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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 143 – The Trial of a Time Lord

Part One – The Mysterious Planet Part One That new theme song and opening credits are a perfect example of all the wrong choices. Time Lord costumes are amazing. I love how her hat is a Time Lord collar in hat form. The Doctor does meddle, so I can’t blame them for trying him for that. The Doctor should know that he should have a defence attorney. Oh! Stuff is recorded in “the Matrix.” Well, so far this season, he’s less of an asshole. So far he’s kinda reminding me of what very little I know of Sylvester McCoy. Maybe a splash of William Hartnell. The stripy sideburns are definitely… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 143 – The Trial of a Time Lord

Doctor Who Serial 139 – The Mark of The Rani

Part One Okay, this is just turning into a fashion blog. Maybe I’ll start writing about the Great British Sewing Bee (just finished season 5). What the hell is Peri wearing? That white skirt is a really bad idea. And those shoulder? Yuck! At least Doctor Who is talking about environmental protections, but 40 years later, and we did nothing. Don’t you hate when your horse-drawn wagon gets carjacked? *gasp* It’s the Master. HAHA! I love when Time Lords/Ladies peel off a face. The Master totes has a boner for the Rani. Oh, Master, yes, “claptrap” is a great use of language, I approve. Is this the end for our… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 139 – The Mark of The Rani

Doctor Who Serial 135 – The Caves of Androzani

Part One Wow, they layering of video is not very Doctor Who. And it looks horrible. I’d say those outfits are rip offs of Deep Space Nine uniforms, but this is a decade earlier. Peri screams as much as Susan. Android rebels???? YES! OH DAMN! I thought the red ones makde it look like DS9 uniforms. Now there are yellow and blue. And the Doctor just introduced Peri as Perpugilliam Brown. Someone was dropping acid when writing. I hate close-talkers. “Suggests I take 0.3 of a centilitre every day.” If you’re going to put in decimals and use a non-frequently used measurement of a litre, might as well just day… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 135 – The Caves of Androzani

Doctor Who Serial 134 – Planet of Fire

Part One Can we chant the title like it’s Wheel of Fortune? Planet! Of! Fire!!!!! Good necklace, my dudes. Oh! Their house is a series of domes. I like it. I like that vortex of smoke. “These items are fragile… except this butt plug.” Hmm, they filmed this in Spain. That’s a strange thing for Doctor Who especially how cheap it is. We know they will do it again for “The Two Doctors.” Kamelion being there must have confused so many casual viewers. And there’s Peri with a topless hunky man. Wow, Peri’s American accent is terrible. Oh, Peri likes the butt plug. Peri in a bikini is not a… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 134 – Planet of Fire

Doctor Who Serial 129 – The Five Doctors

Doctor Who loves that “One day, I shall come back” clip. Richard Hurndall doesn’t look much like William Hartnell. “Just a twinge of ‘Cosmic Angst.’” That’s my band name. Cosmic Angst. The nerdy teenagers will love it! God damn, just 30 seconds with Patrick Troughton makes me happy. He’s so good. Best Doctor. The Brigadier says that someone is his replacement and Troughton replies, “yes, mine was pretty unpromising, too.” Now I have no idea how he knows that as a character, but damn, I love that line, so much. Jon Pertwee’s abduction wasn’t as great as I would have wanted. Sarah Jane has a greater part to play in… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 129 – The Five Doctors

Doctor Who Serial 128 – The King’s Demons

Part One Can we talk about the disembodied heads in the opening credits for a second… why? Who thought this was a good idea? Who thought you should keep doing that 20 years later? They do it until the end of the classic run, and honestly, they shouldn’t. Oooo, a royal feast. Yum yum yum. If the King calls you “Lord Doctor,” does that mean you have a seat in the House of Lords? “We take your council, demon.” I’m liking this story already. So the king seems strange, and I know Anthony Ainley is in this episode. So I’m pretty sure that it’s the Master. The Doctor has 20… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 128 – The King’s Demons

Doctor Who Serial 122 – Time-Flight

Part One Looks like they’re heading to Heathrow. The TARDIS showing up on RADAR seems like it breaks a lot of Doctor Who. Was there snow on the ground when the TARDIS was hovering over Heathrow? How did the plane lane on that landscape? Oh, wow they answered that. How is the makeup on Doctor Who so bad? It’s the 1980s. Even original Trek did better than this 20 years prior. I don’t know if that bad guy is a racist caricature, all I know is let’s assume it is… classic Who hasn’t has a great track record. Part Two Yeah, now that I see the facial hair in more… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 122 – Time-Flight

Doctor Who Serial 116 – Castrovalva

I guess we’re really done with Tom Baker, and it’s time for Peter Davison. Part One Some military police arrive and stop our heroes from rescuing the Doctor. Tegan and Nyssa steal an ambulance, drive it 3 metres to the TARDIS and leave Adric behind. Then the Master shows up, laughs, disappears, Adric is behind the Master’s TARDIS, comes into the TARDIS, they leave, the Master’s TARDIS shows up, the Master laughs, the Master’s TARDIS disappears. That was… something. Davison has a terrible haircut, but I enjoy him tearing apart his scarf. “I wonder boy, what would you do if you were me,” he asks with his hands in his… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 116 – Castrovalva

Doctor Who Serial 115 – Logopolis

We’re here. The final Tom Baker story. I’m gonna take a Doctor Who break soon. After this I’m going to watch K-9 and Company, which is the next Doctor Who item to air. Then I’ve got two serials that were animated that I didn’t watch before. After that I’m not sure how long it’ll be before I start up Peter Davison’s era. Maybe a year, maybe a day. Who knows. This past week seems like it was a whole year with this pandemic. Part One Oh that’s the Master’s TARDIS, just so happened to masquerade as a police box. The Doctor doesn’t do a great job of communicating with people.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 115 – Logopolis