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Upon trying to re-watch "The Trial of a Time-Lord" Doctor Who season - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
Upon trying to re-watch "The Trial of a Time-Lord" Doctor Who season
Upon trying to re-watch "The Trial of a Time-Lord" Doctor Who season, well, it was too painful. My patience ran out. I think the whole season can be skipped, except that the following spoilers might someday be useful:

- The Doctor meets the thief known as Sabalom Glitz.
- Companion Peri leaves under unclear circumstances.
- Companion Mel appears with no given backstory.
- There is a future evil version of the Doctor (or some other Time Lord?) running around, calling himself "the Valeyard", who would gladly kill the Doctor in order to get more regenerations.
- The Matrix, the big important Time Lord computer database, has really crappy security. The Master and other Time Lords have broken into it, as well as some aliens from Andromeda.
- The High Council of Time Lords is so corrupt that, rather than admit they need to fix the Matrix's security system, they would much rather spend the effort to manufacture fake evidence against the Doctor, put him on trial by pitting him against the Valeyard, hoping to kill the Doctor. I don't know why they think his continued existence is a risk to them. Oh, and the Council also went through the trouble of moving Earth and "its constellation" a couple of light years away, renaming it to "Ravalox". Because using Time Lord technology to move whole star systems is easier than fixing Time Lord technology.

No, I don't want anything explained. (For example, "Peri didn't die" vs. "Peri married an alien warrior king" vs. "Peri's actress denied marrying the alien warrior king".)
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mr_sharkey From: mr_sharkey Date: October 1st, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind when fiction doesn't make sense - I do mind when the writers just don't seem to care. This is probably what drives fanfic ..

dronon From: dronon Date: October 1st, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like things to make at least *some* sense; but yeah, bad writing is annoying, especially when the show has so much potential, but never achieves it. I've been listening to the Fusion Patrol and they've been digging into the old UFO series, justifiably tearing it into little pieces.
pyat From: pyat Date: October 2nd, 2014 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I have the boxed VHS TARDIS-shaped set, bought for me by well-meaning relatives. I watched through it with a couple of friends over the course of the summer of 1994. For that reason it has fond associations for me, though most of them were about making fun of the plot.
dronon From: dronon Date: October 2nd, 2014 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Well... at least the set looks nice on the shelf??
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