So there’s a bomb and it’s about to go off, but my mind is elsewhere. I’m not sure why.
So David drops some acid and disarms the bomb. Not a bad idea. I’m watching this episode with a friend and he pointed out that the acid scene was filmed outside, which I didn’t notice at first. The whole “video tape indoors, film outdoors” thing does take some getting used to.
I’ll pay a dollar to anyone who can explain the VETOED signs everywhere. It’s really driving me bonkers. Signs! Signs! Everywhere signs!
So Ian and some rebel scum are running around a mining and construction site. There’s some equipment that says “EARTH MOVER”. Ah, foreshadowing.
So Mr Rumbold has arrived. He looks a little odd out fighting the Daleks instead of confusing Menswear, but there you are. Actually, the actor does a very good job of assuming a completely different accent from what he did in Are You Being Served? On a side note, Nicholas Smith, the actor in question, died just a few weeks ago. So sad.
David’s trying to suggest Susan should stay behind to help rebuild Earth. I’m sure that would never happen.
The Slither makes a really weird sound. I can’t decide if it’s unsettling or just funny, but it certainly is odd. The costume, however…hilarious!
Next time: “The Waking Ally”