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By:Matthew B, Cardiff, Wales
Date:Monday 2 October 2006
Rating:   10

Feeling like a rogue Hinchcliffe, Horror of Fang Rock is gorgeously written, acted and directed (Paddy Russell again), and is as tightly produced as anything in seasons 13 and 14. It is a wonderful Leela story, Terrance Dicks showing a real flair in writing for her. It’s hard to say anything new about this really. The lighthouse is an inspired setting for a ‘pick em off one by one’ story, and the design of both it and the island on which it stands is very, very effective. Chilling and amusing in all the right places, Horror of Fang Rock is one of the very best Tom Baker stories. Smashing.

Where's that brandy...

By:kieren, kidderminster
Date:Friday 6 March 2009
Rating:   10

If you don't know already, this story was written in a rush to cover for a dropped story(later redone as State of Decay, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best Tom baker's if one of the best doctor who. Scary music, good acting (well, Adelaide suppose to be that way) and very atmospheric and scary, but I fear it does, for 2, suffer from weak cliffhanger syndrome. But who cares?

A brilliant story....

By:Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
Date:Thursday 9 September 2010
Rating:   10

The fact that this story was written so quickly is unbelievable. This classic story has all the qualities of a well thought out and long planned script.

The studio bound nature may be very obvious. But the lighthouse interior is excellently realised. And highly cramped and claustrophobic.

The acting here too is excellent, with so many memorable characters. Alan Rowe is memorable as Skinsale. Lord Palmerdale represents that nasty breed of baddies that Doctor Who always does so well. And poor old Adelaide, acted to perfection. So brilliantly written are these parts.

And the rutan is another great design. Its amusing to see how different to the Sontarans these aliens are. Jellies fighting tough warriors. A brilliantly imaginative match too.

Terrance once again did a brilliant job at crafting this tale in the time he had. This has all the brilliant Doctor Who ingredients, and puts them together in a refreshing and brilliant way.

And keeping the real sight of the rutan to the end is not a bad thing for once. The story is so good it doesnt actually need it a whole lot. Brilliant Doctor Who! One of the best.

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