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Doctor Who complete reviews: Warriors Of The Deep

21 January 2011 2:09 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

If The Five Doctors was the perfect party, then Warriors Of The Deep is the bleary morning after where the whole world's in a spin.

This shouldn't be the case – it's got not one but Two! returning monsters from the Pertwee years. The Silurians and Sea Devils have joined in force to reclaim the planet which they think is rightfully theirs via a futuristic sea base in the near future. Now that sounds like a great story – especially if you're coming to Doctor Who afresh and bought the Beneath The Surface DVD set. What emerges though isn't so much a damp squib, more a floody disaster.

It's telling that this is another season opener written by Johnny Byrne, especially when you consider that Arc Of Infinity was a load of pants – well-made pants admittedly, but still pants. Warriors Of The Deep goes one worse by being badly realised on screen, »

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