While we to and fro, hither and thither throughout this week’s podKast, on the whole the subject matter in The Time Warrior, the opening serial to the 1974 run of Doctor Who, Jon Pertwee’s last season and Lis Sladen’s first. Oh, and it also marks the first appearance of the Sontarans and reveals what the original Boba Fett would have looked like without his helmet.
We’ll be honest: The Time Warrior is no one’s favourite, but neither is it as bad as, say, Time and the Rani or New Earth (or, for that matter, Kill the Moon). Instead, it seems to exist in a sort of middle rank of the show’s stories, neither loved nor hated, just sort of ignored, really, as an event episode that is actually a non-event. Is this reputation deserved? Does The Time Warrior have hidden depths? Christian Cawley, James McLean and Brian A Terranova find out…
Kasterborous PodKast Series 5 Episode 2 Shownotes
- John Guilor and Rupert Booth on the podKast
- The Time Warrior
- April Walker
- Carole Ann Ford interview in the Telegraph (2013)
- Rainbow (with classic series Dalek voice Roy Skelton as Zippy) on YouTube
- The Invasion
PodKast introduction by John Guilor.