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     Home »  The Peter Davison Era »  the King's Demons
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     Friday, February 24 2006 @ 12:54 AM EST
    Here's an interesting point that I had also brought up with Louis, Ken, James, and Chris - that might be worth consideration for discussion:

    With "the King's Demons", it has often been criticized that it was a rather silly scheme for (of all people) the Master to be mechanizing, which is sooo true. This was, after all, the same scheming megalomaniac that attempts to hold the entire Universe at ransom by seizing Logopolis - now attempting to meddle with the Magna Carta? I began to postulate on the fact that it was during this time (the 5th Doctor's era) that executive producer JNT was attempting to bring back old adversaries - such as the Master, Omega, the Black Guardian, the Cybermen, Silurians/Sea Devils, etc... and I was wondering if perhaps this story was originally conceived for with the Monk as its villain? When you think about it, it IS the perfect scenario for a dangerous time meddler, particularly in Earthly affairs. It is also the perfect period for a renegade that bears the guise of a medieval monk... What do you guys think?

    Of course it may be known among fan circles for decades that this was the original intent, and I missed out somewhere along the line??? Rolling Eyes

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     Friday, February 24 2006 @ 03:18 AM EST

    It certainly would have been cool to had seen the Monk reappear again.


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     Friday, February 24 2006 @ 05:57 AM EST
    I think so too! In so many ways he is very much like the Doctor - if the Doctor chose the path of interfering a little too far. Not like the diabolical, obsessive, pure malice of the Master (aka the War Chief? Wink ) or the contemptuous, cold, empathically detached Rani. The Monk seemed to be a collector & meddler more than a true villain, and he also seemed to dwell just barely outside the Doctor's realm of ethics. He also, like the Doctor, would fixate on the Earth and a particular era/manner of style therein (the dark - middle ages, rather than the Edwardian - contempory ages). Perhaps he was also part human? hehehe

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