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2.2a - Prison in Space

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 10/11/15 3:47 pm
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I find the narration in 'Prison in Space' to be more intrusive than say 'The Queen of Time'. Ok, what would life under a Maternal society be like is an interesting hypothetical. This however is not interesting. For me tongue in cheek is another euphemism for unfunny joke - (cf. 'Bang-Bang-Aboom!') I can't say I found it funny, or even that sexist to be honest – I mean yeah it is, but that aspect tends to get overplayed; then again there is that spanking scene. It was just boring and dreadful. Even the name Chairman Babs sounds like it has been lifted from a 'Carry On' film. The idea that she would have a bit off a crush on the Doctor is odd, and given that the writer had the Doctor delivering most of Jaime’s’ sexist lines it just high lights how badly written this is. Plus it's dreadfully boring, and the ending with Babs being rejected by the doctor fails to have any emotional impact as it's so gauche.
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Reviewed By: St. XtoferReview Date: 6/24/15 7:25 am
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This story is liable to irritate sexist folk, be they feminists or mysogynists (let's face it, there's really only one difference between the two), and I appreciate it for that. A very tongue-in-cheek story that is refreshingly lacking modern day political correctness. Interesting, well paced and frequently humorous. Some great performances by Frazier and Wendy and Co. And well produced. It had a tangible 60's feel to it. Fun.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/21/15 7:43 am
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This was written for the Second Doctor and finds the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe end up on an earth where women rule and men have no rights as "inferiors." The Doctor and Jamie are taken and sent to prison as subversive while Zoe is left on Earth to be brainwashed into being a "superior" and a follower of Chairman Babs. Now Jamie and the Doctor have to escape, find Zoe, and free men everywhere.

The plot has been roundly criticized by many reviewers on quite a few sites as sexist, though I don't see it that way. The story certainly has some parts (particularly the tight uniforms) that are problematic particularly by modern standards. It's helpful to view the piece as a product of its time and enjoy it for what is.

Plus, I think that if were truly sexist, it would have shown women as particularly incompetent at tasks such as in a 1960s Batman TV series where women took over the police force and things went to pot. Women actually had achieved quite a bit in the future of Prison in Space.

If there's a message here, it is not about men or women but the idea of how allowing tyranny and oppression against one part of society leads to tyranny for all. The story reveals that women are miserable under Chairman Babs because of the way she rules with an iron fist. Even Chairman Babs herself is unhappy. Lording over others isn't the key to happiness by any means.

However, the story is a comedy and it works brilliantly. It's helped by Frazier Hines whose Second Doctor is truly uncanny particularly after the first couple of scenes. Thus this really feel like Patrick Troughton's there even though he's been dead for more than two decades. The story has several hilarious moments and really does a great job painting word pictures that add to the comedy. The ending is hilarious.

It's not a great story but it's enjoyable particularly if you don't let political correctness rule the roost.
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Reviewed By: GcookscotlandReview Date: 11/5/13 5:25 pm
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Thought the first hour was great but got very boring fast.
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