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The Claws of Axos

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/30/18 1:59 pm
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Love this one. It’s not a classic but i remember it just as well as some. The axons an organic race come to earth offering gifts but nope ... tis a ruse and hey hello master!
Yes it plays a few “been there done that’s” but there’s something about it I just adore. Love the costumes and the scary spaghetti!

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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 6:39 am
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Another very underrated episode from the Pertwee era. The sci-fi concepts are excellent and the interior sets of the Axons' spaceship are strikingly original and have a psychedelic quality that could have been created by a devotee such as Dr Timothy Leary or John Lennon.

Location work is good, the Axons are an original creation and there is the bonus of UNIT featuring prominently. Plenty to enjoy.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/28/15 10:40 am
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The Claws of Axos is one of Season 8's shorter serials that's not without problems. While the writing is generally good (except for an underdeveloped plot of an unfocused bureaucrat), the special effects don't stand up well. The titular claws of Axos that are used to restrain several characters look like they escaped from the set of the Muppet Show.

However, this serial manages to work quite well within the limits of its budget. There's a very memorable cliffhanger in this one involving the Master and the Brigadier. It's great to see the relationship between the Master and the Doctor develop, and the Doctor shows quick thinking particularly in part four. This isn't one of the best Doctor Who stories, but it's certainly entertaining.