With an unusual foray into an intergalactic crime drama rather than a space mystery, Season 17’s fourth story installment leaves us a little unimpressed.
Our tin dog sounds a little off as we land on the jungle planet of Chloris in this Fourth and Romana story, but that’s not the only thing that feels odd.
With a bottle of wine, a chicken egg, a clenched fist, and a famous painting of a nonplussed Italian noblewoman, we head to Paris for what is undoubtedly our favorite classic era story. From the ‘we can’t believe it was written this quickly’ backstory, to the snappy and smart Douglas Adams dialogue, to the over-the-top but still delightful performances, we agree that the only thing we’d want to change about it is the duration. We’d want more.
With equal parts psychopathy and sarcasm, we drill into Season 17 with Terry Nation’s final story contribution to Doctor Who, and the full-time arrival of Lalla Ward as Romana.
Our good friend Drew from “Who and Company” joins us to finish assembly of the Key to Time, and wrap up the sixteenth season of Doctor Who.