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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old April 26 2015, 02:50 AM   #1516
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Synchronicity: "Arc of Infinity" was on Thursday and Friday...and "The Three Doctors" is on today. A double dose of Omega--in reverse order, no less.
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Old April 26 2015, 04:13 AM   #1517
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Exactly. I didn't want to say anything because I wasn't sure if you can spoil a...30+ year old story.
The big flaw, for me, in Time-Flight is not the end-of-season production, or the 'Rewrite this to reveal that the villain's actually the Master in disguise' twist, but simply that there's no reason beyond the stock footage and location shoot in episode one why it's a Concorde.
That's sensible in production terms: getting access to Heathrow and a Concorde was a bit of a coup back then, so they would have wanted to make sure the story could go ahead with another type of plane if the deal didn't work out.
But in plot terms, there should have been a reason why the Master targeted that particular plane (not just pure chance), something he was planning to do once he was able to get to the present day, using some VIP (politician, business billionaire, etc) who was aboard and the Master had taken over.
And of course, in the RTD era, they'd have had a star actor or pop star or two do a quick cameo as themselves among the passengers failing to fight off the hypnosis.
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Old April 28 2015, 02:54 AM   #1518
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Doing my umpteenth rewatch of Tom Baker Serials, and last night, I watch Brain of Morbius.

Something I don't recall ever wondering about (but, surely I must have), since the Doctor is a Time Lord, why was Soren only interested in The Doctor's Head? Why not the entire body. I can understand for other species he might just want to attach the donor head to a more suitable body, but, since The Doctor's body was just as suitable as the head, why just the head?
Yeah. I've always wondered about that. Best answer I can come up with is Solon is a vain egomaniac that wants to make the operation as complicated as possible just to impress people. I figure he probably started as fairly reasonable but started to go mad during his isolation on Karn.

I just rewatched "Underworld" last night. It was better than I remembered. Well... kinda. The story was a bit dull and Leela is criminally underused in the story. But I wasn't nearly as bothered by the CSO cave backgrounds this time around. There aren't too many edging problems and they do a remarkably good job of lining up the live actors with the plate shots. Frankly, if they'd added some more echo sound fx and some crunching footfalls as they walk on the gravel, I'm not even sure I would have noticed most of the time.
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Old April 28 2015, 12:07 PM   #1519
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I just rewatched "Underworld" last night. It was better than I remembered. Well... kinda. The story was a bit dull and Leela is criminally underused in the story. But I wasn't nearly as bothered by the CSO cave backgrounds this time around. There aren't too many edging problems and they do a remarkably good job of lining up the live actors with the plate shots. Frankly, if they'd added some more echo sound fx and some crunching footfalls as they walk on the gravel, I'm not even sure I would have noticed most of the time.
"Underworld" is acceptable as a one-time experiment, I think. The dvd extras really do a good job of explaining the rationale, and problems of shooting this episode.

Just watched "The Invisible Enemy"- definitely a story aimed more at younger viewers, but the dynamic of The Doctor/Leela really works; love the 70's feel & funky sci-fi sets of the Leela Era.
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