Another Doctor Doppelgänger and almost as many parallel plots as there are plot twists. Fantastic!
Any fan of Patrick Troughton is going to be thrilled by this serial. Not only does Troughton portray the Second Doctor, but he also portrays the antagonist, Ramón Salamander!
The Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive in the distant future of ca 2017, in Australia, where they’re immediately hunted because The Doc looks remarkably like the potentially current, potentially aspiring, dictator, Salamander. What follows is an amazing 6-episode ark with so many twists and turns – not to mention the sudden introduction in Episode 4 of an almost entirely independent subplot very reminiscent of Emir Kusturica’s ‘Underground’ – that this serial easily earned high scores.
That being said, we found a lot of plot holes to deride, plus penis-shaped helmets, crockery-hating guards and much, much more.
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