Posted May 31, 2009 @ 10:12 PM
I watched all four episodes, highly amused by the storyline. For one thing, the Doctor had a point about the hat rack having to go. After all, who else but the Doctor sported any sort of head gear. But then the rack gets a bigger spotlight when Turlough uses it to fend off miners, twirling it around menacingly. Lest you think Turlough comes off as a badass, he suffers a breakdown upon looking at the Tractators. I think they look like roaches designed by Sid & Marty Kroft. A peer of mine suggested they looked like lobsters. Anyway, the Tractators had once invaded his home planet, and they were about to dig through the colony. Also, we have miners getting sunk into the ground and turning into visual white noise in the best special effects 1984 had to offer, and the head guy on the Obamaesque posters turns out to have been hooked into a Tractator mining machine. Sadly, he doesn't get to say anything, let alone camp it up like Max Capricorn.
In the end, I liked "Frontios," at least a lot better than the depression that was "Resurrection Of The Daleks." What did you guys think? Am I missing anything?
Posted Jun 21, 2009 @ 11:07 AM
The one thing I didn't understand was what exactly happened to Kamelion after the Tractators destroyed the Tardis. Wasn't he traveling with the Doctor at this point?
Posted Jun 21, 2009 @ 3:32 PM
In real life, I think there was too much difficulty in having him appear on screen, so TPTB just left him out of it.
Posted Jun 21, 2009 @ 10:22 PM
And it was nice to see Tegan in inappropriately tight skirts again. I know about the whole "somthin' somethin' from the dad" deal, but you'd think she'd switch to something more comfy while running away from that week's main threat.
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