Monday, July 27, 2009

YY5 - The Space Pirates 5

Two plot twists involving members of the family Issigri occur during this episode that, for some reason, took me by surprise. Now, I don't want to spoil a TV programme that aired 40 years ago for you, but let's just say it gives some thrust in a story that, with little involvement from The Doctor, could use a push in the right direction.

I've seen a lot of websites that cover this story list the varied pronunciation of the name Issigri amongst the goofs that occur during the story. I think it's perfectly reasonably, actually. The only person who pronounces the name wrong (apparently) is Madeline Issigri, who says "EE-see-gree", whereas everyone else says "ee-SEE-gree". I figured that Madeline would know how to say her own name, and that, up until now, everyone for the past 15-20 years has been pronouncing it wrong. That alone would have driven Dom Issigri mad and forced someone to lock him up in a room for 15 years. Not that anything like that happened in this episode, of course...spoilers.

The Doctor seems to be in trouble at the end of the episode, but more concern is being placed in this story, it seems, on the fate of Milo Clancey and his ship, the LIZ 79. Oh, and its other occupant, but I won't tell you who that is.


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