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Awful...yet bizarrely essential. Warning: for the completists only!,
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This review is from: Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD]  (DVD)
Everything derogatory you've heard about this story is true. Thanks mostly to the Doctor's silly costume, it looks tacky, the acting is abysmal, and the script atrocious. The low(er) points of the story are the twins themselves- twin planks of wood, more like- and a horrifically irritating depiction of Peri. No wonder the Doctor tries to strangle her in part one.
And yet...it's the first Colin Baker (an extremely underrated Doctor) story. If you're a bit of a completist, then it's essential buying. He puts in a great performance; unlike a couple of later stories, his hammy, snide turn here seems wonderfully unforced and refreshing. He's easily the best thing here.
If you want the Twin Dilemma on its own rights, you're going to regret buying it- unless you watch it from the safety of a few cans of lager- but if you want it just because it's Bakers' intro, then have at it. Fun stuff.