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SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

re­leased OUT NOW! 1995 | PG | dVd

Hail­ing from the dark days be­fore Doc­tor Who’s re­vival, this DTV spin-off fea­tures Sarah Jane, ’60s com­pan­ion Vic­to­ria and the Bri­gadier – and in­tro­duces his daugh­ter, Kate…

The con­ti­nu­ity-clogged story sees the Great In­tel­li­gence plot­ting a re­turn via a cult-run univer­sity. It’s hor­ri­bly talky, its mangy-look­ing Yeti are a sorry sight, and it largely boils down to a dreary McGuf­fin hunt. Take a snifter when­ever some­one hisses, “Where is the lo­cus?” and you might get through it.

Ex­tras Making Of stuff (85 min­utes). Ian Berriman

The mon­ster suits are abom­inable.

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