Feb. 15th, 2016

purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
Planet of Evil is probably a middle-rank Philip Hinchcliffe story. It's better than The Hand of Fear for instance, but it's a little bit too sprawling to compete with the best.

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Like all of the Hinchcliffe stories, Planet of Evil is eminently watchable, even forty years after it was made. This is something which can't be said for a lot of classic Doctor Who - I mean, I like watching them, as does Tame Layman, but I think we're pretty forgiving. I don't think the Jekyll and Hyde sub-plot entirely works with the rest of the story, but it just about gets away with it. The science may be rubbish, but it has a certain internal consistency and the set design and special effects are a triumph.

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