1)"Hair, shoulder pads, nukes - it's the 80's, everything's bigger."

 

2)"It's an Ice Warrior."  Good to see the Ice Warriors again, I've been waiting for the show to bring them back. I thought the Marshal was reasonably well updated. He looked recognizably like the ones from the old show, but had a few new tricks, like running around naked, for one. The scene where the Martian grabs the political officer (or whatever he was) from behind reminded me a little of the scene in TheWar of the Worlds (1953) where the Martian grabs Ann Robinson's shoulder. I wonder if that was deliberate.

 

3)"'Harm one of us and you harm us all.' That's the ancient Martian code."

 

4)"History's in flux. It can be changed. Re-written."  "You can't re-write history - not one line!"

 

5)"Do you know 'Hungry Like the Wolf'?"  I thought that Professor Wacky there went a little over the top at times.

 

6)"I re-set the HADS."  The Great Intelligence, the HADS, the Ice Warriors and the Cybermen to come. Moffat really is trying to re-do the Troughton Era, isn't he?

 

Overall:

Not a bad story, I like the occasional re-introduction of an old enemy. The sudden arrival of the Martians was a bit "Plot Convenience Playhouse", but generally I enjoyed the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The representation of the Warrior as more dangerous out of his armour than in it rubs me the wrong way. Why would he wear armour if that's the case?

 

It was an OK episode, but I wish the show wouldn't show humans murdered in the course of a story's action, and then wave the deaths away at its end.

In some ways people are the same the world over, but in some ways they aren't. My recollection when I saw the story (over a month ago) I thought the Russian sailors should probably not be so much like British ones.



Luke Blanchard said:

The representation of the Warrior as more dangerous out of his armour than in it rubs me the wrong way. Why would he wear armour if that's the case?

 

It was an OK episode, but I wish the show wouldn't show humans murdered in the course of a story's action, and then wave the deaths away at its end.

In some ways people are the same the world over, but in some ways they aren't. My recollection when I saw the story (over a month ago) I thought the Russian sailors should probably not be so much like British ones.

 

I tend to agree regarding the armor. The new show does seem to be in love with saying "And now they're more dangerous than ever!" no matter what a character does.

6)"I re-set the HADS."  The Great Intelligence, the HADS, the Ice Warriors and the Cybermen to come. Moffat really is trying to re-do the Troughton Era, isn't he?

I can see in this episode why he would be hesitant to do so. In 'The Dominators' it moves a few yards away. In this story, it ends up on the other side of the planet. Not the most convenient of options to get installed. I'll stick with the seat warmers, thank you very much ;)

P.S. An update on what the Draconians would be nice when time allows. Maybe they are too concerned with someone confusing them with the Ice Warriors?

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