The Reign of Terror
The Doctor: Our destiny is in the stars…
Story Code: C1.8.
Production Code: H.
Story Number: 8.
Countdown week: 32…
The season ends on another historical, at six parts midway in size between the previous two – although it’s not quite as great as those stories. (It’s also midway between those two serials for episodes-in-the-BBC-archives, as four of the six episodes remain, e.g. The Aztecs has a full set and Marco Polo has none.)
The scenery and costumes are the same quality as those two stories (with 18th Century France recreated in style), though the script doesn’t have quite the same pizazz. The music score is distracting – as it isn’t very good.
In a season with some almost-awful DW stories and some absolute classics, this is a good DW story ending an (overall) great season.