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Old April 15 2013, 06:27 PM   #421
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After a brief break, I'm back to watching Dr. Who. I'm still on Genesis of the daleks, and I just watched episode 4. Its still cool, and the Daleks are interesting.
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Old April 16 2013, 05:51 AM   #422
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i watched The Dalek Invasion of Earth. it was better than i remembered. about to sit down and watch The Chase. i haven't seen it before.
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Old April 16 2013, 08:45 AM   #423
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I watched part 1 of Pyramids of Mars last night.
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Old April 16 2013, 06:10 PM   #424
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The Twin Dilemma (Sixth Doctor).

I'm not sure I understand the strong amount of hatred this story gets or why the Sixth Doctor is generally reviled. The story itself was somewhat pedestrian but enjoyable enough. I also liked the Doctor's manic turns in personality although the groveling bit where he blamed Peri for their presence in the tunnels was somewhat exasperating.

Unfortunately I'm not going to get the chance to know the Sixth Doctor very well. The library doesn't have much of his material. Only The Twin Dilemma, Vengeance on Varos, and The Trial of a Time Lord.
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Finally made my way through all of Reign of Terror. Ugh. It was a stinker, in my opinion. They spent six episodes with some variation of "Companion gets captured and stuck in a jail cell. Companion is released/escapes. Companion gets captured and stuck in a jail cell again. Rine and repeat." I did one episode per day, and I think if I had tried two, it really would have been too much. I just did not enjoy this story.

Others in the same era - Planet of Giants, Sensorites, Aztecs, Dalek Invasion, I don't remember having that problem.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:47 PM   #426
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Finally made my way through all of Reign of Terror. Ugh. It was a stinker, in my opinion. They spent six episodes with some variation of "Companion gets captured and stuck in a jail cell. Companion is released/escapes. Companion gets captured and stuck in a jail cell again. Rine and repeat." I did one episode per day, and I think if I had tried two, it really would have been too much. I just did not enjoy this story.

Others in the same era - Planet of Giants, Sensorites, Aztecs, Dalek Invasion, I don't remember having that problem.
I've mellowed to Reign of Terror recently, but aside from Keys of Marinus it's the only 1st season story that I can't feel enthusiatic about: yes, even Sensorites and the caveman stuff, both of which work as drama, if not always as Doctor Who as we later knew it.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:06 PM   #427
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The Twin Dilemma (Sixth Doctor).

I'm not sure I understand the strong amount of hatred this story gets or why the Sixth Doctor is generally reviled. The story itself was somewhat pedestrian but enjoyable enough. I also liked the Doctor's manic turns in personality although the groveling bit where he blamed Peri for their presence in the tunnels was somewhat exasperating.

Unfortunately I'm not going to get the chance to know the Sixth Doctor very well. The library doesn't have much of his material. Only The Twin Dilemma, Vengeance on Varos, and The Trial of a Time Lord.
The Trial of a Time Lord was an entire season. There's actually only about a few episodes missed outside of the ones you mentioned.
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Old April 17 2013, 06:17 PM   #428
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I watched part 1 of Pyramids of Mars last night.
I just finished that serial last night! This was another one I remember from when I was a kid, particularly the robot mummies. It was cool seeing Michael Sheard in this one, pre-Admiral Ozzel.
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Old April 17 2013, 06:39 PM   #429
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I've been watching the 6th and 7th doctors a bit the last few days because I hadn't watched many of those episodes in years and I remembered there's a good reason why. Lots of very unlikeable stories. I'm so glad there's the doctor who audio stories that have really redeemed those. Just got through the first season of the 7th Doctor. What a freaking chore that was.
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Old April 17 2013, 11:13 PM   #430
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The Web Planet, which meant every time there was a scene on the surface of the planet, I think my eyes are fucked or my glasses are fucked cos of them having smeared grease on the camera lens to give the look of a weird atmosphere...
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Old April 18 2013, 12:00 AM   #431
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The Web Planet, which meant every time there was a scene on the surface of the planet, I think my eyes are fucked or my glasses are fucked cos of them having smeared grease on the camera lens to give the look of a weird atmosphere...
Get it over and done with, like going to the dentist. It's not that bad. It's pretty bad, but not that bad. Not mostly.
There's even a few good bits each episode. At least until part six. That's.... well, only 25 minutes till The Crusade. You can do that. Just grip the handrest hard... Bite down. Tell yourself it'll soon be over. And if that doesn't work, remember Time and the Rani and tell yourself that one day it'll be worse, so be grateful for now.
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Old April 18 2013, 01:19 AM   #432
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i finished The Chase, which i thought was pretty good. Daleks fighting Frankenstein and Dracula...that was fun. also neat seeing Daleks on the Mary Celeste and on top of the Empire State Building.

i don't think i've ever seen The Web Planet though...
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Old April 18 2013, 01:45 AM   #433
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Just watched Four to Doomsday. How the hell do those helmets work anyway? Forcefields?
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Old April 18 2013, 03:52 AM   #434
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Just watched Four to Doomsday. How the hell do those helmets work anyway? Forcefields?
Well, they're not in a vacuum when they venture out into the ship, it's just that there's no 02 to breathe (IIRC). So it'd be a bit inefficient, but if the spacepack just pumped a lot of oxygen into the area in front of their mouth they'd work OK as partial pressure breathers (the sort of thing you might wear on Mars or at the top of Everest, for instance).
None of that explains how the Doctor copes during the spacewalk, of course. But that's Time Lord miracle stuff!
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Old April 18 2013, 08:49 AM   #435
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i finished The Chase, which i thought was pretty good. Daleks fighting Frankenstein and Dracula...that was fun. also neat seeing Daleks on the Mary Celeste and on top of the Empire State Building.

i don't think i've ever seen The Web Planet though...
The Chase, a bit like RTD travelled through time to write an everything plus the kitchen sink type story in the 60s

Daleks vs Dracula though, you can't not love that!
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