Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep (animated)
Season 1, Episode 3
Premieres Sunday, March 21 at 6pm ET/5c
Dr. Who…Patrick Troughton
Chief Robson…Victor Maddern
Chief Engineer…Hubert Rees
Van Lutyens…John Abineri
Frank Harris…Roy Spencer
Maggie Harris…June Murphy
Mr. Quill…Bill Burridge
Mr. Oak…John Gill
Meagan Jones…Margaret John
Produced by: Peter Bryant
Directed by: Hugh David
Written by: Victor Pemberton
Run Time: 21 min, 52 sec
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Seaweed may be causing all the problems on this drilling rig. The crew is trying to find out the problem.
The Doctor’s companion Victoria has seaweed fleeing from her yet no one has noticed. Jamie the other companion of the Doctor does not do much to add to the story, he is basically just there.
The Doctor and his companions do just keep going around the rig looking into everything. He is accessing everything and formulating a plan. Meanwhile, the seaweed is getting around.
The animation on the seaweed tentacles is well done bring it to life and the colors are outstanding.
This episode needed more action. Yes, a few times the tentacles attacked one person but it was brief. The Doctor does come across as boring at times. He is the smartest person there it would be nice to see that come through in the story once in a while.
Victoria is portrayed as a helpless female yet she is always pushing to be a part of the danger. If she is a companion of the Doctor having her show more toughness seems right and not being she feminine. She is scared a lot yet she is still there so she does have a curiosity about things. So she is a good character overall.