Doctor Who - Vengeance On Varos details
|Starring:||Colin Baker, Stephen Yardley, Sheila Reid, Jason Connery, Nicola Bryant, Martin Jarvis|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Doctor Who - Vengeance On Varos
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Oct 2001|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Vengeful VarosBy Vengeful Hedgehog from London, England , 27 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The grossly underrated Colin Baker gets to shine in a half decent - if visibly cheap - story, squaring up to Nabil Shaban's wonderfully malevolent Sil. It?s all about a planet that is being asset stripped by internal and external enemies, whilst the populace is sold the erroneous idea that it is guiding its own destiny. Upon modern inspection, this may arguably be interpreted as a sly sideswipe at a Thatcherite doctrine, although I?m sure nothing could have been further from the writer?s consciousness when he penned it.
Colin also gets to show how wonderfully erudite he is in real life, making numerous witty and well observed interjections into a not-bad commentary track. Other extras include some tedious studio footage of the infamous transmogrification scene being recorded. Life?s too short to watch that sort of thing?
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Complete ClassicBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013I am always a big fan of Doctor Who & I have the new version of it. I think it should be on Bluray soon
goodBy a customer from Birmingham , 11 Dec 2008gud keep them coming
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A very good 'Who' storyBy a customer from Yorkshire , 09 Nov 2007Undoubtedly one of the best stories from Colin Baker's time as the - TV - Doctor (several of his Big Finish stories would have trounced his screen adventures in terms of quality) and a great improvement on the 'Twin Dilemma' from the previous season (not difficult, I hear you cynics cry!) The story unfolds at a good pace (in contrast to the season as a whole, with 'Timelash' being particularly laborious) and there is some great acting, including a spine-tingling performance from the actor playing Sil. Another 'one to watch' from the existing Who cannon currently available on DVD.
Great premise not quite realisedBy JamesMc (134 reviews) from London , 29 Oct 2007Like a lot of the 80s who, there were some great ideas in here regarding reality TV (long before BB) and the cruelty of the media. Quite possibly infulenced by the Sex Olympics. They weren't quite realised due to the restrictions of the format, but respect for trying to add some sophistication to what is often thought of as a kids film.
On top of that, Sil was one of the best Who villans ever. Russel T should think about bringing him back. That laugh was amazing, and Coin Baker was very underrated. He really did play it like an alien. Goofy jacket, though.
Classic Who!By James Ramsden from Durham, UK , 18 May 2006Not a lot of good came out of the Colin Baker era. This is not only the best Colin, but a Who that stands up with the best of them. A fairly original story set on a planet where government policies are steered by the public by way of a Big Brother style voting system connected to a kind of electric chair in which the premiere is duty-bound to sit. Not the kind of throne you'd devise yourself. Also featuring one of the best kind-of-baddies, the major flaw with this is Baker himself. Still... better than Eccleston.