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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 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 x – K9 and Company

The opening credits might be the greatest thing that’s ever been in the Doctor Who universe. K9! Peter Tracy is a looker. Sarah should go for him. God, I would never stay at my aunt’s place if within 10 minutes of arriving 3 strangers showed up to see how I was doing. Jesus, just let her be. Wow, Ward knows way too much about a future robotic dogs. I think this is the first Doctor Who christmas episode. K9 is very obviously a robot dog and not the familiar of a witch. Peter Tracy doesn’t want to be a witch. So Sarah Jane leaves someone’s house. They are rude and… Read More »Doctor Who Serial x – K9 and Company

Doctor Who Serial 087 – The Hand of Fear

Part One That jacket looks comfy. I know I’ve seen this one before, but none of this looks familiar. Now I’m remembering it. The scene in the quarry is quite familiar. That is some bad special effects. Even for Doctor Who. I’m really liking Elisabeth Sladen as possessed Sarah. She looks good as she knocks people out with her ring. She got into a restricted, high radiation zone really easily. Part Two Eldrad must live. Fuck. Eldrad is also talking to the doctor from the hospital. Eldrad must live. That was a quick end from the dude who was a doctor from the hospital. Sarah’s radioactive, 3.6 roentgen, not great,… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 087 – The Hand of Fear

Doctor Who Serial 086 – The Masque of Mandragora

Part One It’s season 14! This is fun, we get a little tour of the TARDIS. Oh, and a new control room. Sarah found Doctor 2’s recorder! I love Doctor 2. You know you’re in the ’70s when you have a wood panelled TARDIS. I think we’re now in the olden times… and I think there’s a Time Lord. I checked Wikipedia. It’s 15th century Europe. It didn’t say he was a time lord, and he’s removed his stupid collar, so it might not be. Evil monks have captured Sarah, but the Doctor knows Venutian Judo, so he’s gonna kick some Monk ass… until he gets hit on the head… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 086 – The Masque of Mandragora

Doctor Who Serial 084 – The Brain of Morbius

Part One Is that thing half Klingon, half Gorn? That unibrow is epic. Hmm, Dr. Frankenstein is looking for a warm-blooded humanoid. AND THE DOCTOR SHOWS UP! Oh jeez! We’re being introduced to the Sisterhood of Karn for the first time. Much like the Doctor, I like when people compliment my head. So I gathered from other Karn episodes that the Sisterhood didn’t like the Time Lords, but didn’t realize they were enemies. So Morbius is a fellow Time Lord, and is bitter and wants a new body. Part Two “You chicken-brained biological disaster,” what kind of asshole says that to their staff? The Doctor knows that Morbius is alive… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 084 – The Brain of Morbius

Doctor Who Serial 083 – The Android Invasion

Part One Wow, Corporal Android needs a lot of work. His movement isn’t very fluid. That’s certainly a new definition of “finger guns.” Guys in while coveralls with big helmets have no fingertips and shoot out of what should be a fingertip. Hahaha, that was a best companion scream I’ve ever heard, and there are so many companion screams. Corporal Android is really stumblin’ and he just fell off the cliff. I really hope this leads to a Paul McCartney cameo with a tiny harmonica. Corporal Android is back, but with a crew of finger guns. He brought a truck full of androids looking like the locals. Oh my! The… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 083 – The Android Invasion

Doctor Who Serial 082 – Pyramids of Mars

Part One “Superstitious savage!” proclaims an arrogant British archeologist as his Egyptian guides run away. What a terrible, yet predictable way, to start a Doctor Who episode. The TARDIS goes off course on its way back to UNIT, it ends up in the right building, but wrong time, 1911. In this house are Egyptian artifacts, chief amongst them a sarcophagus which is also a space-time portal. Part Two The Egyptian is dead, and Sutekh, an alien who pretended to be an Egyptian god, has his people trying to get him. This sounds a bit like Stargate. I think we need to talk about the mummies. Why do they have such… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 082 – Pyramids of Mars

Doctor Who Serial 081 – Planet of Evil

Part One This might be the best soundstage design I’ve seen on Doctor Who. There’s a mission on this soundstage. The crew are being picked up one by one by an invisible force that makes its victims vanish. Sarah and the Doctor show up, and of course, they are assumed to be the perpetrators. They are captured and threatened with torture. Sarah and the Doctor escape only to find the invisible monster… who is slightly visible now? Part Two The Doctor and Sarah are on the run, they see another person die. They get captured. We find out that the scientist has discovered that plundering this planet will get humans… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 081 – Planet of Evil

Doctor Who Serial 080 – Terror of the Zygons

A bit of housekeeping. I’m not liking how these are turning out so much. Instead of writing them after I’ve finished watching the serial, I’m going to write a bit after each part, but keep it in one blog post per serial. I do want to put screencaps back in, but how I’m watching has changed, and it’s not very good for that. I used to pop the DVD into my computer, watch in VLC and used the command key combination to take a screencap. Now I’ve digitized my DVDs and store them in Plex, so I’m watching through Plex Media Player on my computer or the app on my… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 080 – Terror of the Zygons