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The Sensorites

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Reviewed By: adpirtleReview Date: 4/21/19 9:06 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"Remember your family group!"

Like many six-parters, it is too long, and the titular species, with their expressionless masks, dinner plate feet, and apparent face blindness, are sometimes difficult to take seriously. However, there are a number of things that I enjoy about this story. First and foremost, this is probably the first example of the Doctor stepping up to take a more proactive and heroic role from the start. I also appreciated that the aliens weren't presented as monolithically sinister, and that even the worst of them had a pretty good reason to distrust humans. A decent enough adventure.
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Reviewed By: Doctorluna2001Review Date: 4/1/19 3:00 pm
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I found this story incredibly dull and slow paced. For this reason, I was unable to make it through the third part of the story and gave up.
I normally really enjoy stories from the First Doctor era, however, this one dragged and nothing intrigued me.
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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 11/18/18 10:31 pm
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This story has some good ideas and has its moments but overall it has too many flaws and less interesting parts to be anywhere near top quality classic Who.

The Doctor, Ian and Barbara are up to their usual well written standard and the story has very interesting aspects. The alien race The Sensorites (relatives of the Ood from 21st Century series of 'Doctor Who') are interesting as they at first seem very menacing but turn out to only have a few members of real menace with the majority being gentle and friendly. They are pretty well realised aliens, somewhat more three dimensional than your usual TV or movie alien race.

The adventure involves tension at times, trust issues and devious schemes and maintains some interest overall though it sometimes loses momentum and drags. It is good in some ways but has flaws in execution at times. A slightly below average adventure by classic Who standards, not among the best at all.

My Ratings: Episode 1 - 7.5/10, Episode 2 - 7/10, Episode 3 - 7/10, Episode 4 - 7.5/10, Episode 5 - 7/10, Episode 6 - 7.5/10

Overall: 7.25/10
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 10/1/18 12:41 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

At best, The Sensorites is an uneven story. The premise and start of the serial is interesting but it begins to peter out in the second episode and flounders from there between boring and mundane. The Sensorites themselves as a telepathic race were interesting enough for the infancy of the show but, despite being pretty well fleshed out as a society, don't do enough to stand out or be very memorable.

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