Doctor Who #70: The Time Warrior

Title: Doctor Who: “The Time Warrior
Year: 1973-1974
Network: BBC
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Alan Bromly
Writer: Robert Holmes
Starring: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney
Music: Ron Grainer (theme), Dudley Simpson
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes; the 1st story (of 5) from season 11
Synopsis: a shipwrecked alien kidnaps scientists into medieval England
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), April 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for cinematography, special effects/design and music) c. 2.8/4 (Good).

One of the better stories, but not a particular favorite of mine. It’s the first appearance of the Sontarans, which look completely absurd but are one of the more cleverly thought out creatures in the show.


One Response to Doctor Who #70: The Time Warrior

  1. richardbooth says:

    In retrospect, the Sontarans look a little daft wearing sleeping bags… But, that’s part of the joy of Doctor Who, and the Sontarans *are* one of the better realised ‘monsters’ of their era.

    Wasn’t quite convinced by the 5’4″ Sontarans last year; though, as nice as their costumes were, I found it a bit difficult to take them seriously as arch-warmongers when they were *that* short!

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