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Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy (Mawdryn Undead / Terminus / Enlightenment) (Stories 126 - 128)
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All three classic battles with the Silurians and the Sea Devils! Doctor Who and the Silurians The Doctor is summoned to an underground research center at Wenley Moor to investigate a series of inexplicable power losses and soon discovers that the nearby cave system conceals a colony of an ancient race called the Silurians. The Sea Devils When the Doctor and Jo Grant pay a visit to the Master at a top security prison on a remote island off the south coast of England, the Doctor soon finds himself pitted against the Sea Devils, an ancient race of reptiles intent on eliminating humankind. Warriors of the Deep When the TARDIS is forced to make an unplanned visit to Sea Base Four, the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough find themselves accused of being enemy agents. However, there is a greater threat to humankind: the Silurians and Sea Devils, prehistoric reptiles seeking to reclaim the Earth.]]>
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Those two elements led to the creation of a three-story arc during the twentieth season, loosely referred to as The Black Guardian trilogy. The overarching theme saw the Black Guardian seeking revenge on the Doctor for denying the Guardian the Key to Time at the end of season 17. Out for vengeance, the Guardian procured the services of an English school boy named Turlough, who in exchange for killing the Doctor would be suitably rewarded.
Released on DVD for the first time, this loosely connected arc of stories makes up the latest box set of classic "Doctor Who."
The first story, "Mawdryn Undead" sets up the Turlough storyline in the midst of one of the more insightful looks at time travel and its implications the classic series ever did. Multiple time zones play a factor as do the intersecting time lines of returning favorite Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. Visually stunning (even without the CG updates) and featuring a catchy and driving musical score, "Mawdryn" is the highlight of the set and may be the best story from the twentieth anniversary season.
Next up comes "Doctor Who" wrestling with the creation of the universe and saving us from the next big bang with "Terminus." Much derided by some of the "Who" community, the story is probably best remembered for companion Nyssa living the TARDIS crew and, in episode two, shedding her skirt.Read more ›
The other two episodes in the box set, Terminus and Enlightenment, have their moments but fail to come up to the level of Mawdryn Undead. That being said this box set is worth every penny.Read more ›
"Mawdryn Undead" is a particularly strong story that unusually makes the most of the potential for time paradox in the show's premise and even more unusually features an antagonist whose ambition is not to conquer nor destroy but to die.Read more ›
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This was a good story arc. Bringing back the Black Guardian was a great idea and made for three stories which held a common thread between them. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Malbus
Four Seasons after the Doctor denied him the Key of Time, the Black Guardian returns for Doctor Who's 20th in this three part story with the goal of killing the Doctor. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author
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He is a true Whovian! If that is a word! LOL and this episode is a good one! I am a fan of Dr. Who Number 4 too however my son can tell you ALL! Read more
What's the point in adding special effects if you're going to cut out half the story? Thanks for nothing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by mprof
I have entered the era of Doctor Who that I had never seen (the 4th Doctor and the early bit of the 5th were what I grew up watching), so it's a treat to experience these... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tinfoot
Excellent Dr Who, Peter Davidson versus the master in this good time travel episode with a lot of good acting, a must buy!Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
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|Terminus Missing Easter Eggs?||
It's quite hidden. I won't say what it is, but...
1. Go to the Special Features menu
2. Go to the second page of the Special Features
3. Go to the "menu" choice on the 2nd page and press down again and the green "Doctor Who" logo should show up
Nov 20, 2009 by Nathan N. Viale | See all 4 posts
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