2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I really cannot add any more to what has been said in the other reviews regarding storyline, so I shall be brief and to the point.
McCoy and Aldred have found their feet and are in fine form. Anthony Ainley is superb as The Master. The story has many interesting ideas.
I do find myself agreeing with much of the commentary on the DVD, and I'm afraid that the cheap feel of the production is verging on the embarrasing.
I've given this three stars, but that is a scrape. It is down to the professionalism of the cast that this story is watchable.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Well. I should really despise this, but I don't.
For a start, it is my favourite Doctor - Tom Baker. And Lalla Ward is wonderful as Romana nr 2. There are some strong supporting roles too.
Even the new theme music is quite catchy.
That's the good stuff. And the performances mentioned above are strong enough for me to get over the following....
John Nathan-Turner has arrived and there is a new effects gadget at hand. The problem is that every opportunity possible is taken to play with the new toy.
Unfortunately, the theme music has proved so popular that for some reason the entire story has almost turned into a musical, with mood music… Read more
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
There is no doubt that Colin Baker had bad press at the start of his tenure, however, really this is unfair as it is the production values that jar not the powerhouse performance from the actor.
This is a prime example. The unstable Doctor, still in post regeneration stress, portrays paranoia, cowardice, selfishness and all the things we would never have attributed to his previous incarnation. No wonder he came in for such a lambasting, though it has to be said this was mainly from the tabloid press and not the fans at the time. Dress him up as a knickerbocker glory and it is worse still. Blame John Nathan Turner for that one.
The story is no worse than many others… Read more