I have a distinct memory of watching these episodes out of context with the rest of the series back when they came out. So much so that they activated another memory in my brain of a piece of fan fiction I wrote about some video game I was playing at the time directly inspired by the events of these episodes.
There’s a slim chance I could find those incredibly plagiarising writings, but I think it’s better if I not bother. For I feel the amount of cringing I would do would cause me to turn into a singularity and consume the Earth. And none of us want that.