Reviews

  • Jan 17, 2016

    such a great doctor Who episode and I prefer the autons it this story than the moden onces.

    such a great doctor Who episode and I prefer the autons it this story than the moden onces.

  • Aug 16, 2014

    A good story to start off the Third Doctor's time in the Tardis.

    A good story to start off the Third Doctor's time in the Tardis.

  • May 16, 2014

    Probably the biggest game change Doctor Who has ever gone through during its 50 year run was at the beginning of season seven of the original run. Patrick Troughton's incarnation of the titular character was forced to regenerate in the season six finale and was told that he would no longer travel in space and time. He was to be confined in Earth in one time, his memories of higher Timelord technologies locked. "Speaheads from Space" opens season seven and introduces us to John Pertwee's incarnation of the Doctor. The show starts a unique, Earth and time bound period in the series. It's also the first Who story shot in color. I think that the current episodes- and most of the episodes of DW overall- resemble the first seasons of the show more than season 7, which acts kind of as a precursor to Torchwood, handling then current settings and situations. "Spearheads" has quite a bit of comedy in it, also something we didn't see a lot of during the classic run. The simple space invasion story works well enough as a new pilot episode for a completely reborn series, introducing Liz Shaw's much loved character as well as brings back familiar quest stars as permanent cast members.

    Probably the biggest game change Doctor Who has ever gone through during its 50 year run was at the beginning of season seven of the original run. Patrick Troughton's incarnation of the titular character was forced to regenerate in the season six finale and was told that he would no longer travel in space and time. He was to be confined in Earth in one time, his memories of higher Timelord technologies locked. "Speaheads from Space" opens season seven and introduces us to John Pertwee's incarnation of the Doctor. The show starts a unique, Earth and time bound period in the series. It's also the first Who story shot in color. I think that the current episodes- and most of the episodes of DW overall- resemble the first seasons of the show more than season 7, which acts kind of as a precursor to Torchwood, handling then current settings and situations. "Spearheads" has quite a bit of comedy in it, also something we didn't see a lot of during the classic run. The simple space invasion story works well enough as a new pilot episode for a completely reborn series, introducing Liz Shaw's much loved character as well as brings back familiar quest stars as permanent cast members.

  • Jan 01, 2013

    John Pertwee makes his debut in the first color and only 16mm filmed Doctor Who serial. RIP to the Brig. Very much a precursor to shows like the X-files here.

    John Pertwee makes his debut in the first color and only 16mm filmed Doctor Who serial. RIP to the Brig. Very much a precursor to shows like the X-files here.

  • Jan 28, 2012

    Plastic robots with guns built in the hands (1970)... flash forward to 2005 with Mickey Rose's friend who is pasticized and then 2010 the eleventh doctor series with Rory the centurion.

    Plastic robots with guns built in the hands (1970)... flash forward to 2005 with Mickey Rose's friend who is pasticized and then 2010 the eleventh doctor series with Rory the centurion.

  • Jun 22, 2011

    A strong start for Pertwee, and the only classic story completely shot on film. Jon makes quite an entrance, and even takes a shower! The Brig is back which allows for some continuity, and Miss Shaw is an intriguing and sophisticated companion. Definately worth watching, and how scary it must have been for the kids back in 1970 to see those shop dummy's "break out" of the shops and murder the passersby!

    A strong start for Pertwee, and the only classic story completely shot on film. Jon makes quite an entrance, and even takes a shower! The Brig is back which allows for some continuity, and Miss Shaw is an intriguing and sophisticated companion. Definately worth watching, and how scary it must have been for the kids back in 1970 to see those shop dummy's "break out" of the shops and murder the passersby!