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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Vote for 3!
Planet of Giants 5 25.00%
The Time Meddler 14 70.00%
The Mutants 2 10.00%
The Three Doctors (special edition) 7 35.00%
Invasion of the Dinosaurs 8 40.00%
Death to the Daleks 5 25.00%
The Sun-Makers 8 40.00%
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 7 35.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 19 2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Barnes & Noble is having another buy 2 get 1 free sale. This is always a great time for them to suck my wallet dry since they have a pretty thorough classic Who collection. Which 3 do you think I should get?
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Old January 19 2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Invasion of the Dinosaurs would be my top pick from that list. Yes the effects aren't great but it's a great story.
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Old January 19 2013, 11:03 PM   #3
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The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is my favorite on this list-- one of many McCoy-era gems. The Time Meddler is one of my favorite Hartnells, some good comic acting in that one.
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Not trying to discourage you from buying DW, but if you compare prices, you'll find that B&N recently raised theirs across the board. Even with b2g1, you will likely be able to buy all 3 at Amazon or elsewhere for cheaper. That said, B&N does have Shada for 24 bucks right now. If you don't have that already, it's a must-get.
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Old January 20 2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

The Time Meddler and Greatest Show are easily the best of those stories. Though I enjoy them all.
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Old January 20 2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Of those, Three Doctors, Sunmakers, Greatest Show
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Old January 22 2013, 03:58 AM   #7
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Timelash, The Gunfighters and Warriors of the Deep.

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Old January 22 2013, 05:56 AM   #8
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

The Time Meddler - fantastic historical that's also a real turning point in Who mythology and what kind of stories Who could tell.

The Sun-Makers - good satire from possibly Who's greatest writer (although not his best story).

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - clever, innovative adventure with one of the best Doctor/companion teams.

Three good but very different stories, plus you get something from the 60s, something from the 70s and something from the 80s.
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Old January 24 2013, 03:13 AM   #9
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Re: Pick my next 3 classic DVD purchases

Well, so far in the results, "The Time Meddler" is running away with this. (It's a bit of an awkward purchase though, economically. It's the only one on the list that isn't the same price as any of the others.)

And, just like in the last poll, no love for "The Mutants." That one sure seems like the bottom of the barrell for the Pertwee years. (Although, I've heard from some people who think "Colony in Space" is worse.)

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Not trying to discourage you from buying DW, but if you compare prices, you'll find that B&N recently raised theirs across the board. Even with b2g1, you will likely be able to buy all 3 at Amazon or elsewhere for cheaper.
I had a bad experience several years ago with Amazon & a phishing scam, so I've been reluctant to go back. Plus, I like supporting the local brick & mortar stores. (Plus, if it's not a limited time sale, I can't really justify the expense to myself.)

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Timelash, The Gunfighters and Warriors of the Deep.

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I see what you did there. I actually already own all of those stories. (I purchased "The Gunfighters" during their last sale.)

Of those 3, I'm not even sure the list is actually that dire.

I'm actually quite fond of "The Gunfighters." I like Hartnell's historical comedies and I think Hartnell is more on top of his game here than usual. (If you actually wanted to spoil my Hartnell viewing, you'd be better off suggesting a 6-part slog like "The Sensorites" or "The Web Planet" or even one of the more uninspired 4-parters like "The Ark" or "An Unearthly Child.")

"Timelash" gets kind of a bad rap. And while I agree it's not a high water mark for the series, it's still decent. Its only crime is that it's aggressively low-budget & middle-of-the-road. It just kind of sits there like "Image of the Fendahl" or "The Creature from the Pit."

But I will concede that "Warriors of the Deep" is shite. In fact, I can only think of 2 classic stories that are unequivocally worse-- "Destiny of the Daleks" & "Mawdryn Undead."
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