The entire TARDIS classroom is back in session, but the history lessons are rather anachronistic in a trip to Heathrow that failed to meet Tegan’s expectations.
There’s an abundance of concurrent crazy to contend with in the Series 19 off-world adventure, from colonists, to dream-invaders, to Adric trying to pilot an emotionally-driven safari robot suit.
We delve into the Fifth Doctor’s first post-regeneration story, involving a trio of nefarious space-frog-avocados and more than a bit of concerning cultural and racial depictions.
Using the classic role-playing-game grid of good-to-evil, lawful-to-chaotic, we see how Doctor Who characters past and present align themselves…or fail to be so defined.
With the unraveling of a scarf and the donning of a smart cricket jumper, the Fifth Doctor’s era begins in earnest in the opening story of Season 19.
At long last, our enjoyment of the Fourth Doctor era in our rewatch of “classic” Doctor Who stories comes to a close with the final story of the 18th season.
With more affection for Anthony Ainley than we can reasonably ‘master’, we collectively praise a well-told and well-executed long-game villain payoff.
An immensely detailed storyline is condensed into four episodes that confuse us as much as entertain…and in a few of our opinions, more so.
After a bit of friction between writer and script editor on the balance between gothic imagery and science, the story divides our team on what we find interesting, entertaining, or worth the time investment.
Romana realizes her time with the Doctor is nearing an end, and the divisive character Adric enters the picture in this fan-written Season 18 story.