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Who Does Forbidden Planet.,
This review is from: Doctor Who - Planet of Evil [DVD]  (DVD)
For some reason this story never seems to rate that highly in fan polls possibly because it is overshadowed by the preceding and suceeding stories ("Terror of the Zygons" and "Pyramids of Mars" respectively). And yet this is fantastic stuff. Creepy, menacing with a real sense of threat the new series seldom matches. The way the monster dehydrates and sucks the life out of the spaceship crew scared the crap out of me in 1975 and still disturbs today. If you ever hear anyone complaining that Who had creaky sets then just get them to watch the jungle scenes here - as alien and convincing as anything you will see in any Sci-Fi film or series. Get this and get creeped out.