Latest on the current uk series facebook twitter youtube tumblr wattpad. Based on one of the most surreal doctor who stories ever produced, the mind robber is a solid retelling and expansion of the popular second doctor story. Use the second doctor s tardis mind robber beta and thousands of other assets to build an immersive game or experience. The makers of the big finish doctor who audio dramas are big fans of doctor who and they know the history of doctor who well. The travellers find themselves in an endless void, where they are menaced by white robots. Publication date 20190623 topics doctor who, doctor who the mind robber, doctor who the mind robber in color, patrick troughton. The first thing to strike me about this episode is that the tardis walls are simply blownup photographs of the real walls. Im not sure this is ever really expanded upon, but it brings the episode to a neat little climax, and in some ways im glad, because watching the mind robber is exhausting. I thought it would be great to make a tribute to my favorite episode the mind robber.
This is a great story from doctor number two,patrick troughton. The mind robber 1968 starring patrick troughton and frazer hines on dvd and bluray. The mind robber, has a multitude of good ideas and neat touches in it. Hints, guides and discussions of the wiki content related to mind robber should be placed in the discussion topic if the topic isnt already created i. Yet even as zoe and jamie overload the brain to free the master and escape back to reality, one of the greatest lasting strengths of the mind robber is the ambiguity about whether the entire serial actually happens and, if it does, whether or not the tardis actually escapes the fictional realm. The tardis arrives in a white void, when the tardis makes a.
Its arrival on the glass beach was also the first time a model shot had been used to represent the time machine and it shows us that the materialisation of the tardis is completely silent. All 5 episodes in color, rough cut version the doctor, jamie and zoe must escape a planet covered with lava where they go nowhere. With jamie and zoe having been turned into fiction, the doctor must find a way to save them without suffering the same fate or becoming part of the master brain. The mind robber is the second serial of the sixth season of the british science fiction television series doctor who, which was first broadcast in five weekly parts from 14 september to 12 october 1968.
My challenge, should you care to join me, is to watch all the 800 televised episodes of doctor who, from 1963 to 20, in chronological order and in 50 weeks. The mind robber is yet another fantastic entry in the patrick troughton era, with a compelling story that focus on fairy tale characters coming to life, to great acting especially from patrick troughton, and even some decent action sequences that keep the story moving forward when it starts to loose steam, the mind robber is a. Hong kong presumably sent its films to singapore soon after transmission, as that was the fate of the rtv prints of the enemy of the world and the web of fear the abc in australia returned its prints to the bbc on 4 june 1975 although the bbc did retain the original film recording negatives of all five episodes, there were no prints of the serial held when the documentary whose doctor who. The first one was ok, the fourth bearable and the fifth disc was all right and i was able to just concentrate on the story and try and ignore the irritations his voice caused. With patrick troughton, frazer hines, wendy padbury, emrys jones. Year four of doctor who saw a reconstruction of the roof of the police box. Click the link below to find out where to catch up on the latest series and the. Episode 5 is a good end to a good story, like i said i liked it but didnt love it. In the previous story the dominators, in order to win the day the doctor set off a volcanic eruption. Time has passed, and they are still wandering amongst the timbers, getting nowhere. Doctor who a history of the tardis police box prop and its. The doctor, too, is alone and he tries to make a connection with the sailor, but that seems impossible as he thinks the doctor is a traitor. I realise this is not new or unique to the mind robber, but its been some time since we last saw inside the tardis, and as this episode is set almost entirely inside the ship, it seems much more grating.
Doctor who the mind robber i purchased the mind robber to add to my dr who dvdvideo collection and because i had never seen actor patrick troughtons portrayal of the doctor. Having just received in the mail the last two classic series doctor who dvds required to complete my collection, its probably an appropriate time to discuss the best ways to build a dvd collection. The tardis can take you anywhere in time and space, which means that its childs play to segue between a wild west gunfight, a moonbase threatened by. Fridge brilliance the white robots are reused props from a production of reason by isaac.
In defeating the dominators on dulkis, the second doctor sets off a volcanic eruption. Watch 215 doctor who classic s06e02 partie 01 the mind robber captain streaming on dailymotion. Doctor who the mind robber dvd, 2005 for sale online. With the hysteria of doctor whos 50th anniversary behind us, and peter capaldis debut series as the doctor at least six months away, its time to recommence the doctor who mind robber s ultimate marathon. It was the first story which david maloney directed and the only televised story to feature the land of fiction. About the doctor who mind robber the doctor who mind robber. With the exception of spearhead from space, the third doctor s debut, classic series doctor who is only available on dvd. Download complete original doctor who collection repack. Download complete original doctor who collection repack psiclone torrent or any other torrent from category. The mind robber is one of 1960s doctor whos supreme triumphs. Therefore there was nothing coincidental when they cast bernard horsfall and wendy padbury together in davros providing them with a reunion from their experience working on the mind robber. If sixties who is your thing then give this a listen, youll not be disappointed. The serial is set outside of time and space in a world where fictional characters and mythological creatures including medusa and the minotaur.
Jamies face changing played by a different actor for a time, due to the doctor failing an identikit challenge this was done due to frazer hines being unavailable. The mind robber really needed someone younger or who sounds young, to read it, and derek jacobi just sounds too old. The image on the left shows the season four tardis with a dotted blue line showing how high it had previously been. Very sad so much of his storys were wiped by the bbc. Well, i think we may be in a place where nothing is impossible. Bbc one doctor who, season 6, the mind robber, episode 4. The mind robber doctor who, season 6 escaping a volcanic eruption, the doctor takes the tardis out of normal time and space but jamie and zoe are lured into a white void populated only by robots. Doctor who season 6 episode 8 the mind robber, episode. Doctor, if you could give me a leg up, i could shin up one of them. The mind robber doctor who dvd special features index. Thats right, 50 years of who in 50 weeks, or an average of roughly 2. A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of the mind robber are included. This sketch from 1975 features an appearance by one of the second doctor s most popular foes, the fearsome yeti, which utilises original doctor who costumes from the 1960s.
When the tardis landed in a cave in the smugglers, the tall stack had been reduced in height by about fifty percent but the same lamp was retained. At the start of the mind robber the lava is encroaching. Select from a wide range of models, decals, meshes, plugins, or audio that help bring your imagination into reality. The 1968 doctor who serial the mind robber is a twofold blessing, because its. To escape from the volcanic eruption on dulkis, the second doctor uses an emergency unit. Spearhead from space has been released on blu ray as it is the only. I am a huge fan of dr who and all the media in this film belongs to the bbc, doctor who or its rightful owner. The story consists of five black and white episodes, typical of early 60s television. The origin of the story is well known by now, and it is another outstanding example of why the classic series worked so well with a shoestring budget. Notably, while this is the longest of the storys five episodes, its still just 21 minutes 39 seconds, although it feels like a movie. The doctor, jamie and zoe then find themselves in a ghostly white void.
When the doctor explains that it is difficult to be a traitor in a land you know nothing about, the sailor at least puts his gun away, a great relief to the doctor. The keys of marinus shows for the first time the tardis landing as viewed from the outside. To escape from the volcanic eruption on dulkis, the doctor uses an emergency unit which moves the tardis out of normal time and space. To escape destruction the doctor removes the tardis from normal space and time. The doctor tells him not to bother him as he cannot get power back to normal. Where the doctor, jamie and zoe find themselves in the land of fiction, where fictional characters from the imagination come to life and the master, the mysterious ruler of the land of fiction chooses the doctor to take his place. All about classic doctor who story the mind robber hurled into the land of fiction, the doctor teams up with rapunzel while jamie and zoe get lost in a. The mind robber was the second serial of season 6 of doctor who. Peter ling takes his own script and instead of picking up right where the dominators left off as in the tv version, chooses to have the doctor, jamie and zoe visit pompeii. The stellar mind robber gets an unquestionable 5 out of 5 bickering dominators, and a place on my list of personal favorites alongside keys of marinus, aztecs, faceless ones, enemy of the world, dalek master plan, myth makers, celestial toymaker, time meddler, and a number of others a sterling troughton work, full of spooky imagery, intriguing. He leaves the tardis, along with his companions, jamie and zoe, in the way, though, and it gets buried in. It was particularly noticeable on disc two and three. As previously mentioned the mind robbers episodes were much shorter than normal for doctor who with episode 5 clocking in at a scant eighteen minutes.
The mind robber written by peter ling and derrick sherwin story 45 season 06. Unfortunately the doctor cant get rid of the karkus, because he has never heard of the character before and cannot say for certain that the karkus is not real. In the best traditions of the series, it uses its limited facilities to create something boundless. Doctor who patrick troughton jamie mccrimmon frazer hines, hamish wilson zoe heriot wendy padbury the master emrys jones gulliver bernard. Foot soldier in the war games 1969, uncredited career highlights his only other credits are st ives 1967, z cars 1968, son of man 1969 and sole survivor 1970. Doctor who classic episode guide the mind robber details bbc. The mind robber tv story tardis fandom the doctor who wiki. Jamie tells zoe that he was dreaming about a unicorn.1213 986 1429 392 1157 737 734 434 676 1447 153 1031 646 1323 1420 211 319 1489 1273 1373 755 843 880 749 762 1354 1296 1378 782 923 481 193 254 983