Wednesday, 7 May 2008

'The Sontaran Strategem'

I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Doctor Who two-parter. It was nice to see both the Sontarans, and UNIT, as a cohesive military force (which we were never really able to see in the old series).

One thing that really bothered me though, was the unshaped UNIT berets! Not one soldier had a beret that had been properly shaped to fit his head! Surely the costume department could have sorted that out – if only for the main characters! This is meant to be the British Contingent, and in Britain we have very smart, well-shaped berets! We’re not one of those European armies with their sloppy headwear, you know!

Below is an example; Private Ross Jenkins

And here is a picture of Captain Elworthy from my series, sporting a truly well fitted beret.

However, despite that one niggle, I thought the episodes were great! Keep up the good work BBC! I do hope that Colonel Mace and UNIT will be returning again soon.

Also, what was Sir Alistair doing in Peru? Interesting…

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