This Doctor Who adventure was the first story of season 21 which aired here in the UK during early 1984 & feature Peter Davison as the endearing Timelord. Directed by Pennant Roberts it's generally thought that Warriors of the Deep is one of the better stories form the Davison era, I haven't seen enough of them to pass comment on that but I have to say I rather enjoyed Warriors of the Deep as a whole. The script by Johnny Byrne resolves the cliff-hanger to episode one a little easily & introduces the Sea Devils in all their glory, this episode continues to unravel the Silurians plans & the fact that there's a traitor amongst the crew of SeaBase 4 & both plot lines are handled well enough to maintains one interest all the way without giving everything away. As usual it's great fun & provides good entertainment which is all I really want it to do.
This episode introduces two new monsters, the Sea Devils & the Myrka with varying degrees of success. I criticised episode one because the Silurians look poor & spoilt the overall effectiveness of the episode so I was pleasantly surprised when the Sea Devils looked really good with good face mask's, a cool Japanese warrior inspired leather costume & a nice sounding hissing voice, unfortunately things went downhill again with the Myrka as it looks no more sophisticated or realistic than a pantomime horse with one guy at the front controlling the head & front legs & another bent over controlling the rear legs, you'll do well not to laugh. There is also another bit where a 'door' falls on Tegan & it's so obvious that it's made of foam it's embarrassing but I suppose the bad special effects all add to Doctor Who's charm & watch-ability, don't they?
Warriors of the Deep is a good four parter that I personally think is let down by poor looking monsters because the stories pretty good otherwise, still well worth a watch though especially for fans or if your just after something fun to pass the time.