Don't worry, you only have to put
up with us for this and two other parts...
Attack of the Cybermen
Cybermen getting destroyed left
and right (with a two by four, no less)
and of course, trying to destroy Earth
with Halley's comet (say what???).
You know Who manages to thwart them
(again...), but doesn't like what's
happening to his chameleon circuit
Lytton and you know Who "playing"
the you know WHAT are about
the only redeeming qualities.
Vengence on Varos
The short version:
Mary Whitehouse's nightmare.
Enjoyable, but rings totally hollow.
Joe: probably one of the best of
the season, but that doesn't say much.
It's not a definite best, though.
The Mark of the Rani
Return of the wimpy you
know who story.
Very wimpy in this one.
Yet another try at stopping Earth's
scientific development - at a
You know who and the cute, evil time
lady seemingly get spun to death
in the washer at the end.
"When I got this story, it was
a piece of $#!T; when I finished,
it was just rubbish," said Eric Saward.
He's complimenting himself a bit
too much there.
The only redeeming quality
is the cute, evil time lady.
The Two Doctors
You know Who gets lost on his
way to New Orleans and finds
himself in Seville.
He has to rescue Who-self from
the potato-heads, and legs and
"Legs" from Shockeye
before he completely tenderizes the
meat and fillets them (pass on the
first, then yummmmmmm ;-) ),
while Servalan dominates an old friend
(exactly how many of them does
he have???) of you know Who
(we don't mind...).
All the bad guys get their just
desserts (don't blame us...
it's in the story...) and are
mothballed afterward (see previous comment).
You know Who goes Whoselves' separate ways.
Script editor: JN-T (can't you tell?).
2 and 6 don't get along.
and not really up to Robert
Holmes's best (is it necessarily
his fault, though?).
This doesn't deserve a summary.
"Let me be frank, Herbert...."
Yet another Nessie story;
one more, and they're up to Atlantis.
We'd like to put it in a time
loop and be done with it.
Revelation of the Daleks
A Greek chorus for the dead,
free food for the cosmos, guinea-pig
salt and pepper shakers for Davros,
and lots of backstabbing, "make life
and death more confusing for the
Doctor on the planet Necros."
Louis: Eric Saward mimics
At long last, he put characters
and background into a script!
Joe: Good story, but it left me
wanting something more (ahh, for six parters).
At least the Davros costume
improved from the last time.
--Two more to go!
- Who is the Greek chorus?
- What is an anagram of 'gourmand'?
- Which episode is re-edited in syndication?
First posted to rec.arts.drwho 2 Oct 88
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