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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Minyin and Minyang
Often criticised by fans as a dull and predictable story not untypical of the late-70s Graham Williams produced era, Underworld is actually a thoughtful and intense story that doesn't simply rely on scary monsters or mystic mumbo-jumbo but takes an interesting idea - that the Minyans, on whose spaceship The Doctor and Leela land, once worshipped the Time Lords as gods but...
Published on 20 April 2009 by Captain Pugwash

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2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty tedious.
Contary to widely-held beliefs, the late seventies Dr Who seasons produced some classic stories. This, unfortunately, is not among them. The first episode holds promise, but before long it's all descended into running around caves. References to Greek mythology are mistaken for a plot, uninteresting characters say "the quest is the quest" a lot, K9 shoots people and...
Published on 6 Oct 2008 by StormSworder


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Minyin and Minyang, 20 April 2009
This review is from: Doctor Who: Underworld [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Often criticised by fans as a dull and predictable story not untypical of the late-70s Graham Williams produced era, Underworld is actually a thoughtful and intense story that doesn't simply rely on scary monsters or mystic mumbo-jumbo but takes an interesting idea - that the Minyans, on whose spaceship The Doctor and Leela land, once worshipped the Time Lords as gods but soon came to resent their interference in Minyan affairs and rejected them - and lets it play out. There are admittedly some fairly mundane tunnel scenes, but Tom Baker carries things on his broad shoulders and never lets the action flag. Worth seeing, if only once.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty tedious., 6 Oct 2008
This review is from: Doctor Who: Underworld [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Contary to widely-held beliefs, the late seventies Dr Who seasons produced some classic stories. This, unfortunately, is not among them. The first episode holds promise, but before long it's all descended into running around caves. References to Greek mythology are mistaken for a plot, uninteresting characters say "the quest is the quest" a lot, K9 shoots people and there are two beings with heads that look like pieces off a clockwork toy (it's never explained exactly who or what they are and where they come from). If you want Williams-era Dr Who then watch Horror of Fang Rock, City of Death or the Key to Time season. Just avoid this yawn-fest.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, 26 Oct 2009
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Jason Prather (Lincoln Nebraksa USA) - See all my reviews
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This is one of the better yet lesser known Tom Baker episodes. Wouldn't change a thing about the urchase or purchaser.
thanks 4 everything
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER CLASSIC FROM A WRONGLY MALIGNED ERA OF DOC WHO!!, 23 Aug 2007
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Why has the Graham Williams era always been so heavily criticised? In my view, I cant see any forgettable or stupid stories at all. All I can remember are classics like Image Of The Fendahl and The Ribos Operation and The Sun Makers and The Pirate Planet and need I go on?! Oh yeah, City Of Death too! And heres another story to join the ranks as a classic in Doctor Who history.

Underworld has also been criticised for its CSO use with all the caves, but i think the story doesnt look that bad at all. And yet again then are great comic moments, such as when Leela is passified, this scene is one opf my favourite scenes ever of Doctor Who, she just looks so great! And this story is far better than moronic star wars, even if it doesnt have any real monsters. Star Wars is total garbage, for all of it so called brilliant effects it doesnt even start to gel with me, but the Doc always has! Hes far more likeable than that rubbish. And Tom Baker is as powerful as ever! So altogether, a well directed and produced story with great acting and great moments that ends up with a thoroughly entertaining story.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great to see Classic Dr Who on here - but this story is not a shining example, 18 Mar 2014
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This is not an outstanding story by any means, and I'm not sure why this is included in the Amazon Prime library when other classics from the Tom Baker era are not. Nevertheless, it's great finally to be able to watch some classic Dr Who. I hope that more will be added as time goes by.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Oct 2014
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a classic
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tom Baker Classic, 18 Jan 2002
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revnick@cableinet.co.uk (South Shields, Tyne and Wear) - See all my reviews
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This is a fine example of Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor. With companion Leela and robotic friend K9 they search The Underworld and discover a race of humans in need of help. Of course the Doctor is happy to oblige but there are dangers in the tunnels! Well worth the money.
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