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Colin and Jon, a great pair of Doctors,
This review is from: Doctor Who - Planet Of The Daleks  / Revelation Of The Daleks  (Limited Edition Box Set) [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Colin Baker's era was one of black comedy, satire, and horror, an arty blend which would no doubt have gotten better over time, had the BEEB not interfered and replaced him. Revelation of the Daleks is the pinnacle of his first season, a masterful screenplay by Eric Saward is beautifully crafted by Graeme Harper into a unique story. Not as entertaining as Twin Dilemma or Time Lash, this story is notable for the sheer quality of its acting, production values and direction and for doing new and interesting things with the Daleks and Davros. Not as exciting as Resurrection of the Daleks, this is an impressive story in its own right.
Planet of the Daleks, on the other hand, is more pantomimish than Colin's least impressive productions, with a recycled plot and one dimensional characters thrown in by Terry Nation and directed like its a bad game show. But Katy Manning holds the fort in a great first part where she is alone on screen much of the time and Jon Pertwee awakens from an icy coma to command the screen with his usual style and presence. They are definitely a miss matched pair to be released together, but viewed in thier own contexts, these are a pair of enjoyable Dalek stories which clearly demonstrate the wide range of styles and different leading men in the history of Dr.Who. Overall: great!