Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The person you see above is the character of Tor, as played by a young Jeremy Bulloch. He's probably most famous today for appearing in the role of Edward of Wickham in the 1980's series Robin of Sherwood (you know, the good TV adaptation of the Robin Hood legend). He would also play an Imperial Soldier in the popular Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, as the guard who pulls Princess Leia away from the wall in the Cloud City while Leia is trying to alert Luke Skywalker of the fact that Luke is walking into a trap set by Darth Vader. Bulloch also had a small walk-on role in the same film as a bounty hunter that Vader hires to try and kidnap Han Solo.
Let me also take a second or six to explain this story behind this blog. There are other Doctor Who review sites that will give you more thorough reviews of each story, or even each episode, as I am doing. But no other blog, that I can see, is cramming in all 750+ episodes in one calendar year, which means a lot of viewing and a lot of writing. I must point out that the only place I am watching all these episodes is on my iPod while I'm riding the bus, riding an exercise bike, or lying in bed waiting to go to sleep (some episodes are a great aid in regards to that last item). Thus, I write these little reviews from memory of what I watched earlier, and, given the timeline, I often watch two to four episodes a day (although barely any on weekends).
Usually I'll focus on one or two things that stood out for me in the episode, rather than a complete and detailed review of the episode itself. My own personal quota is to include three paragraphs per review. Which is handy, because this paragraph you're reading now is the third paragraph of this review...
Here's a bonus fourth paragraph : The Space Museum is dull. Only one more episode to go.
Posted by Steven at 9:08 AM