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on 30 April 2012
As the title of my review says, I feel this and the others in the Fourth Doctor series are way too short.
While this series of Fourth Doctor plays are wonderful and evoke memories of the late 70s in my mind, they are just too fast, and over far too quickly. I don't know why they've made them so short, but it's in danger of spoiling my enjoyment of the series. On TV in 1977 you had character development over the 4-6 episodes. Yes there were the odd 2 parters, but they were with a very small cast and certainly didn't involve lots of locations and running around.
Take this Dalek tale for example - it is truly wonderful, and as has been said in another review, the Daleks have just the right amount of menace and panic... but just as you get into it, it's over. I find this with the TV version since 2005 too... 45 minutes does "Doctor Who" no justice whatsoever, likewise Tom really needs more than a hour per story.
It's that which has forced me to only give this 4 stars rather than the 5.