Prepping to record my episode on Castrovalva
Peter Davison's first story as the 5th Doctor is....ok?
Hey fellow Who-fans!
I’m in the process of making notes and putting my script together for recording my upcoming episode of the podcast around Peter Davison’s initial story, Castrovalva.
Everyone has “Their” Doctor, and I will say hands down that Peter Davison is mine.
It brings back a ton of nostalgia for me personally, as I recall my teenage years where I was getting into this show - thanks to a public access station, KSPS-TV from Spokane, Washington - that was my only avenue for Doctor Who at the time.
My Who group of friends would regularly get together Saturday nights to watch the episodes being broadcast, while I would also record what I could onto VHS.
Peter Davison brings a ton of youthful energy and enthusiasm to the role, which felt like a great progression from Tom Baker’s portrayal of the Time Lord.
I’m a big fan of the 3 companions that symbolized the Davison era, but for many of the stories you can definitely see the struggle the writers had to go through to make sure there was *something* for each companion to do. Not to mention the very real challenges with the unofficial 4th companion, Kamelion.
There were some “troubled” scripts and production throughout Davison’s era, as is par for the course for Who, but he still managed to help create some effective moments throughout his tenure.
On the subject of Castrovalva, Davison had the good fortune of filming this story 3rd during production, which I think really helped with Davison being able to find his footing for the role to come out with a strong as possible opening story.
If you have any thoughts on how you felt watching Castrovalva, please send them my way at email@example.com.
I’d be more then happy to go through them on the show.
Thanks again, and stay tuned for the release of this podcast episode!