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Doctor Who, Story 80: Terror of the Zygons

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Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic, Terror of the Zygons

The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry return to Earth in response to the Brigadier's summons. UNIT are investigating a series of attacks on North Sea oil rigs and have set up a temporary HQ in the Scottish village of Tullock. The attacks are the work of a huge cyborg, the Skarasen, controlled by a group of aliens called Zygons whose spaceship lies at the bottom of Loch Ness. The Zygons plan to take over the Earth as a substitute for their own planet, which has been devastated by solar flares. They are using their shape-shifting abilities to take on the identities of locals whose inert bodies are held aboard their ship.

Special Features

* Audio Commentary * Extended Episode 1 * Scotch Mist in Sussex * Remembering Douglas Camfield * The UNIT Family – Part Three * Doctor Who Stories – Tom Baker * Doctor Who Stories – Elisabeth Sladen * Merry-Go-Round – The Fuel Fishers * Isolated Music * Photo Gallery * PDF materials: Radio Times Listings * Production Note Subtitles * Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Product Details

  • Actors: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene
  • Directors: Douglas Camfield
  • Writers: Robert Banks Stewart
  • Producers: Philip Hinchcliffe
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00C6ACUF0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,616 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on January 25, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
The opening story of the thirteenth season has the Doctor, Harry, and Sarah responding to the Brigadier's emergency call that he got at the end of the previous story. Three rigs by the North Sea have been destroyed in one month. First there's a radio blackout, then a weird sound that comes in, and then the rig is destroyed. UNIT is stationed in the nearby village of Tullock, Scotland to investigate.
Some curious markings from the wreckage of the Bonnie Prince Charlie, the rig destroyed at the beginning of the story leads the Doctor to do a study in orthodontology, with a cast of "a set of giant molars than can chew through solid steel as easily as paper." Could it be a manifestations of evil spirits that Angus McRanald, landlord of the inn UNIT is occupying, tells about to Sarah? "Bad luck comes to them who set foot on Tullock Moor" he tells her. But do evil spirits destroy oil rigs?
Another character is the Duke of Forgill, a cynical-looking man with a withering look who is not very pleased with the oil company for two reasons. One, most of his servants have left his employ to work for the oil company, making Forgill Castle a lonely place. Two, roughnecks from the oil company keep trespassing and poaching on his land.
Things get going when Harry is shot while attempting to help the survivor of the Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the climax of Episode One has a Zygon reaching out for Sarah while she's on the phone to the Doctor.
What makes this story interesting is the fact that the Zygons are shape-shifters, and the special effects of their transformations are well-done. The Zygons are aliens who like so many alien invaders, want to conquer Earth. However, the way they intend to do it involves a creature from ancient legend.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Bender on May 15, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
After a very subpar Cybermen story,the Doctor, Sarah and Harry come back to Earth to help UNIT investigate destroyed oil rigs. What they find are people who aren't what they appear to be, an alien threat and one version of the Loch Ness Monster. This story is full of nice touches, including the Doctor's indignation at being called back about "mineral slime" until the Brigadier reminds him of the loss of life, a look at the Brigadier's Scottish heritage and Harry not being an imbecile. The Zygons are well written with a fascinating technology and deserved to come back, which sadly never happened onscreen. However, their one appearance is well worth getting.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Happy Reader TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 12, 2013
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It's the middle of the night. Off the coast of Scotland, on an oil rig in the North Sea, Munro talks to HQ over the radio. Suddenly the radio cuts out and the giant rig starts shaking. We watch as the whole thing crashes and smashes and falls into the sea.

It's quite an introduction! In the morning, the Doctor (in a merry plaid Tam o'Shanter and scarf), Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane disembark the TARDIS on the coastal Tulloch Moor. They're set to meet Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, who's called them across 240 million miles of space to help him solve a puzzle. Three oil rigs have collapsed and it's a UNIT matter of national security. At the hotel where the Brigadier is staying, Sarah is talking to the landlord. Suddenly, we are watching their conversation on a giant screen. Someone is spying on them. We catch a partial glimpse of the watcher. Whatever it is, it isn't human.

In the meanwhile, Harry finds Munro near the ocean, alive but delirious. But they're being watched, too. It's a man in a kilt, and before you know it, he's shot Munro dead. Humans are working with aliens?

After a 4th oil rig is destroyed, UNIT recovers a piece of a column. It has big conical holes. The Doctor makes plaster casts of the holes, and shows the result. The rig manager doesn't think he's serious: "Let's get this straight. Are you trying to tell me those rigs were chewed by a set of giant molars?"

Now we know why one of this series' working titles was "The Secret of the Loch".

"Terror of the Zygons" is a 4-parter that first aired Aug/Sept 1975. This is a review of the 10/2013 2-disc DVD release, the first time it's been available in that format.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Little Roy Blue on October 10, 2013
Format: DVD
"Terror of the Zygons" isn't a deep, philosophical Doctor Who story - but it is an awesome one. The plot concerns a race of shape-shifting, octopus-like aliens who are manipulating the Loch Ness Monster into destroying oil rigs in the North Sea. The intrepid Doctor must team up with his military allies in U.N.I.T. to stop the aliens; but which of his friends have been replaced with sinister Zygon duplicates?

Long regarded as a classic Doctor Who serial, "Zygons" took forever to come out on DVD. Fortunately, it was worth the wait. The DVD features a good print (considering the age and origin of the source material), clear sound and a ton of special features, including:

- An excellent making-of special that covers the story's production history and major themes;
- Lively 2003 interviews with stars Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen;
- A 1970s interview with Tom, shot during the making of this story;
- A tribute to director Douglas Camfield, who shot many of Who's classic episodes; and
- A vintage TV program featuring Lis Sladen touring a real oil rig. No way!

There's also an option to watch a special extended edition of Part One, featuring a previously unreleased scene of the TARDIS crew arriving in Scotland. I enjoyed this particularly, because it's awesome to see new footage of the lovable 1970s Who crew.

Alas, I do have one quibble about this release. The DVD is missing an obvious special feature that many fans had fervently hoped for - new CGI effects to replace the ridiculous puppet Loch Ness Monster from the original broadcast. The Beeb has splurged on new special effects for Doctor Who before, most relevantly in the case of "Kinda," where a stupid puppet snake monster was replaced with a superb CGI alternative.
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well it is about time!!!
Frankly I think the only reason it's even coming out now is because the Zygons are in the 50th anniversary special.
Aug 21, 2013 by Daniel M. Gallagher |  See all 2 posts
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