Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Dæmons

There's something extraordinarily era-appropriate about a Doctor Who serial steeped in black magic and the occult. And while I've never seen The Wicker Man, I have seen Radiohead's music video for "Burn the Witch." It certainly came to mind a few times while watching The Dæmons. This serial, in particular, is a pretty good encapsulation of the Jon Pertwee era so far, with the Doctor and his UNIT friends battling the Master and his unwitting allies for the fate of the world. The story is well paced with lots of action. And even though I'm sure that the plot wouldn't hold up to any real scrutiny the serial is still enjoyable overall.

Rating: Naturally%