A run in with the Doctor at a young age leads Elton to a group who's studying him, they become friends and have a laugh until Victor Kennedy arrives. Suddenly everything becomes more ...
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A run in with the Doctor at a young age leads Elton to a group who's studying him, they become friends and have a laugh until Victor Kennedy arrives. Suddenly everything becomes more serious then people start disappearing from the group. Can the Doctor save Elton and explain his past before he's absorbed by the Absorbaloff Written by
The Hoix (the alien seen chasing and being chased by the Doctor and Rose at the beginning of the episode) was improvised out of bits and pieces the designers had lying around because they were originally only supposed to create the Abzorbaloff, the primary monster in the episode. The director's only request was "lots of drool". Additionally, the Hoix was not named until after filming they needed a name for the credits. See more »
Turns out I've had the most terrible things happen. And the most brilliant things. And sometimes, well, I can't tell the difference. They're all the same thing. They're... they're just me. You know, Stephen King said once, he said, "salvation and damnation are the same thing." And I never knew what he meant. But I do now.
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Oh dear . It doesn't look good does it ? RTD writes an entire episode around a competition winner from BLUE PETER . Add to this some stunt casting in the form of Peter Kay and the dreaded " C " word ( Comedy ) and you've got something that will lead to a fatwa for the DOCTOR WHO production team . I must admit that if the ideas involved seemed risqué then the reality succeeded beyond all imagination . This is black romantic post modernist comedy at its very best
There is a section of DOCTOR WHO fandom that will despise this episode . They're usually composed of humourless , self righteous , self centered people who thankfully don't make up the majority of DOCTOR WHO fans anymore than they make up the wider human species . It's their loss that they didn't enjoy this episode which breaks every rule of the show's format . The Doctor and his companion feature very little and the story is told via video cam and flashback and the production team deserve great congratulations for doing something a very bit different . The guest cast are all excellent and I certainly look forward to seeing more of Marc Warren as Elton Pope . But only if the follow up story is as radical , witty and oh so enjoyable as this one . The magic of the show continued for this fan
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