I have decided that the human appearance of Scaroth must be an
illusion, rather than a mask. Besides not having a mouth, Scaroth
only has one central eye and there is no way he could see through a
human mask. Scarlioni also has two eyes, which move around and there
is no way to do that with a mask.
This episode has some lovely lines from the Doctor. "You're a
beautiful woman, probably," is one of my favorites. We find out why
Count Scarlioni wants to steal the Mona Lisa. He has seven buyers and
will have seven Mona Lisas after he steals the one from the Louvre.
What's more, they are all original Mona Lisas, at least according to
the Doctor. Kerensky is working on time experiments, seeking to speed
up time in a bubble. He can age an egg into a full grown chicken then
a skeleton in less than a minute. I love it when the Doctor reverses
the process and puts the chicken back into the egg. Whatever the
Count wants to do with Kerensky's machine, the Doctor thinks that it
is going to be very dangerous.
This story has clliffhangers of revelations rather than danger, which
makes for a nice change. This time the revelation is that there is a
second Count Scarlioni in the time of Leonardo da Vinci going by the
name of Captain Tancredi and what's more, he recognizes the Doctor.
Now the Doctor has been in this time frame before (The Masque of
Mandragora), but I think there is more going on here than that.
On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 22:22:25 -0800 (PST), in a fit of madness Nyctolops
<[email protected]> declared:
>This episode has some lovely lines from the Doctor. "You're a
>beautiful woman, probably," is one of my favorites.
Well, I'm glad you think so. I've had terrible luck using this as a pick
R. Dan Henry