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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 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 124 – Snakedance

Part One I really hope this one doesn’t have the bad guy be a snake-esque species who spend forever saying one sentence because they put in too many Ses. “You are the Federated Son…” “The Federated Son wants to dance!” Sssssuuuumaaaahran empire. I bet. Snakes. The Federated Son’s lips are giant. Part Two The bad guy is Tegan, and she’s not overpronunciating her Ses. People should listen to the Doctor. Also, if this was written by Stephen Moffatt, the Doctor would be the one who did the Snakedance in the past. The gay moody teen in repose sounds like the baby from Family Guy. Part Three I like the Son… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 124 – Snakedance

Doctor Who Serial 123 – Arc of Infinity

Part One Well that was obvious that those were Time Lords, I guess they’re so well established by now that we know what to expect. “The Dutch are civilized, they’re not going to put you in jail for losing a passport.” I really expected it to be about cannabis. I hate when other people painfully superimpose themselves over me. Was that a weeping angel? Colin Baker! I wonder if we’ll ever see him again. The Doctor just shot the Doctor!!! That explains why no one liked Colin Baker. Part Two Aliens use lighting gels as paper. That’s how it should be. Good hair, Tegan. Now that I remember that Tegan… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 123 – Arc of Infinity

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 121 – Earthshock

Part One Those helmets are too big. Adric wants to leave. He won’t be missed… and now I see that this is his last story. Oh no! Cybermen! Part Two These androids might be the best looking Doctor Who baddy. It’s such a simple look. One android gets damaged and you run away? via GIPHY These Cybermen are so shocked at the humans being able to do anything. “Wait, they can walk? Oh my!” That bomb looks like a boombox. via GIPHY This previously on in terrible. And the person they got to voice the Cyberleader is a ridiculous choice. Part Three CyberClingFilm. So if a missle wouldn’t get through… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 121 – Earthshock

Doctor Who Serial 120 – Black Orchid

Part One I don’t understand cricket whatsoever. This is like the episode with James Corden when the Doctor goes to play soccer. This is such a charming episode. “What would you do with a cock tail in a bath?” Peter Davison knows the pain of tall people, he really had to crouch to see himself in that mirror. Nyssa’s clone just so happens to have an identical dress ready to go. Latoni’s voice has been terribly looped. That was quite the faint. I’m really enjoying this two parter. It’s a good pace, and a fun story. I wish classic Doctor Who had more two-parters. Part Two Well, this was a… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 120 – Black Orchid

Doctor Who Serial 119 – The Visitation

Part One Wow, the opening music cue really sets the tons of this Doctor Who story. Well, the butler was the first victim, so I guess he didn’t do it. “We’re under attack!” In walks the gayest robot, ever. I love gay robots. Adric’s version of fighting is to crawl on the ground and be something for the person to trip on. It’s been a long time since a companion has fallen and twisted his ankle. I like that it was a boy this time. Is that guy carrying styrofoam take out containers? Part Two That wall needs a sound effect like in Quantum Leap when Al walks through something.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 119 – The Visitation

Doctor Who Serial 118 – Kinda

Part One Adric is a misogynist asshole. “The primitives,” “savages,” hooray for British colonialism. I’m not sure if I’m watching Doctor Who or the stereotype British soldier on Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Only 8 minutes in, and another instance of Adric’s misogyny. Oh! Kinda is pronounced like the Yiddish1 kinder (children). It’s the name of the indigenous people from this planet, not this story being kinda like something. The man in white face reminds me of Andy Kaufman. Thank Roddenberry for Star Trek and the depiction of human future that wasn’t just about colonization. Yes, you could make arguments for the Federation being colonial. HAHAHAHA! He even has a pith… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 118 – Kinda

Doctor Who Serial 117 – Four To Doomsday

Part One “That’s the trouble with women, mindless, impatient and bossy.” The problem with Adric saying that is not that Adric thinks that, which he does, but I think the writers of Doctor Who believe that. Oh yay! They all get to wear the stupid helmets, not just the Doctor. The team have split up, so I guess Adric and Nyssa are going to get captured. The aliens are very interested in human fashion. I really hope that they’re just editors for an intergalactic Vogue. Well, I was wrong. Only Nyssa got captured. Well, that was fast. Is that the real Nyssa? Okay, I don’t think this any more. However,… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 117 – Four To Doomsday