Thursday, December 10, 2015

Listened: "The Abominable Snowmen" by [multiple creators]

Listened: The Abominable Snowmen by [as listed on Overdrive] Patrick Troughton, Deborah Watling, Jack Watling, Frazer Hines. Television audio with some voice over narration.

Another audio package from the Doctor Who TV program. Original dialogue and sound effects are used with descriptive voice over, "The Doctor approaches the pyramids and inspects the objects. Victoria sneaks away." According to a fan web page these episodes aired in 1967.

The Tardis lands in the mountains of Tibet. The Doctor is happy and starts hunting through the Tardis for an object. The Doctor finds a big coat and a Tibetan holy bell. Meanwhile, two explorers are attacked by a Yeti and one man is killed.

The Doctor, Victoria and Jamie head into the wind and cold. The find the remains of the explorers's campsite and then find a Tibetan monastery. The surviving explorer accuses the Doctor and Co. of being responsible for the attack. Explorer also accuses the Doctor and Co. of being journalists there to scoop the Explorer's discovery of the Yeti.

Anyway. The Yeti have been attacking people. The warrior monks are led by a sneaky Abbot. A couple warriors are warrior-like and a couple others are more monk-ish and calm. Not Monk-ish and agitated. We find out the Yeti are robots that house control units in the shape of metal spheres. The Abbott is under the control of some mysterious entity.

Doctor Who fights for clear headed thinking, ration, and kindness. Jamie carries a sword around. Victoria screams in terror. People die. Some Yeti monsters walk around and I never get to critique the awful costumes because I am listening to an audio book.

1. Meh. Skip it unless you're a regular Who fan.
2. Throughout the story I kept thinking of The Kinks.

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