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fab, brill, one of the best,
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fenric  [DVD]  (DVD)
well, i recall this story first time round, and if to quote jon nathan turner, the memory cheats when people used to say about how good doctor who was in the old days.
Memory cheats for me, but only in not recalling certain pieces of the story which i recall with the mind set that this was and is probably one of the best McCoy DW stories ever produced.
The story was creepy and mature.
ACe's development comes very much to the fore front here, 'i'm not a little girl anymore' as she now shows that she is a young woman and knows who to be a young woman.
The doctor, well McCoys doctor is probably at one of his darkest, using all around him, including ACE, a first really that he would emotionally abuse a companion, even for the right reasons, the hurt that was shown in Ace really added to the on screen chemistry between the two.
I think it was a crying shame that this was one of the last of the original doctor who stroies made, as the series had really got it's second breath and i think if some of the stories before hand had been as strong and not as weak (Timelash, time and the Rani) maybe the show would have carried on, even if for just one more series.
The atmosphere of the story is slow, but it's a good thing, as a slower pace really adds a great positive aspect to the story, and in some aspects, altough the doctor and ace are the focal point, a lot of the story is aimed at the other characters in the show, very akin to Caves.
Between the new series and the old, i do feel in some aspects due to lack of finance and special effects, the story telling on the old series was greater than what it is now.
The only down point for me, the haemovores being blue, the battlefield devil, being blue, but you know, that was it really.
This dvd, the extras and the new disc, is a must for any collector of doctor who dvds