Friday 22 December 2023

Doctor Who: The Scorched Earth

Wyrd Britain reviews 'Doctor Who: The Scorched Earth' read by Geoffrey Beevers.
Taken from the 1975 Doctor Who annual and read by Geoffrey Beevers (The Master in 'The Keeper of Traken') this is a lovely little daft Third Doctor and Sarah-Jane Smith tale.  Here Doctor Who (as they call him here) and Sarah-Jane are held captive by farmers whose crops have died due to "fire from the sky".  Given only until nightfall to help make the ground fertile again the doctor does so in the most unscientific way possible.  

It's a story very much from another time and for another audience but you have to kinda love the charm of these old stories written to entertain a sugared out kid three quaters of their way through a selection box on Christmas Day evening while the parents sleep off their dinner.  

It's fun but rubbish, or perhaps that should be, it's rubbish but fun or possibly both, just take it with a pinch of salt.

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