Tag Archives: Elisabeth Sladen

The Hand of Fear

Well, I quite liked her, but I couldn’t stand him.  Never has a companion reflected the views of the viewers more thoroughly.  Judith Paris manages to portray a genuinely alien being in Eldrad. The excellent costume design aids her performance, … Continue reading

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The Android Invasion

This is one of those Doctor Who stories that it is fashionable not to like.  That has always baffled me because it is one of my favourites and the reasons given for not liking it have always struck me as … Continue reading

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The Time Warrior

Oh, I could murder a cup of tea. …and at that moment the British viewing public fell in love with Sarah Jane Smith.  It was no thanks to Robert Holmes though.  Just look what Elisabeth Sladen has to contend with … Continue reading

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The Masque of Mandragora

This is Louis Marks’s fourth and final Doctor Who story, and it exhibits the same problem as the other three.  There isn’t quite enough plot to stretch over four episodes.  For this reason I find his stories quite hard going, … Continue reading

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School Reunion

School Reunion has it all, and stands as a fine example of how to appeal to the established fans and the new viewers of Doctor Who at the same time. The Krillitane are there to entertain the kids, whilst the … Continue reading

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Terror of the Zygons

While we got endless Dalek and Cybermen stories during the classic era of Doctor Who, there are some monsters that seemed to have a lot of unexplored potential. Apart from a cameo appearance in The Five Doctors, the Yeti never … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Cybermen

I’m playing a monster.  They can’t see my face. I’m a creepy dude from an emotionless race. But I can’t show my face, not even my lips, So I’ll talk deeply and put my hands on my hips. Revenge of … Continue reading

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The Ark in Space

A new broom sweeps clean.  The Pertwee-era Earthbound alien invasions and space operas are gone, and now we’re in the moody Hammer horror era of Hinchcliffe/Holmes/Baker.  But it’s never quite that simple is it?  Because Robot was far from being … Continue reading

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The Monster of Peladon

It is a common misconception that The Monster of Peladon is a sequel to The Curse of Peladon. In fact, it is the same story, with (some) different actors. Fifty years later in plot terms, and Aggedor is still in … Continue reading

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Robot

Like The Power of the Daleks and to a lesser extent Spearhead from Space, Robot knows just where to draw the line between focusing on the Doctor’s regeneration, and getting on with the story, something that would not be done … Continue reading

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