Journey Blue: take me with you
Doctor: no sorry we already have a person with a colour themed named scheduled to be a main character but hey better luck next season
Ugh, I really hated that, and given events of the season’s fourth episode…
The Benny & Fitz stories are both rather mediocre, though the latter was amusingly frivilous.
Mary’s story absolutely makes up for it, though. The writing is leagues above the rest of the collection as one would expect from Jonathan Morris. Point off for the final line though.
But Izzy’s story? The one I was actually looking forward to? Oh, it started out so well, and when I realised it was poking loving fun at 2000AD, oh I thought we were going to get something truly off-beatly amusing in the style of some of the World annuals. Put the fucking punchline?
Such. Fucking. Bullshit.
I felt totally betrayed by how Izzy reacted during the denoument and I don’t give a flying fuck if it was her creator who wrote it or of it was intended to show how in the closet she was, it was just plain throw-it-against-the-wall-in-disgust wrong.
perpugilliam, and anyone else who’s familiar with Izzy, what did you think?
"Adric was the second Doctor Who regular to be killed by the Cybermen, the first being, of course, the First Doctor."
Matthew Waterhouse, Blue Box Boy
He’s not exactly wrong, though. Sure the Doctor would have pretty much keeled over regardless of what adventure came after The Smugglers, the Cybermen were still effectively the straw that did it.