February 25th, 2006

A Pocket Full of Murder

Classic WHO: "The King's Demons"

I just watched this historical two-parter with my five-year-old son, who is crazy about knights, castles, spaceships, aliens and robots -- so as you might imagine, he adored it. He lost interest at the end because there was too much exposition going on, but other than that, he was riveted.

I myself loved this story back in the day -- got a friend of mine to tape it off TVOntario so we could watch and re-watch the swordfight (among other things), and finally bought the novelization and read it multiple times. I even, as I confessed to uktechgirl on davison_era this morning, tried to use the novelization as source material for a tenth-grade history essay on King John, and if there is any more proof of geek love than that, I cannot imagine.

Twenty-two years later, I am able to look at this story with a somewhat more critical eye, and see that the plot is thin at best and that the execution suffers from a number of obvious flaws. Nevertheless, it really is a little bit awesome. Collapse )

Ah, what else can I say? It's cheesy and I love it, and I had great fun watching it again. And now I'm off to make some screencaps, because there will and must be icons.