Doc & Co turn into thimble-sized tree-huggers and match wits with giant matchboxes and murderers in this prop-fuelled serial.
The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara finally get back to England. And it’s not the Dark Ages or distant future either! Alas, excessive space pressure has inadvertently rendered them Lilliputian in stature. Also, there’s murder afoot!
A (surprise, surprise) TARDIS malfunction has the troupe materialising as one-inch characters in the garden of government investigator Mr Farrow, whose murder at the hands of bio-chem financier Mr Forrester and subsequent disposal of whose body aided by Mr Smithers, are of barely any consequence worth mentioning.
Still, Doc & Co are pitted against (relatively) giant insects and a fiendish house cat that vanishes in an almost Yeti-like fashion, and Ian is forced to match wits with a gargantuan matchbox. Any fan of oversized props, or indeed Land of the Giants, Gulliver’s Travels or Honey, I Shrunk The Kids will have a field day.
We both loved this Doctor Who serial and hated it, and while trying to decide which side to take, we had fun poking holes in its plot.
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