The Stranger: The Terror Game [VHS]
Another episode of the 'Doctor Who' spin-off. The Stranger (Colin Baker) arrives at a London nightclub, suffering from selective amnesia. He begins to piece together his fragmented past, but as the memories come flooding back, he's not sure that he likes what he seems to have been. Two sinister figures from his past arrive at the same point in space and time, on a murderous mission.
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The Terror Game picks up where In Memory Alone left off, the Stranger (who we are no longer to believe is the Sixth Doctor?) appears in an alleyway at the back of a nightclub. He still has no memory of who he is or why he's there, just that he knows he is meant to be there for a purpose.
In this film we learn that he is a terrorist trying to get out of that way of life, hence the reason he had his memory wiped - apparently to help with the process of his rehabilitation. However, his two friends find him and try to convince him to continue the fight for what they believe in, to seek justice for what is happening on their own planet.
We discover that the Stranger is a man named Soloman and appears not to be the Doctor, as was implied in the earlier films, but some sort of galactic terrorist and in this story he is much more violent and slightly unhinged than was previously portrayed.
This is a very enjoyable film with a better script than the previous ones, I thought. The acting is extremely good, with an excellent performance from David Troughton. Of course we get the usual degree of excellence we've come to expect from Colin Baker who gives it his all and really lifts the standard of the film which is actually a low budget film with top class actors.
Also included on the DVD is a video diary of the making of the film which was really fun to watch. Lots of genuinely funny moments during the filming, this is a welcome addition.
I haven't yet watched the extra short film included on the DVD so can't comment on that, but the main film itself is very enjoyable.