Listen, Mark and I, we had an arrangement where if you ever need me out of your hair, just give me a shout, OK?
08/10 - Episode That Made Me LOL
The Lodger (5.11, by Gareth Roberts)
- Mistaking a toothbrush for the sonic.
- Putting a call on hold to eat a biscuit.
- “Call me the Rot-meister”
- The language scrambler.
doctor who meme: four brotps [4/4]
→ Doctor and Craig
wwc: 1/2 favorite characters (not the doctor or his companions)
↳ craig owens
This was the single most British thing to ever happen
Doctor Who Series 5: The Lodger
“What’s keeping you here?”
Craig and Sophie - Doctor Who ‘The Lodger’ and ‘Closing Time’
During the filming of the 1979–80 season of Doctor Who, the BBC production workers went on strike, shutting down all work. At the time, the cast and crew were a less than halfway through the recording of Shada, an episode by an up-and-coming writer by the name of Douglas Adams. This was during the reign of the 4th Doctor, played by Tom Baker, at the height of his power, having become one of the most popular Doctors of all time.
Shada is the story of megalomaniac Skagra’s search for the lost prison planet of the Time Lords where they imprisoned other would-be galactic overlords. But only one, very elderly, Time Lord knows the location. Professor Chronotis, a tea loving Time Lord at the end of his final regeneration, is retired to (you guessed it) Earth as a Cambridge professor. And it just so happens the Doctor is paying a visit when Skagra comes calling.
Although eventually the strike would be resolved, it would come too late for Shada. By the time the cast and crew returned to the stage they would be starting a new season. Shada would remain unfinished, but not forgotten.
Now we have a novelization of the story by Gareth Roberts, one that uses the almost complete script written by the much missed Douglas Adams. Make no mistake, this is not simply the screenplay rehashed. Roberts is no stranger to Doctor Whoor humor, having written recent popular scripts for the new series, including The Lodger and Closing Time.
That star painting looks oddly familiar…
Amy Pond - One gif per episode
↳ The Lodger
That is not how you play.