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2.5 - Phantoms of the Deep

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Reviewed By: doctorwhnoeReview Date: 1/28/18 12:52 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Memorable because the setting is underwater. The effetcs of the sea are atmospheric and even the suits sounds can be heard. The plot is simple but good. It's funny to see K9 underwater.

Morris is a good writer and this story isn't one of his best. He had captured the 4th Doctor's era but not Romana. Romana don't do anything in this story she is like on TV: The damsell in distress.

K9 is possessed during a great part of the story but his interactions with the supporting cast are funny. John Leeson is the only man that can play K9, he is perfect.

The others characters aren't special but they've their great moments.
Good story but not one of the bests.
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Reviewed By: civi68Review Date: 12/11/17 11:27 pm
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Phantoms of the Deep has a lot of mystery and suspense. John Leeson steals the show with his performance of K9. The story sucks you into the spirit of being underwater and under siege. As is usual with season 2, great dialogue from Tom, Mary, and John. The supporting actors also perform well and do a good job of setting the mood.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/9/15 11:52 pm
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Phantoms of the Deep is the second Jonathan Morris script of Season 2 of the Fourth Doctor Adventures and it isn't nearly as impressive as the first script. The script is quite dark with phantoms at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. I feel that the story is an all right one but could have had a lot more done with the story. Much of the first part is forgettable except for the bits with evil K9 who is always enjoyable. Yeah I don't have that much to say about this one except that the cover art is atrocious and it's a nice way to kill an hour if you have the time.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/24/15 4:17 pm
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'Phantoms of the Deep', as the title suggests, is an underwater ghost story with haunting music, and an impending sense of doom. Written by Jonathan Morris, this is one of the best balanced and well written of the Forth Doctor Adventures that I have heard so far. It's never dull, with plenty of mystery it always feels like it's moving toward something. It has the usual high quality orchestral music, but, and this may just be me, Jamie Robertson's composition underlines and highlights the tension much more effectively than usual. I love the idea of a deep sea expedition seeing a Police Box on the edge of an undersea ledge. Then, pulling it on board and two people with a robot dog walk out. There are giant super intelligent squids, some body who has been living on a sunken Second World War submarine for 100 years and still thinks it's the 1940s.