Tag Archives: Leela

Leela the Noble Savage

Companion Tropes 31 I am deliberately going down the obvious route with Leela today, but not because I support the idea of Leela as a “noble savage”.  In fact, I want to deconstruct the whole idea.  I am not sure … Continue reading

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The Dr Who Annual 1979

Isn’t it strange how one of the high points of Doctor Who on television was accompanied by the low point of the annual range.  The Fourth Doctor annuals were really made to a very poor standard, and that applies to … Continue reading

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang

The Talons of Weng-Chiang is a fabulous Doctor Who story, brilliantly written, dark and scary, with some of the best acting performances in the whole of Doctor Who, and a double act that was memorable enough to justify 14 box … Continue reading

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The Robots of Death

The era of Doctor Who produced by Philip Hinchliffe has taken inspiration from all kids of literary sources, nearly always horrors.  Chris Boucher instead goes down the route of an Agatha Christie whodunit, via Asimov.  The Asimov inspiration is plain … Continue reading

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Underworld

If you came here looking for Minions, then sorry but you came to the wrong place.  Will some Minyans do instead?  On second thoughts, you should probably keep moving. Underworld was originally broadcast just before Blake’s 7 debuted, and while … Continue reading

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The Sun Makers

Robert Holmes was angry.  He was working in two capacities, as a staff writer for the BBC and as a freelance.  That meant he ended up being taxed twice on the same money, due to an odd quirk of the … Continue reading

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The Face of Evil

During the Second World War, certain islands in Melanesia became strategically important to the war effort.  American planes started landing there and using some of the islands as bases, bringing in supplies with them.  Unfortunately, the islands already had native … Continue reading

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The Invasion of Time

We’re at the end of Season 15 here, so let’s start by getting something out of the way quickly.  Doctor Who at this point is being made on a tiny budget and it looks awful.  Don’t expect any kind of … Continue reading

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Image of the Fendahl

There is a very interesting idea at the heart of Image of the Fendahl, with the full scope of human development being influenced by an alien entity, including the side-effect of the creation of superstitions.  This might seem like something … Continue reading

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The Invisible Enemy

This is a significant moment in Doctor Who because it tends to get viewed as a cutoff point in terms of quality.  I managed to stomach a quick trawl around the internet to basically confirm my suspicions in preparation for … Continue reading

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