The Steel Sky
1)The Monoids are sufficiently goofy-looking. I can't think why our Steven hasn't brought them back.
2)"Have you been frootling about in my wardrobe?"
"If you go trying any frootling about in there, I'll blow your head off."
3)"The Monoids acquaint us of intruders."
4)"No, me nose is running." Ah, back at the start of Jackie Lane's run, when she was still occasionally trying to sound "Cockney".
5)"Nero, the Trojan Wars, the Daleks - but all that happened in the first segment of time."
6)Cliffhanger #1: Everyone may die of the cold!
7)This is interesting - the show has never really addressed much the idea that they might be spreading germs all around space and time. The Doctor pretty much just doesn't want to think about it.
8)"You still fear the unknown, like everyone else before you."
9)Good grief, what kind of plague was Dodo carrying?
10)"Now, once this crisis is over, I am going to teach you to speak English."
11)"Yes, I know I'm a bit of a quack..."
12)"The last moment has come." It looked better in "The End of the World".
13)Cliffhanger #2: The statue is a Monoid!
14)"It appears the Monoids have become overlords."
15)I wonder if the Refusians are related to the Spiridons?
16)That Monoid had a nice trip in the doorway.
17)Cliffhanger #3: The Doctor and Dodo are stranded on Refusis II.
18)"What about the bomb?" Good question.
19)OK, there were clearly some strings involved with those launchers.
20)Humans and Monoids having to learn to get along - it's like a precursor to the humans and Hath.
21)Cliffhanger #4: The Doctor sneezed so had he turned invisible!
Another fairly good story, where they tried something new. I think the First Doctor, Steven and Dodo are a pretty good team!
Watched the extras for this -
First was "One Hit Wonders", which was a very brief look at why some monsters have only appeared once.
Then was "All's Wells That Ends Wells", a quick look at how H.G. Wells impacted science fiction, and Doctor Who in particular, and which has alot of clips from "Timelash" in it.
Third was "Riverside Story", with Peter Purves and a fellow whose name I didn't catch reminiscing about Riverside Studios, where many an episode was filmed.
Then I re-watched it with the commentary track on. The commenters were Peter Purves and director Michael Imison, moderated by Toby Hadoke, who seems to be a fanboy who somehow weaseled his way into these things. Not sure why they think Purves and Imison need "moderating". Purves particularly talks about how crap the Monoids were and Imison talks about how this was his last directing job, as he got his notice that his contract wasn't being renewed right around the time they started filming.
Toby Hadoke is a fanboy ... but he's also an actor, writer and comedian who, among other things, did an apparently well-regarded one-man show called "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf." He's also the moderator for the DVD commentary on the The Rescue and The Romans (and maybe others, I'm not sure).
He's also the co-author (with Robert Shearman, who wrote Dalek for RTD and shows up on a number of these DVD extras these days) of a (projected) 3-volume book series titled "Running Through Corridors: Rob and Toby's Marathon Watch of Doctor Who", in which they comment on every single episode of Who, which they watched 2-a-day, every day, starting January 1, 2009. Volume 1 just came out recently, and it's in my briefcase right now. (I'm up to Episode 4 of The Celestial Toymaker.)
And that is, undoubtedly, more than you ever wanted to know about Toby Hadoke (assuming you didn't already know this, which is entirely possible).
No, I hadn't known that, Doc, thanks.
Also, they noted that "The Ark" was the first of many Doctor Who appearances for actor Michael Sheard.
I think one purpose that Hadoke serves in these commentaries is that because he's an obsessive fanboy, he knows details about the production of these stories that folks like Imison and Purves may not remember after 40 years.
Also, Purves offers some interesting insights into Hartnell's character, saying that no one was more frustrated by his verbal fluffs than Hartnell himself was, and that, frankly, Hartnell could be a bit of a bully sometimes.