Monster of the Day #863

A no-brainer.* And still my favorite production of A Man For All Seasons.

[*See yesterday’s MotD.]

Man, this was a great run of Doctor Who. The gothic horror shows were especially tremendous.

  • Flangepart

    “Tell me, do you know a fellow named Ro-man? Amusing chap, thought he smells like soap.”

  • Ericb

    You learn a lot listening to the audio commentaries on the DVDs. This season was the peak of the Philip Hinchcliffe era which, for me, was the peak of the old series. Evidently Philip’s style was just too intense for the BBC and he only lasted as producer for three seasons. Too bad.

  • Ken_Begg

    I think it was Hinchcliffe’s era that was dogged by a woman who objected to the level of violence on the show. Hinchcliffe’s taste for dark horror like this and Horror of Fang Rock was a prime target, since the program was still considered to be aimed that the kiddie demo back then.

  • Ericb

    Yeah, it was Mary Whitehouse.

  • All of Morbius’s requests for someone to lend him a hand were politely refused.

  • Acethepug

    That … that CONDO’S arm!

    Man, that was indeed a great run of Dr Who. I remember my Dad introducing it to me when it was on channel 2 PBS in Mass.

    Tom Baker will ALWAYS be my Doctor because of that.

  • Rodford Smith

    At the World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio last year there was a Doctor Who exhibit with several props, this among them. It was looking rather ratty.