Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Time for another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as they discuss “Timelash” and whether it really belongs at the bottom of all those fan polls.

Have you watched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!


Collective happy thing because Liz sneaks it in: “Marco Polo” on vinyl!

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Comments on: "Episode 231 – Timelash Extensions" (1)

  1. I think that this is one that might work better as a retrospective, secure in the knowledge that there were better stories on either side of this season.

    Certainly I remember watching it at the time, when it was the only Doctor Who we were getting (of course) and saw this season as setting out the Sixth Doctor for us after his inasupicious debut in “The Twin Dilemma” and honestly, not being remotely impressed.

    So we’d had “Attack of the Cybermen”, “Vengeance on Varos” and after a brief moment of high camp fun in “The Mark of the Rani” with an interesting new villain, we were back to the “The Two Doctors” and then this. Most of them seemed, to be if not always unduly violent, at least deeply cynical in their outlook and that wasn’t something I needed as a kid in 1985.

    Cheap looking sets and the silly voiced androids didn’t help, nor did the annoying sidekick who was so obviously HG Wells that the only possible joke would be for us to discover that he WASN’T. And whilst it’s possibly fun to know about the Paul Darrow / Colin Baker “rivalry”, it doesn’t acually help with someone just trying to watch the story.

    That being said, the Borad is a lovely piece of makeup design and execution, who deserved a much better story to be in.

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