Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Obsessions 1969

- High Note 2019

- Denial 2019

- The Listing 2017

- Kultur Shock! 2013

- The Fare 2018

- Man of a Thousand Faces 1957

- Nocta 2019

- Ruby 2019

- Bloody Marie 2019

- Holiday Hell 2019

- Two Evil Eyes 1990

- The Cunning Man 2019

- Portal 2019

- The Experience 2019

- Thursday 2018

- Athas 2018

- Morbid Stories 2019

- Malvolia's Halloween Game 2019

- An American Werewolf in London 1981

- Tennessee Gothic 2019

- Devil's Junction: Handy Dandy's Revenge 2019

- Switch 2019

- Door in the Woods 2019

- Marla 2018

- Eminence Hill 2019

- Ringu 1998

- Family Obligations 2019

- Hard Laughter 2019

- Hacked 2020

- Black Bridge 2006

- Transit 17 2019

- The Sword Swallower 2019

- The Major and the Minor 1942

- The Mind of Juliane 2019

- Art of the Dead 2019

- Harpoon 2019

- Mad Santa 2019

- The Furnace 2019

- Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare 2017

- Get Up Eight 2019

- Clownado 2019

- Cruising 1980

- Dolphin 2016

- Devil's Revenge 2019

- Candy Corn 2019

- I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu 2019

- Glass Cabin 2019

- Ripper Tour 2018

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Doctor Who - The Ribos Operation

episode 98

UK 1978
produced by
Graham Williams for BBC
directed by George Spenton-Foster
starring Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, John Leeson (voice), Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Plaskitt, Paul Seed, Robert Keegan, Prentis Hancock, Timothy Bateson, Ann Tirard, Cyril Luckham
written by Robert Holmes, music by Dudley Simpson, script editor: Anthony Read

tv-series
Doctor Who, Doctor Who (Tom Baker), Doctor Who (classic series), K9, Key to Time storyarc

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Acutally, Doctor Who (Tom Baker) and his computer-dog K-9 (voiced by John Leeson) wanted to go on an extended holiday somewhere in the sun, but instead, the all powerful White Guardian (Cyril Luckham) persuades him to go looking for the Key to Time, an all powerful intrument to restore order int he universe ... but since it's all powerful, the Key to Time (actually a cube) was broken into six pieces, scattered throughout the universe and disguised at whatever it is to not arouse any suspicion. And the Guardian even gives the protesting Doctor a new companion, pretty and intelligent but hopelessly naive Romana (Mary Tamm).

The search for the first segment of the key takes the Doctor and company to a medieval-like world, where a very likeable conman from earth, Garon (Iain Cuthbertson), and his young assistant Unstoff (Nigel Plaskitt)  try to sell the whole planet - which they of course do not own - to the powermad and violent exiled monarch Graff Vynda-K (Paul Seed) by giving him the impression that the planet is rich in an all-powerful mineral, Jedrich ... but the only piece of Jedrich on the planet was actually brought by Garron himself to make his story more believable ... and that piece of Jedrich is of course a segment of the Key to Time.

Soon enough, Garron and Unstoff have the Graff's money and their piece of Jedrich, but somehow the Graff has found out, and all of a sudden not only is Garron arrested, but the Doctor and Romana as well, who just tried to get the Jedrich from Garron. And Unstoff, who has the Jedrich and the money, hides in the catacombs under the city, where soon enough the city's head guard (Prentis Hancock), the Graff and his men, and the Doctor, Romana and Garron, who have been freed by K-9, go looking for him. Too bad though that down in the catacombs there are dragons.

In the end, all of the Graff's men are killed by a cave-in and he himself is killed by a timebomb he tried to plant on the Doctor, the Doctor, K-9 and Romana however, as well as Garron and Unstoff, get out of it all in one piece - and the Doctor even manages to keep Garron from stealing the Jedrich from him ...

 

A well-written and wonderfully, if hammy, acted blend of sci-fi and historical drama, filmed in some nice if not always terribly convincing sets (left over from an adaptation of Anna Karenina) make this a nice first episode of the Key to Time-storyarc. Totally likeable.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Doctor Who - The Ribos Operation
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Doctor Who - The Ribos Operation here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Doctor Who - The Ribos Operation at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD