Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension

Episode 63: Liberace‘s More Flamboyant Magician Uncle (Spearhead from Space)

July 18, 2021

We’re back - in glorious colour(!) - as we kick off the Pertwee-era with the very highly regarded Robert Holmes standard Spearhead from Space. Will the Watchers find this story as good as fan opinion would have it? Well, we’re hardly going to spoil that in this blurb, are we!? That said, there is a treat in store for anyone who enjoys Julie’s singing!


During the episode, Anthony ponders the potential for profane language from the UNIT troops, Don talks about how Robert Holmes introduces new lore to the show just to avoid potential plot holes, Reilly discovers his love of the new Doctor’s watch, and Julie fixates on yellow phones. The entire team enters into a love fest over Liz Shaw’s skepticism.


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