The Stones of Blood is the third serial of the 16th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 28 October to 18 November 1978. Part 4 was broadcast during the week of the show’s fifteenth anniversary. It forms part of the Key to Time story arc. The TARDIS lands on Earth close to the Nine Travellers, an ancient stone circle. Professor Amelia Rumford and her associate Vivien Fay, who are studying the stones, explain that whenever the circle has been surveyed, the number of stones has changed. Also interested in the circle are a group of druids-dedicated followers of the Cailleach, the Celtic goddess of war, death and magic-who are prepared to perform human sacrifice to satisfy her demands for blood. The Doctor soon learns that there is more to the Nine Travellers, the Cailleach, and the druids than meets the eye. How can the stones apparently move around the countryside? Why has the area around the circle always been owned by a woman? After Romana discovers the true identity of the evil Cailleach, the Doctor finds that he must travel into hyperspace to solve the mystery of the Nine Travellers and save his companion from the blood-hungry alien life-forms known as the Ogri.
Tom baker is clearly at his finest hour as the doctor in this tale. It is nestled in the middle of Tom Baker’s reign as the Doctor. This tale has the doctor really taking on the quest for a part of the key of time yet it leads the doctor to an adventure of horror. Tom baker really makes the best of this story as he does his own brand of humor.
Mary Tamm’s Romana truly shines in this tale as she really gives us some of her finest hour here. She really plays perfectly with tom’s doctor as the keys to time season is one of the best seasons of this remarkable show. David Fisher bursts onto the scene with potentially the wittiest script in Doctor Who which is crammed full of imminently quotable dialogue that the actors really shine with the wit and charm. Its supporting cast all really shine too as all of them give us some fine acting. Darrol Blake is very much suited to Doctor Who, and his lone directorial assignment is done in fine style as he really crafts out such fine direction with such remarkable set pieces. The Stones Of Blood is so good it’s a shame its last chapter was a collective let down. The Cailleach and the Ogri are suitably eerie – the Ogri make for great villains as classic as many others. The Stones of Blood pretty much sums up Doctor Who perfectly with great horror and drama and wonderful direction and a smart and witty script and wonderful acting. Its a classic doctor who serial one can love.
Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon which takes place this easter weekend is about bloggers talking about their favorite tv show episode. So today i am talking about tomb of the cybermen which is one of my favorite serials of doctor who. It is also the birthday of the leading doctor of this tale whom is Patrick Troughton who is a wonderful legend of the britsh acting that led the show to new heights after the leaving of the frist doctor. So happy birthday to this wonderful legend i hope you enjoy my review of this classic tale.
The Doctor goes on an archaeological dig on the planet of the Cybermen only to find that they’re still very much alive, and much more creepy than their modern fibreglass equivalents. It is one creepy tale that really effectively make the cybermen some of the best villains in the show’s history it is a mix of the hammer horror meets universal’s the mummy. This smartly crafted tale with such great acting and depth brings to life the cybermen in a creepy way that really can be effectively called something amazing and noteworthy. Patrick Troughton gives us his finest hour as the doctor as he really brings to life this tale to such great effect. Fans of the era should watch out for Hammer veteran George Pastell playing yet another weaselly character while Roy Stewart makes an impact as an imposing strongman. Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling have such great moments giving us some of their finest hours. I would also say many one thing one can notice its nods to Metropolis in many of its scenes with the cybermen. It turns them into some of the creepest villains ever. Tomb of cybermen form its wonderful casting to its great and creepy layers remains one of the best doctor who tales to ever grace the screen.
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Jamie McCrimmon played by Jamie McCrimmon. He faced off against Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords, Ice Warriors, the Yeti, and even a unicorn. And yet, he never lost his cool throughout those adventures as he stands out as the acting by the actor lead is just truly outstanding as they come. I acted alongside today’s birthday boy Patrick Troughton as a small tribute i thought i put this nod to one of my favorite companions of his era. Happy birthday to Patrick Troughton i hope you enjoyed my review of this classic serial.