Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who


Our trip through classic season one is back to moving pictures! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we cover Terry Nation’s eclectic 6-parter, “The Keys of Marinus”. There’s a lot to love and some to not-love. Listen and see who thinks which parts are which!

How do you feel about this story? Do you love its fairy-tale nature and the multiple adventures? Or do you think it drags? If the latter, which parts drag? We’re super-curious to know, so please tell us in the comments!


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Lazy Doctor Who covers “The Keys of Marinus”
Blake’s 7
Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers (shout-out to Cassandra Fredrickson, who wrote about “The Keys of Marinus”)

Download or listen now (runtime 1:17:56) 

Comments on: "113 – Law & Order: Marinus" (4)

  1. Neil Ottenstein said:

    The little bit at the end with the Law and Order tones really made me laugh out loud.

  2. MJ Fouldes said:

    Hey great podcast, ladies! Listened to it on my dog walk, with Yana (our dog). But all the way through I was like “But surely you have to mention the inappropriate nature of (who we, in our Doctor Who marathon watching group, named) “Rapey Hagrid”! So I was glad at the end when Erica (?) brought it up! Real sinister stuff for family viewing!

    But yeah we really rated this story highly. Lots of fun and variety!

  3. Andrew said:

    Just a quick (belated) correction in defence of David Whitaker, who was connected in the podcast to the dodgy parts of this story and The Romans. He actually had no connection to The Romans – you might have been thinking of Dennis Spooner, who was very much entrenched in the comedic styles of the 60s (including the dodgy sexual politics).

    As for Keys of Marinus, that material in episodes 3-4 feels more like Terry Nation than David Whitaker – it certainly doesn’t feel out of place when taken in context with his work on Blake’s 7 and Survivors.

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