Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection 18 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

The Curse of Fenric: Part 1

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure, International
Director Nicholas Mallett
Starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred
Supporting actors Dinsdale Landen, Alfred Lynch, Nicholas Parsons, Janet Henfrey, Tomasz Borkowy, Peter Czajowski, Marek Anton, Mark Conrad, Joann Kenny, Joanne Bell, Anne Reid, Cory Pulman, Aaron Handley, Stevan Rimkus, Marcus Hutton, Christien Anholt, Martin Dew, Ian Collins
Season year 1989
Network BBC America
Producers John Nathan-Turner
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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If you like Matt Smith, you'll like Sylvester McCoy!
SuperiorBeing96
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.
Maclean Enright
A good episode that sheds light on Ace's history before she became a Companion.
Paige Madison

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5 of 5 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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This was the final season before cancellation, and while Whovians such as myself mourned, the show had pretty much run itself into the ground. As with the original Star Trek's final season, the budget cuts left little room to dazzle. Some episodes of the season were outstanding, some were not.
The chemistry between the Seventh Doctor and Ace is the glue that binds in this season and helped make the season worth watching, but the plots of the two miniseries made available here ("Ghost Light" and "Curse of Fenric") were dark and dumb. Hopefully some other, better episodes from this season will be made available in the near future.
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Loved the episode, shows a great side of Ace. A must see for all classic Doctor Who fans. Short 3 part story.
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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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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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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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