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Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World
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"The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday - within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack.
They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of espionage, intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world."
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Many of the second Doctor's stories had been destroyed by the BBC's poorly run library program. For a long time, I erroneously believed that the best of Troughton's Doctor had already been recovered, liked enough to be held in private collections and such. After watching this, I feel that some of the absolutely best sci-fi television may be lost to us forever.
'The enemy of the World' had a reputation of being one of the best Doctor Who stories ever produced and I found that this was well justified. Patrick Troughton shows the depth of his acting ability in this story. They use a little grease paint and a totally different hair style to show the villain Salamander's differences to the Doctor's, it was a good thought, but Troughton did such a good job they could have done without them.
Watching this is a must for every Doctor Who fan and time well spent for anyone who likes fantasy and sci-fi. This was an awesome recovery and makes me wonder just how good other such lost classics such as 'The Dalek Masterplan', "Galaxy Four', and 'The Abominable Snowmen' truly are. Maybe we'll be lucky enough one day and find out. The plot: The Doctor helps foil another villains attempt to take over the world. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.
First of all, if you haven't seen this story, it is brilliant. It showcases Pat Troughton's acting chops, as both the hero and the villain. It is action packed, with some great location work and an interesting twist around 2/3 of the way through. It has a 007 or Avengers kind of feel to it, and six episodes fly by rapidly. I was always a fan of the previously sole surviving episode, and the audio of this story. But seeing it from start to finish, it is certainly one of my favorite Troughton serials. If 'Tomb' was slightly disappointing compared to its legacy, in 1991, this story has received the exact opposite effect after it was miraculously found.
The restoration work on the film is superb, especially if you have seen some of the film frames published in DWM, as they were in a state of disrepair. The resolution is a bit higher than the digital release from last year (most noticeable on close ups, texture of clothes and hair). Unlike the digital release, and the botched Region 1 Moonbase disc, this DVD is fully VidFIRED, so the scenes that were originally recorded on video play back looking like video, and not old film.
Very happy to have this one in the collection. Thank you Philip Morris, and the Restoration Team. And thanks to BBC Worldwide for *eventually* giving us this DVD in the US.
The digital re-mastering is quite good.
I noticed another review that lamented the no special features. This is a recovered episode and they got it out just as quick as they could. I found this to totally be worth the 20 bucks I paid for it. And when they do put out a Special Edition I will buy that.
Again thank you Phillip Morris for finding this. Good luck finding more.