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Doctor Who Serial 143 – The Trial of a Time Lord

Part One – The Mysterious Planet Part One

That new theme song and opening credits are a perfect example of all the wrong choices.

Time Lord costumes are amazing. I love how her hat is a Time Lord collar in hat form.

The Doctor does meddle, so I can’t blame them for trying him for that.

The Doctor should know that he should have a defence attorney.

Oh! Stuff is recorded in “the Matrix.”

Well, so far this season, he’s less of an asshole.

So far he’s kinda reminding me of what very little I know of Sylvester McCoy. Maybe a splash of William Hartnell.

The stripy sideburns are definitely a fashion statement. Not as good as the weird pointed ones in Star Trek.

Okay, I like these thugs. This is so far a pretty fun story, Except it’s fourteen parts, so I doubt that’ll last.

Doctor Who writers need to know what a constellation is.

At least he’s not ignoring Peri’s feelings because he’s an asshole. Now he’s just super giddy.

That robot is fantastic.

These people have a book about Canadian Geese, the bastards.

Part Two – The Mysterious Planet Part Two

Peri’s gonna get many husbands. She doesn’t seem thrilled, though.

That robot is a real L7. Chetta oom, chetta oom, check it out.

Oh, and the immortal is an L3 robot!

So much discussion of black lights, I wonder if this robot could just head to the Comfort Zone.

Part Three – The Mysterious Planet Part Three

This music is so stressful.

“Valeyard, I would appreciate if these brutal and repetitious scenes are reduced to a minimum,” and the audience agrees.

That was the worst instance of her fake American accent.

Every once in a while during this episode, there’s so damn good humour in there.

Part Four – The Mysterious Planet Part Four

The judge seems so annoyed at both the Doctor and the Valeyard. Yet she lets this terrible trial continue. The Valeyard is hardly preventing any evidence, just instead watching an episode of Doctor Who.

The Doctor didn’t set any of these events in motion. The robot would have run out of black light whether or not the Doctor was there.

The Valeyard is completely wrong in his evaluations.

Part Five – Mindwarp Part One

Let’s do the mindwarp, again!

Yowzah! Look at those strapping young lads.

Part Six – Mindwarp Part Two

Keep your prisoners tied up. That helps.

If the writers were any good. This whole trial would be a question of morality.

I’ve totally lost this story. And there’s two more parts. Yikes.

Part Seven – Mindwarp Part Three

I’m only on Part 7 and I think it’s going on a bit long.

What’s with that tongue thing Sil is doing. Yuck.

Part Eight – Mindwarp Part Four

Apparently females are all flibbity jibbity. Also, I don’t blame Peri for wanting to leave the Doctor. I would have left him seasons ago.

Part Nine – Terror of the Vervoids Part One

They’re stating where something is in space, and not using constellations as their coordinates.

Well that’s an entitled asshole.

Wow, that’s a terrible way to introduce Mel. She’s fat shaming and horrible. She might want to focus on fitness in her life, but to impose it on the Doctor who is obviously very uncomfortable with it, is just plain rude. At least I no longer need to listen to Peri’s horrible accent.

Commodore as a rank makes me giggle.

Gym equipment goes very retro in the 2980s.

Oh, Mel is short for Melanie, not Perigilliam.

Part Ten – Terror of the Vervoids Part Two

So the Doctor is showing a story from his own future. He hasn’t lived through these events, yet. So the weird question here, is how on Gallifrey is that even allowed?

Part Eleven – Terror of the Vervoids Part Three

Why does the Doctor start this episode with mumbles?

That woman looks like a cabbage.

Oh, apparently she is a cabbage.

“Stop the Matrix.” No, I think they’re going to make more and more Matrix films.

“Going to pieces won’t help.” Of course a man said that to a woman.

Oh no! Human cabbages!

“Allow me,” you didn’t even hold the door open, you just moved to the side, you’re a liar.

Why would you pulverize dirty towels?

Part Twelve – Terror of the Vervoids Part Four

I don’t know what to write about the cabbage people. They look like gentiles.

“They have no respect for any form of life.” That’s a pretty accurate description of humans.

I agree with the Valeyard for the first time, yeah, the charge must be genocide.

Part Thirteen – The Ultimate Foe Part One

Supposition, Doctor! There is no evidence to suggest the Valeyard “wants your head!”

Are they calling this guy “Hop-a-long Glitz.”

The Master is going to come to the Doctor’s defence.

“That’s it Doc! Now we’re getting at the dirt!” says Mel, who has no idea what is going on.

The Valeyard being the Doctor between his 12th and final regeneration could be any Doctor since Matt Smith.

The Matrix is filled with circus music. That’s what the Wachowski Sisters got wrong.

Ahh, the quicksand trope. Been a while since I’ve seen that.

Part Fourteen – The Ultimate Foe Part Two

So if you kill yourself in the past, you just get rid of the aspects of your personality that were prime at the time?

Mel telling the Doctor that he’s not better than the Valeyard, a renegade on the run. Trying to convince him he doesn’t want to be that? That doesn’t make sense, that’s the Doctor’s core character.

Does he think he’s Picard with all his Shakespeare quotes?

She opens a closet of flashing lights and says, “A megabyte MODEM!” What?

Oh, if you save the Time Lords, they’ll forgive your genocide.