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Dr Who - Mara Tales - Kinda & Snakedance - When Dr Who become Spiritual,
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This is one of the greatest adventure during the Peter Davison eras, the Mara episodes shows how people fears can turn people evil, and that what happens to Tegan (Yes, that is the correct spelling of her name). As explained in some of my comments, that Peter Davison's first and his first two adventures from his second series (Arc of Infinity and Snakedance) where his greatest.
I know that JNT named Peter Davison's Doctor Who was called the `Wet Vet', I would like to say that is absolute rubbish Peter Davison was the last of the great Doctor Who's along with William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. He was one of the best 1980s Dr Whos, and these adventures are a lot better than the absolute rubbish pantomimes that came from the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who from the mid to late 1980s.
Kinda is the first story of this story arc from 1982, this story demonstrates great acting from both Richard Todd (Saunders), Nerys Hughes (Todd), and the greatest over acting from Simon Rouse (Kindle) and Adrian Mills (Aris) to the brilliant casting of Mary Morris as Panna the Wisewoman and her protage Karuna played fabulously by very young and new coming actress Sarah Prince. Snakedance is the final epic from 1983, and it demonstrates that `New Romantics' styles can survive outer space with fabulous over the top acting from Collette O'Neill (Tanha), John Carson (Ambril), the legendary Elizabeth Sladen's husband Brian Millar (Dugdale) to the new and young actors Martin Clunes (Lon) and Jonathon Morris (Chela). The only downside is poor Sarah Sutton's outfit in Snakedance, its aweful. Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) has always been my favourite 1980s companion and her character and Peter Davison's Doctor are a prefect match its a pity that the BBC didn't televised more adventures with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.
As this is the first of the Peter Davison Doctor Who reviews, I would like to award this adventure `5' stars, as this is my second favourite Doctor Who arcs (Tom Baker's 1978 - 1979 Dr Who - Key to Time is my all time favourite).