Category Archives: Kinda

“I think paradise is a little too green for me as well.”

‘Kinda’ was written for the 4th Doctor and Adric. Rather than rewrite the story to include all the companions Nyssa spends the adventure asleep in the TARDIS. Tegan, while an important part of the story, also spends a large portion … Continue reading

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“There is a difference between serious scientific investigation and meddling.”

Adric was originally supposed to be a thief, along the lines of the artful dodger. These origins can be seen in ‘Kinda‘, from his sleight of hand with the cell key to his attempts to convince Hindle he is on … Continue reading

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“Our suffering is the Mara’s delight, our madness the Mara’s meat and drink.”

Doctor Who is  generally grounded in science. Everything he encounters, no matter how fantastical, have a basis in reality, whether it be biological, technical or physics. Vampires, ghosts and werewolves have all been encountered and their existence explained. ‘Kinda’ takes … Continue reading

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“There you are, Tegan. There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes.”

‘Kinda’ begins much in the same way as the first Dalek story. With Nyssa having to take a nice long sleep to get over her headache the rest of the TARDIS crew have time to explore the planet of Deva … Continue reading

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“You see, with the Kinda, they seem innocent enough, and they smile a lot, or they used to.”

‘Kinda’, by Christopher Bailey, is a story about colonisation and mysticism. Colonisation is a thorny issue and a theme that Doctor Who regularly returns to. The advancement and expansion of humanity is celebrated in the series but we’re regularly shown … Continue reading

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