While some episodes are not much longer than the final broadcast versions, they may contain alternative takes or a different story structure. The greater good and all that. Peri is strapped down and gagged, and Crozier gives the order to shave her head. Colin Baker himself was not clear about this flawed Doctor’s behaviour in this story; was he really that evil, or was the Gallifreyan Matrix lying?
John Rhys-Davies, Derek Jacobi, and David Warner had also been considered. The trial continues, and the Valeyard decides to bring out another piece of evidence against the Doctor: his antics on the planet of Thoros Beta. He shouts and laughs and whispers and whistles and threatens good-natured mayhem upon his enemies. In Crozier's laboratory the Doctor examines a preserved, All of the universe's commodity markets can be accessed by a communications device called the, The special effect showing a ringed planet in the sky over Thoros Beta early in the serial duplicates an image seen at the end of the 1985 New Zealand SF film, In keeping with the "colour coding" of the Doctor's cravats, this story sees him wearing his red cravat, consistent with its events leading directly up to the start of the trial. The Mysterious Planet features nothing excessive, while Mindwarp is more indicative of Baker’s first year. Overpowering the guards, he departs the laboratory, followed by a stunned Doctor and Peri. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Doctor, watching this from the courtroom, is shocked into silence. Although they won’t completely explode until we hit Terror of the Vervoids.
The Doctor tells the courtroom that what they are seeing is all part of his ploy. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ( Log Out / When Peri points out what Sil put her through, the Doctor is dismissive and flippant. The Doctor goes to Yrcanos's cell and tricks the guard, allowing Yrcanos and Dorf to escape. “Therefore most of what you saw was true.”. Of course, she gets the same “quickly paired off” ending as Peri ultimately did, even teamed with a morally ambiguous guest star, suggesting that not everything has improved for female companions. After all, if the Valeyard ultimately wants his regenerations, you’d suspect an earlier version would be better.
The audio drama Peri and the Piscon Paradox instead suggests that a boyfriend abused her. Tomorrow I shall soak the land in blood.” Even Colin Baker’s Doctor is in quite awe during Ycranos’ victory speech, gingerly waiting to point out, “Ycranos? The only criticisms raised during these sequences are the most petty of observations. Oh, you'd like it there. However, one of the reasons I am (surprisingly) fond of Mel as a companion is that the show doesn’t treat her nearly as bad. The years seen in this section may seem decidedly "off". The Sixth Doctor Revisited - A celebration of 'Sixie'.
The way that the show (and the Doctor) treated Peri is indefensible, and trying to retroactively insert a lazy “happy ending” that marries Peri off to a guest star who is defined by his tendency towards violence is just as bad. In Crozier's laboratory, Lord Kiv is rambling due to the body of the fisherman influencing his brain. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Hey, keep together. I have no objection to violence like that, in service of a story, and it is something that could be defended. Martin has an idea how to best use the tropes and conventions of this era better than virtually any other writer.