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Doctor Who Serial xx – Dimensions in Time

Part One Jon Pertwee looks great! I have no idea who this person Pertwee is talking to, but it’s just the intro. Wow, those models of Hartnell and Troughton are terrible. As is this version of the theme, terrible. Tom Baker is great, “the grumpy one and the flautist.” McCoy’s hair is too long, the hippy! Wow, that doesn’t look like 2013. I feel like they’re trying to smoosh in too many lines for too many people. Susan looks good. I forgot how much I hate Peri’s terrible accent. I’m voting for Big Ron. Part Two “We’re helping Children in Need in Crinkly Bottom” wait, what??? Of course, Bessy makes… Read More »Doctor Who Serial xx – Dimensions in Time

Doctor Who Serial 155 – Survival

Well, here we are. This is the final story of the original run of Doctor Who. 26 seasons. In the words of Christopher Eccleston, fantastic! Ups and downs. Highs and lows. I’m gonna rank my Doctors, I think: Patrick Troughton Tom Baker Sylvester McCoy Peter Davison William Hartnell Jon Pertwee Colin Baker So let’s crack into “Survivor!” Part One I’ve known a great kitty who had black fur, and I can assure you, THAT is NOT a kitty cat. How come Ace is from Perivale and not Perry. Military self-defence asshole is an asshole. The Doctor has communication issues. Needs to talk to Ace and not ignore her. That cat… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 155 – Survival

Doctor Who Serial 154 – The Curse of Fenric

Part One That might be a first. Subtitled in Doctor Who. Wow those Naval cadets are useless. Oh look, Nazis. Old television, stop reminding us about modern problems. Ace, you’re stupid! Swimming is great! I miss having a swimming pool. Stupid pandemic, let my building reopen our swimming pool, or make it spring and make my lake melt. Well, I just read an interesting fact from the TARDIS Data Core… A reference to Ace having lost her virginity was removed from the script, as it was felt this was unsuitable for a programme aimed at a family audience. (Ace’s character outline specified that Sabalom Glitz had done the honours.) I can’t believe… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 154 – The Curse of Fenric

Doctor Who Serial 153 – Ghost Light

Part One Victorian times, again. Doctor Who likes Victorian times. The show’s been on so long, that maybe it started in Victorian times. I like Ace’s shirt. The sound mixing is terrible. It’s like a Christopher Nolan film. I can’t make out the dialogue under the incidental music. I have no idea what is going on. I don’t like Ace’s tux. I remember having a discussion with a coworker when Doctor Who relaunched in 2005, and he said he didn’t like that it was a serial like the original. He was very wrong. Part Two Steamed buns are good. This one is filled with a spicy tofu recipe from Maangchi.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 153 – Ghost Light

Doctor Who Serial 152 – Battlefield

It’s incredible. Season 26, the final season of Doctor Who. It’s been a long journey. Part One The Brigadier is back, and he’s old and retired. And now we have UNIT and a new Brigadier. She’s a lady. “Too late, we’ve already arrived.” Then the TARDIS appears. He was wrong. It’s a knight on an elevator! I thought maybe that would be psychic paper, but it’s Liz Shaw’s old credentials. This Brigadier needs to be briefed. Lethbridge-Stewart’s daughter is much better at knowing what came before her. Once again, there are two BIPOC in this story. Doctor Who is getting better. One of them is even the leader of UNIT.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 152 – Battlefield

Doctor Who Serial 151 – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Part One Nice whip. Oh god, terrible 1980s rapping. Aww, she’s got Tom Baker’s scarf. That is the raddest tricycle I’ve ever seen. So a robot materializes in the TARDIS and runs an advertisement. Somehow I think that’s the most realistic thing I’ve ever seen in Doctor Who. Oh and it’s individualized advertisements. I assume that robot is what Facebook eventually becomes. The guy on the trike has the best hat ever! Those bat wings are great. Also, is that Rob Brydon? Both the driver and our heroes had 10 minutes to see one another, there’s no reason they should have come so close. Wow, two BIPOC in this episode.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 151 – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Doctor Who Serial 150 – Silver Nemesis

Holy crap! 150 serials in! This is incredible. I’m on my seventh Doctor. 25th season. 150th serial. “The serial marks the final appearance of the Cybermen in the original run.” DELETE! Part One Fucking hell. I have to deal with Nazis in real life, and now on Doctor Who, too? Ace and the Doctor are enjoying some smooth jazz in a garden. Ace, I also hope your tape is alright. It’s 1988, the Doctor makes Ace a boombox and he doesn’t include a CD player? While he was at it, he should’ve put in an MP3 player. Time travelling wizards? “We won’t harm you,” says the Doctor to some Nazis…… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 150 – Silver Nemesis

Doctor Who Serial 149 – The Happiness Patrol

Part One HAHAHAHA! There’s a literal happiness patrol. The streets of this city looks a lot like a soundstage floor. I think that’s the first use of Theta Sigma. So if you’re unhappy you get killed by blood and viscera? The angry robot wife is really weird. Wow, that Go Kart needs a tune up. Well, it broke down, that’s not surprising. Part Two I love the robot’s spinning eyes. I love that the unhappy people are the “killjoys.” Part Three Happiness Patrol Got Talent. That puppet is terrible. The Doctor and harmonica man are gonna jam. So the robot is called the “Candy Man?” The Doctor is so indignant.

Doctor Who Serial 148 – Remembrance of the Daleks

Part One Oh yeah! Ace has a boombox! A boombox in the 1960s. Uh oh! That kid knows who the Doctor is! That is indeed Susan’s old school, and they’re going into Foreman’s junkyard. Oh my, those are Daleks! I love Doctor Who‘s means of continuity by pretending that Humans just ignore major events in our history and pretend they didn’t happen. Part Two The Dalek just said “WE! MUST! REPAIR! THE! TRANSMAT!” All I can think is Alex Horne saying “We?” to Katheryn Parkinson. I couldn’t find that gif, but here’s another one. I enjoy McCoy’s R rolls. Is that Geoffrey from Fresh Prince? Oh my god! It totally… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 148 – Remembrance of the Daleks

Doctor Who Serial 147 – Dragonfire

I assume this episode is named after the ride at Canada’s Wonderland. Part One Great hat. Oh, the lady gets a lovely hat, too. Hopalong Glitz is here! Oh, that’s Ace. Ace is a rebel. She shouts out her own name with she accomplishes things? “Ace!” Why did the Doctor climb over the railing? His face implies that things are not going to plan, but what is his plan? Part Two That statue is wearing the greatest outfit. You know someone isn’t your real parent because they made a bad choice in your name? Apparently Ace is Dorothy. He’s a friendly bipedal dragon. Part Three 3000 years? You needed the… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 147 – Dragonfire