August 14, 2017

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

In the near future, the Earth relies on T-MAT for transporting supplies across the globe. It's run from the Moon, and the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe head there to see what's wrong when it stops working. Ice Warriors have taken over the base!

the Doctor with Ice Warriors

The Ice Warriors start using the TMAT to send seed pods to Earth to change the atmosphere before the Ice Warrior fleet arrives for part two of the invasion plan. In the end, the Ice Warriors' plan is not very well thought out and they're easily defeated. I expect better from them.

Ice Lord and Ice Warrior

There are only two serials left in the 2nd Doctor era. I feel like Grover, reluctant to turn the pages to get to the end of the book.


THE RUNDOWN


Doctor: Second
Companions: Jamie, Zoe
Episode: #48, "The Seeds of Death," six parts
Adversary: the Ice Warriors
Classic Lines: the Doctor, to some Ice Warriors: "Your leader will be angry if you kill me. I'm a genius!"
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: This serial marks the first appearance of an Ice Lord (Slaar). Ice Lords command a group of Ice Warriors and look a little different. 
Next Up: "The Space Pirates"

August 8, 2017

Doctor Who: The Krotons

The TARDIS lands on a planet with two suns, hence the Doctor's umbrella. He says it will be hot.

Jamie, Zoe, the Doctor
They see someone vaporized and soon discover that the Gonds have been under the control of the Krotons for thousands of years. The Gonds use intelligence machines, and the two smartest are given to the Krotons every so often, never to return. Yeah, they don't return because they aren't smart enough and the Krotons kill them. 

Espresso, anyone?

FYI, Krotons kind of look like Bialetti coffee makers. Zoe and the Doctor use the intelligence machines and have the intelligence the Krotons need to escape the planet. (The Krotons keep calling them "the high brains.") Will they? If you know Doctor Who, you know the answer.

I just realized that there are only three more serials to go in the Patrick Troughton era. That makes me sad. I'll miss the adventures of the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe!


THE RUNDOWN

Doctor: Second
Companions: Jamie, Zoe
Episode: #47, "The Krotons," four parts
Adversary: the Krotons
Classic Lines: the Doctor: "Zoe is something of a genius, of course. It can be very irritating at times."
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: Zoe has an easy time with the intelligence machine but the Doctor doesn't do as well.
Next Up: "The Seeds of Death"
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