History Creator / RobertHolmes

23rd Sep '16 5:56:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Series/DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'', which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].

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Series/DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'', ''Series/BlakesSeven'', which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].



* BlackComedy: If his sense of humour wasn't clever wordplay, it was this.



* CreatorThumbprint: ThoseTwoGuys, massive body counts, boundary-pushing horror, general cynicism sometimes to localised CrapsackWorld levels, aliens referring to Earth humans as "Tellurians", GettingCrapPastTheRadar fart gags and more than a touch of black humour.

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* CreatorThumbprint: ThoseTwoGuys, massive body counts, boundary-pushing horror, general cynicism sometimes to localised CrapsackWorld levels, aliens referring to Earth humans as "Tellurians", GettingCrapPastTheRadar fart gags gags, deformed grotesque villains and more than a touch of black humour.


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* GothicHorror: His tenure even had a touch of HammerHorror about it.
8th Sep '16 11:41:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids of Mars"]]


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* NightmareFetishist: His attitude to ''Doctor Who'' was essentially, "Let's scare the little buggers".
8th Sep '16 11:18:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OldShame: He wasn't particularly proud of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E5ThePowerOfKroll The Power Of Kroll]] and didn't think the effects would work [[SpecialEffectsFailure (he was right)]], not to mention resenting the over-arching "Key To Time" arc. This is why it is generally regarded as his weakest episode.
4th Sep '16 1:13:55 PM moloch
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* WriterOnBoard: Occasionally quite obvious, though rarely detrimental to the plot. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]] made the Doctor a vegetarian like Holmes (and this actually held for twenty years). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers]] was a jab at the Revenue office (because they were taxing Holmes as both an employee and a freelancer for the BBC). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]] is commonly seen as taking some potshots at the ridiculousness of the House Of Lords.

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* WriterOnBoard: Occasionally quite obvious, though rarely detrimental to the plot. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]] Doctors]]" made the Doctor a vegetarian like Holmes (and this actually held for twenty years). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers]] Makers]]" was a jab at the Revenue office (because they were taxing Holmes as both an employee and a freelancer for the BBC). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]] Assassin]]" is commonly seen as taking some potshots at the ridiculousness of the House Of Lords.Lords and the Oxbridge establishment, too.
17th Jan '16 12:22:22 PM hamonrye
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Yep, this is the guy who gave us the Autons and the Sontarans... and, as if that weren't enough, wrote the first appearances of the Master, and some of the best companions.

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Yep, this is the guy who gave us the Autons and the Sontarans... and, as if that weren't enough, wrote the first appearances of the Master, and some of the best companions.
companions. His contribution to ''Doctor Who'' cannot be overstated and we're willing to bet at least one of his stories turns up on your top 10 list, probably more.
26th Jul '15 8:15:42 AM moloch
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Series/DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].

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Series/DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'', which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].
6th Apr '15 11:14:32 PM nombretomado
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DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].

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DoctorWho Series/DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, which he declined, recommending Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].
20th Oct '14 6:26:00 AM moloch
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* WriterOnBoard: Occasionally quite obvious, though rarely detrimental to the plot. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]] made the Doctor a vegetarian like Holmes (and this actually held for twenty years). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers]] was a jab at the Revenue office (because they were taxing Holmes as both an employee and a freelancer for the BBC). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]] is commonly seen as taking some potshots at the ridiculousness of the House Of Lords.
4th Oct '14 1:53:11 PM moloch
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DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, which he declined, recommending ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].

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DoctorWho wasn't the only British science fiction institution Holmes wrote for. He was offered the script editor's position on Series/BlakesSeven, which he declined, recommending ChrisBoucher Creator/ChrisBoucher for the job. He eventually wrote four episodes for that series, including "Orbit," where Avon stalks Vila through a shuttle in order to [[ShootTheDog throw him overboard to save weight]].
4th Oct '14 1:52:28 PM moloch
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