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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2010
As usual, this boxed set represents pretty good value for money from AMAZON.

Good Dr Who stories. Not brilliant, but still solid and legitimately classic Who. It is interesting to look at these purely as productions of their time, as there are valid, if somewhat heavy handed, political parallels running through both stories in the set.

The second story, being made in six parts, does seem to lag just a little bit but that said, both should easily qualify as being placed pretty high on any Dr Who fan's "MUST BUY" list.

Luckily, I met Elizabeth Sladen recently, and she is a strikingly beautiful woman. As a result I remembered how much I fancied her back then too:)
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on 18 May 2015
Excellent.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2014
The Doctor of my teenage years comes to life in two excellent adventures. And perhaps more importantly, he is joined in the second adventure by the ultimate Dr Who companion, Sarah Jane Smith (aka the ever lovely Elizabeth Sladen !).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2014
I love watching the old Doctor Who Stories, especially the ones that I havn't seen before, far better viewing than the new series that is on the television.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2013
As with all the Doctor Who old series this was no exception, very enjoyable and worth buying if you are a Doctor Who fan. Nice to collect them all.
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2010
Two rather horrendously dated stories from the early seventies, these 2 trips to the backwards planet peladon are rather charming if a trifle dull. 'Curse' is the best of the two, benefitting from being only 4 episodes, it has a good atmosphere and some nice model work of the citadel and the TARDIS crashing down a mountainside at the beginning, but becomes a little confined later on where it's pretty obvious that aside from corridors there aren't many sets, and the alien delegates, Ice Warriors aside, are pretty laughable. Fearsome beast Aggador is a man in a bearskin rug, Arcturus is a rubber head in a goldfish bowl, and the less said about Alpha Centuri the better. Jon Pertwee is on good form, and gets a great fight scene that seems to go on forever, and another unintentional laugh is King Peladon's outfit -he looks like he's auditioning for Bowie's Spiders from Mars.
The sequel, 'Monster' is a rather below par effort, reusing plot devices, sets, characters and even lines of dialogue from the earlier story but this time dragging it out to a bum shifting 6 episodes, so consequently we get a lot of running up and down corridors, getting captured, escaping and getting recaptured again...yawn. Pertwee cruises along on auto pilot and only the delectable Lis Sladden seems to be trying, and is really the sole reason for watching this. Unintentional laughs come in the shape of the peladon miners badger-like afros,and Pertwee's stunt double being glaringly obvious. The story gets more watchable once the Ice Warriors turn up, but really the whole story feels a little pointless.
Buy it for Curse which is almost a classic, and watch Monster if you have trouble sleeping.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2014
just a fan of doctor who - so never any dissapointment
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2009
Peladon; a strange place that looks like a hybrid of the middle ages in Eastern Europe and contempory 1972-4. The locals look like badgers and the politics are mostly corrupt. All in all, a fine setting for two Jon Pertwee tales from the early 70s. The first is arguable the best of the two, The Curse of Peladon is from the 9th season back in 1972. Here we have the return of the Ice Warriors (for the first time in glorious technicolour), Alpha Centuri (what hasn't been written about this character's appearance? If you are unfamiliar, check him/her out) and a very young son of the second Doctor Patrick Troughton as Prince Peladon. A fun run-around with a dash of whodunit, and the first outing of Agador, the local monster, who's statue looks powerful, huge and scary, but in actuality, looks like an extra in a bear suit. That aside, this is a good story and Jo Grant, The Doctor's companion is particularly good.

Secondly is The Monster of Peladon, which I can remember at the time and it scaring me greatly. The Ice Warriors again (well, if it works, do it again; that was the ethos back then), and a story that could be 4 episodes, but is stretched to 6. Pertwee looks noticeably a bit older in this his penultimate tale, and despite being seen by some as not a great tale, it still manages to entertain considerably more than the series' later efforts.

This is a welcome release by 2Entertain and a long overdue one too. Should take the edge off a post Christmas depression.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2014
what a blast from the past dr who at it best superb
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2014
Doctor Who. What more need I say!
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