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The Stones of Blood: Part One 

On Earth to collect the third segment to the Key to Time, the Doctor and Romana encounter modern day druids in Cornwall making blood sacrifices to Cailleach, the goddess of war and magic, ... See full summary »

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On Earth to collect the third segment to the Key to Time, the Doctor and Romana encounter modern day druids in Cornwall making blood sacrifices to Cailleach, the goddess of war and magic, at a megalithic circle known as The Nine Travelers. The Tracer says the third segment is there, then says it isn't, which is very odd. Written by statmanjeff

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28 October 1978 (UK)  »

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The Nine Maidens were originally called The Nine Travellers. See more »

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The Doctor: Anyone for tennis?
Romana: Tennis?
The Doctor: Yes. It's an English expression. It means "Is anyone coming outdoors to get soaked?"
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Featured in Getting Blood from the Stones (2007) See more »

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There's been better Who...and there's been worse
3 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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THE STONES OF BLOOD is a 1978 serial for Tom Baker's Dr Who. It's a middling story from the series, neither particularly bad nor particularly good, more of a filler serial than anything else. The one thing the serial does right is the comedy - there's a surprising amount of it here, with Baker on top wisecracking form - but otherwise it all falls a bit flat.

The story starts off investigating archaeology and standing stones, which are creepily sentient, before veering off into the usual sci-fi melodrama nonsense involving sparkly aliens, extraterrestrial justice, and the like. K9 is on hand to make things a bit more entertaining for the fans, and there's a welcome female-centric aspect to the story, but it all feels a bit, well, pantomime. The effects are very cheap and there's a surprising lack of menace during the cliff-hangers. This is another Key to Time adventure that has very little to do with the wraparound story which seems to have been tacked on as an afterthought.


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