“In all my travelling throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation: decadent, degenerate, and rotten to the core. Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen - they’re still in the nursery compared to us. Ten million years of absolute power. That’s what it takes to be really corrupt.”
We know that Ace went on to do great things with the Doctorrrr, but what about the *other* pair-off at the end of Dragonfire? Haven’t you always wondered what sort of shenanigans Mel and Glitz got up to? Maybe that’s just me, but here’s an artist’s rendering of what it would look like, in any case.
The Seventh Doctor! Most people think of him as a shadowy schemer who plays games with the lives of those around him in service of some grand agenda. I think these people are very silly and, in an unrelated note, here’s a picture of him climbing down Sabalom Glitz so that his hat falls off.
McCoy’s years certainly have their misses, but for my money, the highest hits are not your Battlefields or your Curse of Fenrics, but the ones like this, that take McCoy’s natural talent for comedy and let it breathe in the material. They’re light, funny, ridiculous, enthusiastic, and often cleverer than the more self-consciously ‘adult’ material that comes later.