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4.0 out of 5 stars Violence and cannibalism in sunny Spain
Story: 4/5 - Extras: 5/5

Colin Baker's era of the TV series, and in particular season twenty-two, often comes under fire from fans as being badly written, thoughtless, bombastic and violent, with an unlikeable protagonist. However, I must confess a sneaking enjoyment of Colin Baker's era and nowhere more so than in Robert Holmes' The Two Doctors, which is by...
Published on 9 May 2006 by M. Wilberforce

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bunkum
Nice to see Pat again. He's always so watchable.

Somewhere in here was a good idea, possibly somewhere before JNT started messing about with it. I think the good idea might have been the Androgums, but I could be wrong. In a script that seems to be virtually made of bad ideas, it is hard to be sure. There's a limit to how much stuff you can add to a thing...
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "The Two Doctors" A Disaster In Time and Space..., 18 Nov. 2003
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This review is from: Doctor Who - The Two Doctors [1984-86] [DVD] [1963] (DVD)
Well, What can I say? A very disappointing purchase. Admittedly the 2 disc set is very well presented and looks the part, but it really doesn't make up for the fact that this is one of (if not THE ) worst DVD releases to date for Doctor Who.
The story should be great, featuring as it does two Doctors and the Sontarans, and the "amazing" fact that it was shot partly in Spain... so what! None of it gels together, both Doctors are wasted, the Sonatarans are also hardly involved in the story rendering them pointless, and the episodes are way too long for the thinly spread story, making it all very, very dull, with no sense of urgency or danger at any point. A lack of incidental music also adds to the lack of atmosphere, making it seem that we are watching a taped rehearsal or run-through.
Okay, so you can't change the story, but maybe the extras on the 2nd disc will make up for it? Dream on. The documentaries about how they found the locations ( in Spain, incredibly ) and the lousy video of raw location footage ( very very poor quality ) are tedious, and given that you've just watched one of the longest, dullest stories in the show's history, you'd be better off reaching for another DVD entirely. Production manager Gary Downie has nothing of interest to offer, though obviously feels that its a chance to blow his own trumpet, and is as interesting as someone else's holiday snaps.
The single redeeming feature is the chance to see the Jim'll Fix it with Colin Baker and Janet Fielding, which awkwardly has better production values than The Two Doctors, though does feature the disappointing Sontarans from the same story...
You be the judge, but in hindsight ANY of the other Who DVD's are more worthwhile than this one......
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A supreme example of FUN Doctor Who, 1 Aug. 2003
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MR PAUL J SHAW (Albany, Western Australia Australia) - See all my reviews
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Next to City of Death this is one of the all time FUN Doctor Who's, brimming with witty dialogue and scintillating verbal repartee in which the entire cast endulge with aplomb! Colin Baker shines, proving what a splendid and eminently watchable Doctor he was. Witness for example the interplay between him and Peri as they explore the deserted space station and try to deactivate the homocidal computer: they're like a cheerful if squabblesome brother and sister. The Second Doctor and Jamie are just as good. Shockeye is one of the series's all time great grotesques, and is obviously based on the man-eating ogres of fairy tales. The criticism that this story is 'too gory and violent' is really just a fallacy, the 'horror' scenes no worse than those from many previous Doctor Who episodes. In fact this story (as well as much of the much maligned Season 22) is a delightfull mix of the Gothic Horror of the early Tom Baker/Hinchcliffe years with the colorful OTT space opera of the later Tom Baker/Williams years.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 2nd meets 6th doctor, 6 Mar. 2014
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This is a 2 dvd set. You have I believe 3 large episodes. I'd say the modern day Sontarans are an improvement on the classic. Most distracting are Peri's breasts. Patrick Troughton doesn't appear as much as I'd liked. Nice Spanish scenery. There are bonus features, one being a story 'A Fix With Sontarans'. Shown on Jim'll Fix It. Starring a young Gareth Jenkins. Now ambassador for Save The Children. @garethjenkins76 @Sawboneshex @thenicolabryant I am currently selling my copy on ebay: mrkish09. Disc two has the extra bonus features.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two Go Mad In Spain, 23 Feb. 2010
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I. R. Cragg (Otley, West Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Falling somewhere near the middle of Colin Baker's troubled tenure as the Doctor, 'The Two Doctors' perhaps shows clearer than most of its contemporaries the strengths and failings of this particular era. To its critics, it seems like an exercise in self-indulgent back-slapping as the story brings back the Second Doctor in Patrick Troughton's last appearance in the role, as well as the Sontarans, and the cast and crew decamp to Spain for filming in the sunshine. And it's certainly true that there's no underlying reason for the Second Doctor to cross paths with the Sixth, or for the Sontarans to make an appearance in a story which could just as easily have been written for a new race of monsters. But on the other hand, experienced Who writer Robert Holmes provided the script and some of his trademark witty dialogue, and it's clear that the occasion and the reunion of the two Doctors together with their companions Peri and Jamie causes the actors to raise their game- Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines have an almost telepathic understanding and steal every scene they're in, without playing to the gallery.

The package of extras is particularly good here, with lots of extra material from filming, former production assistant Gary Downie's recollections of the logistical challenges behind making the story and of course a commentary in which Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Frazer Hines sparkle. Not the greatest 'Doctor Who' story ever made, but with the wealth of extras on this DVD, still an entertaining way to pass a rainy afternoon.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Colin Baker gets better with time and patience!, 29 May 2004
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Colin Baker grows on you if you give him a chance, it's the first impressions that probably got him sacked. Pity, as he really does become fun once you give the guy a fair chance! This story starts quite well with a space station raided by the Sontarans, even if the Sontarans themselves get little screen time! It bogs down into a comedy routine in a Spanish Restaurant near the end, and the holliday feel is a bit too much like watching the cast having fun in the sun rather than making a proper show for us to watch, but it gets by. There's some fun dialog and Pat Troughton is always a welcome addition to the series. Not bad at all, really, with some nice dialog from the pen of Robert Holmes. Personally, I think Twin Dilemma and Timelash are, despite a few bad spots, Colin's most totally entertaining stories, even if they lack the production values of this and Varos and his Dalek and Cybermen tales. Dr.Who fans often say they don't care about the FX and poor sets/costumes, but when the sets, costumes and FX are bad, they seem to start saying the storyline and acting are terrible as well. Methinks they protest too much! In truth, some of the tackiest stories have contained some of the best dialog and performances at times. This one is just sitting in the middle ground on all counts, acting, writing, settings, FX, it's all about mid-way between the best and worst of Who. As a result it's fun, but no classic. But it isn't a disaster either!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best with the sontarans, 15 April 2009
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this episode is one of the best ive seen for a long time the way its set out is perfect i would buy this if you are having second thoughts
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last classic Dr Who adventure, 7 Sept. 2003
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The Two Doctors has to be in any fans top 5 of all time adventures. Featuring arguably the two best Doctors Colin Baker and Pat Troughton, this story is simply superb and nothing in the McCoy era came near it for excitement and adventure. The Sontarans are back on form after the lacklustre Invasion of Time and are the villains of the piece. The story is set in Spain as well.The scientist Dastari is a brilliant character, a man who is constantly questioning his own ethics and motivations throughout the story. Witness the classic scene in which he does allow his humanity to come through when a flower is thrown to him by a spanish lady. Simply great stuff. Colin Baker has by this time established himself in the title role and has proved a winner. Buy this, you won't regret it.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Sept. 2014
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Great dvd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Nov. 2014
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Perfect
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