Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Doctor Who- Stones of Blood
I watched the Doctor Who story Stones of Blood yesterday. Fans tend to argue over the merits of that story, its not the most highly rated in the show's history. I love the Tom Baker stories which feature the Doctor's Time Lady companion, Romana. Stones of Blood has the incarnation of Romana played by Mary Tamm (Margot Leadbetter in the TARDIS).
Stones of Blood is one of the few Doctor Who stories in which shoes play a part in the plot. Romana decides to leave the TARDIS and visit a Cornish moor wearing a pair of extravagant stiletto sandals (ignoring the Doctor's warning about their impracticality), paired up with a rather fetching Burberry cap. Romana finds has difficulty coping with the terrain and while the Doctor is away investigating mysterious events, she takes them off and wanders onto the moor in her bare feet.
Doctor Who rarely shows any shoe-consciousness. The Doctor's later companion, Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding) seems to have no problem running down endless corridors in precarious heels. I am quite convinced she would have fallen over quite a lot in real life. As with most science fiction shows, characters rarely ever take their shoes off.