Paul Atkinson

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Doctor Who: The Daleks [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ William Hartnell
Doctor Who: The Daleks [VHS] VHS ~ William Hartnell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enter The Daleks...., 26 July 2002
The Daleks' first appearance catapulted Dr Who from kids educational adventure serial into true Sci Fi. Although the show would return to historic themes throughout Hartnell's reign as the Doctor, the Daleks stamped their presence and opened the way to futuristic drama and the recurring alien monsters that define Dr Who for most people. The Daleks are riveting of course, but the story itself unfolds at a leisurely pace, introducing us to the planet Skaro, it's inhabitants and history, exploring the group and individual dynamics of the Doctor and his companions, and weaving in a few little subplots along the way. As always, the black and white filming gives a claustrophobic and atmospheric… Read more
Doctor Who and the Daleks / Daleks Invasion of Ear&hellip <b>VHS</b> ~ Peter Cushing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two Curiousities..., 22 July 2002
I remember seeing these films as a kid with my dad in the sixties and they haven't lost their appeal. The first - "Dr Who and The Daleks" is almost a psychedelic romp, with garishly coloured Daleks and even more garishly made up Thals (the humanoid inhabitants of Skaro, the planet of the Daleks). The colours are sometimes overpowering, but compliment the high camp feel of the film. Peter Cushing makes a cracking Dr Who, playing the part as an absent minded inventor, rather than a Time Lord, and one wonders what he might have brought to the TV role, given the chance. Basically the story covers the Thals' attempt to make peace with the Daleks, the Daleks' attempt to exterminate the Thals, and… Read more
The Prisoner: Volumes 1-5 [DVD] [1967] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patrick McGoohan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of "The Prisoner", 10 April 2002
The greatest TV series ever produced on one DVD set. Don't miss it! The series covers the incarceration of "Number 6" in The Village, a mysterious place which is a fusion of Mediterraenean architecture and quaint upper class British themes. McGoohan is quirky, unpredictable but ultimately defiant as the ex-spy who refuses to reveal to his captors the reasons for his resignation. At first confused, and often out-thought and out-manouvered by his captors, the tone changes subtly through each episode as The Prisoner becomes more than a match for each new "Number 2" who takes control of the Village. The plots also become more fantastic as the series progresses, mixing elements of mystery… Read more

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