Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep (Story 131)
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This the 131st story or the six-hundredth and third episode of the 21st season aired in 1984. This was really a golden-age for the series (much like now with the 2005 return of the show). Of course, Tom Baker, like most Americans my age was "my Doctor," but having followed the show through the reworking of the series by executive producer John-Nathan Turner (much like Russell T. Davies reworking for the 21st cen.Read more ›
1. I purchased this DVD on Amazon
2. This episode contains the classic 3rd Doctor villians the Sea Devils and Silurians.
3. The entire episode takes place in n underwater base (not a quarry)
4. The sets and costumes are on par with classic Doctor Who standards.
5. The story is a little all over the place with multiple villians and story threads. The different threads aren't setup the best and leaves a lot of questions.
6. The cast is good. Companions are Teegan and Turlough.
Good episode, decent story and classic Who.
1 Disc with 4 Episodes and Special Features
Special Features include
~Audio Options including Commentary and Isolated Music
~They Came From Beneath the Sea
~Science in Action
~Trails & Continuities
~Coming Soon: The Time Meddler
~Radio Times Listings
For one, I really like the Silurian costumes, and although the smiling is a bit tacky, it has lots of detail, and they really look very reptilian. The Sea Devils are nice too in my opinion, and I think the samurai armor was a nice touch. Yes, I noticed that the Sea Devil heads were tilted and seemed a bit wobbly, but maybe they just suffered a bit of tissue and muscular degeneration like Icthar said in part one. Also, I have seen in a lot of reviews that the pace of the Sea Devils and Silurians is a bit too lackadaisical, but to me it is great. Just think about it, large reptiles with thickly armored scales protecting them. Considering that many animals like that are somewhat handicapped by their lack of defined joints, I think they seem very realistic.
Then there are the sets. Yes, I know the sets shake horribly during the fight between the doctor and the guards at the end of episode one/beginning of episode two. But if you watch the making of the show in the special features, you would learn that they were up against a rock and a hard place so to speak with this story, and I think they really pulled it off.
Lastly, I thought that the acting was great in this story, except for the fact that many of the deaths by the Myrka were quite corny and seemed fake. To better realize this character, I recommend watching the, "They Came from Beneath the Sea" and "The Depths" commentaries with the actors playing the Myrka, because I think it helps to realize the creature better.Read more ›
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Second time I've ordered this DVD, and it has failed to run both times. Format is correct, and all other parameters match the 40-odd DVDs I have in this series, but this one... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael J Sayers
Warriors of the Deep accomplishes one major thing, particularly in its fourth episode, and that is setting the tone for the last stories of the Fifth Doctor as the peace-loving and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author
A good story for the Doctor and a reprise for two "monsters" from the Pertwee era, the Silurians and the Sea Devils. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Malbus
A Fifth Doctor's story that could have been so much more fun if the big monster in the story was a bit less silly! And the Sea Devils costumes were a little shorter (Poor actors! Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. Guerrido
I first saw this episode as a child back in the 1980's. I loved the creatures in rubber suits, even the often derided Myrka. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Scott Denino