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Lowell

Lutz, FL, United States
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  • Doctor Who: The Savages

  • By: Ian Stuart Black
  • Narrated by: William Hartnell, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

When the TARDIS materialises on an alien planet, the Doctor insists that he and his companions have arrived in the far future. Steven and Dodo think otherwise, however, after they encounter a band of cave-dwelling primitives who are terrified of strangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another lost classic

  • By Lowell on 11-03-17

Another lost classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Good send-off for companion Steven, played by Peter Purves who narrates this CD, the Doctor's other companion, Dodo (Jackie Lane) leaves in the next story, which was The War Machines. The audio (from an off-air recording by Graham Strong when it first aired in 1966 is excellent).

  • Doctor Who

  • The Underwater Menace
  • By: Geoffrey Orme
  • Narrated by: Anneke Wills, Patrick Troughton
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The TARDIS arrives on an extinct volcanic island, beneath which lies a fantastic subterranean world inhabited by the primitive Atlanteans. The Doctor and his companions move from the frying pan to fire when they are rescued, from death at the jaws of hungry sharks, by the mad Professor Zaroff, whose plans involve nothing less than the destruction of the whole world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "You're Nou Turning ME Into A Fish!!"

  • By Lowell on 09-27-17

"You're Nou Turning ME Into A Fish!!"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

For a story of that kind on DOCTOR WHO, it wasn't as bad as others made it out to be. Sure, the sets and some of the acting was campy (Especially from Joseph Hurst. who later hammed it up in the James Bond film, DIAMONDS ARE FORVER). but when listening to the audio restoration by the incomparable Mark Ayres, one can imagine, as did Anneke Wills, aka Polly, who narrates this presentation, what Atlantis could have looked like if the show actually had a budget. The sound, originally from an off-air recording by Graham Strong, who around 17 or so when he recorded this and others by hooking a wire into the telly itself, is excellent! A plus is that it marks Fraser Hines (his second appearance) first story as a companion after originally being introduced as a one-off character in the previous story, "The Highlanders, which is sadly still lost, save for the audio. For me, it was fun to listen to..

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