Title: Doctor Who: “The Seeds of Doom”
Episodes: 6, at 25 minutes each; the last story (of six) from season thirteen
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Douglas Camfield
Writers: Robert Banks Stewart
Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen
Music: Ron Grainer (theme); Geoffrey Burgon
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), over the past couple days
Synopsis: evil plant monster from outer space
Story: Not bad for a story about an evil plant monster from outer space.
Characters: Two characters are kind of nice – a mad villain, and an excitable old lady – but that’s all.
Pacing: Six episodes of a plot that’s been done a million times, but still not too tedious.
Special effects/design: Some of it’s quite good, some is terrible.
Music: An unusual style for the show. Also, there’s a cute bit where the mad villain forces his captives to listen to his awful electronic music – maybe a deliberate commentary on the show’s typical scores?
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, ). I’ve got no complaints, but it’s nothing special.
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