Saturday, 29 October 2011

The War Machines (Doctor Who Series 3 Story 10

It is the end my friend…. of series 3. Hartnells days are numbered now and he will no longer finish a series, So how does the second Ian Stuart Black story fare?

Well it doesn't quite make the impact of the previous Savages and whether you like Dodo or not the treatment of her in this story is shocking. The story also holds the dubious accolade of being the only story where The Doctor is referred to directly as Doctor Who (shudder).

The War machines feels rather like a proto-dalek story with the titular machines being rather like monster versions of the evil pepper pots.One strength the Black seems to have, thankfully, is a grasp of The Doctor that is so often missing. Hartnells Doctor has massive balls in this story and really manages to rule the roost.

A good story, not great but mot really a chore to watch unlike some others I could mention.

Coming up… Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. In colour!

Paul Out



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