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3.0 out of 5 stars Fair value thanks to the bonus material and extras on the DVD, 30 Dec. 2008
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Black Orchid [1981] [DVD] (DVD)
This is not a great story for Doctor Who as the good Doctor and his companions seem to have been crow-barred into a period murder mystery with little or no sci-fi relevance.

However, that has been done before in other stories and I suppose this outing would stand up to criticism better if the other difficulties of the early Davison era were not so apparent - the overcrowded TARDIS with too many companions having not enough to do - Adric appears to spend most of this story stuffing his face!

This is only a two parter and it even feels overly long at that. It is a story which relies too much on quaintness and incidental acction to fill the time - such as the Charleston routine - much as I enjoyed watching Janet Fielding doing it.

However! The commentary is interesting enough and at the price, I do not regret having it as part of my complete collection. If you are a fan of Nyssa you should also add it to your collection. Next to Keeper of Traken and Terminus this is her biggest episode.

If you are planning on a Doctor Who evening and do not have the time to fit in two four-parters you, like me, will probably fall back on this one from time to time.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2014 02:56:24 GMT
Nice review of story my friend.
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