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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 133 – Resurrection of the Daleks

Part One Oh, I’ve totally seen this story. These sound effects in the TARDIS really don’t feel like Doctor Who. I think this is the first 45 minute episode. Soon (21 years later) that will become the standard. I love how Doctor Who doesn’t seem to ever want to bother with floors. So often it just looks like bare studio floors. The walkways between the buildings make me think of the Distillery District here in Toronto. Don’t sit on the console! That seems inappropriate. Also, why is she smoking? Okay, so the reason this was broadcast as two 45 minute episodes was because the Sarajevo Winter Olympics was happening. That… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 133 – Resurrection of the Daleks

Doctor Who Serial 132 – Frontios

Part One Something I haven’t mentioned, I think this incarnation of the theme song is good. None are as good as the original, though. Why did they get the old man to do the mining. Well, he’s dead now. Or missing. When your boss tells you not to mention that one of your coworkers died, you should probably disobey that order. Well that hat stand hasn’t been used in a long time, so maybe the Doctor’s right to put it away. William Hartnell’s Doctor used it a lot. Sometimes I forget that we’re in the ’80s, because of how bad the graphics are in this, but then I see Tegan’s… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 132 – Frontios

Doctor Who Serial 131 – The Awakening

Part One I think the strangers the lady is talking about is the Doctor and his companions. That crack looks like the one that will eventually swallow up Rory Pond. That’s the jankiest transporter effect I’ve seen. “There’s been a confusion in time…” How does time get confused? Part Two Good thing the Doctor didn’t go into the crack in the wall. He was very close to joining Rory. Everyone knows how to work the TARDIS, except the Doctor. She’s never been in it before!

Doctor Who Serial 130 – Warriors of the Deep

Part One That’s very white. I want a big flashing light on the top of my head. Maybe it will distract from how bald I’m getting. Oh, this white room is a submarine? It looks like an office building. Part Two Wow Turlough, what a jerk. The Doctor was in the water for 2 seconds and you think it’s a hopeless cause? Remind me to never go swimming with that fictional character. Wow, that woman’s hair is taller than her forehead. Part Three Doctor Who loves long conversations between two aliens who don’t move in anyway when they talk. They really should have learned by now. It’s the 1980s. The… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 130 – Warriors of the Deep

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 127 – Enlightenment

Part One The Black Guardian is an asshole. That dude, is lookin’ good. Why not be nice to your friends? The Doctor can be such an asshole. YAAAAACHTS INNNNNNN SPAAAAAAAACE! Part Two Apparently Time is a small domain, and Eternity is much bigger. It’s Eternity a part of time? Hold her on course, man! Part Three Dum de dum dum de dum. A pirate’s life for me, eh Turlough? HAHAHA! The Doctor is replacing his celery! That’s the best scene of this really silly story. Part Four Well, this started with a great soundtrack. Wow, that dude is super desperate. Go take a cold shower! Well, I knew that tiara… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 127 – Enlightenment

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