Despite the fact he faces off against Peter Davidson’s Who in the most violent episodes of the fifth Doctor’s era, Jek is one of the more sympathetic sadists our hero has encountered.
Hideously disfigured by a business partner’s thriftiness, Jek lurks in the titular Caves of Androzani, gathering an army of androids and plotting his revenge. But, awww, despite his constant psychopathic malevolence, all Jek wants is a friend, bonding with the Doctor’s companion Peri after she’s injured in battle.
Basically, picture Pinhead crossed with
The Phantom Of The Opera
, and you’ve got Jek.
Clive Barker. Forget the kids' market, the original episodes contained drug-dealing, gun-running and some of the nastiest deaths ever glimpsed from behind a sofa. Let’s honour that by making the movie version a hard-18.
Peri’s lying injured in Jek’s cave. He enters holding a sonic screwdriver customised with razor blades. “I have such sights to show you,” he says.