For my second Doctor Who review I thought I would write about the only classic serial that has so far been released on Blu-ray.. ..’Spearhead from Space’. So we are going to be taking a look at another Jon Pertwee story, indeed his first as the Doctor.
‘Spearhead from Space’ was the first serial of the seventh season, first broadcast in four weekly parts from the 3rd January to the 24th January 1970. The serial was a first for many reasons: (i) the first to be shot in colour, (ii) the first to feature Pertwee, (iii) the first to feature Liz Shaw and (iv) the debut of the Autons as an enemy of the Doctor.
‘Prometheus’ was released in 2012 by 20th Century Fox. It is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. It stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. Set in the late 21st century it revolves around the crew of a spaceship, Prometheus that is seeking the possible origins of humanity.
‘Hammer House of Horror‘ was a British television series made in 1980. It was an anthology of horror serials created by Hammer Films in association with Cinema Arts International and ITC Entertainment.
In total there were thirteen episodes created which were broadcast on Saturday evenings on ITV. Each self-contained episode ran for just under an hour and featured a different kind of horror story; varying from ghosts, werewolves and witches to devil-worship and voodoo. The series also included non-supernatural horror stories such as cannibalism, confinement and serial killers. Episodes were directed by Alan Gibson, Peter Sasdy and Tom Clegg, among others, and the script-editor was Anthony Read. When the stories were good, this imaginative series could send a shiver down the spine.