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Old July 17 2013, 10:01 PM   #541
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The Tom Baker Rec, or the Paul McGann Remake Flash Animation? I've had the recon for quite some time, and have watched it a few times. I just recently got the McGann Remake Flash Animation, and really enjoyed it when I watched it this last weekend.
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Old July 17 2013, 10:32 PM   #542
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The Tom Baker Rec, or the Paul McGann Remake Flash Animation? I've had the recon for quite some time, and have watched it a few times. I just recently got the McGann Remake Flash Animation, and really enjoyed it when I watched it this last weekend.
The Tom Baker version it's the same version that was released on tape. I haven't seen the McGann version yet.
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Old July 17 2013, 10:44 PM   #543
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The Tom Baker Rec, or the Paul McGann Remake Flash Animation? I've had the recon for quite some time, and have watched it a few times. I just recently got the McGann Remake Flash Animation, and really enjoyed it when I watched it this last weekend.
The Tom Baker version it's the same version that was released on tape. I haven't seen the McGann version yet.
The McGann remake is pretty good, I'd listened to it a couple times on Audio before the Flash version was released. Much better with it all acted out, rather than about 1/3 of it narrated to fill in the gaps.

McGann Doctor shows up on Gallifrey, and tells President Romana they've forgotten something, and left something undone (Pulled out of time in The Five Doctors, while involved in the adventure) and The Doctor, Romana and K9 go back to see the Professor and it pretty much plays out the same from there. I found it on either Youtube or Dailymotion, but, the last couple of segments, I guess the video doesn't load, but, you still get the Audio (I have the actual released copy, but, was looking for it streaming prior to getting the released copy)
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Old July 18 2013, 03:51 AM   #544
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The Underwater Menace 2.

Much better than part 3 but I think it's a silly story overall.
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Old July 18 2013, 05:36 AM   #545
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Just finished watching Robots of Death for about the bazillionth time
I really like Robots of Death.

I don't know why; I just do. I remember being very impressed by it as a kid. I liked Leela, I loved Tom Baker, and of course, the Agatha Christie-like "let's stand around and see who dies next" murder mystery.

And the robots are just cool.
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Old July 18 2013, 10:00 AM   #546
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Just finished watching Robots of Death for about the bazillionth time
I really like Robots of Death.

I don't know why; I just do. I remember being very impressed by it as a kid. I liked Leela, I loved Tom Baker, and of course, the Agatha Christie-like "let's stand around and see who dies next" murder mystery.

And the robots are just cool.
Yeah the robots really are great, whoever came up with the art deco design really deserves a pat on the back. It’s odd because in other hands this could have been awfully generic, but everything from the designs to the script to the casting just rise it above the norm. Far too many Who serials have 2 dimensional characters, but Boucher’s world building here is great, and the cast perform it with conviction (even whist wearing silly hats…although to be honest they don’t even seem that silly because nobody plays it for laughs). You know I usually cite Fenric as my favourite classic Who story, but I do wonder whether it isn’t actually Robots of Death.

You have to give kudos to any story that makes you care when an emotionless robot dies, poor D84

It struck me as well this time around that maybe another reason I like it is that it is quite Blakes 7, written by Boucher, it stars Travis 2, is set in the future and the crew of the sand miner do bicker like the crew of the Liberator/Scorpio
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Old July 18 2013, 03:19 PM   #547
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Invasion of Time, it has the TARDIS pool, with Leela in her skimpiest outfit swimming.

It was I'm sure vital to the story.

Tom is at his bellowing best but the leader of the human invaders is terrible.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:27 PM   #548
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Invasion of Time, it has the TARDIS pool, with Leela in her skimpiest outfit swimming.

It was I'm sure vital to the story.

Tom is at his bellowing best but the leader of the human invaders is terrible.
Leela wore her normal brown outfit to swim in.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:54 PM   #549
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Invasion of Time, it has the TARDIS pool, with Leela in her skimpiest outfit swimming.

It was I'm sure vital to the story.

Tom is at his bellowing best but the leader of the human invaders is terrible.
Leela wore her normal brown outfit to swim in.
It's a yellower version of her original costume but yes it's similar that is, skimpy.
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Old July 26 2013, 11:37 AM   #550
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Partway through The Daleks Masterplan audio... Just watched the surviving episode 5
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Old July 26 2013, 03:05 PM   #551
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The Horns of Nimon. What a dog!

In fact, I think I can safely say that 1979 was my least favorite year of Doctor Who ever. Tom Baker seems to be mailing it in a good deal of the time and Douglas Adams, brilliant in his own right, just didn't seem to "get" the proper tone for Doctor Who.
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Old July 26 2013, 07:28 PM   #552
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Saw The Ark In Space a couple of days ago. First time actually seeing anything more than clips. It was a pretty solid episode overall.
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Old July 27 2013, 12:56 AM   #553
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The Horns of Nimon. What a dog!

In fact, I think I can safely say that 1979 was my least favorite year of Doctor Who ever. Tom Baker seems to be mailing it in a good deal of the time and Douglas Adams, brilliant in his own right, just didn't seem to "get" the proper tone for Doctor Who.
Nimon is 1980. Well, pts 3&4 are. After which came the longest gap till new episodes ever.. Until 1981. And 85/6. And then 1990/96...
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Old July 27 2013, 02:04 AM   #554
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Did I just see someone say Douglas Adams didn't "get" Doctor Who?
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Old July 27 2013, 02:44 AM   #555
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Just finished watching Robots of Death for about the bazillionth time
I really like Robots of Death.

I don't know why; I just do. I remember being very impressed by it as a kid. I liked Leela, I loved Tom Baker, and of course, the Agatha Christie-like "let's stand around and see who dies next" murder mystery.

And the robots are just cool.
Yeah the robots really are great, whoever came up with the art deco design really deserves a pat on the back. It’s odd because in other hands this could have been awfully generic, but everything from the designs to the script to the casting just rise it above the norm. Far too many Who serials have 2 dimensional characters, but Boucher’s world building here is great, and the cast perform it with conviction (even whist wearing silly hats…although to be honest they don’t even seem that silly because nobody plays it for laughs). You know I usually cite Fenric as my favourite classic Who story, but I do wonder whether it isn’t actually Robots of Death.

You have to give kudos to any story that makes you care when an emotionless robot dies, poor D84

It struck me as well this time around that maybe another reason I like it is that it is quite Blakes 7, written by Boucher, it stars Travis 2, is set in the future and the crew of the sand miner do bicker like the crew of the Liberator/Scorpio
Robots of Death is one of my favorite Who stories, ever. I love the society that was shown, as it was actually fleshed out to the point that the viewer can imagine other things happening there, too. Far too many stories take place in a small bubble of isolation; it's like the creators didn't take the trouble to figure out where the characters actually came from and give them plausible motivations for why they act as they do.

Robots of Death is a wonderful exception to this.

And I love the costumes - they're bizarre by our everyday standards, but they're also functional - a person could wear them and go about their daily business.

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Did I just see someone say Douglas Adams didn't "get" Doctor Who?
Some of my favorite Who stories were written by Douglas Adams.
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