It’s somewhat telling that Underground Toys released an action figure of the Hoix monster from the beginning of Love & Monsters but not the main alien, the Abzorbaloff.
The Abzorbaloff was designed by nine-year-old William Grantham by way of a Blue Peter contest. I’m sure Mr. Grantham – now seventeen if my math is right – is well into regretting this particular victory.
Things I love about this story – Marc Warren as Elton, Peter Kay as pre-transformation Mr. Kennedy (Kennedy), the interaction and companionship of L.I.N.D.A., E.L.O., and the continuation of the theme of the collateral damage the Doctor leaves in his wake.
Things I do not love about this story – everything having to do with the post-transformation Abzorbaloff, the fact that most of L.I.N.D.A. dies, the horror of the Ursula Tile, and the fact that there wasn’t more E.L.O.
Join me, Director Faber, Mike Gordon, Jennifer Hartshorn, and our special guest Mary Ogle as we take a look at this story from David Tennant’s first season as the Doctor: