March 1st, 2008

travel

Doctor Who Original Series 02 - The Dead Planet

Okay, now my thoughts on the first Dalek story...Collapse )


The Dead Planet 7.42/10

I don't know of any SF TV before this that went to so much effort create an alien environment. Hell, most movies didn't go to the trouble to create cities that were not for humans as this did. The attention to detail is very good, with only the occasional slip-up, such as normal switches on some devices rather than the big dalek-style controls.

However that's a limitation of budget more than poor design, and there are other subtle touches, such as the faux binary numbering on the lift controls, that more than make up for it. The daleks are a simple idea, well-handled. The story is good, with believable reactions from the main cast to their situation.