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Rewatch Oz - Dr Who: The Dominators
trevor travis
It's a Yeti control device Grin
 
Gauda Cheese
Oh so NOW Rago is pissed off.
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trevor travis
The Doctor hoists the Dominators on their own petard.
 
Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

It's a Yeti control device Grin


Oh my God it is!
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Gauda Cheese
Double T what is Jaime's final Quark killing tally?
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trevor travis
Cliffhanger ending leading into the Mind Robber... but I believe we've got the small matter of An Underwater Menace to deal with first Grin
 
Gauda Cheese
Does that mean Cully and co end up melting to death?
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Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

Cliffhanger ending leading into the Mind Robber... but I believe we've got the small matter of An Underwater Menace to deal with first Grin


Dammit.
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trevor travis
Gauda Cheese wrote:

Double T what is Jaime's final Quark killing tally?


I think he destroyed 5. 1 by gun, 1 by rock, 3 by explosion.

The ones by the drill seemed only to be knocked over... I imagine Toba picked them back up.

But at least 5-0, if not more.
 
Gauda Cheese
Jaime 5 - Quarks 0 The Dominators episode 5.
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Thanks Double T! I shall see you next week for a bona-fide trainwreck.
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Spaceship Dispatcher
Gauda Cheese wrote:

Does that mean Cully and co end up melting to death?

There's no way they could have escaped in time, or at all since there's nothing actually left working of the Dulcian installation or travel system. It's one of those big moments in the Troughton era that points to the moral ambiguity of that incarnation, something not really explored in any other Doctor until McCoy came along. He doesn't want to be responsible for the survivors in the Tardis, especially since they would be in his care until they found somewhere safe to live, and discreetly sends them on their way in the hope that his companions will be too preoccupied to think through what's just happened. It's only Zoe's first story and Jamie trusts the Doctor absolutely, so he gets away with it. That aspect of the story is very strong and contributes a lot to the overall continuity of the show and the character, even if it wasn't written with that intention.

Glad you both enjoyed the rewatch!
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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Gauda Cheese
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:

Does that mean Cully and co end up melting to death?

There's no way they could have escaped in time, or at all since there's nothing actually left working of the Dulcian installation or travel system. It's one of those big moments in the Troughton era that points to the moral ambiguity of that incarnation, something not really explored in any other Doctor until McCoy came along. He doesn't want to be responsible for the survivors in the Tardis, especially since they would be in his care until they found somewhere safe to live, and discreetly sends them on their way in the hope that his companions will be too preoccupied to think through what's just happened. It's only Zoe's first story and Jamie trusts the Doctor absolutely, so he gets away with it. That aspect of the story is very strong and contributes a lot to the overall continuity of the show and the character, even if it wasn't written with that intention.

Glad you both enjoyed the rewatch!


Weird how I've loved this story for 20 plus years, but I only just noticed this tonight. I think I'll repress this memory, because I like to imagine Cully is still alive somewhere.
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trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:Glad you both enjoyed the rewatch!


I admit I enjoyed the story more than previously, these rewatches do help sometimes.

In particular, I enjoyed the way that Jamie spends the last half of the story picking on the Quarks Grin

As for the ending, yes it's difficult to see how the Dulcians escaped in time, although it's not entirely clear how long the Doctor was away planting the Control Sphere, sorry Bomb, on the Dominators ship.

Still far from a perfect story, but it's OK-ish!!! Wink

But looking forward to "The Underwater Menace", a story I rate more highly, in particular the Doctor's fantastic confrontation with Zaroff in Episode Two... a defining moment for Patrick Trougthon and the whole of DW history.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

As for the ending, yes it's difficult to see how the Dulcians escaped in time, although it's not entirely clear how long the Doctor was away planting the Control Sphere, sorry Bomb, on the Dominators ship.

Well, considering that they're stranded on an island with no transport and no communications until a rescue mission is sent from the city, the Doctor would need to take a very long time planting the Seed Device in the flying saucer. Like, several days.

But looking forward to "The Underwater Menace", a story I rate more highly, in particular the Doctor's fantastic confrontation with Zaroff in Episode Two... a defining moment for Patrick Trougthon and the whole of DW history.

Yes, this one is a story that has a special attachment for me; my very first issue of Doctor Who magazine, back when I was first discovering the show and knew nothing about it, had a huge special feature on the story by Andrew Pixley that I must have read half a dozen times. I just fell in love with the story through that article, years before I even got to see episode three.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

trevor travis wrote:
[quote]But looking forward to "The Underwater Menace", a story I rate more highly, in particular the Doctor's fantastic confrontation with Zaroff in Episode Two... a defining moment for Patrick Trougthon and the whole of DW history.

Yes, this one is a story that has a special attachment for me; my very first issue of Doctor Who magazine, back when I was first discovering the show and knew nothing about it, had a huge special feature on the story by Andrew Pixley that I must have read half a dozen times. I just fell in love with the story through that article, years before I even got to see episode three.


I liked it, after reading the novelisation circa 1989 or 1990.

I was slightly disappointed when I actually watched episode 3 a few years later (its not an episode which does the story a great deal of justice, but then again, episode 3s were often the weakest link in a four-part story). But the discovery of episode 2 has made a big difference, since its the episode which really defines the story. The Doctor/Zaroff scene is just wonderful. Patrick Troughton nails it completely.

It's long had the reputation of being the weakest Troughton story, but I don't see it that way at all.
 
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