on November 20, 2001
It was a great idea to release these three stories together, and it's a shame that the same wasn't done with the "Turlough's Treachery Trilogy" (Mawdryn Undead, Terminus & Enlightenment). "E-Space" introduces Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), whose presence makes a welcome change from the traditional inane female companion...though the actor isn't very good.
Great stories in general, and well paced. Of special note, for me at least, is the third story "Warriors' Gate", a spookily surreal escapade through non-ordinary reality that almost defies description. Another good thing about this one is that the series FINALLY loses K9...although we do find after a while that Adric isn't really all that much better. Romana's leaving scene is almost romantic in its surprise and haste, with the Doctor, aghast, ordering her to stay aboard and finally wishing her good luck with an enthusiastic, if wistful, thumbs up.
on March 9, 2009
I can't wait for this to be released. 3 great Tom Baker stories for 1 great price. Although, I love all 3 of these stories, I am most looking forward to Warriors' Gate. This excellent story is the absolute peak of Season 18 and a total joy to watch. Great performances all round and a great script....and a nicely understated swan song for Romana and K9......ahh they don't make'em like this anymore.