Watched this last night, a few additional thoughts:
1)I never liked the bit about Victoria being off studying graphology - why not just let us assume this story took place between "Fury from the Deep" and "The Wheel in Space"? As noted above, Holmes did seem completely unconcerend with continuity - of course, it's also possible that in those days he hadn't imagined there'd be people like me watching them all endlessly and picking apart the details.
2)"What's the use of good quotation if you can't change it?" I always liked that line.
3)"The gratification of pleasure is the sole motive of action." Isn't that what the Epicureans believed?
4)"Perhaps you should see a Doctor." "Are you trying to be funny?"
5)Not wild about Shockeye as a character - nothing against John Stratton, I think he actually plays a murderous creepy guy too well.
6)Also not wild about the Sontarans in this - nothing agianst the guys who plyed them here, but I longed for Kevin Lindsay or Derek Deadman here.
7)I did like James Saxon and Carmen Gomez as Oscar and Anita. Oscar's murder was a fairly brutal scene and Gomez did a good job conveying genuine grief at his death.
8)"What sort of conspiracy?" "A plot."
9)"I think your Doctor's worse than mine." No comment.
10)"You look better for your change of clothes and bath. You should try it more often."
11)"When did you go mad, Dastari?"
12)"Symbiotic nuclei" is Gallifreyan for "midichlorians."
13)"There cannot be a creature on the planet that humans do not kill and eat."
14)"The Black Knight Sontaran might is invincible!"
15)Wow, Troughton really makes a meal (pun intended) out of being an Androgum.
16)I find it amusing that Troughton and Hines "reach for for the sky" when they put their hands up, but Baker and Bryant only put their hands halfway up.
17)"Primitive creatures don't feel pain in the way that we would." So, hit 'em harder!
18)The scene with Chessene licking up the Doctor's blood was sufficiently icky.
19)The scene with the Doctor deliberately poisoning Shockeye has come in for some criticism - I put ir down to dire necessity. It was a nice touch that it was done with Oscar's own cyanide.
This was OK - not my favorite Holmes story, but watchable. One of those rare occasons where I agree with Eric Saward that the story might have been better off without the Sontarans in it. One tire dof hearing "I must get back to my unit" over and over again.
I re-watched episode one of “The Two Doctors” to gauge how well it might fit between "Fury from the Deep" and "The Wheel in Space" (in Second Doctor continuity). The answer is: not well. The problem is more than Victoria “off studying graphology” rather than “staying with the Harrises”; it is the raison d’etre behind the Doctor and Jamie’s participation in the first place. In the opening scene, the two openly discuss being on a mission for the Timelords, which weren’t revealed to Jamie (let alone the audience) until the very last episode of “The War Games.” The Second Doctor and Jamie’s participation in “The Two Doctors” doesn’t make any sense unless it takes place after “The War Games,” yet how it could possibly fit between “The War Games” and “Spearhead from Space” is problematic. Also problematic is the question of why the script called for Victoria to be away and not Zoe. It’s not as if either Deborah Watling or Wendy Padbury were actually in the episode, plus it would simply make sense on so many levels for it to have been Zoe rather than Victoria.
Holmes' confusion begat fans' confusion.
Sontaran make-up too fake-looking this time out. (You's think it would get better, but no.)
Jacqueline Pearce, who played Chessene in this story, but was far more famous for playing Servalan in Blake's 7, has passed away.
This past Sunday, there was a "virtual watch party" of "The Two Doctors" on Twitter. At one point, I noted that Dastari reminded me of Jim Steranko. Sunday night, Jim Steranko tweeted back at me wondering where he could get his residual check.