DOCTOR WHO THE AWAKENING EARTH STORY DVD COMING SOON

RELEASED NEXT MONTH IS THE LATEST DOCTOR WHO DVD TWINPACK, THIS TIME AIRING WILLIAM HARTNELL’S THE GUNFIGHTERS WITH THE PETER DAVISON CLASSIC THE AWAKENING.

THE AWAKENING SEES THE DOCTOR TAKING TEGAN TO SEE HER GRANDFATHER BIT HE HAS DISAPPEARED. THEY FIND A VILLAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR GAME AND THE LOCAL CHURCH IS FALLING APART AS AN ALIEN PRESCENCE IS BREAKING THROUGH. THIS IS ANOTHER GEM FROM DAVISON’S LAST SEASON AND ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY A FOUR PARTER, THIS BECAME A TWO PARTER. THE MALUS IS A BREATHTAKING CREATION FROM THE HUGE DEMONIC LEERING FACE BEHIND A CHURCH WALL TO THE MONKEY VERSION THAT INVADES THE TARDIS, IT IS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A BIG BUDGET MOVIE AND ITS BACKGROUND IS WELL THOUGHT THROUGH. IT’S A NICE TWIST THAT TEGAN’S GRANDFATHER LIVES IN ENGLAND , IT ADDS TO THE CHARACTER. WOULD BE COMPANION WILL IS A POSSIBILITY THAT NEVER WAS BUT MAY HAVE TAKEN UP RESIDENCE IN THE TARDIS HAD THIS NOT BEEN THE CLEAR OUT SEASON FOR THE ARRIVAL OF COLIN BAKER SO HE’S A CHARMING WHAT IF. THE CAST GIVE STRONG PERFORMANCES AND AGAIN JANE IS ANOTHER COMPANION THAT MIGHT HAVE SURVIVED A DIFFERENT ERA AS SHE AND THE 5TH DOCTOR MAKE A BRILLIANT TEAM. OVERALL, WELL WORTH WATCHING , EVEN ON REPEATED VIEWING AND IT ALSO SEES THE DAVISON ERA COMPLETE ON DVD. THE END IS IN SIGHT.

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