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A Special Look at: Warriors of the Deep

A Special Look at: Warriors of the Deep

Continuing from Arc of Infinity, Snakedance, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King’s Demons, and The Five Doctors is the 21st Season premiere, Warriors of the Deep, which sees the return of the Silurians since 1970’s The Silurians, and the Sea Devils since 1972’s The Sea Devils. While the script was certainly very interesting, the special effects are impossible … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Power of Krull

A Special Look at: The Power of Krull

Continuing from The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, and The Androids of Tara is The Power of Krull, the worst story of the entire season in my humble opinion. Much like another episode I will covering soon, the special effects are far too obvious to actually make this a really good story. According to … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Androids of Tara

A Special Look at: The Androids of Tara

Continuing from The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, and The Stones of Blood is The Androids of Tara, certainly one of the lesser stories of the bunch, but not the worst of the bunch. One element that becomes apparent in featuring triples of Romana à la Xena: Warrior Princess as according to TARDIS Musing‘s article, “Doubles Trouble“: … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The King’s Demons

A Special Look at: The King’s Demons

The King’s Demons is the next two-part story following Black Orchid, and features the return of the Master. According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel regarding the production of the story: By late 1981, freelance effects designer Richard Gregory had been involved in several Doctor Who serials through his company, Imagineering. In November, Gregory approached producer … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Snakedance

A Special Look at: Snakedance

Continuing from Kinda is Snakedance, which features the return of The Mara, a foe I rather loathe.   According to the m0vie blog review: I know exactly what you want. Do you? Yes, you’ve come to pester me with some extravagant theory you’ve dreamed up concerning the Mara, and should I, the Director, fail to … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Terminus

A Special Look at: Terminus

Continuing from Mawdryn Undead is Terminus, the second of “The Black Guardian Trilogy.” This story also features the final appearance of Nyssa as a regular companion, who originally was featured in The Keeper of Traken, and officially joined during Logopolis. According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel on the production of the story: Stephen … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Mawdryn Undead

A Special Look at: Mawdryn Undead

Beginning what is known as “The Black Guardian Trilogy” is Mawdryn Undead, which introduces the companion, and villain, Vislor Turlough. The story sees the return of the Black Guardian since The Key To Time. According to A Brief History of (Time) Travel regarding the production of the story: During the spring of 1981, Doctor Who producer John … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Lodger

A Special Look at: The Lodger

Long before Carpool Karaoke and The Late Late Show, James Corden made two guest appearances on Doctor Who, as Craig Owens. The Lodger isn’t a great episode as really didn’t like it. I’m very non-preferable to it, as not even a shirtless Matt Smith can really salvage this, either. While I wouldn’t say the concept … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Time Monster

A Special Look at: The Time Monster

Continuing from Season 8 (Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Dæmons) and The Sea Devils is The Time Monster, the second to last story featuring Roger Delgado as the Master, and the final time the Doctor and UNIT would face against him on “present day” … Continue reading