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The very best planet, evil or otherwise,
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Planet of Evil [DVD]  (DVD)
Doctor Who's original 26 year history has such diversity that in most stories there is something that really stands out. In Planet of Evil the set designer excels himself in producing a convincing film-like alien landscape which is far removed from what it actually is, a BBC jungle. The filming is highly innovative, particularly when a flying ocular device is tracking the Doctor as there is wonderful atmospheric music to accompany it.
The story is good and suitably dramatic with nice performances from the guest cast. Elizabeth Sladen's costume is very contemporary looking and could probably be worn today. Naturally Baker and Sladen are a wonderful double act and Planet of Evil is positioned in the middle of Baker's finest three years when Hinchcliffe and Holmes were producing and script editing respectively.
The story borrows from other sources, and much of these seasons did, and ironically, are much better for it. A very good overall product from a great era of resourceful and talented people. Perhaps closer to 4.5 stars than 4.0.