Stories:
2168
Members:
661
Submitted Reviews:
5268
Reviewers:
260
< The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Romans >

The Rescue

Rating Votes
10
8%
7
9
13%
11
8
17%
15
7
40%
35
6
14%
12
5
7%
6
4
1%
1
3
1%
1
2
0%
0
1
0%
0
Average Rating
7.3
Votes
88

Purchase From:

Latest Community Reviews

From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
7
Plot Rating:
7
Acting Rating:
NR
Replay Rating:
7
Effects Rating:
6
Has Prerequisite(s):
No
Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/25/15 9:51 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This story introduces Maureen O'Brien as Vicki who replaces Susan in the TARDIS crew. It's a short two part affair that finds the Doctor, Ian, and Barbara landing on a planet where a spaceship is stranded with its two surviving crew members the only survivors.

The first episode suffers from some issues with pacing. However, the second manages to have some great moments of mystery and a clever reveal of the true villain. The story is held together by solid acting. Maureen O'Brien really establishes great chemistry with William Hartnell. Hartnell plays the Doctor in a very different way than he did in Season 1. It's a gentler Doctor, although he also has a great one-on-one confrontation with the villain that was unusual as the series had relied on Ian as the "action man," up to this point.

Of course, there are some dodgy effects and some off directing moment, but the regulars overcome all to tell a good story and introduce a new companion.
From the Reviewer:
User Rating:
9
Plot Rating:
NR
Acting Rating:
NR
Replay Rating:
NR
Effects Rating:
NR
Has Prerequisite(s):
Unsure
Reviewed By: templetongateReview Date: 5/18/12 11:06 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Okay, got to this on the Netflix marathon of early Doctor Who episodes - fiancee at my side. Hopes were low; embarrassment defences high. It had been a while...

To the Unalike, you know, Vicki makes a cracking first impression. This is partially because she's the after-Susan and cannot lose, but the looks and the obvious thinking backed up by the lovely atmosphere of the story makes it easy viewing.

And who wouldn't love the first appearance of the the Dildoans, Diddyuns, Diddos? Sigh. The terribly well-hidden aliens? Textbook atmospheric...

Gotta love cobwebs, caverns and a black and white Doctor.
Log in to submit Rating and Review.

Community