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Doctor Who Revisitations 3 (The Tomb of the Cybermen/The Three Doctors/The Robots of Death) [DVD]
Doctor Who Revisitations 3 (The Tomb of the Cybermen/The Three Doctors/The Robots of Death) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Troughton
Price: £14.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Revisitations 3 - Third time lucky, 3 smashing stories and 4 greatest Dr Who's, 8 April 2012
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At last the BBC has shown the greatest epics from Dr Who history, the classic 1967 epic `Tomb of the Cybermen', 1973 10th Anniversary Special `The Three Doctors' and the 1977 Sci-Fi Agatha Christie styled `The Robots of Death'.

This box set deserves five stars as it demonstrates the great acting of the greatest Dr Who from the 1960s (William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton), and the 1970s (Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker) demonstrates great acting ability in these great stories.

In 'The Tomb of the Cybermen' is one of the classic epics found in the 1990s in Hong Kong. It blends Doctor Who with archaeology of the Egyptian Tombs. All the main cast of Patrick Troughton (The 2nd Doctor), Frazer Haines (Jamie McCrimmon) and Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling) along with the supporting cast of Aubrey Roberts (Professor Parry), Shirley Cooklin (Kaftan), George Pastell (Eric Klieg), Cyril Shapps (John Viner), Bernard Holley (Peter Hayden), and special acting glories goes to Roy Stewart (Toberman) and Michael Kilgarriff (The Cyber Controller). It is sad when Tomerman is struggling to control his humanity away from his cyber control and he becomes the swan song hero in the end. I found the touching scene with the Doctor and Victoria talking about her father very moving.

I really enjoyed 'The Three Doctors' it is a glorious tribute to all of the first three doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee). All acting glories goes to Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Nicholas Courtney (Brigider Lethbridge Stewart), Sgt John Benton (John Levene), but all acting glories goes to Stephen Thorne as misguided Timelord Scientist Omega who is alienated in the world of antimatter. I discovered in the 1973 epic `The Three Doctors' was a blend of humour from Troughton and Pertwee, and a blend of sadness as this was William Hartnell's final TV appearance and how he was badly ill he was during the recording, and how his bravery during his MS portrayed him as a good TV and film actor.

In'The Robots of Death' blends the styles of Agatha Christie in a spacecraft mining rare minerals in which the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) faces a mad scientist and a horde of killer robots. All the main cast and supporting cast of Russell Hunter (Commander Uvanov), Pamela Salem (Toos), David Collings (Pool), David Baillie (Dask) and Brian Crouched (Borg) all shine in this 1977 epic adventure.

Please buy this DVD box set as a glory tribute to William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee along with Nicholas Courtney (Brigader Lethbridge Stewart) and Russell Hunter (Commander Uvanov).


Doctor Who - The Brain of Morbius [DVD] [1976]
Doctor Who - The Brain of Morbius [DVD] [1976]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £5.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Brain of Morbius (1976) - When Dr Who and Sarah Jane meet `Frankinstein' and three great actors from `The Valleys', 6 Mar. 2012
I really enjoyed this adventure, both the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (the late Elizabeth Sladen) are great team to fight the evil Timelord Morbius (voiced brilliant with evil malice by Michael Spice who later appeared physical form as Whieng-Chiang in the 1977 epic `The Talons of Whieng-Chiang') who ends up with a patch work body of various alien creatures with a protective head case for his brain (stunt man Stuart Fall). I award this story a full `5' stars as it is one of the highlights of the Hinchcliffe and Holmes era of Dr Who. Both main and supporting actors Philip Madoc (Solon), Colin Fay (Condo), Cynthia Grenville (Maren) and new-coming actress at the time Gillian Brown (Ohica) excel in this excellent adventure.

1976 was an excellent time for Dr Who, this was the year when the Hammer Horror aspects came into full force, and it shows here. This DVD is also a glorious tribute to Philip Madoc who sadly passed away last night as this was his favourite Dr Who story he ever worked on.
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Doctor Who - The Masque Of Mandragora [DVD] [1976]
Doctor Who - The Masque Of Mandragora [DVD] [1976]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £7.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Masque of Mandragora (1976) - When Dr Who and Sarah Jane meet `Massacre of the Red Death'., 15 Feb. 2012
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I really enjoyed this adventure when I first bought it on VHS (it was my first ever Dr Who adventure on video). Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen played both the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith with great ease as they have been working together from 1974 to 1976. This fabulous adventure demonstrates good acting ability from the main actors to the supporting cast of John Laurimore (Count Federico), Gareth Armstrong (Duke Giuliano), Tim Pigott-Smith (Marco), Anthony Carrick (Rossini) and all acting credit goes to Norman Jones who plays dark and mysterious the head of the cult of Demnos `Hieronymous'.

This adventure shows the historic and dark atmosphere of when Dr Who in the 1970s was highly popular, and I am looking forward to collect Tom Baker's 1977 adventure `The Face of Evil' and Jon Pertwee 1971 epic `The Daemons'.


Doctor Who: Ace Adventures - Dragonfire / The Happiness Patrol [DVD] [1987]
Doctor Who: Ace Adventures - Dragonfire / The Happiness Patrol [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £11.99

13 of 84 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - I would rather see Tom Baker Dr Who 1975 adventure `Terror of the Zygons' than these hideous and aweful 'pantomimes'., 6 Feb. 2012
I see a lot of people have given 4 to 5 stars, but I will give this woeful box set `1' stars as I can't stand Dr Who in the 1980s. Weak and poor scripts and poor and rubbish monsters that are a joke. This is the main reasons why I will never buy any Dr Who Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy DVDs, but unfortunately 1970s Dr Who Tom Baker fans will have to buy and pollute their collection with dreadful Slyvester MCCoy Dr Who pantomime `Silver Nemesis'.

I hope the BBC bring out descent classics like' Terror of Zygons', and with modern day CGI technology and vocal modification from the existing film transmitted footage, the BBC can re-create the unfinished 1979 Tom Baker adventure `Shada', and instead of David Brierly providing the voice of K-9 it should be changed to John Leeson, and also bring out and re-coloured the Jon Pertwee adventures `The Ambassadors of Death' and `The Mind of Evil', and a separate stand alone Special Edition DVD of 'The Revenge of the Cybermen' with my new CGI (The planet Volga and the surface of the planet, the Cyberman's scout spaceship and the Nerva Beacon), and mordern talented vocal actor Nicholas Briggs (voice of the legendary 'Daleks' and the Cybermen from the re-vamped new series) could voice the 1975 the Cyberleader and the Cybermen, and sell it as a stand alone separate Special Edition DVD along with the original classic (away from the rubbish 1988 Dr Who pantomine 'Silver Nemesis'), please, please, please do this for true 1970s Tom Baker Dr Who fans late on for future Dr Who releases.
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Doctor Who - The Deadly Assassin [DVD] [1976]
Doctor Who - The Deadly Assassin [DVD] [1976]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Deadly Assassin (1976) - When Dr Who went `Solo'., 4 Feb. 2012
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What a great adventure, I really enjoyed this. After getting the call from his home planet Gallefrey in previous adventure `The Hand of Fear', the Doctor (Tom Baker) faces his biggest challenge and the greatest enemy of all `The Master' played to decaying excellence by former opera singer Peter Pratt alone.

The acting from all the cast is excels through out the story from the Doctor's only allies Castellan Spandrell and Coordinator Engin played excellently by Polish actor George Pravada and `Please Sir' elder statesman Eric Chitty to the Doctor's accusers Presidential Hopefuls Chancellor Goth and Cardinal Boursa played by Bernard Horsfall and Angus MacKay.

This is the first time and only time that the Doctor has gone `solo' and he excels in creating this tense adventure as his own, but he still needs in my opinion a female companion to join his adventures through space and time. I am looking forward to see more of the greatest Dr Who adventures from my favourite two joint number one Dr Who's - Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.


Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks [DVD] [1972]
Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks [DVD] [1972]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £5.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Day of Daleks (1972) - When Dr Who, Jo Grant & UNIT witness the `Return of The Daleks', 25 Jan. 2012
As a huge fan of the 1970s Dr Who's - Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, I will award `The Day of the Daleks' as one of the classic adventures and a welcome return to one of the Doctor famous Nemesis's `The Daleks' after a 5 year break.

The acting from the five of the UNIT family of Pertwee, Manning, Courtney, Franklin and Levene excels very time, and supporting cast of Audrey Woods, Anna Berry, Scott Frederick, and Jimmy Winston gives excellent performances in tense drama, and they help both the Doctor, Jo and UNIT a chance to change the future of the planet Earth. I am glad I have gave this story 5 stars as it kicks starts the nine season of the Jon Pertwee era, and the Daleks return, and with new CGI images and new voices to the Daleks it doesn't take the value away from this classic 1972 adventure.

I would love to see the BBC do the same with Tom Baker's 1975 adventure 'The Revenge of the Cybermen' with my new CGI and Nicholas Briggs voicing the 1975 Cybermen, and sell it as a stand alone separate Special Edition DVD along with the original classic, please, please, please do this for true 1970s Tom Baker Dr Who fans late on for future Dr Who releases.


Doctor Who - The Hand of Fear [DVD] [1976]
Doctor Who - The Hand of Fear [DVD] [1976]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Hand of Fear (1976) - When Dr Who said goodbye to Sarah Jane Smith, 19 Jan. 2012
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The Hand of Fear was one of the classic Dr Who adventures. It was a changing time for the Tom Baker era of Doctor Who. It is the last greatest adventure with the legendary companion Sarah Jane Smith. All the main cast and supporting from Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor), Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Glyn Houston (Professor Watson), Rex Robinson (Dr Carter), and the good/evil Eldrad (Judith Paris/Stephen Thorne) deserve all acting glories in the outstanding adventure.

I enjoyed the story, and the departure of Sarah Jane Smith is one of most touching and emotional scenes in the Doctor Who, and the look in the Fourth Doctor eyes are very moving when he says his final farewell to Sarah Jane (so far). I am looking forward in getting the next story the 1976 adventure `The Deadly Assassin'.


Doctor Who - The Time Warrior [1973] [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Time Warrior [1973] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £6.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Time Warrior (1973/1974) - When Dr Who said hello to The Legendary Sarah Jane Smith, 10 Jan. 2012
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I would like to give Dr Who - The Time Warrior `5' stars to the welcome introduction to the Legendary Sarah Jane Smith played by Elizabeth Sladen. As in previous story, The Green Death we said goodbye to the wonderful and endearing Jo Grant (Katy Manning), and this was a touching moment for my joint number one Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and the guys from UNIT. Both Jo Grant and Sarah Jane Smith were always my joint number one companions, but in my opinion, I found that Katy Manning's character Jo Grant worked better with the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), and Elizabeth Sladen's character Sarah Jane Smith works better with the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker).

Jon Pertwee's final five stories as the Third Doctor comes into full force in this story shows the change in direction to make way to my other joint number one Dr Who - Tom Baker. Both the supporting cast of Nicholas Courtney, David Daker, Donald Pelamer, June Brown (I hate Eastenders, and have not seen it when it started), John J Carney, Alan Rowe, and especially Aussie actor Kevin Lindsay who deserves all acting glory as the Sontaran Officer Linx. The 'Sontarans' along with 'The Ice Warriors' are the first humanoid alien menaces that the Doctor has regularly faced.

For all 1970s Doctor Who, please buy the Time Warrior as part of you collection as the start of the Sarah Jane Smith era with my two joint number one doctors - Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. Its a pity that you have to buy 'The Cyberman Boxset' to complete your 1970s collection, because you will be lumbed with the absolutely rubbish 3rd rate Slyvester McCoy Dr Who pantomine 'Silver Nemesis'.


Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £7.00

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - The Face of Evil (1977) - When Dr Who became Dr Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), 31 Dec. 2011
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The Face of Evil is the beginning of the new era for Dr Who. It all started in January 1977 when viewers, especially the male population caught their first sights of Louise Jamieson as Leela. Leela was very different to the Doctor's previous assistant Sarah Jane Smith. Leela was savage, but she was very brave in an understanding way.

I would like to say to any Tom Baker fan to get this adventure as the acting is first class from the lead actors Tom Baker and Louise Jamieson to the brilliant casting of the Savateem from Brendan Price as Tomas, Victor Lucas as Andor, Leslie Schofield as Calid to the casting of the Tesh from Leon Eagles as Jabel and Miles Ellis as Gentek, but all acting glory goes to David Garfield as the Savateem Holy, but misguided mystic Neeva who grand and over top performance is the crowning glory to this 1977 Dr Who adventure.

I am looking forward to more 1970s classics like the Mind of Evil, The Ambassadors of Death, Terror of the Zygons, Nightmare of Eden, plus the BBC should issue a seperate Special Edition DVD of 'The Revenge of the Cybermen' (similar to the 1972 Jon Pertwee Dr Who adventure 'Day of the Daleks') for true 1970s Dr Who Tom Baker fans. The BBC should also use advance and realistic CGI to re-create the missing 1979 Tom Baker adventure 'Shada'.


Doctor Who - Pyramids Of Mars [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Doctor Who - Pyramids Of Mars [1975] [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who - Pyramids of Mars (1975) - When Dr Who and Sarah Jane Smith meets the `Mummy'., 21 Dec. 2011
I really enjoyed this 1975 adventure `Pyramids of Mars', and I award it `5' stars. As with the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning), both the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (the late legendary Elizabeth Sladen) gelled together since the Third Doctor regenerated into the bohemian Fourth Doctor up to their final adventure `The Hand of Fear'.

I always considered that the Fourth Doctor always worked better with Sarah Jane and they do in this classic adventure which stems from the classic hammer horror classic `The Mummy'. Both the main actors work in excellent equilibrium but all acting glories goes to Bernard Archard (Professor Marcus Scarman), Peter Copley (Dr Warlock) and future Grange Hill and Star Wars legend Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman) and especially Gabriel Woolf as the chilling Egyptian Osirian God of Death `Sutekh' or `Seth'.

For all 1970s Dr Who fans who enjoy the glorious adventures of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, please get this DVD for your collection. I hope the BBC release the remaining stories from the glorious 1970s.
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