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Tracked by the Oculoid

By:Sam, Plymouth
Date:Sunday 16 December 2007
Rating:   8

It all started with a distress call from zeta minor. A very unbelieveable planet. A wobbly set, with a wierd storyline. What has this got to do with Jekell and Hyde. Even 2 year olds don't like it! On a good note, the grewsome deaths looked really grewsome, it was realistic on those bits. It was a real 70s Show. Which is a whole load of rubbish nowadays. I give it an 8 for effort.

Jungle Rock

By:Trevor Smith, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Date:Friday 12 September 2008
Rating:   8

A classic. I can remember thinking that this was really creepy when I first saw it back in the 70's. Great story & wonderful sets. Buy.


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

Roger Murray Leach reached his height as designer on this story. The jungle is terribly good. It all looks so very very good film. But it is noticeable and not quite as convincing when it goes to the studio, but it can be forgiven because this is such a good story with an excellent plot.

And it isnt overburdened by sub plots galore. It just gets on with telling a totally gripping sci fi tale. And the acting is of a high class indeed. Prentis Hancock delivers again as Salamar, perhaps bettering Vaber.

And also of worthy note is the excellent creature. Shown as an energy being, and so not totally there. Only a reddened outline which is very ominous. Especially in the scenes when it rises out from the pit to hunt.

What is good is the creature isnt all bad. As soon as the Doctor promises to give the antimatter back, it keeps its promise and returns Professor Sorenson.

The scenes inside the pit are well realised too. All rather well directed is this tale. I can quite see why Elizabeth Sladen likes this story more than a lot of her other outings. It does have a lot going for it.

The only downfall slightly for me is the prepensity for this era of Doctor Who to be rather lacking in humour. Doctor Who always had a lot of good humour amidst the previous horror stories in its past, but in this era seems to be running dry. And for me it is a vital element. But for that, this story is otherwise very entertaining.

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