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Doctor Who Story 170 – School Reunion

Tardisode

Oh, it’s about Mickey. I really hoped it would be a precursor with Sarah Jane Smith.

Episode

Anthony Head! Yes! I love Giles.

When you work in a school, do not eat children. It’s a bad idea. You should know better Giles, you usually just arm the children and make them kill vampires. Now you’re a beast and dining on children.

I would like to have the Doctor as my teacher.

Upset Rose is fantastic.

Sarah Jane!

Aww, the look on the Doctor’s face is so nice. He shows how the audience should feel to have perhaps the most iconic companion back on the show. It’s glee, and I feel it with him.

They need to hug. I want them to hug.

David Tennant is so good to show glee.

I agree with Sarah, the Doctor could have come back. Dropping her in Aberdeen was such an asshole thing to do.

Mickey, you’re not “the tin dog.” You’re nowhere near as awesome as K9.

Rose, the Doctor will leave you behind. He left behind his own granddaughter.

I think the companions could be a great group of friends. They all have lived through something so few have done.

K9 is so much better than Mickey.

Sarah is so great.

Apparently breaking a monitor breaks an entire network of devices.

While the Troughton is still my favourite Doctor, this might be the best Doctor Who to date. The story isn’t too sprawling. It’s fun and silly and enjoyable. Has lines like “forget the shooty dog thing.” It’s a great story. I know that there are better episodes coming up, particularly in the Matt Smith days, but bravo.

See, at least Mickey doesn’t just break a screen, he follows the wires. But why are there sparks when he unplugs everything. Also, why is everything plugged into one socket? That seems like a bad idea.

The “affirmative” when the Doctor tells K9 he’s a good boy is perfection.

Giles gnarles “You bad dog!” K9 replies “affirmative.”

Oh good, he’s hugging Sarah after the loss of K9.

I wish Sarah came with them. I’d rather have her than Rose.

“Some things are worth getting your heart broken for.” A great line.

I wish her spinoff was better, but the biggest problem is that it was meant for little kids.

Oh, next episode is even better than this one!

Confidential

The person on set doing K9’s voice is silly. John Leeson did his recording in studio.

Yes, they’re playing the opening credits to K9 and Company. K9!

Hell, if they gave us K9 instead of Mickey Smith, I would have been okay with that.

Susan’s farewell was just shown, and it’s so bad. He’s such an asshole.

Now they’re showing him saying goodbye to Jamie and Zoe. :`(

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 an appearance.

This makes me never want to watch Eastenders.

How does Ace look younger here than when she was on the show?

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 abduction scenes than Jon Pertwee.

And here’s Tom Baker’s archive footage. A shame he wouldn’t participate. I would have loved to see him with Patrick Troughton.

I don’t like this trend of Companions knowing how to use the TARDIS.

Yay! The Master! Time for some moustache twirling!

Hmm, this is the first appearance of the Dalek’s since Tom Baker left.

“Teeth and curls?” Classic!

Peter Davison making excuses to his previous self is great.

It’s nice that they have well maintained paved roads in the Death Zone.

The Commodore 64 graphics in the TARDIS are excellent.

“The scanner is keyed to my, to our, brainwave pattern. Well, well, well, so two of them made it. I wonder what happened to the other.” This is written in William Hartnell’s Doctor voice, and Hurndall fails to master it in any way.

Susan twisting her ankle is probably the best moment in this entire story.

God, I love Gallifreyan fashion.

Susan acts exactly like she did in the good ole’ days.

Cops are bastards on Earth and on Gallifrey.

Patrick Troughton’s cowardess is one of my favourite things of the second doctor era.

Yeah, make Sara Jane carry everything, Doctor.

I love Zoe and Jamie. I miss that trio.

“What happened to the little fellow?”

“I’ve reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.” Thank you Jon Pertwee!

What a romp!

Doctor Who Serial x – K9 and Company

The opening credits might be the greatest thing that’s ever been in the Doctor Who universe. K9!

Peter Tracy is a looker. Sarah should go for him.

God, I would never stay at my aunt’s place if within 10 minutes of arriving 3 strangers showed up to see how I was doing. Jesus, just let her be.

Wow, Ward knows way too much about a future robotic dogs.

I think this is the first Doctor Who christmas episode.

K9 is very obviously a robot dog and not the familiar of a witch.

Peter Tracy doesn’t want to be a witch.

So Sarah Jane leaves someone’s house. They are rude and don’t believe her, she gets home and nearly immediately that woman calls her up and tells her she can’t be alone and must come back. Why would Sarah Jane even consider that, you’re a rude bastard.

K9! do do honk honk!

Doctor Who Serial 113 – Warriors’ Gate

Part One

This feels like a Beckett play. “We have lift off,” two bored dudes shout, “yay!”

Okay as this goes on, this feels more and more like a Beckett play.

Every time they say “time winds” I assume they are talking about “time farts.”

The dude just said more people were coming. Why don’t Adric or Romana think it’ll happen?

“Give me a printout.”

Part Two

Cobwebs and skeletons, they’re covered in grime1.

Vladimir and Estrogan are still sitting in the same spot, providing commentary.

I think I missed something, why is K9 walking backwards?

“This is important, I need you to do it.” “Energy levels critical.” “Oh, come on old chap!” That really feels like a scene with Henry Fondle from BoJack Horseman.

Part Three

I like when my wife watches with me, and laughs at the ridiculousness. Like the Doctor disappearing as he walks backwards, or the monster/muppet hand pressing the button.

Aww, scary monster is freeing Romana.

K9 is a lot lighter than I would have expected.

Is the Scottish guy supposed to look exotic and alien?

K9 shut up! Listen to your Time Lady.

Fuck Romana is captured twice in this story… well, that’s not surprising.

Part Four

The Masters are garbage people.

I like that the Doctor is really into pickles in this episode. I too am rather fond of pickles.

Romana is leaving! K9, too!

  1. sung to the tune of Incense and Peppermint []

Doctor Who Serial 112 – State of Decay

Part One

This felt like Monty Python for a second.

The Great One is rising, and wikipedia told me that he is a vampire. I’m afraid of this episode. I hope it’s not as bad as…

“The Vampires of Venice” episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast 8 May 2010.

“Immature humanoid, non-hostile.” K9 is very descriptive about Adric.

Oh man! That cross dissolve to the bat was supposed to be dramatic… it was not.

C’mon Adric, they’re giving you soup, now you’re asking for cheese?

Part Two

You call that a tower? My apartment building is much bigger.

Romana needs to learn how to clink glasses without cutting herself.

I’m liking Adric.

Part Three

People too often want to share power with the Doctor. They should learn he doesn’t want to rule the universe.

That door pass scanner seems like bad security. You have to leave the security card behind.

“There once was a man from south Gallifrey…”

Part Four

It’s a rebellion, the Doctor is forming!

Adric is really keen to be a vampire. I can kinda see it. These vampires, while rather melodramatic, don’t seem to be living such a bad unlife.

The music sounds like it’s an old DOS game.

Wow, the dying vampires are amazing.

Doctor Who Serial 111 – Full Circle

Part One

Apparently it’s Adric’s first episode. I don’t know if that’s a good thing. Let’s find out.

Who blocked this shot? The Doctor is having a conversation with K9 and he’s hidden.

I like that Romana wants to stay on the TARDIS, but the Doctor should help her.

As those people stacking watermelons? Are they fishing for watermelons? Or is that squash? Yes, definitely squash.

Doctor Who‘s incidental music is some of the worst incidental music.

Part Two

This episode is very boring.

That dude looks like Peter Davison.

Part Three

Oh, the squash is an egg for terrible arachnid puppets. Oh no! They’re attacking Romana!

This set is really claustrophobic. You should at least be able to walk two-abreast.

Have you accused us of willful procrastination? HOW DARE YOU???

Romana, how dare you open the door?

Part Four

Zombie Romana likes the TARDIS.

“Doctor look out!” He looks at the person shouting, and Zombie Romana stops and waits for him.

Doctor Who Serial 110 – Meglos

Part One

The first few minutes of this, I don’t feel like Romana and the Doctor are equals. She needs the Doctor to fix K9, but I think she should be able to do that.

That dude’s wig is poorly fitted.

Aww, someone likes the Doctor and WANTS him to visit.

I think I could do a better green screen than the Doctor Who crew, and trust me, I can’t do one.

So Meglos is a sentient cactus. At least it’s not a man in a rubber suit.1

The cactus put his mind into the nerd.

Finally Romana is trying to fix K9.

My video failed exactly at the start of the loop that Meglos put the Doctor in. So I thought it broke again when the episode looped. apparently the loop is a chronic hysterectomy?

Part Two

I had to Google what was happening, it didn’t make sense that Meglos is pretending to be the Doctor.

The Doctor leaves his TARDIS door ajar a bit too often.

Part Three

“She’s seen too much, kill her!”

Why is it hard to navigate on a planet that rotates “anti-clockwise?” Also rotation is different from your point of view. Earth rotates counterclockwise from the point of view above the north pole, but clockwise from the view above the south pole.

Part Four

“Thanks be to Tigh”

Haha, the disarming of that assassin was the most ridiculous thing. They could have had drama, instead a dude kicks the gun out of his hand, and then just stands there, bored.

  1. Their men in a rubber suit are never as exciting as one would hope. []

Doctor Who Serial 109 – The Leisure Hive

Part One

I’m so excited. John Leeson is back as K9.

Oh shit, this is when the credits got super ’80s, and it looks like John Nathan-Turner is now the show runner until cancellation.

Wait! K9 can literally explode with contact with water? That seems… stupid.

Wow, the production seems like a night and day difference. And the music is garbage.

It is nice to be brought into a board meeting. Those are fun at work, I just love them in my sci-fi.

So they bring us into a board meeting where one decision was made, then the next scene, the exact opposite opinion is decided.

Oh, the first appearance of lapel question marks. The ’80s really were such a bad idea.

Part Two

That’s a big lizard hand.

Hey Lizard! You don’t go around crushing peoples’ glasses!

Part Three

Let’s keep the Tom Baker train going! We’re nearly at the end. Gotta turn down the volume, as the Mrs. is in the next room doing a homework video chat.

Tom Baker’s old man makeup is actually decent.

Part Four

“I love that the weird alien costumes, the non-humanoids, is something I could make.” My wife

“Don’t cross your bridges before they’re hatched.” – The Doctor

That helmet looks like a… helmet.

Doctor Who Serial 107 – Nightmare of Eden

Part One

I’m loving this jaunty tune, perhaps the best piece of soundtrack from Doctor Who.

That co-pilot is an asshole. Thank farts the Doctor just arrived. I forgot that K9’s voice is wrong. It’s been some time since I watched some classic Doctor Who. Took November and December off from Doctor Who, it was well needed.

Uh oh, the Doctor chose a bad cover.

Co-pilot is a drug-runner!

Part Two

They really need to work on their monsters. These are so ridiculously bad.

Wait! Is the Doctor chasing an Elvis impersonator? Shit, I think he is. It’s a train full of Elvis impersonators!

The cops fell for the oldest trick in the book!

Part Three

I get to watch the cops falling for the oldest trick in the book again. It’s just as enjoyable the second time.

The piano soundtrack, however, is less enjoyable. It feels like an old silent movie.

That plant looks like a vulva.

I like the Roger McGuinn sunglasses that the scientist wears. He’s less cool than Roger McGuinn.

If an actor flubs their line, do another take, c’mon Doctor Who!

“It’s a perfectly ordinary electric dog.”

“If you see the Doctor, or his lady companion, kill them!” LADY COMPANION!

Part Four

Romana’s a naughty bitch. She’s gonna touch the controls, even if the copper is telling her not to.

K9 referring to the Doctor as “the Master” is confusing. They have another character named the Master!

The companion of the scientist reminds me of Ace.

Is anyone else watching Little America on AppleTV+? It’s quite good. Only two episodes in so far.

I didn’t notice how many sequins the cops are wearing.

The Mandrels are adorable!!

The Doctor is the pied piper of Mandrels.