It’s Dresses vs Shoulder Pads in this (possibly) entertaining clash of the dress codes.
Doc and Jay-Z (that’s Jamie and Zoe) go to the planet Dulkis where the shoulder-pad-rocking, guess-if-they’re-good-guys Dominators have just arrived to enslave the indigenous, sweet and good-natured, unisex-dress-sporting Dulcians, and blow up their planet in order to turn it into radioactive fuel.
Furthermore, the Dulcians never fight, except when they do, and are ideologically primed to believe in aliens, except when they’re not.
And Doc & Co’s challenge is further compounded by the Dominators unleashing their precisely 8-16 Quarks, an unstoppable army of robots that can only be destroyed by literally any means at ones disposal, however rudimentary and seemingly inefficient, including rope.
All in all, this 5-episode Troughton serial is full of plot holes, riddled with overacting and, as far as 50% of us are concerned, tremendously entertaining. Listen to our divisive review now!
Check out these Doctor Who Connections, as some of the actors have appeared in other episodes of Doctor Who:
And here’s the novel jD mentioned: