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The Time Meddler

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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 1/17/16 6:50 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Monk is a great character and that is in no small way down to Peter Butterworth. I love the naughty school boy feel of the character, more mischievous than malevolent. In the final episode when the Doctor asks him what the point was and he just says that he could help advance technology, give the world planes by 1320 and help put Shakespeare's Hamlet on TV just shows that blowing up the Viking ships is a means and that death and destruction are not his ultimate goal. He seems like he wants to exert control rather than cause chaos like The Master. The anachronisms littered about the place for the Doctor, Steven and Vicki to find are great fun. The watch, the recording of Monks chanting and the bazooka on the cliff top give it a sense of fun. It's a shame they didn't bring the Monk back except for 'The Daleks' Masterplan', but that door shut once Peter Butterworth passed away. If he regenerated why would he still be a monk and how could you fit a monk into more than a very limited number of stories: it's too intrinsic to the character's identity. On the whole, none of the villagers and vikings felt like anything more than a device or cardboard cut out characters. Apart from the Tardis crew of course. And the production values are great.
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Reviewed By: AbortedFoetusReview Date: 1/10/16 12:49 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The time meddler was fun and engaging, I loved the Time Meddler and I loved the overall concept, the story was intriguing and I had a lot of fun with Steven who is really likeable. This is probably one of my favourites in Hartnells run as it was just a blast of fun, I would seriously recommend it for any newcomers to his era.

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/30/15 10:34 pm
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Steven snuck into the TARDIS at the end of, "The Chase," but doesn't believe the TARDIS is a time machine, so the Doctor takes him back in time to the 11th Century but Steven doesn't particularly when he finds a watch and a death ray.

The story introduces the Meddling Monk, the first of the Doctor's own kind introduced into the series. It has a very light and fun feel with William Hartnell giving an absolutely charming performance and playing brilliantly off of Peter Butterworth. The story is well-directed and one of the strongest episodes in Season 2.

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Reviewed By: QuartzLightReview Date: 7/28/12 3:49 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A wonderful historical story. It's serious, yet seems light hearted at times. Great cast, and superb acting by all. I would defintley reccomend you to watch this story. I gave it 9/10.
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