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The Moonbase

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 11/24/18 12:53 am
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This 4 part story sees the return, in a modified form, of the Cybermen which is welcome and successful. This time they are attacking a weather control station on the Moon in the year 2070. I am in the minority who preferred their original voices to the ones they have here but other than that they are improved upon. They maintain their appeal and unfeeling, chilling character but are a bit more sleek and high tech. Their plans, and therefore the plot, are similar to the first Cyberman story in many ways and whilst not quite matching that brilliant first Cyberman story it is generally great entertainment.

A few less successful ideas and imperfections occur but it is very very good despite that. There is great suspense and some superb scenes of dialogue and action.

The regular cast are on good form and this story helps to cement the Cybermen as one of Doctor Who's most iconic 'monsters'.

My Ratings: Episode 1 - 9.5/10, Episode 3 - 10/10, Episodes 2 & 4 - 9/10

Overall: 9.38
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/21/16 11:04 pm
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The second and much improved Cybermen story and a good look at the "Base Under Siege" format that would dominate much of the Troughton era. The Cybermen attack scenes are very effectively done, particularly the combination of action and music, gives the story a very stylistic feel. While there are some scientific inaccuracies, there are also some bows to real science such as the reason why they can't use a spritzer bottle in the vacuum of space.

All the companions get moments to shine with Polly being key in Episode 3, and Jamie providing plenty of comic relief. Yet, Patrick Troughton continues to impress as the Second Doctor, who constantly allows himself to underrated before showing his genius when it matters most. The Doctor even has a great short speech in Episode 2 that explains a lot of his philosophy of why he constantly ends up fighting evil.

Overall, a great Classic Doctor Who story.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/3/15 5:13 am
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A ripper from the black and white era that has some great fright moments and wonderful sets.

Detractions are the somewhat circuitous strategy the cybermen have for taking over the moonbase; the lace up boots of the cybermen (pity) and the ineptness of the search for the cybermen after Victoria raises the alarm.

Currently, 2/4 episodes are extant, the missing episodes 1 & 3 are replaced by very acceptable animation that is stylised to blend in with the surviving episodes.