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Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit [DVD]…

Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit [DVD]

by Tom Baker, David Fisher (Writer), Sydney Newman (creator), Graham Williams (Producer)

Other authors: Tom Baker (Actor), David Brierley (Actor), Myra Frances (Actor), Lalla Ward (Actor)

Series: Doctor Who: TV series (106)

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A dictator enjoys throwing her enemies into a pit, where there is a creature.

What would have been a terrible story if it had been produced a year later, rescued and then some by unrelenting silliness. Whoever's name might be on it, this is unmistakably Douglas Adams' script.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: A
Pacing: B
Cinematography: D
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.2/4 ( )
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Tom Bakerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Fisher, DavidWritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, Sydneycreatormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, GrahamProducermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brierley, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frances, MyraActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ward, LallaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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On the planet Chloris, metal is scarce, and without metal for tools, it is impossible to keep the planet's fecund jungle under control. When the TARDIS is forced to make an emergency landing on Chloris, the Doctor is captured by the power-hungry Lady Adrasta, who controls the very last metal mine on the planet, holding onto power through her Huntsmen and Wolfweeds. Romana is taken prisoner by rebel bandits, looking for some way of getting their hands on Adrasta's wealth.… (more)

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