Monday, June 19, 2006
All hail Graham Crowden! Surely one of the greatest, and funniest, supporting performances in the history of Who. He gets far too much bad press for his overacting in Horns of Nimon, and quite frankly it's unfair. It's hilarious, and given the level of immagination that went into other areas of the script (a security guard who just shouts "weakling scum" a lot! And as if the idea that people won't pick up it's based on the Greek story of the Minotaur isn't clearly signified by having the aliens look like Minotaurs, they decide to spell the name of all the characters in that story backwards!), I'm not surprised he got away with it. I mean, who came up with the idea of sacrificing three perfectly good cliffhanger endings (the revelation of The Nimon! Romana's abandonment! The immanent destruction of the TARDIS!) for that thrilling shot of ... Tom hugging K-9. For some reason Crowden's portrayal of Soldeed reminds me of what might happen if Chris Morris got involved with a story...
Sorry, dear readers. This post is piffle. I just had to update this site and couldn't think of anything else off the top of my head.
Posted by Ross P. Garner at 22:26