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Old October 14 2013, 01:27 AM   #631
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I never understood why the Doctor never DID go back, or why Susan never featured back in the show.* It seems like they missed an opportunity in the original incarnation of the show.

*The Five Doctors doesn't count.
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Old October 14 2013, 01:35 AM   #632
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I never understood why the Doctor never DID go back, or why Susan never featured back in the show.* It seems like they missed an opportunity in the original incarnation of the show.

*The Five Doctors doesn't count.
The TARDIS travelled the universe like a pinball back in those days, the Doctor couldn't even return Ian and Barbara to their own time.
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Old October 14 2013, 02:03 AM   #633
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Dalek Invasion Of Earth and IMO it still holds up and the Doctor's speech at the end to Susan one ofhte best speeches in the history of the show.
Those scenes always make me cry. Every. Single. Time. The Dalek Invasion of Earth, in my opinion, is one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever - certainly the best of the Hartnell era.
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Old October 14 2013, 04:21 AM   #634
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I never understood why the Doctor never DID go back, or why Susan never featured back in the show.* It seems like they missed an opportunity in the original incarnation of the show.

*The Five Doctors doesn't count.
Well, he did go back eventually but not until his eighth incarnation (Big Finish audio plays).
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Old October 14 2013, 07:30 AM   #635
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Well, there you go. Big Finish-including, he did. But never on the show itself.
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Old October 14 2013, 09:09 PM   #636
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Watched The Ice Warriors during the weekend, which I thought was quite good, but the animation just didn't seem as good as used in The Invasion. And now watching The Tenth Planet. I'm liking this at the moment as its pace is a bit quicker.
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Old October 15 2013, 09:42 AM   #637
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Terror of the Zygons.

Hoots mon! Highly enjoyable if slightly cliched on the Scottish front. The Zygons still look great, I only saw this when it first ran years ago but the design of the Zygons was so strong it stuck with me all these years.

Until the VHS tapes became available and I could rewatch old episodes I was sure they must have been in lots of stories.

I am looking forward to seeing them again next month.
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Old October 15 2013, 03:25 PM   #638
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In case anyone (well, anyone in the UK or with access to UK channels) didn't know, Watch is now doing Doctor Who weekends, showing a documentary about a specific Doctor followed by a classic episode with that Doctor, on Saturday and Sunday. They covered Hartnell and Troughton last weekend, it'll be Pertwee and Baker this weekend. Not sure what episodes though.
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Old October 17 2013, 01:53 AM   #639
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The Seeds Of Death, Troughton was fantastic in it and I loved everybody under estimated him and it certainly cost the Ice Warrior leader. It also has one of my all time favorite lines: "You can't kill me, your leader will be very angry wtih you I'm a genius!".
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Old October 17 2013, 01:57 PM   #640
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Watched the newly colorized The Mind of Evil last night. Not quite as good as I seem to recall, but it's still a great romp with The Master and the U.N.I.T. gang.

One thing that really surprised me was how much I actually enjoyed Jo in this story considering she is one of my least favorite companions, right along with Rose post Ninth Doctor regeneration. However, in this story, not only does she not do anything incredibly stupid or ask any inane questions, she has a bout of kickass heroism when she successfully disarms Mainer and utilizes his gun to help stop the first prison takeover. She even helps The Doctor come up with his solution to get rid of The Master (granted, unintentionally).
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Old October 17 2013, 08:20 PM   #641
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Old October 18 2013, 02:39 AM   #642
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The Seeds Of Death, Troughton was fantastic in it and I loved everybody under estimated him and it certainly cost the Ice Warrior leader. It also has one of my all time favorite lines: "You can't kill me, your leader will be very angry wtih you I'm a genius!".
I love the layers that Troughton puts into that line. No one can humble-brag like Troughton. He simultaneously has absolute conviction that he is a genius and absolute conviction that almost no one ever believes him when he tells them that.

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And I wholeheartedly agree that "Revelation of the Daleks" is dreadful. I like one description I heard of it, that it's like Eric Saward decided he would just do a pastiche of every single story that Robert Holmes ever wrote.
Apparently some people see it as cutting edge, biting social satire but yeah, I thought it was appaling.
I don't get the satire bit at all. And so many of the characters are just such repulsive people. Which is a shame, because I think there is merit in doing a Doctor-lite story like this.

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Just watched The Ice Warriors with the new animation. I thought the animation wasn't very good in comparison to the animation used for The Invasion and The Reign of Terror, which isn't much of a surprise since a different company (Qurios) made it. Fortunately, Planet 55, which made the animation for The Reign of Terror, is doing the animation for The Tenth Planet and The Moonbase.
I love the animation for "The Invasion." But I have a hard time seeing how anything could get any worse than the animation for "The Reign of Terror." In an attempt to make the images more photo-realistic, they just made everyone unrecognizable instead. I absolutely did not recognize Ian at all. Susan & Barbara are recognizable but not in a flattering way. Barbara looks like an wizened old crone while Susan's neck looks larger than her head! And who the hell edited that thing? There are all these quick reaction shots that last less than a quarter of a second. I've never seen anyone edit something with quite as much ADHD as this has been. I'm considering selling off my DVD because I hate watching the animation so much.

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Tomb of the Cybermen was on Watch today and it was a lot more enjoyable than The Aztecs. The template for modern Who was much more recognisable and really, with some re-writing, it could easily be tweaked for a modern episode. Troughton also is much more 'Doctor-ish' than Hartnell was in the Aztecs.
It's very hard to recognize the modern Doctor Who template in old William Hartnell episodes. The Doctor was simply a much less dominating figure back then. Troughton was the first Doctor to really dominate the show as its central character.
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Old October 21 2013, 02:02 PM   #643
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10th Planet.

I am mixed over this, Hartnell falling ill halfway through didn't help, although the rest cast of the did a fantastic job covering.

The cybermen were fantastic, still with flesh hands and the very creepy cloth masks and voices.

It had a good cast, it had good production values but the story was pretty weak and the end with Mondas blowing up didn't make much sense.

I didn't really like the animation in this either, but I havent been a fan of any of the animations.
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Old October 21 2013, 03:11 PM   #644
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10th Planet.

I am mixed over this, Hartnell falling ill halfway through didn't help, although the rest cast of the did a fantastic job covering.

The cybermen were fantastic, still with flesh hands and the very creepy cloth masks and voices.

It had a good cast, it had good production values but the story was pretty weak and the end with Mondas blowing up didn't make much sense.

I didn't really like the animation in this either, but I havent been a fan of any of the animations.
The previous Recon for Episode 4, is really pretty excellent, the Telesnaps move so frequently, it's easy to get lost in it, and forget it's a Reconstruction. Is the Animation a step up or a step down from it? This is one, I might pass on, because I am quite happy with the previous Reconstruction

Finally got to see both Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear and loved them both, they are so much better with the actual episodes
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Old October 21 2013, 03:33 PM   #645
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The previous Recon for Episode 4, is really pretty excellent, the Telesnaps move so frequently, it's easy to get lost in it, and forget it's a Reconstruction. Is the Animation a step up or a step down from it? This is one, I might pass on, because I am quite happy with the previous Reconstruction

Finally got to see both Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear and loved them both, they are so much better with the actual episodes
I haven't seen the telesnap version, but I think I would have preffered it, because when I was watching it I was thinking I would be happier watching the audio to stills.

It was better than the animation for the Ice Warriors though, which has probably been the worst in my opinion.
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