Right, well—to begin, I must say that I’m glad that I’ve already taken the notes on this episode because I just spent the better portion of the afternoon reading “Julie & Julia” by Julie Powell (review in a few days), and going back to snarky Doctor Who comments is quite the rugged transition for my brain.
So, here we go back to “Leisure Hive” episode two. For episode one, click here.
As we view the reprise, ol’ (oh, he really is here, poor fellow) Tom is once again torn asunder by video effects of DOOM.
- Wait—reprise made it look like Romana was dragging the scarf! I thought it was the Doc.
- Why does Reptile try to kill Doctor? What’s his motivation?
- Such a cheat—that resolution!
- Oh look, ANOTHER Earth shuttle. This is beginning to feel like Star Cops.
- Umm, a strangely directed capture scene.
- Just a note—his sonic screwdriver looks almost exactly like the doohickey I used for melting wax when learning pysanka.
- Ah, well… yes… have dabbled just a bit in time travel.
- Romana is just showing off.
- I don’t like Tom’s red coat at all at all.
- La Presidente doesn’t seem to mourn her husband all that much.
- These reptiles do have a penchant for turning knobs and screwing with machinery.
- Ah, now we see how war + hive + death + children all tie together.
- Why does anyone trust this scientist?
- Also, why does beard-boy (who should be easily identifiable as evil b/c he is wearing a beard in Doctor Who) look so familiar to me?
- Oh yeah—of course they ‘ll want to just watch on the viewer. The Doc will be fine with that.
- Aging make-up & acting nicely-done.
- WAIT—why did plans for not revealing the deception suddenly change? Did I miss something?
- Claw/ doorway look strangely out of proportion to one another.
- Dude! Green = Death! Run Away!
- Good job showing only bits of the monster.
- Poor blind beggar! Is his prescription really so strong that he can’t even see giant green lizard monsters without his glasses on?
- It would be awfully hard to strangle someone with that scarf.
- “Arrest the scarf, then.” Ha!
- I like how Romana is a competent teacher here, instead of the silly school-girl she is often dressed as. Bring back Mary Tamm, I say.
- Experiments are boring to watch, especially when done with colored plastic and kool-aid.
- Is Son-of-Mine only allowed to speak while standing? Why does he keep bouncing up and down in his seat?
- He is also a bit too gleeful to have found “a test.” I’m worried.
- Oh dear, are we going to melt the Doctor?
- Another nice job on the aging make-up; though he does look like a cross between Santa Claus and Rasputin. An unnerving idea, that.
Well, that was a good one. Lots of plot. Sufficient corridor running. Nice aging effects.
Coming soon… part 3… of DOOM!