The Catacombs Episode Critics
Compiled by Martin Willey

18. The Last Enemy

A typical first season episode as Koenig tries to deal with a complex, delicate political situation by taking a series of decisions that would have done Basil Fawlty proud. As usual the planets' inhabitants consist of old men wearing duvet covers sporting Father Christmas beards and young women wearing spray on cat suits. Although low on plot there are enough flashes and bangs to keep the techno freaks happy. (Anthony McKay, DWB, 1992)

Caroline Mortimer gives an engaging performance as the duplicitous Dione and the script and direction (both by Bob Kellett) keep the viewer's attention, (Richard Houldsworth, TV Zone, 1992)

Entertaining enough but fairly standard fare. Dione's duplicity is obvious at a very early stage, and, therefore, not half the surprise it should have been. C (Chris Bentley, SFX 20, 1996)

Assisted by a gripping premise and a plethora of devious double takes, Bob Kellett's The Last Enemy is splendid television on all fronts. (John Kenneth Muir, Exploring Space: 1999, p68)

Fair entry. ** (fair) (James O'Neill, Sci-Fi On Tape, p271, 1997)

The script is rather plodding and repetitive in places. This is nothing too serious, but it does hold the episode back from achieving more of the potential within the basic concept. 7/10 (Bob Wood, The Future Is Fantastic, 2001)

A smart central concept and some well handled gunboat diplomacy make this an entertaining ride. 3/5 (Alasdair Stuart, SciFiNow #10, 2007)