Saturday, 27 May 2017
One last crime drama mystery for us to start this last story of this season. A romp in Chelsea, dancing in bars, the poshest man in the world, this story draws on the '60s very well.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
This plot resolves itself remarkably quickly. Let's instead answer questions such as; how much did this cost? Who is David Ellis? How does Champagne Socialism relate to the Faceless Ones? Find out in this conclusion.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
A great number of contrasts are found in this episode, with clever yet silly villains, simplistic and complicated ideas about identity and villainy and a moral dilemma placed in a traditional Doctor Who story.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Sci-fi of the past and sci-fi of the present battles each other to see which is more interesting in this episode. Also includes space and love.
Friday, 28 April 2017
This serial turns into a crime drama and our three critics don't mind it. The subject of comedy in Doctor Who is also discussed, it isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
This episode is turned into a spy thriller, according to Nick, Ben and Luke, with a great soundscape and tense atmosphere, aided by great performances. It's winning them over.
Saturday, 15 April 2017
Malcolm Hulke swings right off the bat with moral dilemmas the fight between an anarchic Doctor and authority continues and jokes about numbers. All in an airport. Ben, Nick and Luke enjoy this one.
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Emotions run high and the end is nigh for the Macra and the Terror, but is this a happy ending? Luke, Nick and Ben tell it like it is.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Whilst this is a weak episode, its content remains worthy of discussion. Sharks, brainwashing, idioms and tense music are discussed by Ben, Nick and Luke. Speaking of idioms; here's one; "Subscribe now!"
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Luke produces a thesis on why this episode is so good; the fear, the terror, the paranoia, the gas-lighting. Here's a story that Nick, Ben and Luke all attempt very hard to fault it and fail. This is good.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
This curiously complicated episode draws many comparisons from Luke, Nick and Ben. Its themes of paranoia, culture and crabs are all intensely scrutinised, as are comparisons with episodes fifty years later.
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Patrick Troughton's Doctor is rounding up as an all-powerful all knowing figure, as are the Cybermen into completely robotic automatons, a shadow of humanity. God and the Machine collide on the Moon. It ends abruptly. Luke, Ben and Nick chastise.
Saturday, 4 March 2017
An intriguing discussion about how difficult it is to write Cybermen forms the base of this episode, supplemented with talk about feminism and science.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Doctor Who and the Trouble with Feminism, by Gerry Davis. Also includes bizarre plans and exemplary Troughton acting.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017
This serial is a mad one, ending in a good old massacre. Fish, nuclear reactors and endless corridors, truly the staple of a Classic Doctor Who fan.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
This mad episode captivates Ben, Luke and Nick with its fish-people striking, Troughton in sunglasses and hammy old Zaroff.
Nothing in ze world can stop us now.
Nothing in ze world can stop us now.
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Earth-shattering kabooms are what Zaroff wants and what we scoff at. Other things on the derisory menu are music, religion and fish. Troughton's great though. We like him.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Ben, Nick and Luke discuss the fallacies of exploring caves, mad German scientists and the fish people, discovering a odd connection between them and a certain fan-film...
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Bizarrely enough, this one's an average episode. Shame about the other three. The trio muse about this poor serial's existence in general, concluding it did the best it could.