“Mr. Marshall has brought us to a very out of the way part of the galaxy.”
Arthur Darvill, Mr. Amy Pond, Rory Williams himself, essays the role of the tortured and driven Victor Frankenstein…or at least so the character was written and intended to be performed.
5th Doctor Peter Davison’s lovely daughter (and wife of 10th Doctor David Tennant) Georgia Moffett clocks in as his longsuffering, ultimately unfortunate wife Elizabeth. Terry Molloy and Geoffrey Beevers, despite comparatively smaller roles in the production, also make their presence felt.
So now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, let’s dig in to the meat of the matter…
“You see here, Leela?”
“It is an empty floor, in a big empty room.”
“…You wish to solve this mystery?”
“Well, why not, I’ve got nothing else on this morning!”
Leela’s having nightmares, the sort that leave her disturbed long after waking. The Doctor knows something’s up, but she’s playing her cards close to her tunic…
Landing on an abandoned luxury liner, they discover a body that disintegrates on touch, leading them directly into one of deep space’s great mysteries.
“Somebody is breaking the first law of time, and you know what that means.”
Not long after I first discovered Doctor Who, during the early to mid 80’s PBS airings of then-outdated Tom Baker serials, there was a rather special event.