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.
This new box set, just in time to miss the Christmas market, is actually a bit misnamed.
If we had the option to give separate points for ideas and execution then the ideas in this mid-Baker-era Doctor Who would have a full five stars.
Now this is an odd one. It’s 1981, Tom Baker’s last year as the Doctor, the new script editor (Christopher H Bidmead) and producer (John Nathan-Turner) have put a straight...
In recent months I’ve lamented the standard of Doctor Who stories which are actually left unreleased.
First let’s get the swivel-eyed fan reviews out of the way. A lot of people are very, very annoyed that these DVDs contain stories that have already been released.
A Cyberman box set ought to be a treat. It ought to contain Tomb of the Cybermen (buy it, it’s brilliant), The Invasion (less of a Cybermen story than a...
This is one of those Marmite-like Doctor Who stories; you love it or you hate it. There really isn’t a middle ground.
OK, bad points first. This was made in the 1970s on a budget and in places it looks like it.
At last, the one most of us have been waiting for, the Doctor Who story known as “the Frankenstein one”. Yes folks, The Brain of Morbius is finally with us.