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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 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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 113 – Warriors’ Gate

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… “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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 112 – State of Decay

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 111 – Full Circle

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 110 – Meglos

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 109 – The Leisure Hive

Doctor Who Serial X – Shada

Part One Wow, this opening is wonderful. “SHADA!” I’ve never seen “Shada” before, so this should be a romp, or it will be terrible. Tom is having a ridiculous soliloquy. I wonder how much of this is going to be Tom Baker talking to himself. Oh, we get opening credits! Sleeping with your buddies is fun… More fun when you’re all sleeping around a ball on a glowing pyramid. Is that Robert Webb? That dude looks a lot like Robert Webb. OH MY GOD! EVERYONE OTHER THAN ROBERT WEBB IS DOING A LITTLE SEAT DANCE! Professor Chronotis? I’m guessing this guy is a time traveller. He pulls a book fresh… Read More »Doctor Who Serial X – Shada

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… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 107 – Nightmare of Eden

Doctor Who Serial 106 – The Creature from the Pit

Part One Yes! Ritualistic murder. K9’s voice is horrible. I like Romana being his “Commander.” Yes, ma’am! Aww, their murder is done by democracy. I like the engineers. Part Two I like the pet plants attacking K9. Hahaha, the Doctor pulling out a book on climbing Everest, it being in Tibet, then pulling out a book to teach yourself Tibetan… all while hanging on a cliff-face. That might be the best joke in the series so far… all 17 seasons. So much slapping in this season of Doctor Who. The creature from the pit looks like a penis. I like the Nostradamus hanging out in the pit. I expected her… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 106 – The Creature from the Pit

Doctor Who Serial 105 – City of Death

Part One They’re doing some really loud construction in my building at 8am. They didn’t tell us about this. This is annoying. It’s my day off. Ugh. This alien is made up of a pile of worms, I think. This ad for Paris seems a bit weird. Also, the Doctor and Romana need to stop jaywalking. They’re in a time loop. This is probably the most expensive Doctor Who episode until the 1990s. There’s gonna be a heist. I don’t know what the professor’s accident is supposed to be, but he sounds like Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle. “Moose and squirrel.” That shot through the postcard stand is the most… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 105 – City of Death