Feb. 25th, 2012

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I'm watching this for the first time since it aired on Maryland Public Television in the 80s. Bought the DVD a while back, and now I'm finding time to watch it.

It doesn't upsample well on my BluRay player. Some random thoughts:

The Doctor bursts into the church and shouts that all he wants is Tegan's bag! But he wasn't there when it was taken, and hasn't talked to her since. Psychic Doctor!

Oh dear ... I used to have the biggest crush on Will Chandler when I saw this originally. I apparently had weird tastes in my teens. Ewww.

The Doctor has history with ominous cracks in walls.

His interactions with Will are touching. I remember hoping that at the end of the story, Will would continue as a companion. I still think he would have made a good one, although probably too much like Jamie to ever have had a chance of happening. I wonder how much of his interactions were from residual guilt over Adric's death?

When Tegan runs through the puddle in her red high heels ... that had to suck.

I'm loving the school teacher, Jayne Hampton. She also would have made a good companion.

Ike keeps bugging me for pettins. I have work to do, lol!

Peter Davison was so very good as the Doctor. I liked Tom Baker, but it was Peter I wanted to travel with.

"You speak treason!" Doctor: "Fluently!"

The Malus is still creepy. Especially when it dies. The Doctor kills it rather casually in the TARDIS, doesn't he? Probably because he knows it's not really killing it.

The destruction of the church is impressive.

Overall, it still holds up as a favorite of mine. Now to watch the extras, including the famous horse scene.

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