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The Fourth Doctor - Robot

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« on: March 12, 2011, 12:18:14 pm »

by Terrance Dicks

Starring Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter and Nicholas Courtney.

Production Code: 4A

First Transmitted:
1 - 28/12/1974 17:35
2 - 04/01/1975 17:30
3 - 11/01/1975 17:30
4 - 18/01/1975 17:30

Quote from: The Discontinuity Guide
'What's the point of being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes?' A steady, rather than spectacular, start for the new Doctor. A fun runaround, with lots of good bits, rather spoiled by silly scenes with the robot.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 12:45:37 am »

It's fun spotting the King Kong references too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 05:56:09 am »

Not a bad story for Baker's first. Though he really felt like Pertwee in his serious attitude, I do love the way he acts in the first several minutes of the story. A bit silly but DW has barely done any stories of Robots and their confrontation with humanity so it's not like it became a cliche'.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 04:42:33 pm »

Reached ambitiously for Greek tragedy/Frankenstein/King Kong but ultimately just came off as corny. Robots having a crisis of self-doubt just come off false and absurd to me. But then, that's what they did in Dalek, and everybody apart from me seemed to like it
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