Day 5 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Day 5 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

Let’s see how Tegan handles being the pilot of the TARDIS in ‘Castrovalva’! 😀

We’re now in ‘Part Two’ of the story where the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan have escaped the hydrogen in-rush of Event One. I like how Nyssa and Tegan use the TARDIS databank to find a way of helping the Doctor to recover from his regeneration, as they learn about the ‘dwellings of simplicity’.

It also illustrates how Nyssa and Tegan work well together as team players and friends, even though they barely know each other at this point. It was amusing to see Nyssa pushing Peter Davison’s Doctor around in a wheelchair in the TARDIS. I’m sure Sarah Sutton enjoyed pushing Peter around. 🙂

Tegan seems very confident about piloting the TARDIS, even though she hasn’t had much experience of piloting the Doctor’s space and time machine. I suppose having flown planes back home in Australia, according to ‘Logopolis’ and ‘The Cradle of the Snake’, is what gave Tegan that confidence.

The Doctor meanwhile isn’t convinced that Tegan is piloting the TARDIS, despite Nyssa telling him otherwise. It’s funny when Nyssa gets exasperated with the Doctor’s distracted behaviour. It was intriguing how Nyssa and the Doctor made the best of a bad situation with the Zero Room being jettisoned. 🙂

The TARDIS arrives rather awkwardly on Castrovalva. Even Tegan herself says that it’s not up to CAA standards when the TARDIS is parked on its side. It’s amazing Nyssa and Tegan were able to get the Doctor out of the TARDIS when he was in the Zero Cabinet. It must have taken at least a quarter of an hour to get him out.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 5 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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