Woo hoo! The Dæmons!

As regular readers will know, I’m one of those odd people who buys every Doctor Who DVD release, and I always enjoy either refreshing my memory of something I last saw decades ago, or on those special occasions, seeing and old story for the first time.

But there are some of the classics that I look forward to more than others, and some I’ve been muttering quietly to myself about. You know, wondering why you can buy The Twin Dilemma but not The Dæmons, for instance.

Well, justice is being done, wrongs righted and err, stuff like that. This 1971 classic, which I recall seeing as a quite young person[1] will be released in March 2012.

It involves Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, Katy Manning as Jo Grant, and the whole UNIT mob, dealing with another of the Master’s Terrible Plans[2]. It’s the usual sort of thing for the period – apparently supernatural stuff is actually the work of advanced aliens in the finest tradition of Arthur C Clarke’s Law that states

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

It also includes my all time favourite line. When dealing with a animated gargoyle[3] with a nasty tendency for zapping people, the Brigadier gives an order:

Chap with the wings there – five rounds rapid

Nice. Good fun, and the usual review thingy will appear when I’ve seen the DVD.

Details and more stuff you need to know from Doctor Who News:

Doctor Who News: The Dæmons DVD Release.

[1] I was one once, you know. I think it was on a Tuesday…
[2] As I may have mentioned before, most of the Master’s plans are really, really, terrible in an epic fail sort of way
[3] Architectural historians may have a different definition of Bok, possibly a grotesque, as I don’t recall him looking like he was designed to channel water

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