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Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani - Special Edition
Peter Davison's final adventure, "The Caves of Androzani," pulls out all stops to give this Doctor an unforgettable farewell. Deep within the titular caves, the disfigured, masked antihero Sharez Jek (Christopher Gable) and his regiment of androids are locked in conflict with an army unit and a group of smugglers for control of the life-extending Spectrox. When the Doctor and Peri (Nicola Bryant) enter this labyrinth, they immediately become victims of deadly Spectrox poisoning. The story's numerous subplots involve espionage, betrayal, and revenge, as well as big-business corruption, political assassination, and silly-looking reptilian monsters. And the first episode has one of the best cliffhangers ever: our heroes are executed by a firing squad armed with submachine guns.
Robert Holmes (who wrote the more satirical Doctor Who story "The Sun Makers") here concentrates on delivering a breathlessly paced action thriller, with relentless death and destruction unfolding like in a Sam Peckinpah film, making Davison's heroic pacifism all the more effective. --Gary S. Dalkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. There is a reason why Doctor Who fans voted this story as the best of all time. It has everything a food story needs. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marcus Almighty
This is an excellent dvd. One of the best of the tv series. The episode format is ok but if the BBC could release the Doctor Who series with an omnibus version on the same dvd... Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Kevin Harty
The Fifth Doctor and Peri's trip to the sandy Androzani Minor turns out to be a fateful and intensely eventful one in this Dune meets The Phantom of the Opera story. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Daniel J. Hamlow
Don't want to take up too much room here for this other than to say that this is one of the most satisfying Doctor Who adventures there is. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003
Okay, first of all, I'd better start off by saying that no die-hard science fiction fan is going to mark this review "helpful". Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by babydoh
This story might be the best 5th Doctor story, it marks the end of the Davison era and the beginning of the Colin Baker era. Very good!Published on May 13 2003
One of the truly great stories from possibly the best television show of all time.Published on March 25 2003