2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Carry on Clancy,
This review is from: Doctor Who: the Space Pirates (Audio CD)
I've just finished listening to 'The Space Pirates' audio track for the first time and have changed my view of an adventure which I never took much notice of before. It's actually very good. It has a strong plot idea and is unusual for being rather more 'rough and ready' than many Troughton era adventures. You could probably put it in Jon Pertwee's era and, with a few tweaks, it wouldn't look out of place.
The acting honours are divided equally here between Patrick Troughton (of course) and Gordon Gostelow. Some people, I think, didn't appreciate the Milo Clancy character. I think he's superb! A lot of my regret at the BBC's destruction of the rest of the episodes is not being able to watch more of Gostelow in action. Making him a space-age equivalent of an old Wild West frontiersman was a touch of whimsical creativity by Robert Holmes and he brightens up what otherwise would be a rather hard-edged and sombre storyline.
So -a seriously good story and well worth buying.