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Nov 07, 2007

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The Ribos Operation - Episode One

Romana1 Experimenting with tried and trusted television formats is often asking for trouble. Moving Sunday Night at the London Palladium to Wednesday Morning Before The Binmen at the London Palladium didn't work and only succeeded in disturbing the vagrants dossing round the back of the kitchens to such an extent that in their sleep deprived state they would accost grandly dressed ladies of society, in their glittering finery, who'd just enjoyed Val Doonican slipping them a length of tune.

"The rotting stench of an ethnically cleansed mass body trough."

Romana2 Often mistaking them for a glittering array of spirit bottles, they would paw and grab for their gowns, making off with them at speed. And for the rest of the day they would terrorise shoppers in fashionable Knightsbridge with designer dresses and the sort of aroma you'd normally associate with the rotting stench of an ethnically cleansed mass body trough. I wonder whether this sort of scenario passed through the minds of the Doctor Who production team when they decided to turn season sixteen into one long story arc? I'd be surprised if it didn't.

"Where's Lovett Bickford when you need him?"

Romana3 It is this that is the most startling part of the entire opening episode. Not the rotting death smell, no. But that dress. And that upward pan. Where's Lovett Bickford when you need him? Just how tall is Mary Tamm? He'd probably linger on that shot for most of the 26 episode story arc. And well worth it that would be too. Parts 5 to 8, the shin to the lower thigh. Parts 9 to 11 the rest of the thigh. And part 18.... what can I say! I'd probably end up wearing out the DVD.

"Bulgarian porn has come a long way in terms of quality, consistency and body hair."

Romana4 I've witnessed late night television, from satellite channels whose number is so high up on the dial they only exist as hypothetical constructs in a multi-dimensional TV Guide hyperspace, less erotic than this. Although, Bulgarian porn has come a long way in terms of quality, consistency and body hair. As has the quality of assistant, if this is anything to go by. As the camera moves slowly across the new assistant, K-9's servos waggles his ears, all that was really needed to finish the shot off was for Mel Blanc to momentarily voice K-9 in the style of Twiki and say "Hubba Hubba".

Oh yes, and there's something about Jethrick, a Shrievenzale and a device that should it fall into the wrong hands will mean the end of the entire blah, blah, blah.

But let's not concentrate on minutiae, eh?

The Bumper Book of Made Up Doctor Who Facts has this to say about part 1 of The Ribos Operation: Garron, the man charged with finding unique planetry properties for aspiring despots, is actually credited for devising Location, Location, Location. And the Schrivenzale is now earning a living under the stage name Sarah Beenie.

Comments

Love the images! No idea if you liked the episode or not, but what the hell! ;-)

Got to see this episode now Damon!

By the way, Best. Review. Ever.

Isnt Mary Tamm about 12 feet tall.

And how tall's her autograph?

"Isnt Mary Tamm about 12 feet tall."

Depends whether you're supposed to join the pictures together, or treat them as "windows" onto a hidden picture of Mary Tall, I mean Tamm, behind the webpage.

News Headlines: John Barrowman IN Alladin.

Exactly what it says on the tin, in the tin.

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