I have been a big fan of Doctor Who since it’s revival in 2005 but was too young to have watched the original series. On this blog I shall be recording my thoughts on every story from 1963 onwards!
30: The Krotons
“Zoe is something of a genius… It can be rather irritating at times”
Format: 4 episodes, each 25 minutes long
Story: The humanoid race known as the Gonds have been ruled over by the mysterious Krotons for thousands of years. The crystalline Krotons regularly take the smartest of the race and it’s up to the Doctor and his companions to free the Gonds from the tyranny.
What I liked:
What I disliked:
Overall thoughts:This story is often said to be one of the worst of the era. I’d probably agree, but bear in mind that it’s only because the other stories are almost all crackers. This one is OK and has some good elements but ultimately the two alien races in it are uninspiring and the story never really gets exciting. It’s not as bad as say, “The Gunfighters”, but is certainly the worst Troughton story I’ve seen. At least they didn’t drag it out too long.
Next Time: The return of the Ice Warriors.