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October 2009


THE SOUND OF DRUMS

Okay, allright, this still sucks but let's try to find out why it still sucks. As with the worst of DW I can find fault with almost every scene, every moment, every line. But more pointedly, WHY tell this story? Is it exciting? No. Is it different? No. Is it something that will change the DW universe forever? Welllll, maybe. If this ep is anything to go by it just might and that just might save SOME of it.

Frankly this is like watching one of the old BATMAN episodes from the 1960s EXCEPT that those were frequently funny, tense, and visually interesting. This is none of those. Let's start MST style right at the start...

THE FAMILY OF BLOOD

Again a 5/5. And to David's credit, he...well, he's incredible in this episode and takes chances that no one else would have I think. And it ALL works so well. In fact, David makes me rather like John Smith, despite John Smith's inadequatcies and backward thinking, MORE than the Tenth Doctor. I can totally see Joan's desire to have John Smith back and not the Doctor. On the other hand, I had a friend who said, "What's up her ass?"  after the Doctor tells her they can try and invites Joan to go with them and Joan turns him down. That friend had seen only TALONS, ROSE and Rose's first five episodes, the 2005's last two or three episodes, and BLINK and possibly bits of CHRISTMAS INVASION. She loved Martha and from this, who wouldn't? In fact, who wouldn't love Martha from anything she's been in. Freema is just so likable and in this she excells beyond all hope of any negative comments against her: I have none.

LOST IN SPACE-The Galaxy Gift

THE GALAXY GIFT

WRITER-BARNEY SLATER

DIR-EZRA STONE

 

NARRATION: Last week, as you recall, we left our space pioneers rehearsing a harmless play, unaware that their unexpected guest star was to a hideous, alien life form... 

LOST IN SPACE-The Astral Traveler

THE ASTRAL TRAVELER

WRITER-CAREY WILBUR

DIR-DON RICHARDSON

 

NARRATION: Last week, as you recall, we left Will and Dr. Smith trapped in a mysterious cave, unaware that inside a space warp was about to open a ghostly door to an incredible haunted world.

LOST IN SPACE-The Mechanical Men

THE MECHANICAL MEN

WRITER-BARNEY SLATER

DIR-SEYMOUR ROBBIE-a real name?

MUSIC-ALEXANDER COURAGE

 

LOST IN SPACE-Trip Through the Robot, The Phantom Family

TRIP THROUGH THE ROBOT

WRITER-BARNEY SLATER

DIR-DON RICHARDSON

 

NARRATION: Last week, as you recall, we left our space pioneers checking their electrical system, unaware that Dr. Smith's carelessness could result in the fatal destruction of their faithful Robot...

LOST IN SPACE-Revolt of the Androids, The Colonists

REVOLT OF THE ANDROIDS

WRITERS-BOB AND WANDA DUNCAN

DIR-DON RICHARDSON

 

NARRATION: Last week, we left Will, Dr. Smith, and the Robot searching for a ruby eating monster, unaware that an indestructible super android was approaching...

LOST IN SPACE-Cave of the Wizards, Treasure of the Lost Planet,

CAVE OF THE WIZARDS

WRITER-PETER PACKER

DIR-DON RICHARDSON

MUSIC-ALEXANDER COURAGE--a good score a bit reminiscent of THE                        ADDAMS FAMILY TV series in spots.

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