And now, the production team
of Joe Ogulin and Louis Singh proudly
present the long-awaited, much coveted
"Review of the JN-T Era," part 8! :-)
"JN-T resigns and resigns, take 4."
We pick up with the Silver Anniversary
of Doctor Who...
aka, Season 25...
Remembrance of the Daleks
You know Who and Ace land the you
know WHAT in 20th century London
in an old, familiar place.
Well, the salt-and-pepper shakers are
at it again, except this time there's a real twist.
Two "blob" factions are fighting
each other and trying to recover the Hand of Omega,
which you know Who already has.
Well, after much fighting, a rather startling
discovery that an old trick for escaping the
salt-and-pepper shakers doesn't work any more,
and a really funny argument with the giant roll-on,
the Hand is "given" to one of
the blob factions.
Skaro's star ends up being destroyed,
and all the salt-and-pepper shakers are destroyed,
including one that blows itself up at the end
due to a logical problem.
Of course, the giant roll-on escapes
(possibly to look for more underarm odor?)...
(Apologies to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer...)
"Welcome here, my friends, to the
show that never begins...."
A real story with real cliffhangers!
The story works well, and fits very nicely
into four parts.
This is the best written story since
Caves of Androzani.
A job well done, and we hope to see
much of Ben's work in the future.
Episode 1's cliffhanger is probably
the best since Caves 3.
The Happiness Patrol
You know Who and Ace find themselves
in a society in which being unhappy is illegal.
The perfect utopia...
or so you might think.
(How would you like being candied to death?
Or eating something that gives you so much
pleasure that your senses overload and you die? ;-) )
Anyway, you know Who and Ace are
caught and sentenced to death, doom,
and the happiness patrol.
You know Who meets up with a census
taker and argues about what his name is,
then later meets up with Mr. Blues.
Helen A (Mrs. T) eventually is
overthrown, and discovers that to truly be happy,
one must be allowed to cry every
so often. (*yawn*)
If you can't figure what this one's
about, ask a friend.
If he (or you, for that matter) think that
this is the best Who story ever written,
forget about getting security clearance.
There was some good stuff and
some bad stuff in this one.
Mind you, we might just stay away
from lemonade for a while.
How to test your friend's political views
(Guess who of us liked it and who didn't.)
- Let him/her watch this story
- Ask him/her what s/he thinks of it
- Hate it = conservative; neutral = moderate;
like it = liberal; love it = no security clearance.
You know Who ends up fighting
Cybermen to gain a five-week-old
plot device (pardon the pun...)
which he left you know where some large
number of years ago
(you can measure it in centuries, if you like...).
Well, it's coming "home."
Some medieval b*tch wants it, as
do the Cybermen.
You know Who ain't gonna let that happen.
(How did you know?)
Well, this device is activated, and
finally "given" over to the
Cybermen, at which time it's given new
orders and asks if it understands them.
Yes it does, but it doesn't obey them.
(Consider the question...
did you expect it to actually listen to the Cyberleader?)
Well, the Cybermen go *poof* thanks to
the device, and you know Who and
Ace go merrily on their way.
Basically, pretty good.
Basically, a pure chance happening.
Two stories in the same season
with the same plot device by two
different writers working
(Ever had one of those years?)
The Cybermen could've been handled a
bit better, but overall, a good story.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The most pretentious title for a
story ever seen...
Too confusing to summarize, though
mixing the Beeb and upper-level
fandom is kinda cute...............
Turnabout is fair play...
what's good for the goose is
good for the gander...
time to bash the bashers
(you all know who you are...
takes our review out of the category of JN-T bashing...
hello Ron buddy...
care to give us more publicity?
Talk about us in your next Whovian Times...
whatever year you decide to publish it...
A piece of $#!T...
a plotless wonder...
we love it.
We haven't enjoyed something this silly since...
that's the ticket...
do we get to audition now?
Louis: This story was so nasty to
fandom and the Beeb it makes me wish I'd written it. :-(
This is the best season since the
last anniversary season.
(20th, for those of you who can't count.)
Lots of action, fun, silliness, adventure,
messages, and precious little plot in some cases.
at least not this year
(you know Who and who probably
don't care either...
not that you know who was around this time...).
- What is the original title of "Silver Nemesis"?
- Matching... match a letter to a number
a. the geek 1. any con gofer (poor sod...)
(Sorry, James, we don't see
you in this, despite what she said.)
b. the ringmaster 2. Ian Levine
c. the head clown 3. Gail Bennet
d. the ticket-taker 4. Ron Katz (aka Ron buddy)
e. Kingpin/Deadbeat 5. Norman Rubenstein
f. Bellboy 6. Eric Hoffman (or someone similar)
g. the werewolf 7. small-time fan club leader
- Who do the gods of Ragnarok represent in TGSITG?
Addendum to our total era review
OK, so JN-T made another really
well, at least a far above average
(gee, you'd think we were bashing
up until now...
hi Ron buddy).
Not much for the entire era by the way
of drama, but we like a lot of it nonetheless.
We got our gripes with things and we don't
care what the fork others think of it.
Everyone's entitled to an
(and our, in this case) opinion... :-)
--The Two in the TARDIS
By the way, JN-T, would you like a
parody of fandom written from a fan's point-of-view?
it would be fun...
think of what we could do to us...
er, them... :-)
First posted to rec.arts.drwho on 5 May 89
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