Doctor Who #135: Planet of Fire

Title: Doctor Who“Planet of Fire”
Year: 1984
Network: BBC
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes each; the fifth story (of seven) from season twenty-one
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Fiona Cumming
Writer: Peter Grimwade
Starring: Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson
Music: Ron Grainer (theme); Peter Howell

My reaction
Synopsis: a religious civilization has technology they don’t understand
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Good.
Story: Bad.
Characters: Terrible.
Dialog: Bad.
Pacing: Bad.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Bad.
Acting: Bad.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 2/10 (Terrible). In the running for Worst Doctor Who Episode ever.
Objective Rating: 1.1/4 (Bad).


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