We never got to finish our
review due to the body's natural
desire to sleep...
We're sure the Rani could've done
something about that, but...
Anyway, we left off at the beginning of Season 21...
Warriors of the Deep
The return of the Silurians and
Sea Devils (known to some of us
as leftovers, part 1 of 4).
Well, you know Who lands the you
know WHAT inside a subsea station.
Here, we find lots of submarine
subterfuge (uh oh...), and the
S & SD's trying to exploit the
current world political situation to
effect the destruction of humanity
(see what we mean...).
Well, you know Who reluctantly helps
to destroy them, and succeeds,
complaining that "there should have
been another way."
A blatant anti-nuke preach.
Episode 4 has impact.
A bit slow in developing, and some
interesting ideas within, but overall,
a mish-mash of previous stuff.
Too short to warrant a summary,
though saying that it is The
Daemons in two episodes is enough.
It should have been called The Dozing.
Need we say more?
Travelling well past where any good
time lord has gone before, you know
Who finds himself with one of the last
human colonies in the universe.
For some reason, the guy who worked
for the guy with the chicken on his head
seems to know that there were
Somehow, the leader of these was able
to destroy the you know WHAT, take
over, and put it back together, no less,
whereupon you know Who dumped it on
another, barren planet, which only
Who would know.
Chris Bidmead seems to specialize
in confusing people with very hasty
explanations at the end (cf. Logopolis
Interesting, as are all Bidmead stories.
Resurrection of the Daleks
No summary needed.
See Earthshock, only substitute
Daleks for Cybermen and add Davros, Lytton,
and time corridors.
This is the first story shown in 45
minute episodes, and was originally
supposed to follow The King's Demons.
Lytton is about the only redeeming
feature of this fiasco.
Joe: Another feature/detriment:
Planet of Fire
You know who is back and is
after you know Who, again, using
K-9 mk IV (on legs).
Other than that, this story is all
about the guy who worked for the guy
with the chicken on his head
(we finally learn his origins...
Isn't the bit about religion a bit much?
Well, this one also had a feature/detriment:
Peri enters. ;-)
Yet another companion disrobes
before an exit, as it were.
The Caves of Androzani
Spectrox: the fountain of youth.
Spectrox: a deadly poison when raw.
Guess Who and who manage to
find the bad stuff.
Well, on their slow road to death,
they encounter some real shifty
characters (and we don't mean gear
shifts, except at the episode 3 cliffhanger...).
The man who thinks it is always
Halloween has a crush on the girl with
the big ones (legs ain't what we
mean here... ;-) ), so he kidnaps
her, and you know Who has to rescue her.
He does (of course), but not
before our shifty characters off each
other and he gets enough antidote for
did some spill?
Only enough left for "Legs"?
Oh well, time to regenerate.
Far and away, the BEST
story of JN-T's era.
Good characters, believable situation,
excellent script, great music, excellent
direction, and a host of other good things,
not to mention big-name actors.
Pity this is never repeated again.
Best cliffhanger is episode 3's.
The Twin Dilemma
Dilemma's a perfect description of the story.
(Someone want to cage us before we
really go crazy with this one?)
THE ABSOLUTE WORST!
A lesson in contrasts.
HOW the f**k could JN-T allow
this monstrosity to be made and broadcast??
I've seen Sarah Jane in love stories
that are better than this.
(No, Louis, don't do that to
(Down, boy, down!)
A real yo-yo.
Inconsistent in quality everywhere.
--The crazy ones
- What's the last line of Caves, part 3?
- True or False: Resurrection of the Daleks
was originally in standard length.
- Why was Twin Dilemma in this
season rather than the next (a break from tradition)?
- Why does Ron Katz think that
Twin Dilemma is the best
regeneration story of them all?
First posted to rec.arts.drwho on 2 Oct 88
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