Doctor Who: Season 1, Episode 3

The Forest of Fear (7 Dec. 1963)

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Old Mother frees the Doctor and the others on condition they will leave the tribe and not make fire.The group attempt to return to the TARDIS but Za and Hur follow them.

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Derek Newark ...
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Old Mother frees the Doctor and the others on condition they will leave the tribe and not make fire.The group attempt to return to the TARDIS but Za and Hur follow them.

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This episode was watched by 6.9 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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The great stone is evidently made of sculpted polystyrene. The stone can be seen to wobble after being touched and at one point squeaks as Za attempts to move it. See more »

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Dr. Who: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, it's all my fault. I'm desperately sorry.
Susan Foreman: Oh, don't blame yourself grandfather.
Dr. Who: Look at those. Look at them.
Ian Chesterton: Yes, they're all the same... They've been split wide open.
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100,00 BC Episode 3: Good but I wish it was aliens instead of cavemen.
26 June 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for episodes 2, 3 and 4.

Following on from the brilliant opening episode the remainder of the '100,000 BC' story is a slight disappointment.

It is not remotely bad as it has interesting elements and is of good quality in all respects but it is somewhat ill conceived to start the series with a story set in a prehistoric world with cavemen and their squabbles over the discovery of fire.

Any criticism that it is not correct historically can be answered in that it is not specified that it is Earth and therefore could be another planet at a time of caveman civilization. Also criticisms of how cavemen could converse in English make a lot more sense now that later on in Doctor Who we are told that the Doctor's time machine - the TARDIS - allows the travellers to converse with aliens or people speaking other languages via some sort of telepathic means. However it is somewhat less interesting and somewhat more confusing for viewers than if they had an opening serial featuring alien beings or a more suitable human era such as recent past or future.

The discovery of fire story with tribal in fighting is not really typical of the series to follow and does not afford good guest characters or sufficiently intelligent plot to get really into it. Apart from some very annoying screeching and grunting and lack of interest in the cavemen there is a lot more intelligent scripting and interest provided with the Doctor and his companions. Overall good but could have been better with aliens instead of cavemen.


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