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. …

The Horns of Nimon Parts One and Two

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.

Creature from the Pit Parts One and Two

Will Brooks

English Boy in Wales. Freelance Writer and Designer. Doctor Who Art for Big Finish, Titan Comics, Cubicle 7. TARDIS Fan. Pinstripe Counter.

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