5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Thanks for the animation,
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror (Story 8) (DVD)
I am glad that 2-Entertain has taken to animating a few classic Doctor Who stories because it allows fans of the classic series to still enjoy the stories from the past. As most classic Doctor Who fans know the BBC wiped many of the the stories from the Hartnell-Troughton years to save money. All of the audio exists thanks to fans who would plop their cassette recorders in front of the TV each week to to capture the original shows as they aired in the 1960's. The BBC did not have the same marketing attitude of US TV producers who kept a lot of old TV shows that some of us would like to forget. But it allowed these shows to continue on in syndication for years (and years and years).
The animation here is pretty basic and I think it is done in such a way to reflect the original version in its original concept. The story is more of an historical drama rather than Sci-Fi. Granted I would prefer if the original 'live' performances still existed but this is a fine substitution.
The DVD includes a "making of" documentary like the others. But we are talking about stories that are about a half-century old so, sadly, many of the original actors and crew behind this story have passed away. So instead of their input you get input from people who are knowledgeable about the inner workings of the BBC from an intelligent point of view rather than hands on.
I am a collector of these DVD's so this is a great addition to my collection. But for the average person this might be a little slow to watch.