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Doctor Who: The Sea Devils (Story 62) (2008)

Jon Pertwee , Katy Manning , Michael E Briant  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Roger Delgado
  • Directors: Michael E Briant
  • Writers: Malcolm Hulke
  • Producers: Barry Letts
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00147F8YQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,110 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Making of
  • Music Only Track
  • Photo gallery
  • Production Notes

  • Editorial Reviews

    From a top-security prison on a remote island, the Master is aiding the Sea Devils' plot to eliminate the human race.

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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    As the middle storyline of the middle season in Jon Pertwee's tenure as the Doctor, "The Sea Devils" somehow manages to encapsulate everything that's great about that era in microcosm. And with extensive location shooting and the friendly cooperation and involvement of the British Royal Navy, it does so with a much higher level of verisimilitude and sense of scale than usual, making for an especially memorable adventure. One that's nonetheless entertaining and thoughtful in exactly the ways "Doctor Who" should be.

    From one point of view, "The Sea Devils" is a sequel to the classic "Doctor Who and the Silurians" and from another it's simply a heightened reworking of the same story just different enough to stand on its own. The same basic premise is revisited: reptilians (semi-aquatic in this case) who evolved on Earth long before humankind and went into hibernation to avert a disaster have finally awakened thanks to humanity's environmentally intrusive meddling and are seriously intent on retaking their planet for themselves. Once again the Doctor, the voice of reason on the moral high ground, tries to broker some sort of mutually beneficial compromise but to no avail. Mutual distrust and violence prevail. Of course this time we have to add into the equation the Doctor's nemesis (and former friend) the Master, villainously sowing seeds of discord wherever he goes, egging the tragedy along for his own nefarious purposes.

    That said, the moral complexity characteristic of "Silurians" is more muted in this tale, hinted at and alluded to but not being allowed to interfere with the action and adventure that had come gradually to be emphasized in the show.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    Season 9's THE SEA DEVILS is a sequel to season 7's DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS and while the original is usually the more praised serial in Doctor Who fan circles, I've always preferred the follow-up. I don't have anything against THE SIULRIANS (I quite like much of it), but I find a little more to enjoy with THE SEA DEVILS.

    Like the original, Malcolm Hulke's script is about an ancient species (cousins to the Silurians) who once ruled the Earth. After a hibernation period which lasted millions of years, they are slowly awakening and reclaiming ownership to a planet they believe to be their own. Mankind is not keen on giving up on a world they've grown attached to, so it's up to the Doctor to prevent an all-out war.

    There are several key differences between THE SILURIANS and THE SEA DEVILS. The first time, the Earth Reptiles were alone in their planning. This time they're being covertly aided by the Master who wishes to take his revenge upon the humans who have imprisoned him on Earth.

    Despite this help, the Sea Devils are in a fundamentally weaker position than the Silurians had been. While their cousins had a plague virus that could potentially wipe out all humans and a device which could destroy the Van Allen Belt, the Sea Devils are shown simply as survivors, merely capable of blowing up passing freight ships. I find this lowering of the stakes actually benefits the drama. I think it's more exciting to see the villains in a dire situation which makes them desperate. It's also a nice twist in that much of the tension in the later episodes involves the Doctor trying to save the creatures which are nominally the story's bad guys.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Pertwee May 4, 2009
    This is a classic Pertwee episode from the middle of Jon Pertwee's tenure as the Doctor. It has an interesting villain, two actually, counting the Master; good action sequences, and an interesting story.

    As other reviewers have noted, this story is a sequel to Jon Pertwee's first season story, "The Silurians". The Sea Devils, are reptilian cousins of the Silurians, who have been awakened by undersea blasting to retrofit a 19th century seafort. The Sea Devils are part of race of intelligent reptiles that used to rule the Earth long before the evolution of man, and they want their planet back. The Master wants to help the Sea Devils destroy mankind, since the Doctor is so fond of humanity.

    This is a good story for companion Jo Grant, who I remember being a somewhat annoyingly helpless character. She is able to evade prison guards, come up with a plan to free the Doctor, use her escapology coursework to free the Doctor from his handcuffs, and she even knows how to drive a hovercraft-something the naval captain seems to be incapable of. It is also a good story for the Master, who is in turns menacing and charming as it suits his needs. Jon Pertwee has grown quite comfortable in his portrayal of the Doctor, and this really shows his Doctor at his action-packed best. The supporting characters are well cast, and the story moves along fairly briskly for a 6-parter.

    The British Navy's involvement with this story must be mentioned. The support given through locations, seacraft, sailors, weapons, and stock footage helped give this story a rich, almost movie-like look. Without the navy's involvement it would have been a much poorer-looking show, and the fact that it was provided gratis by the navy allowed the production team to use the money elsewhere.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pertwee Story
    This is just a good ol fashion fun Pertwee story featuring the masters and creatures from the sea. Very fun
    Published 1 month ago by Alex
    2.0 out of 5 stars not worth it
    Not worth the time and money ( a weak doctor who performance) especially for Pertwee during his career performance as the doctor.
    Published 2 months ago by Edward Kirven
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brought back great memories watching with dad
    Being a big Tom Baker fan, I've been neglecting the other doctors unfairly. I hadn't seen a Jon Pertwee show since the late 1980s, but I remembered really enjoying this particular... Read more
    Published 18 months ago by Charles T. Parker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sword fights, Hovercraft and a jet ski chase!
    Shot mostly on location and with help from the Royal Navy, this is a great episode. Pertwee is in high form and the jokes are clever and low key. Read more
    Published on April 2, 2011 by Christopher W. Kash
    5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars because Katy Manning is not on the audio commentary!
    Wasn't sure where to comment on this, so though I'd mention it here-

    I'm one of those people that loves listening to the audio commentary for my favorite movies/shows. Read more
    Published on June 30, 2010 by Follett R
    4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who Versus Parrot-Pigs In Diaphanous Robes!
    "The Sea Devils," episode 62 of the legendary BBC sci-fi series "Doctor Who," stars Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, and features Katy Manning as the Doctor's sidekick Jo Grant, Edwin... Read more
    Published on April 28, 2010 by Robert I. Hedges
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor battles the Master and a race from the depths of the oceans
    In the episodes entitled "The Sea Devils" the Doctor and Jo Grant are visting the Master who was placed in a special prison made just for him so he doesn't escape and face his... Read more
    Published on March 1, 2010 by Jacob
    4.0 out of 5 stars Long but Enjoyable
    There is no doubt Jon Pertwee's episodes are sometimes long & drawn out. The Sea Devils is no different, with the exception that I didn't actually fall asleep for once, & was able... Read more
    Published on May 12, 2008 by D. Cassell
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