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Timelash: Part Two 

For his impending confrontation with the mysterious and cloistered Borad, dictator of Karfel, the Doctor takes kontrom crystals from the Timelash to build a 10-second time break device, not... See full summary »




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Jeananne Crowley ...
Eric Deacon ...
Paul Darrow ...
David Chandler ...
Robert Ashby ...
Denis Carey ...
Old Man
David Ashton ...
Peter Robert Scott ...
Dicken Ashworth ...
Tracy-Louise Ward ...
Dean Hollingsworth ...
James Richardson ...
Martin Gower ...


For his impending confrontation with the mysterious and cloistered Borad, dictator of Karfel, the Doctor takes kontrom crystals from the Timelash to build a 10-second time break device, not knowing of the Borad's mutation and breeding plans for Peri or the interplanetary war he's sparked with the Bandrils, who are on their way to destroy all mammalian life on Karfel. Written by statmanjeff

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16 March 1985 (UK)  »

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The Doctor: And this is as far as you go.
Herbert: Oh, surely, you're not going to deny me the highlights of my visit?
The Doctor: Come any further and your highlight could be a burial in space, with you playing the central part.
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Part 2 is an improvement.
22 September 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Doctor manages to push the Android into the Timelash and the rebels overpower the guards. The Doctor tampers with the Timelash, and using elements he's stolen from it, creates a device that allows him to time slip by 10 seconds. Peri is used to lure the Doctor out, and is once again tied up and set upon by the rubber monster. The Borad is shown to be a monstrous looking humanoid, an accident resulting in his appearance. He and the Doctor had met before, he explains that he plans to mate with Peri, after experimenting on her. The Doctor uses his device and tricks the Borad, but the Bandril launch an attack.

Something a little kinky about the way Perry is dragged to the Borad by the neck. I wonder who's benefit that was for.

Oh dear, the set are dire once again, clearly they had no budget, the poor things even had to use tinsel to decorate the inside of the Timelash. Greyness and dullness are abundant. HG Wells, is actually quite fun, he plays off the Doctor rather well

Favourite bits, the uncovering of the panel on the wall, showing a picture of the third Doctor and Jo Grant, and when the Borad bumps off Tekker (If only he'd done it sooner!!) The Borad side on doesn't look too bad, quite well designed.

I think Part 2 is an improvement on the opener,it's the awful production values that are the major problem, as a story I don't think it deserves it's place as one of the worst, there are definitely worse episodes, The Twin Dilemma, Underworld and Fear her.

Had there been more funds I'm sure it would have been better thought of.

Part 2, 5/10

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