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Feature 6.0
Video 5.0
Audio 5.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 6.0
Distributor: BBC
Running Time: 180 Minutes
Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer: Simon Black

6.0


Doctor Who the Ark

Starring William Hartnell, Peter Purves and Jackie Lane, Doctor Who the Ark is an "old school" Whovian story that stars the classic and original Doctor. Seemingly based on the biblical story of Noah's Ark, Doctor Who the Ark takes place on the last spaceship to hold the final bastion of humanity as it makes its way to the planet Refusis II which will take 700 years.

The story begins with the Doctor's lovely companion Dodo (Jackie Lane) accidentally infecting the human crew of this ship, including their servants the Monoid who are mute. However, as the story progresses, we learn that the Monoid have no resistance against the flu and a plague breaks out on the ship.

It's up to the Doctor to take matters into his own hand and with the assistance of his companion, they attempt to rectify this situation. However as the story progresses, we learn that these voiceless servants soon become a thorn in the side of humanity and the servants become the masters.

It's a classic Doctor Who story that features some very strange looking aliens with long hair and googly eyes but unfortunately the story is a little disjointed and confusing. It's a valiant attempt and there are some decent sets but it seems that the writers were trying to fit too much into the episodes.

There are a few standout lines by the Doctor as Hartnell attempts to appease these creepy aliens in some anecdotal ways. Lane once again plays the faithful companion and is interesting to see her character be the catalyst for the flu which did bring a smile to my face. It's a Doctor Who from a truly simpler time.

Video, Audio & Special Features

Overall, the Hartnell stories of Doctor Who have been somewhat of a hit and miss and this story errs more on the side of average than plain down right bad. Video and audio quality is acceptable, considering the age of this BBC TV series and there are some interesting extras from audio commentary, mini-featurettes and a very insightful documentary how Wells was used as inspiration for the good Doctor.

All in all, it's another Doctor Who for fans of the original!

Special Features

Audio Commentary
Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
Allís Wells That Ends Wells - A new documentary
One Hit Wonder
Riverside
Photo Gallery






 
 



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