Robert The Robot

Robert The Robot
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (24 of 33)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,659,400 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 33
Midnight Is A Place [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Maxine Gordan
Midnight Is A Place [DVD] DVD ~ Maxine Gordan
At 13 episodes this production is just way too long. 6 or 7 episodes would have been much better. The good points are the opening episodes, the sets and Ron Moody. However, there are a number of significant flaws: Firstly, the pace of the programme. It just grinds to a snails pace after the first four episodes. It is just too slow. Secondly, the plot! To be honest, you can predict how this will end after the first five or six episodes. It just takes too long to get there. Thirdly, the two main child characters...great to start with, but by the end you just no longer care! You become irritated at their whinging and moaning and crying. Fourthly, the dialogue! Too much of it (including the… Read more
Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Baker
This is Jonathan Nathan Turner's (JNT) first story as producer of Doctor Who, and things are looking different:
- A new outfit for Tom Baker
- A re-vamped theme tune and opening sequence
- Removal of comic one-liners
- New incidental music
- Weird science that is now based on scientific fact
Furthermore, JNT's open dislike of K9 is evident in the opening sequence - where the mechanical dog meets an explosive encounter with the English Channel!
But is the story any good? Well, it's not that bad. The basic premise concerns a race of people on the planet Argolis that have survived a nuclear war with the reptilian Foamasi- the only problem is that the… Read more
Doctor Who - Meglos [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Baker
Doctor Who - Meglos [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Baker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Well, what can you say about Meglos. Probably the lightest story and the comic turn of season 18, leading as it does to the more deep and serious e-space trilogy. Baker going through the motions both as the Doctor and Meglos. Already, the sparkle is going. It's almost as if Tom is preparing for his exit from the show...! The heart and soul is no longer in it! But it is good fun. The scene with Meglos (the cactus) and the Gaztaks (space pirates) in episode 1 is great, and the special effects are superb for 1980. Also, the concept of the chronic hysteresis is huge fun, although the escape is somewhat of a let down. Also, there are a couple of good cliff-hangers thrown in. However, the main… Read more