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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old August 16 2013, 07:21 PM   #571
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You might want to troll another thread, this is about the classic series, don't fucking spoil it.
How am I trolling? I am expressing my opinion.
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Old August 16 2013, 09:23 PM   #572
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You might want to troll another thread, this is about the classic series, don't fucking spoil it.
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Old August 17 2013, 07:35 AM   #573
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And that's The Stones of Blood done. I enjoyed it overall, though the first half moreso than the second half. Much preferred the Hammer Horror vibe to the kinda loopy "justice machine" bit, when the villain's motivations were totally lost.

Professor Amelia Rumford, though, was quite awesome all the way through. I guess I like fuddy-duddy old lady archaeologists.

Tomorrow, I'll be happily watching The Androids of Tara, which I haven't seen since I was about eight or ten. I remember it well enough, though, and it's still one of my favorites. Probably because The Prisoner of Zenda is one of my favorite films, and seeing Doctor Who doing a send-up is fantastic.
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Old August 19 2013, 10:58 AM   #574
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Just finished The Armageddon Factor, wrapping up The Key to Time. Really, really wish they had managed to save some more of their budget for the final serial; as it is, it's basically a talking head piece with characters doing a lot of walking through tunnels and corridors and staring at screens. The only real disappointment in the season was The Power of Kroll, but Armageddon Factor just didn't have the juice to live up to its potential.

Add to that the fact that once assembled, there's no indication that the Key actually fulfilled its purpose to "restore the balance" before the Doctor dispersed it again...
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Old August 19 2013, 03:23 PM   #575
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How am I trolling? I am expressing my opinion.
You are expressing the same "Moffat is ruining Doctor Who" canard in every thread, even when it's barely relevant. It's not trolling but it's annoying.
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Old August 19 2013, 05:51 PM   #576
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^I didn't even notice
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Old August 20 2013, 04:50 AM   #577
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^I didn't even notice
Well I guess there are more important things happening in the world right now.
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Old August 20 2013, 08:31 AM   #578
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Watched The Daleks this evening, for the first time in its entirety. I'd seen bits and pieces before, though. I quite enjoyed it; for a 7-part serial it hardly felt "padded," as some of the later ones do.
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Old August 20 2013, 08:59 AM   #579
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I have The Aztecs on its way, which I've never seen before. I'll post my thoughts once I watch it
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Old August 27 2013, 09:57 AM   #580
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So, The Aztecs…

I’d always heard good things about this, but to be honest I don’t think I expected anything great. What a surprise then to find that people’s reviews hadn’t been misleading as I thought it was very, very good. A trifle stagy perhaps (but that’s how TV was in the early days) and it took a little while to acclimatise to Tlotoxl’s Richard III impression (but once I did what a fab villain he made! Along with Ixta) and I was amazed to discover it was John Ringham in his younger days.

Some great interplay between the characters, especially between Barbara and the Doctor, and the who “You can’t change history… not one line” scene was very powerful, and I like Barbara’s response along the lines of “What’s the point travelling in time then?” I thought Babara was given a strong story in this, even if both Ian and the Doctor were a little patronising. I liked the Doctor’s little love story, and the fact that he was happy to manipulate her love for his own gains, and Ian’s boys own adventure was great…only Susan seemed to get the short shift. Even in the early days it seems you could have too many characters in the TARDIS.

I liked that they didn't gloss over the whole issue of sacrifice, for a children's show this was very adult.

All in all a great story though.
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Old September 1 2013, 07:11 PM   #581
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Back at the start of the year we thought we'd watch/listen to all our Dr Who stuff before the anniversary. Now it's September and we're still halfway through Dalek Masterplan, in the Hartnell era, because of the trickiness of finding timeslots when we're both available and in the mood for DW a the same time...

Oh well.

I guess that plan's abandoned, but the thought occurs that since November 23rd is the anniversary of the show starting, we should probably really do the from-the-start thing *from* then, and just watch whatever the fuck episodes we fancy at the time beforehand...
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Old September 4 2013, 11:49 AM   #582
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Saw Battlefield tonight. Ireally, really, really wanted to enjoy it. Unfortunately... it kinda sucks. Wonderful set-up, thoroughly horrible execution, even considering the era from whence it comes. The script is pathetic, again, even compared to other Seventh Doctor outings, and the acting is probably the most scenery-chewing I've ever seen in Doctor Who. And yes, that counts Omega.

An utter, utter disappointment, even with the Brigadier.
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Old September 4 2013, 05:14 PM   #583
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Which Brigadier? Lethbridge-Stewart or Bambera?

I thought they were both terrific!
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Old September 4 2013, 06:17 PM   #584
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Which Brigadier? Lethbridge-Stewart or Bambera?

I thought they were both terrific!
Yea, I really like Battlefield and Brig. Bamberra is awesome, shame she only made the one appearance
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Old September 4 2013, 07:34 PM   #585
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Yeah, I keep hoping Brigadier Bambera will pop up somewhere on the new series.

Personally, I really like "Battlefield." I like all the Arthurian elements. I like the way Morgana tries messing with Ace's head. I like the timey-wimey aspects of the story. (I keep hoping the new series will do a story arc for half a season or so where the Doctor is stranded in Arthurian times and turns into "Merlin," King Arthur's scientific advisor.)

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Just finished The Armageddon Factor, wrapping up The Key to Time. Really, really wish they had managed to save some more of their budget for the final serial; as it is, it's basically a talking head piece with characters doing a lot of walking through tunnels and corridors and staring at screens. The only real disappointment in the season was The Power of Kroll, but Armageddon Factor just didn't have the juice to live up to its potential.

Add to that the fact that once assembled, there's no indication that the Key actually fulfilled its purpose to "restore the balance" before the Doctor dispersed it again...
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only Susan seemed to get the short shift [in "The Aztecs"].
In fairness, Carole Ann Ford was on vacation at the time. In fact, there were 4 stories in a row where each actor took 2 weeks off. Carole Ann Ford & William Russell managed to shoot short film scenes to be inserted into the episodes in "The Aztecs" & "The Reign of Terror." Meanwhile, William Hartnell was completely absent from parts 3 & 4 of "The Keys of Marinus" and Jacqueline Hill was gone for a couple parts of "The Sensorites."
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