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on 14 June 2011
Considering Frontous was released last month raises the question is why was the Awakening not paired with that story? Putting that to one side, we have a very good two parter Peter Davidson story paired with what many consider the worst Dr who story ever made The Gunfighter (according to Dr Who Magazine and other polls). The awakening is a a ok two parter from the Davidson era a good story surrounding Tegan wanting to visit home, and discover time is getting mixed up thanks to the Malice. The Gunfighters, is the Dr,Steven and Dodo visiting the wild west and the gunfight at the Ok Carol it just does not work that well ,this is defiantly not the best who story but has historic value. The set is really for the extras. The Awakening which is probably slightly better than the Gunfighters maybe by one star to make it 4 its not perfect but we are coming to the end of the who releases but its just a real shame with he pairing. Oh I know people hate any criticism about Dr who but please remember there were some not very good stories and the Gunfighters is one. As for the extras the Gunfighters does contain a very good documentary on the troublesome season 3 with a change of producers and Hartnell becoming ill and very difficult to work with.Its amazing now that they considered replacing Hartnell during the Celestial Toyroom when he was invisible, luckly Innes Lloyd came up with a better solution a few episodes later. The Awakening has also a good look back shame the only actor is Janet Fielding, and no peter Davidson on the commentary, oh how he is missed. All in all it may be wise to wait a while for the price to come down.
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on 27 May 2011
Another BBC force-to-buy-2-dvds-even-though-I-hate-the-awakening boxset. I have to say gunfighters (I never thought i would say that) is the better story by far. I just hate it when they release stories in sets that have nothing to do with each other
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on 17 November 2015
very good sretrve and qulty
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on 21 August 2014
great product
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on 16 July 2014
Excellent!!!!
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on 14 January 2013
Upon reflection my opinion of this wild west opera has changed. The constant musical passages still annoy me but the actual story and accents do not. I find I enjoy watching this story more then most Sylvester MacCoy stories and Trial of a TimeLord, also it moves at a faster pace then some other stories from the Hartnell era, like The Ark and The War Machines.
Westerns were very popular in the 60's, even Star Trek did a version of this incident two years later.
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The Awakening is a inappropriately titled story, as I could not stay awake whilst watching.
Peter "Yawn" Davison spoils it with his bland, boring and beige portrayal.
All in all a rather average package, only The Gunfighters saves it from complete disaster.
THE ONLY WHO VOICE WORTH LISTENING TO!
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on 1 August 2015
Fabulous!!
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on 15 January 2016
Great dvd
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on 12 October 2016
classic
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on 27 February 2015
classic
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