Tag Archives: Tom Baker

Warriors’ Gate

So here it is, the most incorrectly apostrophized story on websites of them all (yes, there is more than one warrior!).  It’s also one of the biggest missed opportunities of them all, because it chickens out on an idea that … Continue reading

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State of Decay

Welcome back Terrance Dicks.  Watching this in the original broadcast order it seems like an eternity since Doctor Who has done something like this, and it only happened because new script editor Christopher H Bidmead was in a pretty dire … Continue reading

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Full Circle

So here begins the E-Space Trilogy, a run of three stories set in a different universe.  If this were done again, it would be described in terms of the TARDIS passing through a “rift”, or a “crack in the universe”, … Continue reading

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Meglos

As monsters go, Meglos is a really odd one, a mad and bad shapeshifter who also happens to be a cactus.  As threats go, this is delightfully strange.  He also works well as a way to tell a story about … Continue reading

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The Leisure Hive

Look!  We’ve been completely reinvented.  This is now a totally new blog, a complete departure from what it was last week, and nothing will ever be the same again… because the writing is BLUE! Sometimes a change is not as … Continue reading

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The Seeds of Doom

There are loads of brilliant Doctor Who stories.  There are also a few that are a bit rubbish.  The Seeds of Doom is unusual in that it manages to be both of those things, simultaneously.  If that sounds like a … 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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Horror of Fang Rock

Yet again, Doctor Who proves that you do not need a huge budget to produce great entertainment. The confined, claustrophobic surroundings of the lighthouse are integral to the story, and the exterior is also well realised despite being studio bound. … 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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Genesis of the Daleks

So here we are, at the start of the Time War.  OK, that’s not quite the whole truth because an episode in the Big Finish Gallifrey series explores the motivations behind sending the Doctor on his mission, and also it’s … 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 Horns of Nimon

How many Nimons have you seen today? Poor Soldeed’s marbles have gone astray. There are many flavours of Doctor Who, And Tomfoolery fun should not be taboo. When Doctor Who started getting released on VHS tapes, the first choices were … 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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