I love the bit where The Master sneaks into The Doctor's TARDIS, intent on stealing it, only to find The Doctor has made a mess of it, trying to "fix" it (despite the fact that a vital piece of it is either missing or not working at all).
"What does he think he's playing at? Oh, well... I suppose it-- COULD be made to work..."
And then you have the scene where, incredibly, The Master talks his way out of being arrested, so that HE can save the Earth (since The Doctor is missing). And they go for it!
You forgot one of my favourite quotes from the Master:
Overweight, underpowered and a museum piece. No proper stabiliser.Oh... let's try again. Might as well try to fly a second hand gas stove.
Wow. I had forgotten I started so many Doctor Who discussions (albiet old rather than new DVD releases).
"Might as well try to fly a second hand gas stove."
It's sad, Anthony Ainley never got writing this good. (Although, I have been writing more stories lately with a character based on him... and boy is he fun to write!)
Watched this last night. More thoughts in addition to the above...
1)Wow, this show really had it in for public servants back then, didn't it?
2)I gather the bit about "freak weather conditions" was to cover up the fact that it unexpectedly started snowing.
3)In Pigbin Josh, we get another trademark Doctor Who rural defective, speaking the British equivalnet of "authentic frontier gibberish".
Overall: Watchable, with some good dialogue, but not one of my favorite UNIT stories.
I watched this one again last night after having recently listened to the Sixth Doctor audio adventure "The Feast of Axos." ("If you want something done right, don't leave it to one of your former selves to sort out.") My comments above are so out of date! We (and I) have come a long way since 2010.
Ah, what a shame.
Tracy of Moon-T said: