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The Rescue

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Reviewed By: adpirtleReview Date: 4/21/19 9:28 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Rescue is the first story to introduce a new companion since the show's pilot episode, and, like several other examples, it's more about establishing the new character, in this case Vicki, and her report with the rest of the cast than it is about serious storytelling. Indeed, the instant chemistry between William Hartnell and Maureen O'Brien is one of the delights of this and future stories. That is not to say that the story itself isn't good, though, if more briskly told than was normal for the classic series, and the Doctor's confrontation with Koquillion is a classic moment.
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 1/11/19 2:29 am
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The Rescue is a serviceable introduction story for Vicki. The plot isn't mind blowing but it's short and to the point. The effects are also pretty minimalistic and the designers made a lot happen without much budget going to waste.
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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 11/19/18 2:04 pm
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This two part story involves the introduction of new companion Vicki and it basically exists purely for that purpose. Its story with a mixture of mystery and monster threat is a rather small-scale story but it is not bad at all. Its brevity helps it as it does not drag, it is short and sweet.

The strength of this story, written by David Whitaker, is that it is character driven and just develops further the already strong relationships between the Doctor, Ian and Barbara and provides them all with nice dialogue which adds to the affection the audience have for them.

The new arrival Vicki is found deserted with her commanding officer Bennett on a planet where they apparently live in fear of the creature Koquillion. The first episode just sets up the character of Vicki and the Koquillion story, the second gives a conclusion to the plot and a strong introduction to her as a companion for the subsequent adventures.

Not the most exciting of plots and there are a couple of silly moments which let it down a bit but its character development raises it to a decent level.

My Ratings: Episode 1 - 8/10, Episode 2 - 7.5/10, Overall - 7.75/10
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/26/15 1:51 am
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This story introduces Maureen O'Brien as Vicki who replaces Susan in the TARDIS crew. It's a short two part affair that finds the Doctor, Ian, and Barbara landing on a planet where a spaceship is stranded with its two surviving crew members the only survivors.

The first episode suffers from some issues with pacing. However, the second manages to have some great moments of mystery and a clever reveal of the true villain. The story is held together by solid acting. Maureen O'Brien really establishes great chemistry with William Hartnell. Hartnell plays the Doctor in a very different way than he did in Season 1. It's a gentler Doctor, although he also has a great one-on-one confrontation with the villain that was unusual as the series had relied on Ian as the "action man," up to this point.

Of course, there are some dodgy effects and some off directing moment, but the regulars overcome all to tell a good story and introduce a new companion.