• bar

    Thanks Philip, I really needed a laugh. Somehow all those publications seem rational and mature compared to the current media’s electiona and referendum coverage!
    I have an excuse not to rewtach, as being coeliac, I’m allergic to croutons.

    • Philip

      Ha! Very good. Glad you liked it 😉

  • Dr. Moo

    Very very funny! Thanks Philip, I needed a laugh.

    In all seriousness, The Krotons may be rubbish but it is the classic example of allowing the writer of a bad story to come back for another shot. See also Peter Harness going from “The Moon’s an egg!” to “Sit down and talk!”. Hopefully we’ll see something similar happen when Frank Cotrell Boyce returns next season?

    • Tidgy’s Dad

      And his next attempt was The Space Pirates.
      Golly.

      • Dr. Moo

        Even so it was a step up. And after that came Spearhead From Space and it was all uphill from there.

        • Tidgy’s Dad

          Yes.
          Except for Power of Kroll.
          And Mysterious Planet….
          And……

          • Dr. Moo

            I’ll give you Kroll but Mysterious Planet is a simple and straightforward story which, considering all the boxes it was forced to tick, is a good thing.

    • Philip

      Thanks Moo! And uhm… I admit it. I like The Krotons!

      • Dr. Moo

        Well I’m sure by the law of averages somebody somewhere must love it. Every disliked episode must have its fans – with one exception that must not be named…

  • Mack59

    Very funny Phillip are you a regenerated Spike Milligan ?

    • Philip

      High praise indeed! Thank you for that lovely comment, Mack 🙂 Made my day!

      • Mack59

        Your article made mine Philip 😀

  • TheLazyWomble

    Well, they said that the Sixties is a weird place. So maybe this is not so far from the truth. And who cares anyway. Give me a cool and interesting fallacy over a dull and boring truth. (Unless it’s the other way round).

  • Tidgy’s Dad

    Bonkers.

  • TimeChaser

    I’d heard everyone in the 60s dropped too much acid…

    Ironically, The Krotons was the first Troughton story I ever purchased on VHS. In fact it may have been the actual first tape I ever purchased for myself (i.e. not a gift). I remember thinking the novelization wasn’t that bad. And then I saw it years later… It’s not great, of course, but there are certainly plenty of other Who stories that are worse, some almost intentionally so.

    • Philip

      I really like The Krotons; it’s nice to see somewhere else appreciating it. As you say, it has its failings, but so does everything. (Apart from The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang.)

      • TimeChaser

        At least Robert Holmes was trying, which is more than can be said for the writers of The Dominators.