I personally LOVE this story arc, but the third serial is missing!!! I would put this as five stars, if the third serial was here. iTunes, PLEASE add The Stones Of Blood. I want to see that before i see the other three in this arc. PLEASE ADD IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!! I'm craving doctor who!!!
Tom Baker is definitely the best doctor of the Classic series. Love this show!
Part 2 of the Key to Time
The Key to Time was a well-written and interesting story arc in which the White Guardian sends the Doctor and a young Time Lord, Romana, in a quest for the six segments of the Key to Time, so the White Guardian can restore balance to the universe. The complete story is also Season 16 of Doctor Who. Later, in Season 18, the entire season is linked by the recurring theme of entropy, and in Season 23, The Trial of a Time Lord spans the entire season. It's interesting, because every year, the new version of the show features a story arc that stretches the entire season, and this is generally seen as the precursor to those story arcs.
Like many of the 70s-ear stories, the special effects were pretty dodgy, the acting was sometimes a bit too much (or little), but the stories themselves were good, and there were usually some really interesting things that were done, too. This is a perfect example of all of that. Others have mentioned that Douglas Adams (the Hitchhiker's Guide series) wrote these episodes, and there are some very cool science ideas in them. The planet that the Doctor and Romana find themselves on is actually hollow inside, and it materializes around other planets and steals their resources. It's well thought-out, and the stories are very good. I'm just going to say that if you want to see The Classic Series at its best, this entire season has got to be at or near the top of the list!
One of the best
"It's of the finest examples of spacio-temperal engineering I have ever seen. But what's it for?!" Tom Baker at his best with some of the best quasi-scientific mind benders of the entire series.
Moons of madness!
Tom Baker and Douglas Adams, plus my favorite Romana. What could be better? This is one of my all-time favorite Dr Who episodes.
Good installment, but should be bundled with entire story arc
This is just one part of the "Key to Time" season of Doctor Who, which had the good Doctor and his new Time Lord companion Romana searching for the segments of the Key to Time for the White Guardian. iTunes customers would be better served if all of the story segments were offered in a bundle and in the proper order.
Douglas Adams Always Pleases
This is a great story, written by the one and only Douglas Adams, and full of Hitch-Hiker's jokes and allusions. Expect nothing but the best.