Doctor Who #142: Timelash

Title: Doctor Who: “Timelash
Year: 1985
Network: BBC
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Pennant Roberts
Writer: Glen McCoy
Starring: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant
Music: Ron Grainer (theme), Elizabeth Parker
Episodes: 2, at 45 minutes; the 5th story (of 6) from season 22
Synopsis: an alien planet has a dictator, and they force the Doctor’s involvement by kidnapping Peri
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), April 2008
Subjective Rating: 2/10 (Terrible).
Objective Rating: 0/10 c. 0.6/4 (Very bad).

Terrible Doctor Who is better than no Doctor Who, on principle.  But this is pretty universally terrible. Even the DVD featurette talks about how unforgivably bad this episode is.


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