3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
it's excellent for the time,
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Ark [DVD]  (DVD)
some people may recall this story from the 60's, watching it for the first time, with new companion Dodo and Ian Chesterton replacement Steven.
I initially bought this story on VHS a few year back, and i can say it is an enjoyable romp.
Ok, there is no real 'punch in the face' drama or cliff hangers to be honest, but none the less, the threat from a common cold kills off a few people here and there, and even Steven becomes sick.
The highlight of the story, is that the TARDIS returns at the end of part 2, having travelled 700 years into the future, whereby the three tardis crew are classed as legends.
that said, listen out at one point for when the humans state 'you travel in that black box' referring to the TARDIS.
I do think that HArtnell's doctor had soften quite a lot by this time, and the show had picked up pace from the last few stories of the great Verity Lambert's time on the show.
I am aware that HArtnell was not liked by the new producer, and he was t be written out in the next story, the Celestial Toymaker, hence he turned invisible.
Thankfully, he had a good reprieve that didn't last long.
Hartnell was a good doctor, and by today's standards of CGI etc, the effects are dated as they can be, but for the time the show was made, must have been as cutting edge as they could be with a shoe string budget.
it would be verye asy to say negative things about it, but if you buy it, just enjoy it for what it is, it is afterall, over 40 years old, well, 48 now at time of writing, i wold like to see other shows stand the test f time in the way that this one has.