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Planet of Evil

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 12/15/17 5:55 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rather simplistic story for sure. Basically Jekyll and Hyde but what grabs you is the amazing set pieces ! The alien jungle is terrifying and one of the best realised alien environments of classic who. It’s highly watchable even if it isn’t the most original tale !
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 4/25/17 5:32 am
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Been a long time since originally seeing this story, and it wasn't as great as I remembered, an enjoyable watch in parts, but the one thing that stood out this viewing was the phenomenal direction by David Maloney. There's a few quite creepy and atmospheric scenes in the first two episodes and then towards the end. Some effects look a little cheap for the time, especially after Zygons and Android Invasion in the same season, that it does take away from the story slightly. I think with this story, it just lacks a big threat, its just a force keeping the ship on the surface of Zeta Minor, nothing that embodies the "Planet of Evil" that the story is named after. All in all, an enjoyable watch in places but probably the weakest of Season 13.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/13/16 11:40 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Essentially a deep space futuristic version of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde story. The story has a great sense of atmosphere and suspense as well as a few very creepy scenes that are very well done despite a few dodgy effects.

The guest acting is a bit of a mixed bag, particularly in the first half of Part One, and the Captain who goes insane for no good reason is a bit of a problem. Still, Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen both turn in marvelous performances that make this serial is a delight to watch.