A well written and well produced story, this boasts one of Peter Davison's finest ever portrayals of the Doctor. here is is strong, domineering, quirky, eccentric, funny and manipulative in turns, commanding the screen and dealing with human authorities and nasty, scheming alien creatures with equal amounts of authority. Anyone who thinks davsion is not one of the best Doctors needs look no further than this story to see the emergence of a giant, ready to become an unsurpassed legend just two stories later as he visits a set of titular Caves! Watch it and savour it, it is one of the finest! The dialog alone is a treat to ears! Watch it!
i like doctor who,i also like vhs sad as it is also doctor who was quite dark and had more feel to it maybe cause of smaller budget but its something that todays doctor who is missing to much cgi etc try make it big brash like copy usa shows , doctor who is better when is shot on tight budgets
The The Awakening is a great little story. Although it is only a 2 parter it is almost as good as the fantastic Black Orchid. The Malus is a great monster and is a really good Peter Davidson story Frontios however isn't as good. It does tend to drag on for 4 parts a little bit. The Tractatiors are pretty good monsters once they get into the story- I wish they didn't fall over so much! Much of the acting in Frontios is as bad as the villagers of Metabilis 3 in Jon Pertwees Planet of the Spiders(That's really bad!) So 5 stars for The Awakening and 3 stars for Frontios So 4 stars overall! Reccomended