Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

It’s time for another Underrated Gem — this time from Erika! Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss a story that is routinely listed near the very bottom of polls. Even Liz manages to find some nice things to say about this story. It’s a 2021-derful miracle!

Do you think this story is an Underrated Gem? Why or why not? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Happy Things:

Tansy’s new Instagram featuring Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 costumes
Liz plays a Dungeons and Dragons character named Vailo in Total Party Kill
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Comments on: "The Space Pirates Treasure" (2)

  1. It’s so sad that the episode to survive is so Milo Clancy heavy because Gordon Gostelow is definitely an acquired taste. However, beyond him the cast in this story is superb and in fact (whisper it quietly) may be my favourite cast of actors in any Dr Who story!

    I’ve always loved Esmond Knight. He is in some of the greatest British films of all time thanks to his association with Powell & Pressburger. Forget Jacobi or Gambon this is probably the most accomplished actor to ever appear in the series.

    Dudley Foster is one of the best bad guy actors you will ever see. Watch him in Randall & Hopkirk to see what I mean. If his episodes survived it would instantly boost the approval ratings.

    For many years Jack May played Nelson Gabriel in the radio series The Archers and he was magnificent. If I could cast anyone, living or dead, to be in audio drama like Big Finish he would be top of the list. He had the best voice ever.

    A couple of years ago I went to see George Layton give a talk at the Cinema Museum in London and he’s one of the best showbiz raconteurs that I’ve ever heard. I don’t know if he’s ever been to Gallifrey One but he should do because he would go down a storm.

    That’s four and we haven’t even got to Nik Zaron!

  2. Eric P Gjovaag said:

    Oh, Verities, I so hate to burst your bubble, But “The Space Pirates” wasn’t Robert Holmes’ first script for “Doctor Who”! That came a few stories earlier in the season, with “The Krotons”.

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