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Old June 26 2013, 03:17 PM   #526
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Re: Last Classic Who Story you watched

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I think Varos is a great story, and I don't say that about many 6th Doctor serials...
His intro episode "The Twin Dilemma" makes me cringe. Romulus and Remus. This ain't Star Trek Nemesis. Lol
Ya know I actually enjoy The Twin Dilemma, other than Romulus and Remus. If they weren't so annoying, I think it would actually be a pretty decent story
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Old June 28 2013, 03:46 PM   #527
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I think Varos is a great story, and I don't say that about many 6th Doctor serials...
His intro episode "The Twin Dilemma" makes me cringe. Romulus and Remus. This ain't Star Trek Nemesis. Lol
The In-Vision issue for Twin Dilemma included a spoof news page about the twins' abduction, which mentioned that there was already a campaign to have the twins taken into care on the grounds of parental cruelty "They named twins Romulus and Remus, what more proof of cruelty do you need?"
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Old June 28 2013, 04:06 PM   #528
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Claws of Axos, really enjoyable story.

CIA brought in to deal with the Master, bumbling self important minister and UNIT taken out of play by the regular army.

All good stuff.
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Old July 2 2013, 03:51 PM   #529
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Colony in Space. Good story, but the music in this season is terrible.

A 6 parter but it didn't feel padded out, it would be just as relevant today.

Jo's first trip in the TARDIS was done nicely, especially her telling the Doctor how scared she was by it all.
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Old July 7 2013, 08:54 PM   #530
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just watched The Gunfighters for the first time. I'm not sure I get the hate? I mean I know the song is annoying (though it either grew on me or I was just desensitized by the end) but that aside I thought it was quite good, especially the final episode. I can see what they were trying to do with the song, it does haunt the story a little like Do not forsake me in High Noon-they just overdid it a bit (ok a lot!)
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Old July 7 2013, 09:58 PM   #531
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I just finished "Paradise Towers" & the 1st 2 parts of "Dragonfire." "Paradise Towers" was much better than I recall when I first watched it a couple years ago. The whole thing with the bad guy being an architect who doesn't want people living in his buildings is a bit naff but at least it's unique. And I forgot how catchy the story can be. "Red Kangs the best!" "No board games! No visitors!" "I put the world of Paradise Towers to rights." "Built high for happiness."
There are all kinds of interesting elements to "Paradise Towers." I always thought it interesting that Mel was a red-head who wore a blue and white outfit, yet that went unnoticed by both Kang groups.

This story is also memorable to me because of the guest stars (Richard Briers = Tom in Good Neighbors, and one of the Rezzies, who played Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances). Also, the leader of the Blue Kangs was married to Mark Strickson (Turlough).

My RL friends and I used to joke about the Great Pool In The Sky, since the hotel we went to for our annual summer science fiction conventions in Calgary had its swimming pool on the top floor - and the elevator had a bizarre habit of doing weird things. We never heard of any evil bad guys in the basement, though.

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just watched The Gunfighters for the first time. I'm not sure I get the hate? I mean I know the song is annoying (though it either grew on me or I was just desensitized by the end) but that aside I thought it was quite good, especially the final episode. I can see what they were trying to do with the song, it does haunt the story a little like Do not forsake me in High Noon-they just overdid it a bit (ok a lot!)
The song drove me nuts, as did William Hartnell's continued habit of saying "Wurp" instead of "Earp."
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Old July 7 2013, 10:07 PM   #532
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I quite liked the Wearp bit...
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Old July 7 2013, 10:21 PM   #533
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I did watch "Twin Dilemma" recently, enjoyed the Doc's personality shifts but the episode was pretty awful imho, even beyond the duelling Wesleys -- it was a pretty stupid idea. The interaction with the old teacher was OK...

But just did "Castrovalva" and "Four to Doomsday", starting a Davison watch for the first time in decades... thought they were both fun.

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Old July 7 2013, 11:01 PM   #534
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Awakening, a 2 parter. So short like this post. I enjoyed it though.
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Old July 8 2013, 12:50 AM   #535
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Now that I think about it. The Sixth Doctor's era was very violent.
Agreed. "Attack of the Cybermen" is very gruesome indeed. And then there's that guy that's half turned into a Dalek in "Revelation of the Daleks."
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Old July 16 2013, 08:29 PM   #536
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Just finished watching Robots of Death for about the bazillionth time
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Old July 16 2013, 10:19 PM   #537
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Watched the new Spearhead from Space bluray this evening, a Jon Pertwee marathon is now on the cards.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:30 AM   #538
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Watched the new Spearhead from Space bluray this evening, a Jon Pertwee marathon is now on the cards.
How does it look?
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Old July 17 2013, 08:49 PM   #539
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Watched the new Spearhead from Space bluray this evening, a Jon Pertwee marathon is now on the cards.
How does it look?
The picture quality and colour is fantastic, all the fine detail that was buried on the videotape master pops off the screen. I'd really recommend it or upgrading if you don't mind double dipping.

If only all of classic Doctor Who was recorded on 16mm
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Old July 17 2013, 09:18 PM   #540
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The Reign Of Terror followed by Shada.
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