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For years, people have praised this as one of the best classic serials, one of the best 4th Doctor stories, a breakthrough in storytelling. I just don't get it. In the 6 or so years i've owned the DVD, i've seen it maybe 4 times, trying to love this story like everybody else but it just doesn't get me. Episodes 1-3 drag, with some good moments mixed in with the boring stuff, Tardis scenes are a highlight, "I'm not a human being, I walk an eternity" and going to see the future in Suhtek's timeline.
Episode 4 is great, it has atmosphere, the stuff between the Doctor and Suhtek is spot on and the Doctor really does feel like an ant before Suhtek's power.
Gabriel Woolf as Suhtek is phenominal and can see why he was brought back for Big Finish and for the New Series as the Beast in series 2.
4 and Sarah Jane are on typical form, some great moments from them.
Overall I just find the Pyramids of Mars to be a very overrated story that I just don't click with like others do :/