Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection 10 Seasons 1989

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Season 26
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8. The Curse of Fenric: Part 1 TV-Y CC

When a scientist uses his newly developed Machine to translate some ancient runes, he unleashes Fenric, an evil entity from the dawn of time.

Starring:
Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
October 25, 1989

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Big dan's comics on June 26, 2012
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Ghost light was truly one of the smartest episodes of the entire run. It not only gave a wonderful synopsis of how aliens would observe and grade us(feels like being back in school),but also gave a notion that humans aren't always the top of the food chain. I will be honest,I had to watch through the serial twice to really pick up all of the nuances of the story and of course comedic moments(see preacher with a banana). The is truly a multi-layered story that helps a little with the explanation of companion Ace and leaves her knowing that she has been a good guy all along. No matter what she thought. This is definitely not a starter episode of the uninitiated to the series but will give a great amount of joy to long time fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Padraic Baker on February 10, 2013
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A fun thought provoking story a real treat for new fans discovering the Doctors past. Ace his companion is in great form.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SuperiorBeing96 on November 1, 2013
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The Seventh Doctor is fantastic! I love Doctor Who, new and classic, and the Seventh Doctor is one of my favorite Doctors and Ace one of my favorite companions. If you like Matt Smith, you'll like Sylvester McCoy!
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By I Teach Typing on January 21, 2014
I love Doctor Who but this season just does not work (on Amazon). Ghost Light has to be THE most confusing Doctor Who story arc. There are lots of morals about evolution in it but there are so many confusing loose ends that it is unsatisfying. The Curse of Fenric is a relatively straight forward and enjoyable tale. However, because Amazon does not stream many stories, the viewer will not have the background to understand what is going on with his companion (Amazon is missing her 6 stories from seasons 24-26). So, even that good story line is unsatisfying. If you are not a Doctor Who addict you probably want to skip this season.
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By Tadhg on January 11, 2014
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It's classic Dr. What more do I really need to say? I am always excited to find additional old episodes that I have not seen before. I came late to the pantheon that is the Doctor, but I am glad I finally made it. I have seen every episode of which I am aware (with the exception of the 8th Doctor, Paul McGann, the movie).
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A good episode that sheds light on Ace's history before she became a Companion. It is an odd episode with an odd lineup of characters, but it is worth the time to watch if you are trying to catch up on Classic Who in between episodes of New Who.
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I've watched Dr. Who for years but had missed this one. I wasn't familiar with the Doctor nor his sidekick Ace. OK story, reasonably interesting and novel. The lead, co-leads aren't as interesting as some from the past however.
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Doctor Who looked like it was going to end that time in the late 1980's, but they still made sure they would make if the best they could. And so they did, and they did pretty good.
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