So. Boring. Just…so very, very boring. Even thinking about this story makes me sleepy and upset.
It didn’t have to be this way. The concept of this story isn’t horrible, but it’s also not very original, and really was rather poorly executed.
Let’s start with the Krotons themselves. Basically someone took the Robot from Forbidden Planet and downgraded it by several levels. These things just look terrible. They really aren’t interesting at all. They come off as (yet another) attempt by the BBC to not have to keep forking over money to Terry Nation.
There really isn’t a single interesting supporting character, and though there are a couple of cute little moments with the Doctor and Zoe, really, everything about this is just dull, dull, dull.
In point of fact, the only good thing about this story is that it brings us one step closer to the color era.
|Directed by||David Maloney|
|Written by||Robert Holmes|
|Script editor||Terrance Dicks|
|Produced by||Peter Bryant|
|Incidental music composer||Special sounds by Brian Hodgson|
|Length||4 episodes, 25 minutes each|
|Date started||28 December 1968|
|Date ended||18 January 1969|
Next time: The Seeds of Death