Day 9 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 9 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

Let’s have a look at the Wirrn from ‘The Ark In Space‘ in this YouTube video. 🙂

One thing you should never do is to stand close to an open ventilation shaft or a hole in a wall as a squid-like tentacle thing may grab your leg, like the Wirrn did to Sarah Jane. 😀 I’m glad the Doctor was there to save Sarah Jane from being pulled into the shaft, as that could have been very nasty. 😀

It was eerie and disturbing to hear the Wirrn speaking with Noah’s voice, especially as he’d been absorbed by the Wirrn from ‘Parts Two to Four’. The Wirrn are impressive in terms of a monster design, with an insect-like head and giving the impression of being a space locust of 1970s standards.

Mind you, it’s a bit disappointing that we can’t see the Wirrn move their lips when they talk. I’m sure technology today would be able to add on the CGI mouths in order to let us see the Wirrn talk with their mouths opening up and down. Then again, aliens speaking could differ to how humans do it. 🙂

I enjoyed the sparring between the Fourth Doctor and Noah-Wirrn. The Doctor knows that the Wirrn won’t keep to their word about not harming anyone aboard the Ark and the scene did put me in mind of a confrontation I’d written between the Fifth Doctor and Morguth in ‘The Tree of Riverloth’.

It was disturbing when the Doctor tried to make Noah-Wirrn remember Earth and what it was like. The Noah-Wirrn claims that he has no memory of Earth, which is very sad, as there’s nothing left of the human Noah. It’s a lesson to learn about not coming into contact with the Wirrn at all costs here.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 9 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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