Retro ‘Doctor Who’ Reviews – Vol. 10.7
Utopia/The Sound of the Drums/Last of the Time Lords
With the Daleks and Cybermen taking up the mantle of Epic Season Finale Baddies the previous season the writers needed to pull something big out of their pocket for this season. That, of course, leaves only one option…the greatest nemesis the Doctor ever faced. Throughout the series there’s been a mentions and hints of a mysterious ‘Saxon’ who seems to wield immense amounts of power in great Britain, which the Doctor hasn’t taken heed of whilst he adventures around. In this trilogy of episodes Saxon is revealed to be the Master, an insane Time Lord bent on conquest. Throughout the centuries the Doctor and Master have battled numerous times and respect each other as opponents.
The showdown begins with the TARDIS landing in Cardiff to recharge using the rift (as in ‘Boom Town’). Before departing they pick up a hitchhiker in…
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