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This is a six-part serial, first broadcast between 25th January - 1st March 1969. A brief and somewhat spoiler-ish summary of the plot: in this story our heroes visit a museum, fly to the moon in a rocket and, back on earth, use solar power and plain old H2O to defeat the abominable Ice Warriors and their abominable killer fungus.
In short, this is 1960s science fiction in all its - occasionally deeply silly - glory. To start with some of the sillier bits:
If you're able to look beyond all that, there's a great deal to enjoy here. The serial is well-paced, and there is some real tension. The music is excellent, the sets are well-designed and much of the story is 'shown' rather than 'told', most interestingly by showing us the invasion of the moon base from the invading Ice Warrior's point of view. Zoe and Jamie are used well here, as are several well-rounded and memorable supporting characters. The acting is very good, both from the regulars and the rest of the cast.
Solid 1960s science-fiction.
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