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A misunderstood time for Doctor Who,
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Survival [DVD]   (DVD)
The last ever Doctor Who story to be shown during the shows original broadcast, so it is little wonder when I watched it I watched it with some sort of sentimentality. I wasn't around during the eighties but I know the show had run its course. The truth is this story like many others had some brilliant ideas but were spoilt by occasional poor editing and the lack of financial support. Survival is a brilliant story , Sophie Aldred and Sylvester McCoy clearly had a chemistry they worked together so well and the back story with it being written around the character of Ace is exactly the sort of writing we appreciated now with the current Doctor Who. Its a pity the show got cancelled when it did as there are many similarities between the modern Doctor Who and this incarnation the darker elements being evolved , but the ideas are brilliant and its just a pity episodes only lasted 23 minutes back then because it really made it difficult to get more detail in but a brilliant adventure , the Sylvester McCoy years are seriously underrated.