourites
Price: 9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anderson still has it!, 12 Jan 2006
After Gerry Anderson's last puppet show (The Secret Service) everyones fave puppet meister took a long earned rest from puppets to do some live action work.
But then in 1983 he was back with the puppets to bring us an entirely new show that was light years ahead of it's time but still had all the necessary ingredients to make it a true Anderson original.
Terrahawks has every thing an Anderson phenomana should have from witty dialoge to the usual larger than life special effects.
Yep belive me when I say that this show is a real treat that people of all ages will LOVE!


Gerry Anderson's Four Feather Falls - The Complete Series [DVD]
Gerry Anderson's Four Feather Falls - The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gerry Anderson
Offered by Callums Cheaper Items - CUSTOMER IS PRIORITY #1
Price: 29.98

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerry Anderson's best and only Western., 10 Jan 2006
I find it quite unusual that a Sci-fi creator such as Gerry Anderson would have created a Western in his years of yearly film making.
This series however is fantastic and is the perfect antidote for unhappiness. The songs are fantastic, the characters are charming and the stories are just as tension filled and action packed as those of the later series.
Everyone in your familly will love this and the only way to belive it is to see it.
In a word: Unmissably enjoyable.


UFO - Volumes 1-4 Collector's Edition [1970] [DVD]
UFO - Volumes 1-4 Collector's Edition [1970] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ed Bishop
Price: 17.16

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Anderson show so far., 21 Sep 2005
Exciting theme music, fit sexy women, heroes versus villiains. Yep it can only be the sound of a true Anderson original and that is exactly what this is. The acting is on top form (particually Ed Bishop's who plays the lead character). The special effects and models are just as stunning as they were in the puppet shows. Yep if you want something you can sit down and enjoy watching after work with your mates, wife or anyone (except the kids as most of the episodes are particualy violent)this show is for you to put on your shelp as an unmisable Anderson classic.


Fireball Xl5: Volume 2 [VHS] [1962]
Fireball Xl5: Volume 2 [VHS] [1962]
VHS

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Sci-fi action with Steve Zodiac and Fireball XL5., 1 Sep 2005
A collection of episodes that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
The doomed Planet: A real Star-Trek like adventure. When a flying saucer lands on earth XL5 traces the saucer back to it's home planet which is due to collide with a planet that has broken out of orbit!
Plant man from Space: An episode that has a very Doctor-Who like badie in it. An giant plant is taking over the earth and XL5 is sent to its home planet to collect the hormones that will destroy it but deadly danger lies ahead!
The sun temple: The inhabitants of Rejusca are attacking earth with a deadly ray of light that destoys anything it touches. Steve and Venus land on the planet to stop the Rejuscans from carrying out they're plan to destroy earth!
Space immigrants: A space expidition to the planet lillispecia is sabotaged by the evil lillispecians leaving the fate of the explorers in Steve's hands. Can he save them in time!


Supercar: Volume 4 [VHS] [1961]
Supercar: Volume 4 [VHS] [1961]
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars More high octane adventures with Mike Mercury and Supercar!, 1 Sep 2005
Some of the best bunch of episodes the series has to offer!
The Tracking Of Masterspy: First off we get a show down with Supercar villain: Masterspy! Then in Phantom piper: the Supercar team must solve a real Scooby-Doo like mystery inside a haunted castle! We get a dose of Deep sea danger in Deep Seven: When Mike pushes Supercar's underwater diving ability to the limit he gets more than he bargained for!
Finally in Pirate Plunder:The supercar team take on a modern day pirate who is attacking pleasure yachs in the pacific. Who will sink and who will swim?


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