A bit of housekeeping. I’m not liking how these are turning out so much. Instead of writing them after I’ve finished watching the serial, I’m going to write a bit after each part, but keep it in one blog post per serial. I do want to put screencaps back in, but how I’m watching has changed, and it’s not very good for that. I used to pop the DVD into my computer, watch in VLC and used the command key combination to take a screencap. Now I’ve digitized my DVDs and store them in Plex, so I’m watching through Plex Media Player on my computer or the app on my… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 080 – Terror of the Zygons
Why is the Doctor so mean to Harry? Shouting out that Harry Sullivan is an idiot, while funny, was cruel. I honestly didn’t think anything Harry did was worth of that outcry. Harry was only trying to help, even if he got into some more danger than expected. Any way, “Revenge of the Cybermen” wasn’t great. It really shouldn’t have ended the season. The plot was messy and disjointed. 1 Tom Baker season down, 6 to go.
This might be the best Doctor Who serial yet. The Doctor is sent to Skaro by the Time Lords. His mission is to stop the development of the Daleks. The Thals and the Kaleds have been warring for thousands of years. The Kaleds are led by their chief scientist, Davros. Seeing that the Kaleds were changing into mutants needed a mobility device. He plans to use this mobility device to be a weapon of mass-destruction, and with genetic modification, remove all emotions from the Kaleds except hate. They will be the ultimate killing machine… THE DALEKS! The episode was rivotting. It was fun. It was everything television should be, and… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 078 – Genesis of the Daleks
I kinda wish all of classic Doctor Who was only two episode stories. It would be slightly more tedious as I would’ve had to write considerably more entries in this blog series that I currently have. But also, Doctor Who had a LOT of filler. “The Sontaran Experiment” didn’t have a lot of filler, the story was decent and it was nice seeing Sarah have such a big role. She knew who The Sontarans were, as she had encountered them in her first story. The cast beam down to Earth to scout out the situations out there. In case the Earth is a nightmare of radiation and lava and acid… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 077 – The Sontaran Experiment
This was another fun romp! I quite enjoyed it. The Doctor his in true form, he’s already got his Jelly Babies ready to roll. Sarah is being a spunky feminist. Harry is condescending, but he’s okay. They find an ark in space… a sleeper ship… the SS Botany Bay. They wake up some of the crew, and fortunately none of them are Khan Noonien Singh. Instead they’re weirdly British and bureaucratic. I guess that’s par for the course on The Adventures of Time Travelling Colonial Imperialist. Turns out while they’ve been frozen, some bugs from Andromeda were taking over the sleeper ship and feeding on freeze-dried human. Turns out these… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 076 – The Ark in Space
Welcome friends, to the Tom Baker-era! It seems to be a bit of a drastic change between Baker the first and Pertwee the only. Baker has so much humour in nearly everything he does. He brings a lightness to the show that has been sorely missing since the days of Patrick Troughton. I miss the clown that is Troughton, but we get a lot of silliness from Baker. In “Robot,” The Doctor is recovering from his regeneration at UNIT. A new friend, Harry, is The Doctor’s doctor and making sure he’s okay after his regeneration. Soon we discover that there’s a ridiculous robot that is developed by a company and… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 075 – Robot