"…we have only six minutes. That’s as long as I can stand sub-zero temperatures."
That time when Five’s passion for cricket saved his life.
Four to Doomsday - season 19 - 1982
You know, I think I only JUST realised, that what people have a problem with here is NOT, in fact, the physics of him throwing the cricket ball at the ship and the ball bouncing back at him, giving him just enough thrust to reach the TARDIS (because as I’ve always said, that would be entirely possible with or without atmosphere or gravity), BUT probably the fact that he’s doing all of this IN SPACE without a protective suit of any kind save for a ridiculous helmet. Huh. Bummer. Anyway, I think I’ve once heard someone say it takes a little time for a body to explode in a vacuum. Or possibly that it wouldn’t explode at all, just freeze. AH! There you go then. He’s the Doctor, he’s been deep frozen before! And after! So, I’m not changing my mind after all: this scene works.
I feel I should apologise for the delay… I have tried to start work on the next story, but it turned out I can’t get Paul Darrow out of my head long enough to concentrate. I’m afraid I will have to continue binge watching Blake’s 7 all the way through, before everything can get back to normal. It shouldn’t take too long, there are only about two and a half seasons left and I’m on holiday, so…
I am truly sorry about this.
And something else I wanted to say: Hello and welcome to all you lovely followers, who keep coming in slowly but steadily. I am very happy that you are here, please make yourselves comfortable and have some jelly babies! And there will be new posts
as soon as Avon lets me soon.
gnnngn, and now I got into Blake’s 7, help meeeee
coming up next:
Four to Doomsday
This is the second story of season 19, first broadcast in January 1982, featuring the fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric. Happy times.
Know what? I’m going to stop commenting about the general popularity of the stories I draw ;p
Instead, I’m going to tell you that season 19 is actually one of my favourites. (In fact, I enjoy pretty much all of ‘Who’ - if I didn’t, this sort of marathon would have been quite a bad idea I guess…)
Reasons why I like Timelash
Tekker Maylin Tekker - mmm don’t you just love him? Ruthless, selfish, arrogant… and played by Paul Darrow so delightfully camp. I don’t know, I just enjoy villains like that a lot.