There will be two audiences for this release. The first, the established Doctor Who fan who’s bought it on VHS then the first DVD release, I’ll ignore.
Hardcore fans are going to hate this box set. It’s a repackaging of stories they already have, bar one episode, and the regeneration stories aren’t always the best Doctor Whos either.
The first rule of Doctor Who Club is that nobody mentions … plot holes. I mean really, just don’t over-think this stuff.
This is the story that drew Pertwee’s first season of Doctor Who to a close and it’s a good time to reflect what a shock it had been.
At last, the definitive Pertwee Doctor Who story has received a high-tech polish and now looks all but as good as it did when it was first released.
OK, first the slightly controversial bit. These older Doctor Who stories are all available separately and many fans complain when they’re released in a threesome like this – digitally cleaned...
This is one of those stories that works brilliantly on paper, and indeed I remember reading the book (called “Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon”) eagerly as a child.
The thing about getting older is that the stuff you liked as a kid starts to look very dated indeed.
There’s a generation of Doctor Who fans for whom you only have to mention the word "Peladon" and we get all misty-eyed.
Look, just go and buy this – it’s perfect. OK, many cultured types will have bought the first story on this already.