The Leisure Hive Parts Three and Four
Shall we talk a bit about costumes today? After all my banging on about whether or not the series felt different overnight yesterday I forgot to even mention one of the other changes — Tom Baker gets a complete overhaul of his costume for — really — the first time ever.
I always thought there were three main costumes for Baker’s Doctor Who. There’s the corduroy jacket he wears in Season Twelve with a cardigan, the look he sports for the next five years, and then the Season Eighteen outfit. …
The Leisure Hive Parts One and Two
I wasn’t much a fan of Destiny of the Daleks at the start of last season. It came out with a below average score, and left be feeling a bit bored. That said, at least they’d decided to open the season with the attention-grabbing headline of the Daleks coming back, while this episode launches the new run of adventures with an exciting 90-second panoramic view of Brighton beach.
The Horns of Nimon Parts Three and Four
The Nimon be praised!
I’ve a complicated relationship with the Nimon. I think the idea behind them is fantastic. One scout setting itself up as a god on an unsuspecting planet and using the people it finds there as a means to bring the rest of the race through to ravage and destroy. …
Nightmare of Eden Parts Three and Four
This episode is the big one for monster hunters — it’s our first real look at the Mandrels in all their glory. They’re often used as an example of silly Doctor Who monsters, but I have to admit that I really like them!
Nightmare of Eden Parts One and Two
Only in Doctor Who could you go from an episode yesterday where our hero appears to fellate a giant green bin bag to one today in which the main enemy for much of the running time is set up to be drugs runners. I always forget that’s such a part of this story, because it feels like surprisingly heavy material for this show, especially at a time when the show has been leaning more into comedy than ever before.
Creature from the Pit Parts Three and Four
I sat down really excited to watch this episode today. One of my favourite things during this marathon is discovering that I really enjoy a story I didn’t give much of a thought to before hand. It’s happened a few times through the year, and Creature from the Pit has been shaping up to be something of an undiscovered gem.