Love & Monsters
Series 2 Episode 10
An ordinary man called Elton Pope becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. But when Elton's investigations bring him to the attention of the enigmatic Victor Kennedy, his harmless hobby suddenly plunges him into a living nightmare.
Trivia
  • This episode is the first 'Doctor-lite' episode of the revived series. The filming schedule, with an added Christmas special, meant that two episodes had to be filmed at the same time (a situation the crew refer to as 'double-banking'). Because of this, the Doctor and Rose only appear briefly in short scenes throughout this story.
  • A working title for this episode was 'I Love the Doctor'.
  • In the first draft of the script, the character of Elton was originally a female.
  • The Abzorbaloff was designed by nine-year-old William Grantham, and was the winning entry of Blue Peter's Design a Doctor Who Monster competition.
Memorable Quotes
  • The Doctor: You're not from Raxacoricofallapatorius, are you?
    Victor Kennedy: No, I'm not! They're swine! I spit on them! I was born on their twin planet.
    The Doctor: Really? What's the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius?
    Victor Kennedy: Clom.
  • Elton: We forget because we must.
  • Victor Kennedy: You've dabbled with aliens, now meet the genuine article!
  • Elton: (About Jackie) I had to work very hard, she keeps everything very close to her chest.
    Ursula: That's one hell of a chest...
Series 2 Volume 4 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 2, Volume 4

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