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What's wrong with people? These 2 are OK

By:Tom Lingwood, Broseley, Shropshire
Date:Monday 11 February 2002
Rating:   8

This tin features Colony in Space and The Time Monster starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and Roger Delgado as the Master. Over the years, people have said these two stories are the two worst Pertwee stories but I like them.

Colony is the first Third Doctor adventure in space. The Time Lords discover the Master has stolen the file on the Doomsday Weapon, the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. They send the Doctor and Jo Grant to investigate. Arriving on the planet Exarius in the year 2472, they must a group of colonists from Earth, who are having trouble growing crops and are in dispute with the IMC men, also from Earth. Things take a turn when an Adjudicator from Earth arrives… This serial features appearances by Coronation Street’s Helen ‘Gail Platt’ Worth and EastEnder’s Tony ‘Roy Evans’ Caunter.

Time Monster finds the Master posing as a professor and is trying to control Kronos the Chronovore, who is the guardian of the Kronos Crystal. The Master has part of the crystal. The rest is in Atlantis. The villainous Time Lord travels there to get it. However, the Doctor and Jo are in hot pursuit… This story features appearances by Hammer Horror actress Ingrid Pitt and Dave Prowse (the Green Cross Code Man and Darth Vader in the Star Wars films).

In my opinion, Colony is the better of the two. The best thing about this tin is that both stories are 6 parts long and both are on one tape each. There are a few disappointments: the screen goes black and white twice for two seconds for the title sequences of episodes 1 and 2 of Colony, episode 3 of Time Monster is poor American quality, the sound goes quiet for a minute of episode 6 of the same story and the Roger Delgado head on the front of the tin isn’t embossed like the Cyberman head on the previous year’s Cybermen tin. However, don’t let these put you down. A must for collectors.


By:ben, mind your own business
Date:Thursday 29 June 2006
Rating:   7

i really enjoyed these stories!

i think this is better

By:james fox, york
Date:Sunday 10 May 2009
Rating:   9

this may be a lot better than you think 4.3 what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!give it a chance

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