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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 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

Doctor Who Serial 116 – Castrovalva

I guess we’re really done with Tom Baker, and it’s time for Peter Davison. Part One Some military police arrive and stop our heroes from rescuing the Doctor. Tegan and Nyssa steal an ambulance, drive it 3 metres to the TARDIS and leave Adric behind. Then the Master shows up, laughs, disappears, Adric is behind the Master’s TARDIS, comes into the TARDIS, they leave, the Master’s TARDIS shows up, the Master laughs, the Master’s TARDIS disappears. That was… something. Davison has a terrible haircut, but I enjoy him tearing apart his scarf. “I wonder boy, what would you do if you were me,” he asks with his hands in his… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 116 – Castrovalva

Doctor Who Serial 115 – Logopolis

We’re here. The final Tom Baker story. I’m gonna take a Doctor Who break soon. After this I’m going to watch K-9 and Company, which is the next Doctor Who item to air. Then I’ve got two serials that were animated that I didn’t watch before. After that I’m not sure how long it’ll be before I start up Peter Davison’s era. Maybe a year, maybe a day. Who knows. This past week seems like it was a whole year with this pandemic. Part One Oh that’s the Master’s TARDIS, just so happened to masquerade as a police box. The Doctor doesn’t do a great job of communicating with people.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 115 – Logopolis

Doctor Who Serial 114 – The Keeper of Traken

Part One I started the episode, and then I got distracted by online grocery shopping. So that’s ten minutes of the episode without any commentary. Cassia’s hair and eye shadow are on fleek, is that what the youngin’s say now… on fleek? I’m hip. It reminds me of Working Girl, which I watched last night. “It looks almost alive,” says Adric as he approaches a stone like man who looks in no way alive. I like the beards in this episode. Oh shit, rock boy just vaporized the TARDIS.1 Damn, that’s bad timing for the Keeper to shout out “EVIL!” as soon as he see Doc and Adric. Part Two… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 114 – The Keeper of Traken