Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock
The Good Doctor is back in this great
adventure from the BBC. Starring my personal favourite Doctor, Tom
Baker, Horror of Fang Rock is a riveting tale of terror, murder and
suspicion. The mists that swirl around the Lighthouse town under threat
hide something that Doctor Who believes he knows, but as he races to
protect the townsfolk he finds that he might already be too late.
Dealing with shape changing, aliens and
doppelgangers, this is one of the great stories from the Tom Baker era
of Who and really immersed viewers into a world of characters, where the
actors really had to work at it as the mists surrounding both the
lighthouse and town didnít allow for much to be revealed to the camera.
The focus on characterisation is one of the
strengths of this title, as you are more than likely aware, the special
effects are a little hokey as they were in almost every Doctor Who and
itís less than magnificent budget. A factor that I also enjoyed was that
the lighthouse featured was one of the first electric ones, which for
some weird reason added to the creepiness of it all for me.
Extras include audio commentaries by Louise
Jameson who played Leela and others. It also has a fascinating look into
the merchandising behind the series which I found amazing, being a bit
of a geek for all things collectable.
This is a classic whodunit within the
realms of the Doctor Who universe and a great storyline pushes the
Doctor and his assistant Leela into a very Elizabethian Sherlock Holmes
type scenario. Worth the purchase every time as I would say with all the
Doctor Who releases to date.
Go Get It!