Sunday 16 October 2011

328 The Time Monster Episode Five

EPISODE: The Time Monster Episode Five
TRANSMITTED: 17 June 1972
WRITER: Robert Sloman
DIRECTOR: Paul Bernard
SCRIPT EDITOR: Terrance Dicks
PRODUCER: Barry Letts
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Myths & Legends: The Time Monster, Underworld & The Horns of the Nimon
Episode Format: 525 video RSC

The Doctor telepathically contacts Jo and guides her on using the Tardis to retrieve him from the Time Vortex. The Master arrives at Atlantis and attempts to insinuate himself into the royal court. King Dalios dismisses him but Queen Galleia is taken with him. The Doctor & Jo also arrive in Atlantis and find favour with King Dalios. Jo is taken to Queen Galleia but observes her conspiring with the Master. High priest Krasis has her thrown into the vault under the temple where the Minotaur dwells protecting the crystal.

I'm despairing. This story is doing nothing for me and barely holding my attention. Awful.

Famed Hammer Films star Ingrid Pitt plays Queen Galleia, in a costume that's barely keeping her cleavage under control. She'll be back some years later in Warriors of the Deep as Doctor Solow. Her servant, Lakis, is played by Susan Penhaligon who is someone I know more as a name rather than her acting career. One of the Atlanteans, Miseus, is played by Michael Walker who was a Radar Operator in The Claws of Axos while one of the guards is Melville Jones who'll return as a Cyberman in Revenge of the Cybermen. Three years into Pertwee and no Cybermen! Finally, and most famously for science fiction fans, the Minotaur is played by Dave Prowse, famous as the body, but not the voice, of Darth Vader and also as the Green Cross Code Man during the 70s. Another Green Cross Code film featuring the acronym SPLINK was hosted by Jon Pertwee!

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