And it’s time for the end of Season 9 of Doctor Who, and so Brendan, Richard and Nathan explore the weighty themes of colonialism and utter nonsense, as we discuss The Mutants and The Time Monster. Simmer down, Stu!
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The Time Monster was relesed in the US in 2010 (Amazon US). In the UK and Australia, it was only released as part of the Myths and Legends Box Set, which also includes the rightfully unloved Underworld and The Horns of Nimon, which I secretly quite like. Shut up. (Amazon UK)
The Marshal of Solos is eerily reminiscent of everyone’s favourite wartime reactionary cartoon character, Colonel Blimp.
We haven’t mentioned this for a while, so I guess it’s time for About Time by Tat Wood. His Pertwee volume is in its second edition, with heaps more information, and, sadly, heaps less Lawrence Miles. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
Fans of the glowy rainbow cave on Solos will also enjoy William Blake’s watercolours. Fans of William Blake’s watercolours will also enjoy Elizabeth Sandifer’s crazy Blakean review of The Three Doctors.
The Time Lords’ box is eerily reminiscent of Nathan and Richard’s beloved childhood toy, the wonderfully-named Tupperware Shape-O-Ball.
And, of course, the question on everyone’s lips: Why didn’t the Eagles just drop the One Ring into Mount Doom?
The Time Monster
In his conversation with Jo in episode 6, Pertwee shamelessly plagiarises the Buddha’s Flower Sermon.
Princess Peach becomes the hero in Super Princess Peach, overcoming her enemies with the power of her womanly emotions. Her tiresome habit of being kidnapped so that she can be rescued by Mario is deconstructed in Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Damsel in Distress (Part 1).
Cat People (1942) is an early horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur. You can watch the scary stalking scene mentioned by Brendan here. You can watch the entire film here, and its sequel, The Curse of the Cat People (1944), here.
Picks of the Week!
Sandifer’s final TARDIS Eruditorum entry on Silence in the Library takes the form of a 100,000 word history of Doctor Who. Brilliant.
The Curse of Peladon novelisation is out of print, and it’s not available as an ebook either. (And why on Earth not?) However, the audiobook is available, narrated by David Troughton. (Audible US) (Audible UK)
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