England, the near future. The TARDIS materializes in a quarry and Sarah is trapped under a rock fall. But what is the origin of the fossilized hand she is found gripping? And who is the Eldrad she keeps mumbling about?
"Eldrad MUST live!" It's full of science fiction clichés, from silicon-based life forms to gravel-pit exterior locations, but it's one of the best Sarah Jane/Baker episodes in the series.
"til we meet again Sarah"
Who knew how true those words were back then! Sarah Jane is by far the best companion ever to travel with the Doctor! I am so glad they brought her back in the new series - with a series of her own!!! I had such a crush on her as a kid (heck I still have a crush on her now in the new series as an adult!). A great episode for any true Doctor Who fan. Oh...and a secondary console room....did anyone else notice how much it resembles the console room in the 8th Doctor episode/movie? :)
The Best of Tom Baker!
By osric courtier
One of the best of the classic series, this is Sarah Jane's last story (or so we thought back in 1976!). Creepy as all get out and full of anxiety about the dangers of nuclear power plants. This story has tons of interior footage in the TARDIS auxiliary console room (the wood one!) and the lots of twists with the wonderful gender-bending character of Eldrad. Despite Sarah's awful candy-stripe outift (was that ever in fashion?), The Hand of Fear is a great treat for fans of the classic series.
A must have for your Tom Baker collection. Please itunes more more more Doctor Who classics!
Brilliant Show, but iTunes is misleading
By The Cranford Teagues
I'm as psyched as anyone to see Doctor Who classics on iTunes, but, come on iTunes. You are not buying a "season" by buying the Season Pass on this. You are getting one story in four 25 minute episodes, and they should be sold as a single download. You are selling Tin Man at $1.99 per episode, but each episode lasts over an hour and a half.