Friday, 28 February 2014

Doctor Who: The Moonbase: DVD Review

Doctor Who: The Moonbase: DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by BBC and Roadshow Home Entertainment

The second ever story to feature the Cybermen is a traditional tale of a base under siege from the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton's reign at the helm of the TARDIS.

When the Doctor, Polly, Ben and Jamie land on the moon, they soon find themselves threatened by the creatures as they try to take over a base which controls the Earth's weather...

The Moonbase is 50% live action and 50% animated with 2 episodes missing. While the animation's impressive, it can't really make up for a traditional and slightly plodding Who story that's not as gripping as you'd hope for from the return of the silver meanies.

A Behind the scenes doco is fairly gentle stuff and perhaps the biggest drawcard of the extras, but this release is nothing more and nothing less than a Doctor Who release. It's not exactly gripping, but not exactly a disaster.


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