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Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol
Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Be Happy or DIE!, Oct. 22 2003
This has to be my FAVORITE Dr Who, with this doctor playing the role. The story and plot is unlike ANY other Doctor Who adventure, which adds to the enjoyment. The story seems strangely believeable when you consider other villins in our lifetime, how they started out and ended up being so ruthless and evil. Same applies here... Helen A who is the meglomaniac who begins to hunt down and kill all who attempt any form of sadness admits herself that she NEVER started out this way, but because of her own lack of love and self worth she degenerated into a monster who, along with the Candymay, terroirze the inhabitants of Terra Alpha, a human earth colony some few hundred years to our present. The Candyman is NASTY and ruthless I SOOOOO loved him as the villin and exectionier of Helen A. The music througout is very errie and sorta like Blade Runner in some ways. Dark corridors, errie music, all citizens on the edge of fate waiting their turn to give up and die gives you a whole different outlook on life and how quickly a good thing can turn evil. Definaetly... do not HEED the bad reviews on this one. I watched this episode several times because I enjoyed it so very much. Bye for now!

Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora
Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora
VHS

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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring boring boring!, Sept. 19 2003
Boring sums up this episode of Dr. Who. I tend not to be overly critical of most of the story lines, but I honestly must tell you that your money would be better spent on other tales. The doctor and Sarah find themselves in medievel Italy where a cult exists that is attempting to control the world. During the Doctors travels, he accidently picks up an energy source (glows red all the time) and brings it unknowingly to medievel Italy. It isnt long before this evil energy type entity establishes itself within this ancient cult and possesses its members to perform its bidding. This episode lacks anything intriguing in its storyline and I often found myself either falling asleep by the boredom of it all or eyeing my stack of other Dr. Who adventures with the idea of ejecting for another. Don't make this episode a priority if you collect Dr. Who tapes. And, if you must buy it, perhaps just buy one used. This episode could have been written so so much better. I got the distinct impression this was an episode that was thrown together by the writer in quite a big hurry!

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius
Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a GREAT episode!, Sept. 19 2003
Some say this was not as good an episode but I must disagree. This is an intriguing Frankenstein type Dr. Who adventure that really has an interesting and chilling plot. The evil villin in this story is Morbius, who once was a timelord like Dr. Who but was destroyed, or so the timelords thought. All that is left is Morbius's brain and he is desperate for a HEAD to put it in. The problem is that most of the alien life forms that he has brought down from the sky have not been suitable homes for the brain of Morbius, that is, until the unexpected entrance of the good Doctor. Dr Solon gets soooo excited at the sight of the head of Doctor Who, that you almost can see him salivate. Hehe. Unfortunately, the Doctor stumbles upon the sisterhood, who hate all intruders, especially males!!! Sarah, the close companion of the Doctor, is as useless as ever and gets herself into more trouble then she is at helping and eventually gets herself temporarily blinded by the ring of the leader of the sisterhood. You can imagine how helpful Sarah is after that! lol. One of the interesting character of this episode is the igor looking helper of Dr. Solon. Dr. Solon has promised (igor) is arm back if he helps him find a head for Morbius's brain. I am not sure how igor lost his arm??? Hmmmm. At any rate, the tale evolves around the Doctor attempting to stop the resurrection of Morbius into a new head while keeping the sisterhood from killing him at the same time. There is a lot of running back and forth between Dr. Solon's laboratory and the caves of the sisterhood. In the end... well, I wont spoil the ending, but I do suggest you add this episode to your collection of Dr. Who's. You wont be disappointed. This episode is one of my favorite with Sarah as the Doctors companion. Have fun!

Doctor Who: Destiny of The Daleks
Doctor Who: Destiny of The Daleks
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Read my review or YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!, Sept. 19 2003
This episode is one of my favorite Dalek adventures. The story features our favorite manic evil doer "Davros." Buried in the bottom of the bunker on Scarro, Davros waits in a state of hibernation as the Daleks, who are losing a war to another robot race called the Mavelins, anxiously dig out their infamous creator. You see, the Daleks cannot win their war against the Mavelins because both robotic races are using logic against each other and therefor no one can gain an advantage over the other. The Daleks think that only their original creator can aid them in defeating the Mavelins in this very costly war. The Doctor and Romana (who, by the way marries the doctor in real life) the blonde haired version, land on Scarro but forget what this planet was all about until they discover their first Dalek. It isnt long before the Mavelins, who also have landed on Scarro, meet up with the Doctor and together they try to determine what is going on at the deserted bunker that would bring so many Daleks back. The Doctor and the Mavelins quickly learn that the Daleks are attempting to locate Davros and begin to search for him themselves. Fortunately, the Doctor finds Davros first while poor Romana falls captive to the Daleks. The race is now on for either side to gain an advantage over the other. Davros, for the Daleks and the Doctor for the Mavelins. The Doctor quickly learns the Mavelins are not entirely as innocent and trustable as they want to appear and the Doctor has to quickly find a way out of this latest predictament.
This is another keep episode if you enjoy Tom Baker and the Dalek themes. Actually, it is one of the better episodes. Please add this exciting story to you collection and you will find yourself watching it again and again. For those of you that refuse to heed my review.... well, you must be EXTERMINATED! EXTERMINATED! EXTERMINATED! He he he.

Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars MR. FIBULI!!!!!!, Sept. 19 2003
You hear, "Mr. Fibuli!!!!" alot in this excellent Dr. Who adventure. Out of my vast collection of Dr. Who tapes that I own, this adventure has to be the most watched. This entire story is so well done and it is such a unique tale that you will want to watch it again and again. The story starts with the Doctor in search of the 2nd key to time, which takes him to the planet Calufrax. Calufrax is actually a planet this is just about to be consumed by the very evil Pirate Planet. The captain of the pirate planet and the evil queen Zansea move about the cosmos eating other planets for their minerals. (Our Earth eventually becomes one of their targets... YIKES!!!) Of course, this is completely unexceptable to the good Doctor and the ever lovely Romana. After landing on the Pirate Planet they quickly become involved in aiding the mentiads in overthrowing the evil captin and queen. This story has a lot of adventure and excitement. The story is very engrossing and the special effects are actually not to bad this time around. The acting is well done and you will fall in love with the captain, queen and the comical Mr. Fibuli as they race toward their inevitable destruction. I won't tell you how this ends but I will tell you that it is an amazing surprise! Definately get this episode for your collection and you, like me, will find yourself walking around your house yelling ... MR FIBULI!!!!!! MR. FIBULI!!!!! hehe.

Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken
Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Long live the Melkor!, Sept. 19 2003
This story is set on the happy and peaceful planet of Traken. Nothing bad happens here but evil does occasionally appear, where it is eventually transferred into good or just disappears. The great keeper appears inside the Tartus at the beginning of the story, which tells anyone who knows the Doctors Tartus that something big is about to happen. The Keeper warns the Doctor about a growing evil on Traken and how this evil will destroy their world without his help. Of course, the good Doctor cannot resist interferring and heads for Traken. Once there, the Doctor is once again set up for a crime he did not commit and lands into custody while his comrade, Adric attempts to help. This story is the first episode for a new travelling companion, Nyssa. She is the daughter of the to be elected Keeper of Traken. She is as brilliant as Adric when it comes to contraptions and does her best to aid Adric in helping the Doctor to get out of yet another pickle. This story again involves the master who disguised as the Melkor (Melkor is what everyone on Traken calls anything that is evil), which in this story is a statue with red glowing eyes. The master wants to regenerate into the Keepership and repower himself. He almost succeeds at it too. This story is one of my favorites and includes the Master in his most hideous form, which I really love. hehehehe. I like him all grossed out! Buy and add this to your collection and you will have made a really great choice.

Doctor Who: Castrovalva
Doctor Who: Castrovalva
VHS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Well Soon Doc!, Sept. 19 2003
This review is from: Doctor Who: Castrovalva (VHS Tape)
This story revolves around our good Doctor recovering from his latest regeneration. Of course, the evil Master wishes to take advantage of the weakened Doctor during this phase. The Doctor attempts to heal within the "Zero" room, which is a recovery room within the Tartus. Unfortunately, the meddling of the Master makes this a daunting task at best. I really enjoyed this story because of the city Castrovalva and the culture that is derived from this make believe race of people. The sets used in this episode were really nicely done and the people and places were believable and fascinating, I found myself almost wanting to visit the city myself. hehe. The Doctor is taken to Castrovalva by the Master who creates this entire city and its people in order to get at the Doctor, which is very very hard to believe, but none the less happens. Tegan and Nyssa do their best to help the Doctor to get into the city where the hope is that he can recover from his regeneration there. All in all I believe you will enjoy this episode as much as I did. There is something very relaxing and enjoyable about the theme of the story and I often find myself playing this tape after a hard and busy day so as to relax and unwind. Its a great night time story for any age. Definately invest in this episode and you will not be sorry. Bye for now friends!

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