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Prehestoric in theme, but not in pace!,
This review is from: Doctor Who - Invasion Of The Dinosaurs  [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Okay, the quality of the dinosaurs can be compared with the Talons of Weng-Chiang rat (erm, a bit dodgy), but there is real pace to this, the 4th last story of the Jon Pertwee era. Although Jon Pertwee's performance seems a bit tired, and Sarah Jane is ultimately a little irratatingly enthusiastic, 'Invasion of the Dinosaurs' is a great script, nicely paced and very watchable.
Malcolm Hulke (Writer) is one of the truly underrated authors of Doctor Who, and arguably the only 'multi story' writer never to produce a real turkey. The biggest distraction of this story is most definately the visual effects, and maybe the DW creative team were a little ambitious. If you are looking for cutting edge computer generated dinosaurs, then you will likely be dissapointed with this video. However, there is always the possibility that the Doctor Who restoration team will tinker with 'Invasion of the Dinosaurs' and replace the laughable dinosaurs with some computer wizadry for the DVD release in 20 (well, who knows...) years time. Whatever will computer graphics look like then? Hm, my mouth is watering at the thought.
Adios video, its been great fun...