Dr Who – The Carnival of Monsters Review (or ‘It Could Have Been So Much Better’)

Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 17:18

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Try as I might, I just can’t excited about The Carnival of Monsters; or at least, I can’t get as excited as I think I’m supposed to get.

For whatever reason, the Carnival of Monsters has been released twice on DVD, including a two-disk Special Edition. You’d expect that Special Editions would be reserved for ‘classics’ like Caves of Androzani, Pyramids of Mars etc, but apparently not.

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Carnival of Monsters…
Ignore the immigration plot if you like, it was good social commentary on Britain in the seventies, and in some ways is valid today. However it is a clunky narrative device that can detract from the period piece aspects.
Fondly remembered as a good third Doctor story without UNIT…
 
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