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Doctor Who: Frontios DVD review

But good ideas, without similarly successful execution, don't necessarily make for good television and Frontios , for all its successes, never really rises above the ranks of the mediocre.

The sets go some way to bridging the gap between Bidmead's big ideas and what eventually ends up on screen; technology ripped from the ship and strewn everywhere, slate walls creating some menacing tunnels, an access tunnel like a gaping maw leading into the ship, a dirty, dark and dangerous medical bay, the hull of the ship pockmarked with holes from meteor strikes and dangerous rock spitting from the ground as meteors strike.

dr who frontios reviews

IMDb Everywhere. Only Lucas as Range manages to create a reasonably complete and likable character, which is all the more amazing since he came onto the production very late in the game when the man that was supposed to play the role was unexpectedly murdered in a sordid real-world footnote to this story.

Kinda and Snakedance , Frontios has a strong 80s vintage ensemble cast.

I can accept that, but what seemed a reach was that the Gravis just becomes dormant without them. Burrowing insect creatures known as Tractators led by their well spoken controller, The Gravis, keep sucking human beings into the ground to help them turn the planet of Frontios into one large spaceship.

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I think Davison could sell the moment with a little more drama he looks like he is going to shrug his shoulders but the thought that they are trapped on this planet for good, that this is potentially where the series might be set from this point on, is extraordinary.

He recalls that they can be rendered harmless by separating the Gravis from the rest of the colony. All Episodes 696. April 26, 2013 at 10: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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I find it interesting as it suggests that the Tractators predate the Doctor himself. At the risk of sounding like a broken record... Notify me of new comments via email. Mart says: However once you get up close you will find a highly detailed mask.

dr who frontios reviews

Although the notion of the Doctor wandering too far into the future and fearing Time Lord reprisals adds an interesting element of tension to the proceedings, it's also a little odd in that he rarely if ever has had such qualms before. Win a breakfast and set tour with Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill. Like Loading...

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