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Old March 24 2013, 07:27 AM   #376
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The King's Demons, The Five Doctors and Warriors of the Deep (Fifth Doctor).

The King's Demons was a fun historical tale with the obligatory sci-fi twist. A great explanation of the Master's motives in preventing the signing of the Magna Carta would have helped. Was he just screwing with the Doctor's favorite planet just for the hell of it or was this just a cog in a larger scheme?

While The Five Doctors told a fun story, I think The Three Doctors was a better tale overall. There were just too many characters and not enough things to do. Susan and Turlough were just left in the TARDIS and given a series of reaction shots. Despite this, I liked what interaction the various Doctors had with their companions and Richard Hurndall did well as the First Doctor.

Warriors of the Deep was an excellent story completely hampered by its execution. I watched the making-of documentary on the disc and understand that there were all sorts of production problems which gives it an excuse but Solow's attempted Kung-Fu against the Myrka just made me laugh. The idea of the Silurians using the cold war between two power blocks as a means to kill humanity off was great and was the redesign of the race itself. It's too bad they went with a more standard lizard with human face approach in Modern Who.
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Old March 24 2013, 04:15 PM   #377
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I watched The Suds of Death, er, The Seeds of Death. It's amazing how well some of the visuals hold up given that they were never meant to be watched on a 46" TV, or maybe even rewatched at all.

Having watched the German series Space Patrol (Raumpatrouille) Orion, Gia Kelly reminded me of Tamara Jagellovsk. When they showed the countdown reflected on her face it reminded me of Orion as well (not sure if they did that or I'm thinking of the intro countdown).
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Old March 24 2013, 04:58 PM   #378
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Warriors of the Deep was an excellent story completely hampered by its execution.
In my opinion Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Sea Devils are so good that Warriors of the Deep suffers in comparison. It's actually not that bad.
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Old March 24 2013, 05:03 PM   #379
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Evil of the Daleks recon. Masterful storytelling.
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Old March 24 2013, 06:23 PM   #380
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Remembrance of the Daleks in honour of Pointless Celebrities.
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Old March 24 2013, 06:31 PM   #381
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The Rescue - nice little piece to introduce the new companion. Not bad, not a classic, but just... a nice little piece.

The Romans - wonderfully underrated classic that gives us the first example of DW so perfectly balancing being comedy and drama, with great high-points of both. And more Barbara pwnage as well. Derek Francis is great as Nero, there's lovely comic acting, the Doctor gets to be physical, there's much about how the Doctor goes in and solves problems (even though this hasn't actually happened much yet) and the Doctor tries hard (but fails) to not look as if he thinks it's cool to fuck about with history...
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Old March 24 2013, 10:35 PM   #382
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Just watched Genesis of the Daleks.

Just as boring as I remember it.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:29 AM   #383
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Shada,the unfinished tom baker story.
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Old March 25 2013, 02:36 PM   #384
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I enjoyed The Sun Makers this weekend.
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Old March 25 2013, 02:45 PM   #385
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In anticipation of meeting Daphne Ashbrook in a couple weeks, I re-watched The Enemy Within, the 8th Doctor movie, then watched it again with the two Doctors' commentary. Everything they said about her was lovely and complimentary. Something I found interesting, though I don't know that I believe it, is that Paul claims he hasn't seen the movie since it was aired back in 1996. He's only been in one single story, and he hasn't seen it since then? Either way, it still holds up quite nicely and it was good to see it again.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:39 PM   #386
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Something I found interesting, though I don't know that I believe it, is that Paul claims he hasn't seen the movie since it was aired back in 1996. He's only been in one single story, and he hasn't seen it since then?
He's an actor. Lots of actors prefer not to watch their old work.
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Old April 2 2013, 04:21 AM   #387
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I've just watched The Reign of Terror. The Tardis Gang spends so much time getting captured and escaping from jail in this serial that I almost thought this was a third Doctor story!
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Old April 2 2013, 04:34 AM   #388
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I've just watched The Reign of Terror. The Tardis Gang spends so much time getting captured and escaping from jail in this serial that I almost thought this was a third Doctor story!
Say What? Did you mean First Doctor Reign of Terror or Third Doctor (Terror of the Autons?)
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Old April 2 2013, 04:38 AM   #389
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I've just watched The Reign of Terror. The Tardis Gang spends so much time getting captured and escaping from jail in this serial that I almost thought this was a third Doctor story!
Say What? Did you mean First Doctor Reign of Terror or Third Doctor (Terror of the Autons?)
I mean The Reign of Terror, the fist Doctor story, where "our heroes" spend so much time getting captured that half the story takes place in a prison.
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Old April 2 2013, 04:50 AM   #390
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I've just watched The Reign of Terror. The Tardis Gang spends so much time getting captured and escaping from jail in this serial that I almost thought this was a third Doctor story!
Say What? Did you mean First Doctor Reign of Terror or Third Doctor (Terror of the Autons?)
I mean The Reign of Terror, the fist Doctor story, where "our heroes" spend so much time getting captured that half the story takes place in a prison.
Oh...Oops... my bad I read the bolded part as

I almost forgot this was a third Doctor story
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