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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series, 22 Mar. 2009
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This review is from: The Feathered Serpent - The Complete Series [1976] [DVD] (DVD)
I vividly remember this series about Toltec Gods, intrigue and evil high priests set in ancient Mexico from the seventies. Patrick Troughton's performance as the thoroughly evil high priest Nasca is just as brilliant and scary as I remember it being, the cast is fine and the writing by John Kane is excellent and on a par with any of the best of the new Doctor Who stories. The sets are wonderfully realised and detailed especially the temple of Teshcata and the secret passages which surround it. David Fanshawe's score is suitably rich and atmospheric. It's well directed, full of intrigue and drama that is immediately involving and above all reminds you what a great actor Patrick Troughton was. A real gem and as good as Children of the Stones from the same era.
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2009 23:46:14 BDT
Wow! i have been looking for this, The Feathered Serpent - The Complete Series [1976] [DVD] I used to love it. I also remember a competition run by Blue Peter to design Diane Keens wedding dress for the series, i still have the article in my scrapbook. Looking forward to watching this again as i am also looking forward to Midnight Is A Place [DVD]. As for Children of the Stones, Children Of The Stones [DVD] [1977] yes that too is on my favourites list. All i need to find now is 'The Lost Islands'

Posted on 23 Sep 2009 12:09:35 BDT
Bob Marlowe says:
Great review for a fine if largely forgotten series.

Oh as per Ian Halford's comment about The Lost Islands, prodving regions are not a problem for you, I'm pretty sure it's available. I remember that too with what must be the longest theme tune in history, it can't have been far off 5 minutes with all those different verses.

Posted on 28 Dec 2009 11:01:45 GMT
C. Marsh says:
I too remember this series and on an internet search before christmas was amazed to find this had eluded me since february! Having requested it for a christmas present i have sat and watched it with my son who is a few years older than when I watched it and he is glued to it! Begged me to watch the second disc which we are halfway through and even hid under the blanket during a few scenes to my joy lol. I'm warmed it still touches the heart of the young and maybe the television stations should think about repeating it as its so educational too. When its over we will continue with my Tomorrow People Box set which he's also enjoying :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2010 09:19:31 BDT
P. M. Cray says:
Surely the competition would have been on "Magpie"! I certainly remember an item on "Magpie" about the design of the series. It is incredible to think that both the ITV and BBC used to make series of this scale and ambition as children's programmes. They would be almost unimaginable in any time slot today. And people wonder what's gone wrong with the country.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2010 11:31:35 BDT
I remember it because I had a major thing for Diane Keen (still do).

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2010 22:54:06 BDT
R. Lang says:
Things are certainly NOT what they used to be, and sadly it's all gone the wrong way in tv land.
Still can't understand why there isn't a channel on satellite that caters for vintage tv shows like this, and we have to fork out money to see them again.
Would love to see the original Sooty shows with Harry Corbett..so funny and dangerous!!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2010 00:45:54 BDT
You like Diane Keen, then you may like "The Sex Thief".
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