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Doctor Who : Ghost Light [DVD] [1989] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sylvester McCoy
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review, 12 Nov 2010
Leaving aside my pro-Mccoy bias, this serial is incredibly good. This was the last classic Dr who to be recorded and it shows in many ways. Mccoy and Aldred are in brilliant form, complementing each other wonderfully both as partners and when they argue over being in Gabriel Chase. The supporting cast is also brilliant, with no weak links at all. Particular mention must go to Sylvia Syms, with a performance that manages both creepy roboticism and (in part 3) wonderful human regret, and Ian Hogg, who manages a great balance between cold scheming and internal torture. Leaving aside the performances, the production values are superb. The 19th century victorian feel is evident, and, in tandem,… Read more
Doctor Who - Resurrection Of The Daleks [1983] [DV&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Davison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Watching Resurrection is akin to watching the 96 FA cup Final. It has a brief moment of magic (several) but everything surrounding it is just very grim to sit through. This is a serial which could have been outstanding (yes I do mean that!). Davison's performance here is brilliant- matched only by Maurice Colbourne's cold and callous Lytton. Davison's character range here is a wonderful prelude to the Caves of Androzani. Moreover, this is a serial which re-establishes the Daleks. These are bad Daleks, very bad Daleks; Daleks which will kill you for no reason other than they can. For the first time in a long while the Daleks have a sadistic edge to them which has not been seen since the 60s… Read more
Doctor Who - The Masque Of Mandragora [DVD] [1976] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Baker
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Simply put, this is a very very good piece of Dr Who. The production values are superb, particularly the set design and costumes. Added to this is a uniformally strong cast. The Tom and Lis combination is marvellous, having watched the Seeds of Doom recently before watching this it really feels as if they are "starting from where they left off". Moreover, the chemistry extends to the entire cast- The Count/Hieronymous, Marco/Giuliano, and- especially in episode 1- the discussions between the count and the doctor; Baker's sombre mood flips to comedy with particular ease in these scenes (as it does for the whole of this serial). In fact the Masque of Mandragora feels fairly similar to the… Read more

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