It’s the dawn of both Season 18 and the John Nathan Turner era, and there are few things that we don’t see up-ended in the first story of ‘the new order’.
The reason many of us remember the ‘tortured space manatee’ episode from Season 2 is the same reason others forget…the disturbing nature of the episode’s primary storyline.
Never given the chance to film in its entirety in 1979, what was slated to be the penultimate story of Season 17 was left in production limbo until a team of animators, producers, and cast came together to complete and broadcast Douglas Adams’ final Doctor Who script in 2017.
Tommy the thaw-and-refreeze soldier gets a first date with Tosh and one last swing at Owen before being asked to save Cardiff…and the world.
Season 17 had its peaks and valleys, and it’s rather unfortunate that the final story to Douglas Adams’ tenure as story editor (as well as a number of other ‘final moments’) was squarely in the middle of the plains.