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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 outfit and WOW, it’s the ’80s. Oh, and look at that lady’s mullet.

Part Two

If the TARDIS is destroyed, why would a hatrack be the only thing remaining?

How is Linda McCartney’s hairdo hip? It’s the 1980s, she’s in her 40s. You can’t be 40 and hip!

Part Three

This is really boring. I might need to take a break from Doctor Who again. But I’m getting closer and closer to the final episode.

Part Four

Whoever made that title card did a very poor job. It was in no way centred, and looks like they intended for it to be centred.

Great ambush, hockey hair lady! How did he not see you?

Wow, this soundtrack is terrible.

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 show is in its 21st season. It should stop doing stuff like that.

Also, they should increase the budget.

Those outfits have hints of Japanese. They’re slightly impressive, if not for the poorly executed monsters wearing them.

I have no idea what’s going on on the bridge, all I know is that stupid monster that looks like Polkaroo is stumbling in a corridor and is in no way a threat.

Part Four

Oh no! Samarai Salamanders with suction cups!

I wish Doctor Who had hired people who knew how to do audio, and visual effects, and make up, and costumes, and yeah… all the things.

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 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 layers. Tegan is cold. Doctor, lend her your jacket.

So he takes his jacket off for a sword fight, but not Tegan.

Oh! I was wrong about who the Master is masquerading as, that’s a nice surprised.

Part Two

Oh my! It’s the Master!

The Doctor isn’t going to murder the Master. That’s not how Doctor Who works.

How does Turlough know the Master?

I kinda want to see Monty Python do this whole episode. Graham Chapman as King John, John Cleese as the Doctor, Michael Palin as the Master, Terry Jones as Tegan, Eric Idle as Turlough and Terry Gilliam as Ranulf Fitzwilliam.

Michael Palin would be amazing as the Master.

That cutting of shots of the Doctor and the Master speeding up is exactly why Doctor Who is horrible.

The Master’s evil laugh is amazing.

Is the eye of orion a euphemism?

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 would play a role.

A man wants a companion, and unlike when it was the Doctor’s granddaughter, he’s actually fighting this time.

Grumpy Turlough’s grumpiness killed the Black Guardian.