Surely there isn’t a slice of Doctor Who with a more bloated reputation than Season 16, also known as “The Key to Time.” Often times remembered as a jewel in the classic series crown, such an opinion can only be the result of someone who hasn’t seen this material in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, “The Key to Time” isn’t bad; it’s just wildly uneven, lacking in focus and objective. The season of six stories is united by the Doctor’s quest for the all-powerful MacGuffin, which is split into six pieces and spread out across the universe. The pieces of the Key are disguised and could take any shape, and so part of the fun is in the unexpected forms they take. And, of course, it’s never just simply a matter of the Doctor showing up and collecting each piece. He manages to find himself embroiled in six very different adventures along the way. Accompanying him on his journeys are the Time Lady Romana (Mary Tamm) and his faithful robotic computer K-9 (voiced by John Leeson).
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