Doctor Who: The Time Monster (Story 64)
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Since Dr. Who is no longer on TV in many places these days, it's been a long time since I have seen many of them, and "The Time Monster" did not disapoint.
Unlike most 6-part Dr. Who adventures that start of strong through the first 3 episodes but end up dragging the story out; "The Time Monster" maintains a steady pace throught.
There's some neat slow motion camera work throughout the story, and very few "wobbly sets" and other special effects gaffs that are not usually appreciated by the non-whovian.
Best viewed on a rainy day with a nice hot cup of Earl Grey.
The Brigadier is sent as a UNIT observer, but during a trial run, Stuart is aged to an octagenarian. The Master then calls for Kronos, who is a chronovore, dangerous creatures living in the time vortex that cab "swallow a life as quickly as a boa constrictor can swallow a rabbit. Fur and all!"
The Doctor and Jo arrive at Wooton because they detect the Master's TARDIS and comes upon an aged Stuart, who mentions the name Kronos. From then, it's the Doctor and Jo against the Master and Krasis, the high priest of Atlantis who unwittingly helps the Master in controlling the dangerous chronovore.
One interesting goof is the word "chronovore." "Chrono" is Greek, while "vore" is Latin. Surely "chronophage" should have been more appropriate, or "temporavore"? Another is the V-1 rocket that the Master brings through time against Yates' convoy. A farmer remembers a V-1 striking in the exact area in 1944. Unless there was more than one V-1 attack in that area, it's impossible for the farmer remembering it if it had been taken out of time. And Aidan Murphy (Hippias) has a shrill and irritating voice.
Other items: the Doctor and the Master's TARDIS materializing within each other is later duplicated in Logopolis.Read more ›
i do agree with the comments made by Barry Letts, the Cronus costume is odd looking
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The Collection is growing!!!!! Thank you for having this awesome story!Published 13 months ago by VictorSlim3D
Beside the blurry flapping chicken effect used for the arrival of Kronos, the story was well done. Another Master classic.Published 16 months ago by Malbus
ITEM WAS RECEIVED JUST AS IT WAS PROMISED. THANK YOUPublished 16 months ago by Richard G. Rominger, Jr.
every Doctor Who story is worth my time a true fan--this copy was very good and came fastPublished 23 months ago by Sarrah L. Coleson
the story wasn't the best and the special effects aren't good but then again its the 70's when this was made so they did not have the technology like they do now . Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Matt C
I love Pertwee and the way he connects with the Master and think that Delgado was a great Master character.Published on October 18, 2013 by Linda Geist