Ian and Barbara are accidentally taken into Smithers' laboratory and, while the Doctor and Susan face a hazardous journey to reach them, they witness the deadly effects of DN6 first hand.

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Ian and Barbara are accidentally taken into Smithers' laboratory and, while the Doctor and Susan face a hazardous journey to reach them, they witness the deadly effects of DN6 first hand.

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7 November 1964 (UK)  »

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This episode takes place in England in 1964. See more »

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The studio lighting is reflected in the rim of the plug hole on which the Doctor and Susan are resting See more »

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Ian Chesterton: [separated from the Doctor and Susan, Ian and Barbara find themselves in a laboratory] Look at those enormous test tubes!
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Planet of Giants Part 2: Very interesting first two parts but somewhat disappointing finale
5 July 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

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This story from writer Louis Marks is rather like a 50s sci-fi movie and is fun, interesting and impressive in the first two parts before falling a bit flat in the third episode. It has very good effects for its time especially considering the low budget.

The TARDIS and its crew get miniaturised due to a strange side effect of the TARDIS doors opening before materialisation. It leaves them in a contemporary Earth setting but tiny (about an inch tall) making the normal world into an alien one. There is also a sub plot about the development of a dangerous pesticide and gangster like efforts to bring it to market despite its deadly side effects.

All this is a very interesting idea, the main cast and script are good and the first two episodes are well executed apart from one improbable moment when they stumble upon some giant ant eggs which they clearly would have seen before they fall over them. This was a problem caused by the small size of the set and is pretty forgivable. These first two episodes are entertaining and impressive overall, it is the last part with its slightly jumbled and unsatisfactory conclusions which rather let it down. However, this story is good fun and a good adventure if not top quality for the series.

My Ratings: Episode 1 - 9, Episode 2 - 9, Episode 3 - 7.5


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