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This story, the final sequence of Pertwee's penultimate season, reached the TV ratings Top 10 and, fittingly, met high production standards. The environmental message, while facilitating Who's ongoing individual-freedom motif, also proved prophetic in its warnings of globalization and pollution. The special effects, though admittedly dated now, were good for their time and budget--the stop-motion photography of the maggots and the front-axial projection used for the pulsating green skin are particularly effective. The well-crafted script manages to combine monsters, punch-ups, and cliffhanger endings with cerebral concepts, human drama, and erudite references to Beethoven and Oscar Wilde--the single tear of the reformed villain as he destroys his paymaster is just one of the subtle touches distinguishing this work. The Green Death's six filler-free episodes belong to the Golden Age of Doctor Who, and their denouement is one of the most poignant in the series' long history. --Paul Eisinger --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was a good job of remastering this story. We say farewell to Joe Grant in this story and you can't help but feel sad for the Doctor.Published 15 months ago by E. A. Schattschneider
This is a wonderful Doctor Who serial, with cast, crew, effects team, writers and directors firing on all cylinders. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2012 by Trytek