Doctor Who Serial 096 – Underworld

Part One

Doctor, don’t tell your friends to shut up. You can be such an asshole.

“Time ships of the Gods!”

I like their mellow gun. I want a gun you can shoot at someone and it’s as if they took a deep toke.1

These people have regenerated a thousand times. That’s pretty cool. So why do the Time Lords have a limit on regeneration?

“He’s my second best friend, aren’t you, K9?” “Affirmative.” I don’t like dogs, I’m a cat person, but I would totally take a K9.

Leela being angry about getting stoned against her will is fucking hilarious. But also consent is important.

Unrelated, my house smells good, I’m making roasted potatoes.

“The canisters are degrading!”

Part Two

Ahh! They’re crashing!

So there’s multiple species at war on this proto-planet that looks like it’s a green screen.

I don’t quite get why the ship people are now okay with a Time Lord around, but they seem to like the Doctor.

Part Three

Wow, that guy’s sitting in clouds of gas and doesn’t notice for quite some time.

“No time? Don’t say that to me, I’m a Time Lord!” Lines like that are why Tom Baker is considered the best Doctor.

“It’s zero gravity like in space,” oh the special effects are going to be amazing! I love that the Doctor is flapping his scarf like a bird.

REVOLUTION! This is the second story where the Doctor incites revolution.

K9 is surprisingly mobile on those rocky rocks. Except, they’re all in a blue screen room with a completely flat floor and I’m not sure why.

HAHAHA! The executioner people look like Minions.

Part Four

This story is really bad. In addition, the special effects are terrible, even for Doctor Who standards. It’s like they decided to try to push beyond their means and fell on their face.

Why does Doctor Who and all 60s and 70s sci-fi think having a computer run a civilization is a bad thing?

  1. I’m allowed to talk about that, I’m Canadian, it’s legal here. []

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