Sometimes, the best thing you can do when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, once you’ve tried reasoning, confronting, and even running, is to align yourself with the most unlikely (if undesirable) cohorts. The safety of the many, in this case, outweighs the freedom of the few. Besides, who doesn’t want to know what those mysterious “Time Lords” are all about, anyway?
Closing the Troughton chapter of our Classic Who rewatch, we enjoy the ten-episode marathon that is ‘The War Games’. With more punches thrown, shots fired, strange accents attempted, weird headgear donned, and even weirder facial hair groomed, it’s a near free-for-all as the Second Doctor takes his last adventure with Jamie and Zoe, before being exiled to Earth, forced to regenerate, and unbeknownst at the time, seeing the end of the monochromatic world of Doctor Who as it had been experienced thus far.
We enjoy a few minutes’ chat with none other than the Fifth Doctor (and newly published autobiographer) Peter Davison, from the events at L.I. Who 4!