The five doctors
I have just watched the five doctors & enjoyed it.
There are some secrets, things which are significant.
At the very end, the president of the Timelords
immortality, which turns out a curse rather than a blessing, as he is
entrapped. The deputy
president then says to the Doctor, It is my pleasure to yet again give
you the title of President!
This implies that the doctor in his first incarnation was
given the chance to be President,
ruler of his people. The doctor
refused the role, choosing instead to steal a Tardis and explore time
So the doctor is the appointed President,
& in other words was given the role of Master of his people, but
the doctor is a renegade, choosing to shirk that particular role &
the doctor is the renegade master???
The word Transmat was used,
later to be used in the Bad wolf episodes
featuring Christopher Eccleston.
We get to see 5 Doctors, Hartnell,
Troughton, Pertweee, Tom Baker & Davidson.
Tom Baker is with Romana(Lalla Ward), punting in Cambridge,
when the time scoop attempts to displace him, half succeeding in it's
goal, leaving the Tom Baker
trapped in the time vortex, rather than placing him in "The Death
zone", trapping him in the time vortex!, so for the most part has
nothing especially to do with the show itself!
We next see Tom Baker get up
off the floor in a dead end street and Romana
beckon him into, the Tardis at
the end, ...with his Scarf sticking out of the Tardis! The Tardis de-materialises.
We get to see companions, The Doctors granddaughter Susan, travels with Hartnell. When seen by Davidson, Susan introduces herself & Davidson says "Yes I know who you
are", He says it with a little fondness, but not with much warmth, no
hugs, this does not appear as one may imagine a family reunion.
Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart travels
with Troughton & is very tokenistic, just there to add a little
pompous commentary...... so nothing new there?
Sarah Jane Smith hooked up with
Pertwee & I found it
somewhat unfortunate her character be reduced to wingemeister. We see K9 at the begining with SarahJane
Smith, K9 warns Sarah Jane Smith of danger, but Sarah Jane Smith go's off anyway.
Vislor Turlough & Tegan Jovanka accompany Davidson. Again they don't "do" very
much. Tegan wears very striking red high heels!
even when walking over rough hilly ground!
Jamie McCrimmon appears along
with a lady (a former assistant) dressed in some bubblewrap! They
appear to Troughton, but they
are just illusions.
& so Sergeant Benton &
another lady whom I failed to recognise appear to Pertwee, again they are just
get to see a Dalek, Cybermen & Raston Warrior Robot. These are all
fairly tokenistik, the Dalek
is hysterical and shoots itself in an act of utter stupidity. The Cybermen are slow and ponderous
& oh so gulliable, I enjoyed watching the Ccybermen get defeated, hillarious!
& the Raston Warrior Robot,
which is a man in a lycra costume shooting white plastic sticks, but it
dispatches the Cybermen quite
handily for the Doctor :)
The Master is in, though only
in one incarnation, though we see a dead, burned scarred body which the
Master recognises as one of his
former incarnations. the Master
is played for a fool, by the president of the Timelords.
we see Rasilon who resides
over the death zone and gives immortality to those who seek it!
Peter Moffat directed this episode.... any relation to Steven Moffat?
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