Fresh of a relatively unloved story from the Hartnell era, the lads over in Classic Capitology Division have alighted on another less than well-remembered story. The Davison era had a familiar pattern. The best story of the season was almost always next-to-last with the end of the season always a rather dreary disappointment. The King’s Demons falls into this category (following Enlightenment) as does The Twin Dilemma (stretching a point after The Caves of Androzani) but the story which set the model was Time-Flight.
A thin idea using the Concorde and the Master (the first real sign that a little Anthony Ainley goes a long way) there are simply too many characters in search of a plot (one co-pilot just wanders around seeing others but hardly mattering) and even a casual viewer could tell the money was running out. Lots of TARDIS scenes going on here. There was even a CSO sequence that would’ve made an Axon proud. Even poor’ol Nyssa gets bubble-wrapped out of the action for a while.
With the days dwindling down to the 50th, Tour honchos have extracted a promise from Classic Capitology for more ‘classic’ stories.
We’ll see how they do… next time…