The Abominable Snowmen
The Doctor: Oh dear, a very obstinate man.
Story Code: C5.2.
Production Code: NN.
Story Number: 38.
Countdown week: 30…
Even though only Episode 2 is complete (in the BBC Archive) of the 6 eps, watching the story was still a hugely atmospheric experience, because of an excellent fan-recon making good use of the existing telesnaps.
It has a very sparse plot for a 6-episode story, but still brilliant because of the mood of Lovecraftian dread; the well-drawn characters; the great production design (including the “Yeti chess”). The seemingly-influenced-by H.P. Lovecraft central idea of a horror from beyond the stars emerging on Earth is subtly done, and mixes well with the Eastern mysticism of the story.