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The Neighbours of the Ood
on 18 November 2013
The Sensorites look great - really very alien indeed - big bald heads and grizzly whiskers and big round feet - proper aliens, and they whisper a lot and they don't like noise.
And the plot is clever - the villains aren't the astronauts or the aliens, but some other astronauts that arrived first and then went mad.
The trouble is, that's really the sum of the story, which keeps going for six episodes, and the other thing we notice about Sensorites is that they are the second most boring species in the universe - the first most being the Vardans.
Even with the lovely descriptions of Gallfrey's 'burnt orange sky', it's still a lot to expect people to sit through.
(the feature that discovers the story of writer Peter R Newman is charming, however)