Saturday, June 13, 2009

CC2 - The Smugglers 2

Anneke Wills is, by all accounts, a charming and enthralling woman who has led a terribly unique and fascinating life. In the 1960's, she was just about as close to a blonde bombshell as Doctor Who ever had. Sexy, big beautiful eyes, long blonde hair and even longer legs, Anneke, as Polly, was a fox (and, thus, makes the non-existence of most of her episodes in the BBC Archives even more of a shame).

So how in the name of all that is mighty did anyone think they could pass her off as a boy in this story? Furthermore, what's the point of trying to pass her off as a boy? And what kind of boy looks like a blonde bombshell, anyway? Because of the fact that she was wearing pants? Is that it?

I couldn't get over this huge unlikelihood for the entirety of this episode. All I could think of was Driver Bob from Black Adder Goes Forth, and hoped that Corporal Blackadder would come in and end this madness, unmasking Polly so we could all get on with our lives. Sigh. Anyway, it looks like some pirates are doing deals with other pirates right now, and there's probably some smuggling going on, too.


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