The Catacombs Episode Critics
Compiled by Martin Willey

16. Space Warp

A typically idiotic script by Freiberger. Most of the monsters look like Spinal Tap rockers with acne and anything resembling a story must surely be by accident. Partially redeemed by two exceptional effects scenes, competent performances and Peter Medak's flashy direction. 4/10 (Rob Pritchard, Dreamwatch #27, 1996)

Another Year Two 'runaround' episode written by Fred Freiberger. The Eagle hangar crash is spectacular but nothing else very interesting happens. D (Chris Bentley, SFX 20, 1996)

Another embarrassing amalgam of science fiction clichés. The mindless action drones on at a fast pace but even that is not enough to hide the program's basic banality. Watching Maya turn into one embarrassing space creature after another for 52 minutes is a thoroughly depressing sight. (John Kenneth Muir, Exploring Space: 1999, p135)

The experiences which happen to John and Tony out in space are dull, poorly written and performed with lack-lustre apparent boredom. The more exciting and interesting half of the show features Maya ripping the base apart. Bain and Tate are truly the stars of this episode, as they both deliver strong intense performances which are filled with conviction. Zienia Merton is also wonderful. If you love monsters, this is an episode for you! 6.5/10 (Bob Wood, The Future Is Fantastic, 2001)