The Invisible Enemy

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The Invisible Enemy

Postby Toothy Grin on May 6th, 2011, 11:28 am

This story seems to be mainly be remembered as the story that introduces K-9 but apart from that I've never heard much good said about it. I watched it the other night and found it immensley enjoyable! It's really far out and imaginative, the sheer scale of the story is hugely ambitious and it's a credit to the production team that they were able to realilze this story at all. The notion of making a clone of someone, shrinking them and then injecting them into the same person's head is bonkers but brilliant! The sets for the inside of the Doctor's brain are very good and rather psychedelic. The concept of the Virus is chilling, unfortunately the realisation is unintentionally hilarious (a giant prawn!) although the voice is pretty good. The space model effects are excellent, easily on a par with the mush more expensive series Space 1999. The Invisible Enemy really is one of the best examples of pulpy science fiction space opera presented by Doctor Who, Tom is on great form as is Louise Jameson, K9 comes across well in his debut, the possessed human's are quite chilling and the whole story is exciting, entertaining, funny and imaginative. A very underrated story.
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby tch on May 6th, 2011, 11:49 am

It gets a bad rap, but I've always liked it. Nice bit of straight forward space opera.
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby tracy on May 6th, 2011, 2:02 pm

:D i enjoy it like the other storys that i enjoy i cant fault any of them that tom does
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Prydonian on May 6th, 2011, 8:29 pm

I remember the last time I saw it on PBS waaay back in the summer of 1990. It stood out at the time as we had seldom seen the Doctor so vulnearable, and cloning him was a great little trick! And of course it's the one that introduces Porfessor Marius and K9. For that at the very least, it deserves some credit.
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Clara Listensprechen on May 6th, 2011, 10:43 pm

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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Prydonian on May 6th, 2011, 11:59 pm

Better to hold interest than Underworld, surely. Undwerworld bored me to no end out of all the stories that season. I tried watching it on video some years ago (2002, I think) and it just didn't do it for me. :?
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby bcm77 on May 7th, 2011, 12:13 am

I like the idea of the Doctor wandering around inside his own head :)
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Prydonian on May 7th, 2011, 12:29 am

It is quite an ingenious idea, isn't it? :)
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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Clara Listensprechen on May 7th, 2011, 1:49 am

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Re: The Invisible Enemy

Postby Prydonian on May 7th, 2011, 10:47 pm

It was freaky to see inside the Doctor's brain, I'll give 'em that. Especially when he comes across the Nucleus or whatever it was called. Ugh. I hope not all viruses look that bad. :D
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