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Old 10-05-2011, 19:13   #1
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[DVD Video Review] Doctor Who: Mannequin Mania

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Mike Sutton takes a look at the newest Doctor Who box set from 2 Entertain which contains two Jon Pertwee classics....

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I know this phrase is a bit of a cliche, but colours really do pop compared to the older edition. The heather in the forest is just so colourful and really stands out from the green. Throughout, colours are better defined. And the audio is a vast improvement on the older edition.
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TERROR made for one of the most frightening books I ever read as a child.

The TV version, when I finally saw it, is an ugly mess. The first episode alone is a mad rush showcasing some very shoddy directing, edititing, continuity and so on (not to mention the CSO!). Still good fun, but a tremendous disapointment.
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Strange how the 2 stories you cite as Troughton decline pieces were both written by Bob Holmes. Not a coincidence surely - you could've gone for the Dominators and -oh yeah - you need the at least the Space Pirates to illustrate your point, but since we can't see it, it's hard to really damn it. So then it's the Krotons. Which wasn't that bad. Actually Troughton's last year altogether wasn't that bad (with the Mind Robber as perhaps the best Troughton of all), just more of the same with atrocities like the Dominators to drag it down. The lowest viewing figures occurred during the War Games, which is a classic and not too long - as fan received wisdom would have it - in my opinion.

What really gave season 7 et al a shot in the arm was the reduction in episodes by nearly half, allowing for the fast moving stories of Pertwee onwards. It is then no surprise that when 6 parters became rarer in Baker's time the show gained even more viewers.
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Originally posted by David Anthony
The lowest viewing figures occurred during the War Games, which is a classic and not too long - as fan received wisdom would have it - in my opinion.What really gave season 7 et al a shot in the arm was the reduction in episodes by nearly half, allowing for the fast moving stories of Pertwee onwards. It is then no surprise that when 6 parters became rarer in Baker's time the show gained even more viewers.
This seems contradictory that I praise a ten parter then go on to explain that story length reduction was a great influence on viewing figures. It is not though. Viewing figures were low for War Games whatever I think of its merits. Phew! Glad I cleared that up. Imagine the uproar:)
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