Apropos of Bithika O’Dwyer, please enjoy “A Fishy Tale” — a short, funny documentary about Doctor Who in the 1960s. Full title: “A Fishy Tale: Making The Underwater Menace.” Memorable quotes:
“I’m a comic book. None of this makes any sense. It is entirely insane.”
“Of course it wasn’t believable! It was completely balmy, wasn’t it?”
“I wasn’t impressed.”
“It seemed to me sort of bizarre and fragmented.”
“This is a bit of a dog.”
“It is pretty awful.”
“They must’ve got the giggles.”
“It was disgusting, and dirty, and smelly.”
“I just find it quite grotesque, actually.”
“It doesn’t entirely work. In fact, bits of it don’t work at all. It’s frequently a bit dull.”
Bonus: French subtitles, so you can learn how to say “Don’t forget your Long Johns” in the language of love:
Now, class, répète en français, s’il vous plaît:
Vous n’allez pas me transformer en poisson!
Mastering that phrase is the key to your survival should you ever be captured by French-speaking Atlanteans!
Special appearance by “Blind Lemon Troughton” in the market scene:
All in all, one of my favourite Doctor Who documentaries — far better than the underlying story.
Note: If the embedded video doesn’t play, watch directly on Vimeo here.
See also full DVD release available from Amazon.
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