Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tales From The TARDIS: The Survivors

Due to the nature of 'Tales From The Tardis', following the video are my notes for the episode summary. Think I covered everything, so you can see what I went over and how I wanted to say it.



Hello and Welcome To The Basement and Welcome To Doctor Who Tales From The TARDIS... This week we are going over part two of The Daleks, episodes called The Survivors.
We open with Ian, Susan and The Doctor searching for Barbara, and they enter a room full of machines, including a Geiger counter which tells them they are walking around unprotected in an environment full of lethal radiation... THAT CAN'T BE GOOD!

Realizing the serious of the situation, The Doctor admits that he sabotaged the TARDIS cause he really really REALLY wanted to see the city, hands the fluid link to Ian and says they should leave right away, leaving Barbara behind. However since The Doctor HANDED the fluid link to Ian, Ian says no they are searching for Barbara otherwise The Doctor is stuck on this planet. Also of note Susan sides with Ian in matter to search for Barbara, prompting the Doctor to snap at her for a brief moments.

Upon leaving the room, the trio are surrounded by The Daleks. Ian tries to make for a run for it and is shot... and does the whole 'My Legs... I can't Fell my legs!' routine... at least he's not in a wheel chair cause then he couldn't feel his wheels. Surprisingly The Daleks weapons only just paralyze his legs and doesn't out right kill him, they would loose this 'stun' ability over the course of the series. Anyway, the trio are reunited with Barbara in a Dalek holding cell.

After seeing that the four are quite ill with radiation sickness, The Daleks interrogate the Doctor, but instead it is he who gets information from them. They tell him they are the survivors of a great war with the Thals (the other inhabitants of the planet) and both races suffered mutations (this would get retconed in a big way years later). The Daleks are now confined to their travel machines and are limited to the borders of their city.

There is also a misunderstanding that the Daleks think the Doctor and his companions are Thals, but it makes him realized that the vials left outside the TARDIS in last week's episode were in fact the medicine they need, and obviously one of the four need to go retrieve them. Unfortunately, The Doctor and Barbara are too sick, Ian hasn't recovered from being shot... so that leaves Susan to head back. She makes her way back to The TARDIS and is followed by a mysterious figure a good deal of the way where she retrieves the vials, catches her breath and begins to make her way back. At the same time The Daleks discuss among themselves that they want the vials for themselves and let our heroes die.

VIDEO LINK: Tales From The TARDIS - The Survivors

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