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Old November 8 2013, 02:42 AM   #676
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Re: Last Classic Who Story you watched

I've been going through a bunch of Pertwees lately, starting with "Spearhead from Space" and going stright through the entirety of Season 7 and most of Season 8. (I don't own "Colony in Space," so I had to skip that one.) The last one I finished was "The Daemons, Part 2."

I find it difficult comparing Jon Pertwee to the other Doctors. I don't think he's quite eccentric or alien enough to ever be my #1 favorite (like Patrick Troughton or Matt Smith). But I think Pertwee had more raw charm & charisma than nearly any other human being who has ever lived. And then his era of the show kept piling on the charm with Roger Delgado as the Master. And then you had Nicholas Courney as the Brigadier, who was a master of finding the perfect deadpan touch to every single line he was given. (I'm very much looking forward to eventually getting around to "The Three Doctors" again. The Brigadier was pretty much at the end of his tether when he started the story. But then when the whole of UNIT HQ is dragged into the anti-matter universe, the Brigadier's dumbfounded exasperation is absolutely priceless. "There's sand everywhere!")
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Old November 10 2013, 05:36 PM   #677
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(I'm very much looking forward to eventually getting around to "The Three Doctors" again. The Brigadier was pretty much at the end of his tether when he started the story. But then when the whole of UNIT HQ is dragged into the anti-matter universe, the Brigadier's dumbfounded exasperation is absolutely priceless. "There's sand everywhere!")
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Old November 10 2013, 07:34 PM   #678
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Planet Of Giants followed by The Ambassadors Of Death, both of which I hadn't seen for quite some time. Doctor Who's endless variety never ceases to amaze, both stories told in different eras of the show are well done even if they put some humans in a bad light. Louis Marks and David Whitaker and Malcolm Hulke were among the better writers of the original series.
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Old November 17 2013, 06:50 AM   #679
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Re: Last Classic Who Story you watched

Decided to watch some classic Doctor Who via Netflix Instant.

Last night, it was 'The Aztecs', a first Doctor story.

Earlier tonight, it was 'The Mind Robber', a second Doctor story.

And right now, I'm watchin' 'The Carnival of Monsters', a third Doctor story.

I skipped 'Spearhead from Space' and 'The Three Doctors' since I've watched 'em before.

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Decided to start watchin' another third Doctor story, 'The Green Death', via Netflix Instant.

- edit again -

Watchin' 'Pyramids of Mars', a fourth Doctor story, via Netflix Instant.

- another edit -

Watchin' 'Horror of Fang Rock, another fourth Doctor story, via Netflix Instant.

This is the first I've seen with Leela as a companion.
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Old November 18 2013, 08:03 AM   #680
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Watchin' Doctor Who 'The Ribos Operation', a fourth Doctor story, via Netflix Instant now.

First story of the "Key to Time" series and first I've seen with Romana I.
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Old November 18 2013, 08:14 AM   #681
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The Crimson Horror.
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Old November 18 2013, 09:44 AM   #682
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^That's not a classic story

(well actually it is cos I loved it but, you know what I mean!)
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Old November 18 2013, 09:47 AM   #683
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Remembrance of the Daleks, last night with RevdKathy. We have the Paul McGann and Eccleston to watch, then we get Tennant and Smith in the special and we've watched a story from each Doctor in the last 2 weeks.
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Old November 21 2013, 07:33 PM   #684
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I've decided to mix some old Doctor who with my modern Doctor Who watching, so I'm back to the fourth Doctor. I just watched episode 1 of Revenge of the Cybermen. It was a good episode, although it was mostly build up to get to the Cybermen. I did learn something from it, though. Apparently, thousands of years in the future, space station/beacons will keep space communication logs on reel to reel style recorders, and traitors will communicate with aliens by space telegraph It doesn't effect my enjoyment of shows to see things like this, Its just funny to see some of the goofy tech in the future being outdated probably a decade after this episode came out.
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Old November 21 2013, 08:49 PM   #685
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^That's not a classic story

(well actually it is cos I loved it but, you know what I mean!)
You are right... the "classic" didn't register when I posted that.
Well, last classic story in that case would be the first part of The Three Doctors then.
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Old November 22 2013, 03:14 AM   #686
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I also rewatched The Three Doctors recently in preparation for the special because it's the first multi-Doctor story and was also made to celebrate an anniversary (the 10th).

It's a bit silly but I love the interaction between Two and Three, the eccentric supporting characters, the Brig being himself and the First Doctor's line about the Dandy and the Clown.

I like the ending a lot, too. The Doctor finally gets his ability to time travel back but decides to stick around a bit with UNIT, anyway - a marked contrast to his first season where he tried to get away whenever the opportunity seemingly presented itself.
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Old November 22 2013, 05:20 PM   #687
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I have a question. Since tomorrow is the 50th anniversary, I feel like watching some stuff from the Doctor's I've never seen, so I'm wondering about something.

Can I watch The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors, just by themselves? I know that they have ties to the seasons they are in, but I'm just wondering if they work as stand alone episodes by viewers who haven't watched their era's.

I'm also planning to watch An Unearthly Child and the Doctor Who movie, but those obviously don't need prior episode viewing.
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Old November 22 2013, 05:24 PM   #688
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I have a question. Since tomorrow is the 50th anniversary, I feel like watching some stuff from the Doctor's I've never seen, so I'm wondering about something.

Can I watch The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors, just by themselves? I know that they have ties to the seasons they are in, but I'm just wondering if they work as stand alone episodes by viewers who haven't watched their era's.
Yes they work fine on their own.
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Old November 22 2013, 05:34 PM   #689
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I'll probably watch them then. I'm too far behind in modern Doctor Who to watch the 50th Anniversary episode anytime soon, so I'm watching some of the old stuff, which should be good.
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Old November 22 2013, 05:46 PM   #690
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I'll probably watch them then. I'm too far behind in modern Doctor Who to watch the 50th Anniversary episode anytime soon, so I'm watching some of the old stuff, which should be good.
Yea, the only real connection either of them has to their respective place in episode order, is the Companions they are with, and in The Three Doctors and prior Pertwee's Doctor is stuck on Earth unable to come and go with his TARDIS (At the end of Troughton era, The Doctor is exiled to Earth, and his knowledge of how to Time Travel is taken from him). [Though, there is still a few TARDIS trips in early Pertwee stories before his Time Traveling knowledge is restored to him].
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