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Doctor Who: The Ark (Story 23)

Physician Who: The Ark (Story 23)

No Physician Who collection is total with out this rarely seen, vintage 1966 episode of the venerable British series’s third season, and starring William Hartnell, the 1st incarnation of the cosmos-hopping Time Lord. But even if you are a recent in

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  1. DJ PHILLY B? says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the Best Realised Stories of the Third Season., January 27, 2011
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    DJ PHILLY B? (Palm Bch. Gardens Fl.) –
    This review is from: Doctor Who: The Ark (Story 23) (DVD)

    Even if The Ark doesn’t quite fulfil its promise of delivering on the deeper themes at work, it’s still entertaining, and what’s more, is one of the best realised stories of the third season. Of course, this tale would be outstripped by its more popular stablemate “The Ark In Space”, with its similar ideas of Earthlings escaping disaster. But despite this, The Ark is a clever little tale that manages to be boosted by its presentation and (for the time) swanky production values.

    1 disc, 97 minutes, 4 episodes, full frame video, English mono audio, English subtitles, $24.98 SRP

    Extras:
    Audio Commentary with Peter Purves (“Steven”) and Michael Imison (director)

    “All’s Wells That Ends Wells” – A feature on the influence of writer H.G. Wells on the series

    “One Hit Wonder” – On what makes a successful monster

    “Riverside Story” – Touring old production haunt Riverside Studios

    Photo Gallery

    PDF materials: Radio Times Listings

    Production Notes Subtitle Option

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  2. Alan D. Patten III "A. Daniel Patten, III" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A classic that just falls a little short, October 4, 2001
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    Alan D. Patten III “A. Daniel Patten, III” (Taylors (Greenville), SC United States) –
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    I always like watching the old Black & White episodes becuase it reminds me of when I was in High School, and first started watching Dr. Who-my parents tryed to stop me from watching it but I snuck an old portable B&W TV into an attic room and watched the old episodes. I liked this story except for a few things. First of all, as is the case with many early episodes, things have names that are too obvious. The planet they are escaping to is called Refusis (as in refuse) and the one eyed creatures are called monoids. The other problem I have is Dodo. She is just not a very good companion. Still the story held my attention and brought back fond memories of nights spent in an unair-conditioned room defing my parents to watch my favorite show.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful Concepts, May 3, 2000
    By A Customer

    The idea of having this story take place over 700 years (or whatever it was) was a clever idea. It really demonstrated how much the Doctor interferes. (The Valeyard should have used this story for his evidence against the Doctor!)

    I really liked the invisible people as well. It was entertaining, witty, and a wonderful buy.

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