|Doctor Who: Ep. 90 - Robots of Death, The DVD|
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Long before Will Smith starred in I, Robot, the problem of a world dependent on robot servants was tackled by Tom Baker as The Doctor in Doctor Who. The story isn't unique and follows themes and plots that made Isaac Asimov rich and famous but, then he is one of the creators of the Laws of Robotics which are both followed and broken in this story.
While Robots of Death is neither original or unique as a story in the realm of Science Fiction, it is very well done. The Doctor and Leela (who does a wonderful job adapting to a script that was obviously meant for Sarah Jane Smith, the Doctor's previous companion) find themselves on a sand mining ship populated by several humans and dozens of slave robots. With typical timing they arrive in the midst of a series of murders and being taken for stowaways are immediately accused and locked up. Now they must find out who the real killer is and if he is an it, which is impossible, or so it seems.
This is a classic episode of Doctor Who and I highly reccomend you pick up this DVD. The BBC does a phenominal job on these DVDs. The Special Features are outstanding and the transfer is great. They do a great job after all of these years finding cast and crew to do relevant commentaries and digging up old footage of documentaries and actor appearances. If you like Doctor Who, these sets are always worth the money and even the worst episode has entertaining content.
Doctor Who is a BBC production that spans from the Late 1960' thru ,, well now. The main BBC series ran thru 1989 and "The Doctor" was played by several actors. Tom Baker stars as the Doctor in this title from 1977. Mr Baker is my wifes favorite Doctor and ranks as one of my favorites. He played the Doctor from 1974 - 1981 with great skill and that funny "Dry British Humor" that makes you smile yet,, when he or one of his friends is in danger you know it and start sitting on the edge of your chair rooting for him to come thru and save the day.
Thru the years different actors played the Doctor because as a Time Lord the Doctor can regenerate his body. Each time the Doctor regenerates a new actor takes his place. In Tom Bakers last show he changes into Peter Davison (1982-1984) is so touching you almost want to cry,, yet feel wonder at just how Peter Davison will handle next years new season.
I enjoy this entire series because of thrilling SiFi action and special effects PLUS the fact I can show it to my grandkids and not worry about adult content.
We first got "hooked" on The Doctor series by watching it on a PBS Station in Florida and became a regular watcher and member for years.
One thing to remember about this series, the special effects change and improve as the years past. Just like Star Wars episodes 4, 5, and 6's special effects are not as "fancy" as Episodes 1, 2, and 3. So Please judge Doctor Who by the years filmed and not by todays computer generated special effects. Cuddos go to BBC special effects people for pioneering TV special effects!!
Please watch and have some clean FUN with all members of your family!!
Thanks for reading this.
It would be difficult to narrow down the best Doctor Who story, but "Robots of Death" is a strong contender. First of all, it stars Tom Baker, the best Doctor in my opinion. Tom is nothing short of brilliant in this story. While the robots may look a little ridiculous, it doesn't take away from the drama. The robots speak calm pleasing manner as they do terrible things, it's very similar to "2001." The fact that the crew are trapped in the ship reminds me of "Alien." I love the concept that this robot dependant civilization, could simply come to end, if the robots turned evil. Louise Jameson is excellent as the Doctor's warrior woman side-kick, Leela, who hasd just joined him in the Tardis, durring the previous story. The Doctor and Leela's chemistry has never been better than in this story. The crew of the sandminer all put in fine performances, and the pace is alot quicker then in some episodes, especially when you consider that the story was made in 1977. I give it 5 stars all around.
Not the most interesting of Dr. Who's adventures, but then again it is Tom Baker. In my opinion he was the best Doctor. The story is simple, yet entertaining enough to keep your attention for the duration.. A better way to kill time is watching a show like this that you'll never see on tv again. Very cool they released these old shows on dvd.
Got to love Tom Baker in his role as the Doctor. Have not yet been disappointed in any of the ones he has played in.
Robots of Death is a sort of Agatha Christie, 'I, Robot', mix. Entertaining. Recommended to any fan of the good Doctor.