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Doctor Who (1973) - The Green Death

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Doctor Who (1973) - The Green Death


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"Well, Jon was good...."
3 stars"

Don't get me wrong – Jon Pertwee was great as the Doctor.

But episodes from the 70's have dated horribly. And this one is set in Wales. One of the most difficult things to overcome in an episode like this, or the one from the Colin Baker era “Mark of the Rani”, is the Welsh accent and dialect. For those of us not used to it, it can sometimes obscure the plotline. And, the villian in this one is laughable. I mean that in a bad way.

Jon Pertwee is truly the saving grace of this one – and I must say, the special features contains a section called “Global Conspiracy!”, which is brilliant to watch after the episode.

If you are a Doctor Who fan, it's tolerable, if not, you won't be buying it anyway.

Just average.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Great to absolute Doctor Who fans"
4 stars"
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Our 7-year old is obsessed with Doctor Who and he has watched and studied this for hours. Perfect for the Doctor Who fan who wants to enter Mastermind with Doctor Who as their specialist subject.


Starring Jon Pertwee.

Earth, South Wales. The suspicious death of a miner at an inactive local pit owned by the mysterious Global Chemicals brings UNIT to sleepy Llanfairfach. There, a local green group - the Wholeweal Community under the leadership of the brilliant Professor Jones - are not convinced of Global's innocence in the affair. Could the waste products from their revolutionary new oil refining process be at fault? Jones is convinced but the Doctor is not so sure and a dangerous expedition down the mine confirms his fears.

For there, thousands of giant maggots lie gestating - a dangerously unknown terror waiting to be unleashed upon the world. But by whom? Just who is the power behind Global Chemicals? Who or what is the Boss? And what are his/its plans for the Earth? The Doctor, Jo and the Brigadier must move quickly to find the answers, for the death toll is already rising and the gestation period of the maggots down the mine is coming to an end.

Special Features: Commentary With Actress Katy Manning, Producer Barry Letts & Script Editor Terrance Dicks, Global Conspiracy - A Spoof Investigative Report Programme About The Strange Happenings In The Village Of Llanfairfach Written By & Starring The League Of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss, Visual Effects - An Interview With The Story's Visual Effects Designer, Interviews With Writer Robert Sloman & Actor Stewart Bevan, Picture Gallery, Production Notes.

Re-released on
March 13th, 2008
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  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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  • 1.33 : 1
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