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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old April 30 2013, 05:33 PM   #211
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Gee, I wonder what story they'll show for McGann.

Come to think of it, for Eccleston and Tennant they'll have to be 2-parters, won't they?
The nice thing is that the TV movie does not air very often so it will still be good to see.
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Old May 2 2013, 02:08 AM   #212
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The Davison episode will be "Earthshock"...

http://press.bbcamerica.com/program.jsp?id=102366
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Old May 2 2013, 03:51 AM   #213
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Good! I've never seen Earthshock!
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Old May 2 2013, 03:52 AM   #214
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Cool. Although of course the impact of the final episode's end-title sequence will be lost because they'll just fade out and run a network promo and retyped credits.
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Old May 2 2013, 04:12 AM   #215
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Watching "Pyramids of Mars" again... I really wish they'd bring back Sutekh in the modern series. They establish him as being an all powerful villain, and he's still sitting there at the end of the episode. And they showed the pyramid still being there in Sarah Jane Adventures. Now *that* would be a great villain for the anniversary special!
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Old May 2 2013, 04:28 AM   #216
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^Yeah... it would be nice even just to have a name drop. The Doctor said he was the origin of the archetypal evil gods on countless planets, so why don't we ever hear about him? And it would've been good continuity-wise if they'd used him in place of the similar ultimate devil creature in "The Satan Pit."
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Old May 2 2013, 12:04 PM   #217
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I've not seen 'Earthshock' either, so I'm definitely looking forward to this. I've really enjoyed these specials, it would be great if BBCA were to continue with them next year as well, but I know that's not likely.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:44 PM   #218
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I've always enjoyed "Pyramids..." as it is a study in understatement. Think about it, what's the most dramatic physical action Gabriel Woolf perform while in costume? He rises from his chair and lowers his arms. Yet he "oozed" menace on a level rarely equaled in the series, classic or contemporary. Even then, he never "ranted" like Davros; he never "bellowed" like Omega. Most of the time, his tone was barely louder that a dulcet whisper. Yet one got the feeling he could have, with a simple gesture of his hand, swept away the combined forces of the TimeLords AND the Daleks.

All of which makes me all the more giddy about the upcoming release of a "follow up" figure set featuring the masked Sutekh (with illuminating eyes)! It'll also include the space/time vortex coffin and a Marcus Scarman figure! No, I don't know the release date.

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Old May 2 2013, 06:46 PM   #219
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I remember seeing Earthshock as a kid and just sitting there in stunned silence, with the powerfully-done closing credits just driving it all the more home for me.
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Old May 2 2013, 06:55 PM   #220
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Me too. Back then I didn't have spoilers so it was a complete surprise.
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Old May 4 2013, 05:58 AM   #221
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Sutekh really captures that comic book quality. I liked him and those funky mummies.


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I remember seeing Earthshock as a kid and just sitting there in stunned silence, with the powerfully-done closing credits just driving it all the more home for me.
Watching it as a jaded asshole adult I found myself chuckling at the melodramatic moment, I knew what they were going for but it didn't quite work as intended. I imagine it would've been different had I seen it as a teen in the 80's. I really wish I could've experienced Who as a young'un. I like it now but I don't have the right nostalgia and excitement when Sontarans and Ice Warriors and what not show up in the new series.
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Old May 5 2013, 10:03 PM   #222
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I don't have the right nostalgia and excitement when Sontarans and Ice Warriors and what not show up in the new series.

See for me, that's the best part. I first discovered DW in 1980, when PBS first started airing the Tom Baker eps. That formed my whole conception of the show and as cheesy as the sets and effects were at the time, it was still a lot of fun. There's a charm to it that nuWho just has captured, IMO, but I do love seeing the classic elements show up, and the various references to the original.
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Old May 6 2013, 01:52 PM   #223
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The Davison episode will be "Earthshock"...

http://press.bbcamerica.com/program.jsp?id=102366
I felt it had to be that one or Caves. I'm glad they chose this one.
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I remember seeing Earthshock as a kid and just sitting there in stunned silence, with the powerfully-done closing credits just driving it all the more home for me.
Me, too. It was completely unexpected and had quite an impact on me.

Coincidentally, the weekend this episode airs is the weekend I may actually get to see Peter Davison at a local convention. *squee!*
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Old May 10 2013, 11:39 PM   #225
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I still think of Peter as the most tragic of the Doctors. I think he had to most companions on and off. If Baker's was the savant, and Tennant was the adventurer, Peter's fifth doctor was the Gatsby...fitting.
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