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14 March 2008 @ 03:00 pm
Nightmare of Eden: Discussion Post  
This week's serial is "Nightmare of Eden". Bring on the alien crack!
Steph: Romana- Time Ladies Do It Betterthe_neon_one on March 17th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Believe it or not, this was my first episode with Romana ever. My roommate's friend had made us a Classic Who sampler with 3 Sarah Jane eps and 3 Romana eps. We decided to watch this one first because... um... it had "Eden" in the title. While it's not the best episode ever, our reaction to Romana was something like this:

Both ::were expecting Sarah Jane:: - Who is she!?
Roommate- She's hot!
Romana- :: talks::
Me- And...really...really intelligent
Me- I want to be her!

And after Part 1 we promptly wikipedia-ed her only to discover that she was a Time Lady. That made her even more awesome. And really, the awesomeness just increased from there.
Rob Vincent: boondocks - crackheadrob_t_firefly on March 17th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, my arms! My legs! My everything!!!

The main bit I remembered from my childhood was the jumping into the projected image thing. It's a gag that had stuck with me since I first saw it in cartoons, but the idea of said image being a dangerous place made this memorable.

It didn't hold up well when I saw it again as an adult, the monsters are especially naff. However Lalla is lovely as ever (even in that potato-sack dress) and Tom is on top form at the end, saying so much with a simple "Go away." Angry Doctor is angry!

Of course, it's all worth it for the following dialogue:

Doctor: Romana, you've got 2 minutes, 58 seconds to rebuild this machine.
Romana: What, this? The CET? Are you joking?
Doctor: Do I look as if I'm joking? Well?
Romana: ...I'll need a screwdriver.