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3.2 - Hothouse

Synopsis
Somewhere in the south of England stands the Hothouse. Five vast, state-of-the-art biodomes, all steel and glass. Inside, rock star turned environmental activist Alex Marlow has a plan to save the world from climate change. By any means necessary...

There's something growing inside the Hothouse. Something that could turn back humanity's tide. A voracious alien vegetable called the Krynoid. The Doctor's going to have to stop it. Stop Marlow. Stop Marlow's fanatical acolyte, Lucie Miller...
Starring
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Nigel Planer (Alex Marlowe), Lysette Anthony (Hazel Bright), Adna Sablyich (Christina Ondrak), Stuart Crossman (Stefan Radek), Barnaby Edwards (Newsreader)
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Directed By
Barnaby Edwards

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90 rating(s) submitted

25% (1/4) of raters say this story requires listening to previous stories.

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Review By SkyTwo
Rated 8/10 on 12/12/13 10:16 pm
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Another unconventional entry in the series, in that it's very much an "action thriller." Considering that the story is a sequel to Seeds of Doom, which is itself a direct descendant of The Thing From Another World, there aren't a whole lot of options in terms of providing a variation on the theme. Morris' solution seems to be to move the dial away from Quatermass and toward The Avengers. There isn't much more to it than that, but I generally find the action-oriented stories to be nicely paced and pretty refreshing, with Hothouse also having the virtue of building some genuine tension in spite of the familiarity of the proceedings. No mean feat.
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Review By PaulaPenguin
Rated 8/10 on 3/14/13 3:11 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
From what I had heard about this release I was expecting some heavy-handedly deliverd morals. So I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually a strong, well-written story that manages to convey a point and still be enjoyable at the same time. A good stand alone story for 8/Lucie.
8 Rated 8/10 on 8/18/10 5:33 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
A nice stand alone story, re affirmed the Doctor and Lucie's friendship.
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Review By Sibarite
Rated 7/10 on 11/30/11 5:44 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
More enjoyable than i thought it would be. Manages to update Seeds of Doom as well as try and magnify the threat. Alex Marlowe is no Harrison Chase but thats a v tough act to follow anyway. Still its v snappy and action packed with an ending thats plausibly intelligent.
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Review By fadladder
Rated 7/10 on 8/25/10 11:43 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Seeds of Death Pt. 2, a definite sequel to the original in terms of tone and plot but enjoyable all the same.
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Review By komodo
Rated 3/10 on 11/15/12 10:46 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
I loved it everytime the word 'Krynoid' was spoken.

I disliked it everytime someone made a point about the environment.

I was confused by Lysette Anthony sounding too much like Katarrina Olsson and as her character had not been properly introduced I thought she was someone else and I thought the plot was going in a totally different direction.

Also, I was disappointed with Nigel Planer's part and performance.

Krynoids: Just the word is enough to bring back memories.
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