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5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who - The Moonbase (1967) When the 2nd Doctor, Polly, Ben and Jamie battles `The Cybermen' whilst walking on the Moon., 25 Jan 2014
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The Moonbase is a four part story in two parts, Episodes One and Three is purely animated by Planet 55, and Episodes Two and Four are of the revived episodes saved by the purge by the thoughtless BBC department to delete episodes of Doctor Who, Dad's Army and several comic and drama 1960s programmes during the early to mid 1970s. It proves how idiotic the BBC was during that time by deleting excellent classic William Hartnell's and Patrick Troughton's era of Doctor Who (shame on them). I am pleased as punch that they have found the Patrick Troughton adventures `The Enemy of The World' (I have got this adventure), and `The Web of Fear' (I get that later). I found these found adventures have been a breath of fresh air.

The monster in this story sees may `seconds'. It's the second adventure involving the evil, robotic and newly designed `Cybermen' (in my opinion, they a lot better designed in this adventure than their debut and William Hartnell's swansong adventure `The Tenth Planet'), and it's also the second adventure involving my number one favourite male companion, the fantastic `Highlander' himself `Jamie McCrimmon' played excellently by Fraser Haines. But this story sees the 2nd Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills) meet a base under siege scenario with a crew of all nationalities in this epic.

All main cast and supporting cast such as Patrick Barr (Professor Hobson), the excellent French actor André Maranne (Professor Beniot), Michael Wolf (Nils Jenzan), John Rolfe (Sam), Alan Rowe (Dr Evans) and the other male actors who played the frightened and stressed out crew of `The Moonbase' who are paranoid about the 2nd Doctor and his companions who have arrived due to a space plague. But all acting glories goes to the actors who brave all the elements as `The Cybermen' who went to all pains and agonies to get the job done.

In my opinion, I do not care if half the adventure is animated it is always the storyline and the drama aspects that I am interested in, and I will continue my on-line protest and demand that 2E and the BBC along with Planet 55 get together and start to realistically CGI and re-construct the missing Tom Baker 1979 epic `Shada' using by combining live action which includes Acting Extras to portray the Main Cast in reproduced and replica costumes with blue masks for the realistic CGI animated faces to be added on, and the Timelord Prisioners on 'Shada' in matching late 1970s sci-fi prison outfits and 1970's style wigs (the same techniques as the re-vamp Star Wars Movies), blue screen and digital enhanced voice recording technology to 3-D Animate and Construct Tom Baker's missing and incomplete 1979 adventure `Shada' instead of bone-idle, lazy, lacklustre, pathetic and incomplete 1992 VHS version released by BBC 2E in DVD format in January 2013.

However, I am really looking forward to my favourite male 'Highland' companion's debut trip in the TARDIS `The Underwater Menace' coming out on DVD later on this year, with the great over the top Austrian Actor Joesph Furst playing 'mad', 'bad' and 'dangerous to know' 'Professor Zaroff'.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2014 22:31:23 GMT
Timelord007 says:
As a huge Doctor Who fan I must say nice meet fellow fan.

I reviewed many Dvd & Big Finish Doctor Who product's.

This a excellent review, very informative, Why the Negative votes on here baffling.
Gets my vote.
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