In 1979, the four part Doctor Who adventure, DOCTOR WHO CITY OF DEATH was broadcast. The final part of this story received some of the highest ever first-time viewing figures, at over 16 million viewers. This was however due to the fact that ITV wasn't broadcasting at the time, (they were on strike) but people are welcome to believe that it is because of the drama's excellent quality.
Although all those people would be liars. Because although still a classic and whilst the storyline is great and the acting is fine, this just doesn't qualify as quality:
|It is wearing a Cravat for goodness sake. A CRAVAT!|
The creature above is Scaroth, the last surviving member of the Jagaroth. Millions of years ago, before mankind existed, a Jagaroth spacecraft exploded. This spaceship was the Jagaroth's only hope of preventing them from extinction. Scaroth was the operator of the craft and when it was blown up, the rest of the Jagaroth died out and Scaroth himself, splintered into twelve different parts.
These parts spread themselves out through history and the viewers were treated to a small number of stereotypes along the way. (for example, how other cultures were portrayed)
|Scaroth in the Jagaroth Spaceship 400 million years ago|
Each new form of Scaroth's, could be easily be ripped off as if it were made out of rubber. Because it most likely was.
One of the forms that he took, was Count Scarlioni in Paris. Scarlioni planned to steal the real Mona Lisa, having six fakes already bricked up in his mansion. Mona Lisa, what a whiney trollop with no eyebrows. Maybe Leonardo Da Vinci didn't forget to paint them and actually ripped them off from the moon-headed woman's face in order to get her to shut up.
His plan was simple. To get an old professor on the verge of exhaustion and death to construct a time machine to go back in time to prevent the explosion and therefore, prevent the obliteration of his species. See, simple. But the plan failed when he went back 400 million years to a papier mache, foam and polystyrene Earth (didn't you just love the SFX at the time?) and then travelled forward to 1979, where out of his disguise, he and the Time Machine, were shot and destroyed .
|I KNEW IT!|
THIS IS THE REAL ONE!
(The other five were just...just too obscene to put up here)