Customer Reviews


70 Reviews
5 star:
 (46)
4 star:
 (18)
3 star:
 (5)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's far from being all over"
The Tenth Planet is a key story in the history of Doctor Who. It marks the departure of the original Doctor, William Hartnell, introduces the Cybermen and it is the first "base under siege" story, which would prove to be a staple of the Troughton era, particularly during season 5.

Although they would go on to menace the Doctor right up to the present day, it...
Published 6 months ago by Mr. D. K. Smith

versus
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The first Cybermen and the end of the First Doctor!
This is a famous story of `Doctor Who' that is memorable for two things. Firstly that it is the first story to feature the Cybermen, and secondly it's the last story to feature William Hartnell as the Doctor.

I first came across this story when I listened to the audio soundtrack CD with linking narration by Anneke Wills and saw surviving footage of the...
Published 2 months ago by Tim Bradley


‹ Previous | 16 7 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Grail of Doctor who, 25 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
The very first regenration and for the very first time we see the cybermen take over snowcap. This is the mother of all Dr who story's a must in any who fans collection and EP 4 animated !
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Renaissance In '60s Television., 12 July 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
What more is there to be said about this watershed story? The introduction of the Cybermen; the end of the first Doctor - with the obvious exception of the series' pilot episode, 'An Unearthly Child' 'The Tenth Planet' is the single most important serial in the history of Doctor Who. Rose-tinted glasses aside, though, it has to be said that, innovation aside, 'The Tenth Planet' does have its faults. The supporting characters are hackneyed, the plot itself is nothing more than the trusty old 'base under siege' device, and despite being set twenty years ahead of its original transmission date - i.e: in the mid-1980s - Polly is still left making the tea and screaming while the men do the tricky work. Also, it's a great shame that the crucial last episode no longer exists and is depicted here as a series of stills played over the original soundtrack. But, having said that, relax, the most important scene - the Doctor's regeneration (or, at least, the first stage of it) - is featured in all its glory. Overall, not the best of Doctor Who by any means, but certainly one to watch.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


8 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tenth Planet, 3 Jan 2010
Having splashed out on this Doctor Who VHS, I realised that the fourth part of the story was missing when I recieved it. But the reconstructed version was not disappointing, the constant flash of Images that they used with the remaining soundtrack of the episode still pulls you in and gives you the idea of what's going on. Luckily the final scene when The Doctor regenerates still remains, so you still get to see the classic departure of the first ever doctor William Hartnell and the first glimpse of the second doctor, Patrick Troughton.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Episode 4 Animated, 14 Oct 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
I Enjoyed The Way Episode 4 Was Animated Rather Than Just Photos Put Together With The Voices And Soundtrack Jst The VHS Version :-)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic, 30 May 2011
By 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
RECENTLY UPDATED FOR THE DVD GENERAL RELEASE

The Tardis lands in Antarctica in 1986. Stumbling upon a space Tracking Station, the Doctor and his companions are taken prisoner by the base commander on suspicion of being saboteurs. Unknown to anyone apart from the Doctor, as the space mission they are tracking begins to go wrong, this is only the start of their troubles.
Aeons earlier, Earth's twin planet Mondas had drifted out of the solar system and in their efforts to survive, it's inhabitants had made great scientific advances. Having replaced their failing biological systems with mechanical ones, they lost all traces of their humanity, eventually becoming Cybermen.
Mondas is now returning and the Cybermen intend to drain the Earth of its life and energy as well as turning humanity into Cybermen: YOU WILL...BECOME..LIKE US.

There's no doubt that the Tenth Planet has it's problems. William Hartnell's poor health meant that the burden of episode three's plot-development and dialogue fell on the rest of the cast but this actually works well. The crucial fourth episode had to be animated for this release because the actual episode exists only as audio and a few video clips. This at least means that it's possible to follow the episode and at least the historic regeneration scene hasn't been entirely lost and features as one of the extras.

Despite these problems, this is still Doctor Who at its best and most inventive in terms of ideas. It contains the introduction of the Cybermen and the first regeneration, which is a remarkable achievement.

This release is packed with extras. As well as the usual cast and crew commentary, making of and photo gallery, there are some very welcome additions. There's the reconstructed episode 4 from the VHS release plus interviews with William Hartnell himself and others with Anneke Willis (Polly), Peter Purvis, Frazer Hines and Mark Strickson.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


10 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars there cybermen, 18 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
This story contains two iconic moments in Doctor Who's 50 year history, The first is the first appearance of the Cybermen created by Dr Kitt pedler to rival the Daleks in popularity and did it well as they appear in several stories from the 1st doctor to the 11th Doctor. The second is that it is the first Doctor Who story to feature the Doctor Regenerating as William Hartnell had to retire due to being very ill(his last final appearance as the 1st Doctor is the 10th anniversary story the Three Doctors).The Doctor Who team came up with the idea that the Doctor could change his appearance and the show could continue. I first saw this story when it was released on VHS video and sadly the final episode doesn't exist in the BBC archives but the regeneration scene does thanks to Blue Peter and I cannot wait to see the animated 4th episode.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chezzer58, 28 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
Historically not quite how I remember the original Programme back in 1966 but thats what memories do to you. Fantastic extras as always with the Dr Who DVDs.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Episode 4, 5 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
Animation could of been better. And they could of put in at the end the orginal regeneration squence instead of anitmation sequence which was not so good.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cybermen, 22 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Watching this was amusing. To see the Cybermen and comparing them to the 80's version and today's version, the early version seems way off line and character. However, after saying that, you can understand where the Cybermen came from, as well as how they came to be.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the tenth planet, 17 Oct 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] (DVD)
William hartnell was great the gyber men was not to great but still it was great I would recommend it to all
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 16 7 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First
ARRAY(0xb59c20c0)

This product

Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet [DVD] by Derek Martinus (DVD - 2013)
8.05
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews