|Reviews for Fury from the Deep|
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|A shame to have lost it...|
|By:||Denis LeBlanc, Moncton, Canada|
|Date:||Friday 26 May 2006|
|Rating: || 9|
After the two Yeti stories, this is the missing adventure I regret not having seen the most. It is an excellent classic Doctor Who story, with great elements of terror and excitement. The conclusion's rather weak, but it is quite.. um.. original.
|By:||the Traveller, the end of the world|
|Date:||Monday 24 July 2006|
|Rating: || 6|
Some daft ideas (the foam) and slow episodes let down the creepier aspect of the story, such as Mr. Oak and Mr. Quill.
|By:||Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom|
|Date:||Wednesday 30 March 2011|
|Rating: || 10|
What is particularly good about this story is, like the earlier Tomb of the Cybermen, there are some excellent Doctor/ Companion moments which add rather a lot of humanity to the otherwise largely thankless roles of the Doctor's companions. Deborah gives an excellent performance as Victoria, perhaps her best performance. Her conversation with Jamie in part four is really a very strong moment. And the final scenes of the story are not in anyway a letdown, in fact it is another excellent goodbye to a companion who should have been able to develop even further.
The horror moments of this story come thick and fast too. Mr Oak and Mr Quill are excellently realised, and the foam is a brilliant idea. And the final scenes where the Doctor enhances Victoria's screams to drive off the weed creature is highly original and very well directed too. It really is so sad that this story is a casualty of the BBCs clearance all those years ago. It really is shortsighted. The characters here are all well rounded and well acted, and the whole story moves along at a brisk and engaging pace, which is good considering its a six parter. This is Doctor Who at its best. Patrick Troughton is my favourite Doctor. And yet his era is the most affected by the actions of the BBC clearance. This is extremely irritating for a fan of the black and white era such as me. Just grateful that the audio tracks still exit, thats something at least