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The Robots of Death

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 12/15/17 6:03 am
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Doctor who at its greatest can do lots with little.
Aluminium foil shoes aside the robots are amung the creepiest and most stunning designs of the era and it’s a great era for the show.
The characters are great wearing their bizarre costumes and all tense as they try to do their bit for the money and get Home. But some one is a killer on this claustrophobic sand miner.

It’s tense , mysterious and creepy. One of the best !
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 11/19/17 3:47 am
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Robots of Death. Robots of Death. Robots of Death. One of the most classic and identifiable stories of the classic era of the show; it is so iconic, the robots are firm favorite in WHO culture, and its a part of arguably the "Golden" age of the show.
But I do not get it. Everyone in the cast puts in a fine performance, some of the crew including Poul and Uvanov for example are great supporting roles. But this story doesn't grasp me in to finish it. It's a run at the mill whodunnit but we now straight away its robots, because for one its in the title and two we see a robot kill the first victim.
I would agree in saying that it is a good story to show someone new to who, but this is not quintessential Doctor Who, especially for the Hinchcliffe era, the next story is far superior ;)
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Reviewed By: Lord NiiiimonReview Date: 5/21/16 8:14 am
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In classic Who, it simply does not get any better than this. Superb in every department. Apart from those tinfoil shoes, but we'll overlook that. :)
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/4/15 8:23 am
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"Please do not throw hands at me..."

The realisation of the robots is one of the most brilliant creations in SciFi, a perfect homage to the ideas of Isaac Asimov.

The whodunnit plot is excellent although the observant viewer will spot a couple of give away clues fairly early on.

The setting of the story in the isolated gigantic sandminer on an uninhabitable desert planet creates a claustrophobic atmosphere perfectly matched to the plot.

The support cast do a great job in portraying the bored, privileged lives of the human occupants, their squabbles and maladjustments.

Leela's first outing as a companion is excellent. Tom Baker is still at his brilliant best.

This story comes from one of the best seasons of classic Who, in fact the third one in row for Baker, Hinchcliff and Holmes. This era was the apotheosis of Doctor Who. After the next episode, the most-venerable Talons of Weng-Chiang, the final in the series, the show would only occasionally hit the highs seemingly achieved so effortlessly in the first 3 seasons of Tom Baker.