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The Green Death

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 12/12/16 2:01 am
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"The Green Death" acts as Jo Grant's farewell story as Pertwee's companion, but this 6-part story has a sub-text of anti-chemicals and keeping the world healthy, with messages that are timeless. The BOSS twist is always a great watch and a wonderful cliff-hanger, Pertwee nails it. The UNIT crew are the usual fantastic performances they always give, and although the last 5 minutes of episode 6 is amazing way to say goodbye to Jo, it feels like it does come out of nowhere, there are faint hints of it throughout but it doesn't feel like Jo and Prof Jones are not close enough to get married, but alas, that final scene was great, again Pertwee nails it.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/27/15 7:02 am
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The farewell episode for the wonderful Katy Manning is really well put together. The environmentalism versus insane capitalism plot is corny but very enjoyable and acts as a springboard for some excellent characterisations. UNIT are in full flight, the Brigadier absolutely stars as the voice of rational conservatism. The villains have depth and there are plenty of good action scenes. The story's resolution is not contrived and the final partings scene, following on from a brilliant examination throughout the episode of friendships naturally growing apart and the emotions this engendgers, is first rate television in any genre.

Sure, it has a few flaws, most noticeably for the contemporary viewer being the 1970's special effects. But the overall viewing experience rises way above any blemishes.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/29/15 10:29 am
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This serial is notable for not only marking in the end of the 10th Series of Doctor Who but also the last episode featuring Jo Grant as the Doctor's companion. The serial is a solid story particularly for a season ender (although the budget constraints did show in a few places).

On the positive side, the maggots are convincingly real even 40 years later. The finale for Jo was touching even if you're not a fan of her because of the obvious effect it had on the Doctor. Many of the odder moments can be dismissed as comedic fodder such as the evil singing computer.

On the downside, for a six part serial there was quite a bit of coincidence. This was acknowledged with the key clue given by the wounded Professor Jones who muttered "Serendipity." which helps a little bit but there was also the Doctor's blue crystal. Plus the evil villain's scheme seems to be all over the place. The Maggots aren't part of the plan. It doesn't seem like drilling for and refining oil is part of the plan. Given what the plan was, nothing that was done really made a whole lot of sense.

But still I found I enjoyed the serial. It was a solid farewell to one of the Doctor's longest serving companions and was probably the beginning of the end of the Pertwee run.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 7/17/13 1:21 am
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Miners are dying after being exposed to a green slim in the mine. Love the sequence of the doctor in Metebelis 3. Great story!