It’s a muddled affair.
Someone steals the Tardis lock. And traps us on a spaceship that itself is trapped in Sensorite space. Christ, it’s not the best. Hartnell is struggling with his lines, which is fine as I’m struggling with the whole script.
But just wait until you meet John. He’s the most charismatic person in space.
The Sensorite’s planet is made of Molybdenum. Molybdenum? Oh, my!
But in all seriousness, I am enjoying the Sensorite’s facial hair.
Ah, so previous humans have been dicks to the Sensorites. Classic humans.
Susan, going down to the Sensorite planet? Surely not. It can’t be allowed!
In all seriousness, the story has picked up. While episode one was a duffer, from two onward it picked up considerably.
And there’s some really good character development with Susan, and the poor John who is just a victim of Sensorite mind control.
And a final point, never trust an administrator with a disintegrator.
Could it be… the water? Let’s pretend it is, and see if we’re right.
Also, is the administrator evil or just incompetent?
Ooh, Doctor, now what is down the aqueduct? And I can only hope that was your tummy rumbling.
The Doctor is in a fighting mood. I’m hoping he’s going to kick some ass.
And John has been returned to us!
And so has Barbara. To be honest, in all the excitement, I had kinda forgotten all about her… Oops.
What’s happened to the space lady? Will the Doctor and Ian find who is poisoning the aqueduct? Will the City Administrator finally get kicked in the nuts?
A dodgy start but it gets much better.
The crazy humans at the end are brilliant and let the story turn full circle.
Also, the Tardis crew are just excellent. I was never much of a Hartnell era fan before but I’m really feeling it now.