Good gravy, the production values in Colin Baker’s first season are noticeably worse than the already relatively low bar set by previous seasons. Between the wiggly tongue thing the slug alien keeps doing and the frequently questionable script, “Vengeance on Varos” is landing near the bottom of my list.
Anthony Cumia may have been fired from The Opie & Anthony Show, but Gregg Opie Hughes and Jim Norton are still under contract, so the two of them had to go on the radio today, and obviously they dove right into the elephant in the room. And as Opie bluntly put it, We’re in a sh*tty position.
OF COURSE I didn’t find out about this until after I reactivated my XM service with the intention of listening to O&A on my way into work this morning. Good thing there are other channels I like but I’ll probably cancel after my (incredibly cheap) promo period is up given that the primary driver for me having it is gone.
So Mel and I were randomly watching Full House last night and I realized something that makes the whole show make a lot more sense. I always thought that both Jesse and Joey were Danny’s childhood friends but in the episode Danny said something about Jesse being mad at him for eloping with his sister. I watched that show for years and years and never knew that “Uncle Jesse” was actually legitimately their uncle. Is this news to anyone else or is it just me?
"I am the Doctor, whether you like it or not" is a pretty ballsy line with which to end a story that was arguably the worst introduction of a new Doctor in the history of the show. No wonder this story was so poorly received.
"The Caves of Androzani" was every bit as good as its reputation suggested. It is definitely my favorite story from the classic series thus far and I can see why it is often considered the best story in the history of the show. Too bad it’s about to be balanced out by "The Twin Dilemma" which is consistently rated as one of the worst stories, if not THE worst. I hope it’s not all downhill from here.