5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Calm before the storm,
This review is from: Doctor Who - Horror of Fang Rock  [DVD]  (DVD)
This is an absolute classic. Traditional DW format, a small group of people, isolated and under threat. But it's the mix of diverse characters and rich dialogue that really elevates this story to the top of the tree. Oddly enough, most of the people behind this story dislike it. I really don't understand this... notably Tom Baker has gone on record as disparaging the tale. (But then Tom seems to have a low opinion of any story that doesn't involve talking cabbages, sitting on his shoulder.)
I love the claustrophobic feel of the production from the fog on the rocks to the cramped quarters of the lighthouse. Yes, the Rutan looks a bit ropy but again the quality of the story far outweighs visual effects. This is Terrance Dicks at his best.
`Aye, though they hunted high and low
and hunted everywhere. Of the three mens' fate
they found no trace, of any kind in any place.
But a door ajar and an untouched meal and an
Over toppled chair.'