THE SKY IS FALLING
WRITER-BARNEY SLATER AND HERMAN GROVES
WOW! That is more like it! DW is a strange creature. It can go from the worst three episodes to the best in some time. This is the best since maybe CAVES and it is truly GREAT! Totter's Lane, Coal Hill School, a scientific advisor, a Brig reference, and "aim for the eye piece." The Hand of Omega. And for once, all the disparate parts seem to fit together as a whole without bogging down the action...and what action...
The cliffhanger is the definitive one for the McCoy era and is quite memorable as a Dalek flies up the steps! The action seemed fast, the Doctor clever but not totally and even Ace seems like a renewed character, not the horror show she was from DRAGONFIRE. With last season happily gone, this season seems fresh, new and innovative...at least in this episode.
Mix and match teams:
Doc6, Liz, Chang Lee, Alpha the good Dalek
Do your own!
Mix and match companions for the 5th Doctor from any story, any characters, even outside shows if you must but don't go overboard with that...
Doc5, Ben, Polly, Zoey
Doc5, Adric, Turlough
Doc5, Mel, Ace
Doc5, Richard Mace, Romana 2
Doc5, Todd, Jo
Mix and match teams with the Fourth Doctor. see First Doctor Tardis teams for explanations
Fourth Doctor, Hal the Archer, Anne Chaplet, Alpha Centauri
Fourth Doctor, Peri, the first rebel from TIMELASH
Fourth Doctor, Sarah, Brendon
Fourth Doctor, Leela, Jamie
see First Doctor-Tardis Teams for explanations
Basically mix and match Doctor Who companions to existing teams, adding or deleting charaters and use some frm outside shows if you must but don't go overboard with the outside characters too much
Doc Three, Grace, Susan, Dodo (oh God, what a team!?)
Doc Three, the Twins, Mike
Doc Three, Romana 1, Leela
See explanation in The First Doctor Tardis Teams post
Basically mix and match companions and other characters to the Second Doctor
Doc Two, Richard Mace, Marcus Scarman, Ace
Doctor Two, Connor from Angel (not too much of this though), Nyssa
Doctor Two, Ray (Delta), Sharez Jek
Here's a little game:
come up with TARDIS teams for the First Doctor. I'd ideally like to stick to only DW characters but if you want to throw in one or two from other genres or shows that would be fine too but I don't want to see every BUFFY or ANGEL character accounted for. What I mean is this, give the First Doctor new teams, include all of his companions and add other ones or get rid of all his companions and give him new ones such as:
First Doctor teams
Of course the first Doctor is with all of them...
Doc One, Barbara, Ian, Peri!
Doc One Steven, Jamie, Adric!
Doc One, Ben, Polly, Victoria
Doc One, Adric, Melanie, Jamie
Doc One, Benton, Jo, Ben
Use your imagination....