In the famous Poochie episode of The Simpsons, Milhouse voices his frustration with an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon by whining the immortal line, "When are they going to get to the fireworks factory?" It's the way we've all felt at one time or another while engaging with a piece of entertainment that telegraphs something and then delays that thing for as long as possible. It's certainly how I felt while watching The Time Monster. "When are they going to get to Atlantis?" I kept saying. And the answer is: in the fifth episode. And then they're only there for about an episode and a half. The rest of the time they're at a university. And don't even get me started on all the Minotaur hype.