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Old August 10 2013, 10:45 PM   #31
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

All you Basterds!

The Hurt Era was never even broadcast in Germany!

It took Tennant to get out Tv Execs interested again.

I guess Tv back in the day was a little to vanilla for such a progressive show.

Since back then TV episodes were not widely vailable via other means, I still have not been able to get hold of a single episode!

Anyone know if they plan to do a Retro Bluray release?
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Old August 10 2013, 11:02 PM   #32
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

I liked "A Serbian Episode" and "Edge of Darkness" the most.

The former in particular had some truly disturbing implications of the mob and the BBC, and the references just wouldn't let go for the rest of the series, albeit lessening in frequency. You can still catch the occasional split-second visual reference to the former in the most recent episodes even.

The latter on the other hand was a classic monster story done so well, albeit with a twist. There would be real life death, and some very deliberate timing, but I won't spoil further, in case someone didn't see it back then, and wants to buy some cassettes, if you catch my drift.

Personally, I found the continuity wank utterly tasteless.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:22 PM   #33
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

My favourite episode was the one where he dropped acid while receiving a lapdance from Rani off of The Sarah-Jane Adventures. Definitely the best bit of an otherwise tedious sixteen-part story set in Gallifrey's Citadel.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:38 PM   #34
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

I think you're getting your wires crossed again; different characters with the same name. Unexpected lapdance from Claudia Black's Rani? Nice and unexpected for Who - though it did lead to too much John Hurt for TJ Sinclair.

The SJA Rani would have been... 12 at the time? 13?

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(Does anyone even remember Lindsay Gamma?)
To be fair, Lindsay only got... what, 2 episodes? We're talking Adam-level companion here. But you have a great point.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:40 PM   #35
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My favourite episode was the one where he dropped acid while receiving a lapdance from Rani off of The Sarah-Jane Adventures. Definitely the best bit of an otherwise tedious sixteen-part story set in Gallifrey's Citadel.
I think you're getting your Rani's confused. Anjil Mohindra would have been about 12 during John Hurt's tenure. She was 14 going on 15 when Christopher Eccleston took over the role. Too young to be giving anyone a lap-dance, "post-Watershed" or not.

Methinks you were the one dropping acid that time.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:44 PM   #36
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To be fair, Lindsay only got... what, 2 episodes? We're talking Adam-level companion here. But you have a great point.
That does bring up the age old question of who was the best companion for Hurt. As you say, Lindsay only got 2 episodes, well 3 (and a lizard). Claire McCrimmon, on the other hand, was around a good long while, all things considered, and had a great impact on the show. Back then a lot of people derided her for simply being a "second-generation" knockoff character, but I don't think those folks really understood what was going on. Much like Frobisher.

It was good to see a couple of actual alien companions again, though, too.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:44 PM   #37
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My favourite episode was the one where he dropped acid while receiving a lapdance from Rani off of The Sarah-Jane Adventures. Definitely the best bit of an otherwise tedious sixteen-part story set in Gallifrey's Citadel.
"The Pillars of Rassilon" wasn't sixteen parts. It only felt like it was sixteen parts. There was no budget for it, so what we got was fifty minutes of three people talking in an unadorned room. I can't even say that conversation was scintillating. It was, however, interminable.

And I agree with everyone else vis-a-vis Rani. What drugs were you on?
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Old August 10 2013, 11:47 PM   #38
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TJ Sinclair wrote:
Methinks you were the one dropping acid that time.
Yeah, that's probably pretty accurate. I was on another plain of reality for most of 2004. Mostly to avoid Spider-Man 2.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:52 PM   #39
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

I actually thought the best reuse of the old monsters was the reintroduction of the Cybermen in "The Golden Plague". It ALMOST made me feel bad for them... tho seeing the head of that one later during Eccleston's "Dalek" ep was just icing...
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Old August 11 2013, 12:28 AM   #40
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Yeah, that's probably pretty accurate. I was on another plain of reality for most of 2004. Mostly to avoid Spider-Man 2.
Can't blame you there. If only Alfred Molina had thought the same...
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Old August 11 2013, 03:25 AM   #41
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Re: Am I the only one that felt uncomfortable about the old Hurt Seria

Worst thing about the Hurt years?

The leopard skin console room.
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Old August 11 2013, 09:44 AM   #42
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Worst thing about the Hurt years?

The leopard skin console room.
Oh my god, when they released the first trailer for that episode at the end of series 3 I almost lost my shit! Thank god it was just part of that whole deal with the internal architectural collapse at the end of the season 4 opener

(plus; we got a return to the auxilliary console room after that too, and I always did like the wood. The organic quality is something that I'm really glad they kept when RTD was brought in; amidst the rest of the 'tabula rasa' way of thinking it was nice to see a little nod to continuity there)
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Old August 11 2013, 01:25 PM   #43
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The leopard skin console room was terrible, there's no denying that. But still, I thought it represented the character of Hurt's Doctor perfectly.
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Old August 11 2013, 03:53 PM   #44
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Yeah but it ended up as the coral setting we all know and love so well, so it ended ok.
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Old August 11 2013, 04:55 PM   #45
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I know it wasn't popular, but I loved the crossover episode with Crime Traveller. Great to finally get some closure on the Crime Traveller universe.
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