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Classic Troughton, The Second Doctor At His Best,
This review is from: Fury from the Deep (Doctor Who Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
2xCD of a 6 episode story, Running time 146 minutes approx.
1)This is the surviving tv soundtrack digitally remastered for audio.
2)This was Victoria's final Second Doctor story although Deborah Watling reprised the role in Big Finish Lost Story Power Play with the Sixth Doctor & Peri.
3)This story introduces the infamous Sonic Screwdriver.
4)Victor Pemberton wrote a special released Vinyl story In 1976 titled Doctor Who & The Pescatons which has a cd release.
5)First shown on 16th March-20 April 1968 this story is currently missing from the BBC archives.
The Tardis arrives off the East coast of England with companions Jamie & Victoria who using a Dingy to get ashore are shot at with tranquiliser darts & taken prisoners by security guards who claim there trespassing in a restricted area of a Gas refinery.
The refinery is run by Robson & the Doctor discovers there are unexplained problems with the feed pipe from offshore drilling rigs.
One of these drilling rigs has sucked up a parasitic form of seaweed that releases a poison gas or foam capable of killing or controlling the victims mind if touched.
The seaweed grows & expands establishing a huge colony centred around the rigs, Can the Doctor find a way of destroying this deadly seaweed & could the solution lie with his companion Victoria?
It's so so sad that many Patrick Troughton episodes are missing & while last year 2 story's were discovered & restored & released on dvd there still many missing episode's including this classic 1968 story.
Patrick Troughton is on outstanding form in this adventure playing his usual mischievous self while all the time is well aware of the dangerous event's surrounding him & his companions.
With good performances from Fraser Hines as Jamie & Deborah Watling appearing in her final performance as Victoria.
This story is written by Victor Pemberton is the classic base under siege adventure full of mystery & intrigue, Great scares & wonderful performances by the cast in this digitally remastered audio soundtrack which to date is all that survives of this tv adventure.
The only criticism is why is this & many other First & Second Doctor story's missing? It's a travesty as this story is one of the Second Doctor's best & deserves to be recovered along with many classic Troughton Doctor Who adventures.
This is a classic story which is well worth purchasing the soundtrack as it contains one of the Second Doctor's best adventures.
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2014 22:16:23 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Another excellent story; I always enjoy this story, as it has so much depth to all the characters, and the action. And knowing that it's Victoria's last story makes it quite sad as well.
Great review timelord007.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2014 23:41:13 BDT
Such a shame this is missing & Love & Monster's sadly exists lol.
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 10:29:30 BDT
Tim Bradley says:
Great review on 'Fury From The Deep'.
Like you, I can't understand why the BBC wiped many of the episodes from the 60s. We're lucky to have rare footage, clips and odd episodes surviving from these stories.
I'm hoping for this one to come out complete with 'Wheel in Space' like they did with 'Enemy and 'Web previous year. Tim.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2014 10:52:05 BDT
That would be excellent wouldn't it my friend.
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