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Old April 27 2014, 09:58 PM   #976
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The Invisible Enemy wasn't great, but I don't regret watching it. There was a lot of goofy stuff, but it had some ok moments. I also thought that K-9's debut was ok, and Leela got a few good scenes. The virus possession was kind of stupid (lightning eyes that take control of people and also make them grow fur ) but the mini clone Doctor and Leela traveling in The Doctor's head was kind of interesting. Next up is Image of the Fendahl.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:19 AM   #977
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The Caves Of Androzani, it's still a classic story even after 30 years, Greame Harper's first time direction, Roger Limb's music and Robert Holmes writing has held up rather well over time. And you can see more Robert Holmes' obvious love for The Phantom Of The Opera, there's sveral elements of in this one.

The Mark Of The Rani and Time And The Rani, for Katie O'Mara. I've always liked The Mark Of The Rani between Jonathan Gibb's music and great location shooting it's still a great story. Kate O'Mara was pretty sexy as well and the Rani was far more useful in the story than the Master. Time And The Rani is IMO underrated, I liked McCoy's Doctor and the visual effects but it is bit much at times.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:52 AM   #978
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The Caves Of Androzani, it's still a classic story even after 30 years, Greame Harper's first time direction, Roger Limb's music and Robert Holmes writing has held up rather well over time. And you can see more Robert Holmes' obvious love for The Phantom Of The Opera, there's sveral elements of in this one.
Yea, Caves of Androzani is Classic

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The Mark Of The Rani and Time And The Rani, for Katie O'Mara. I've always liked The Mark Of The Rani between Jonathan Gibb's music and great location shooting it's still a great story. Kate O'Mara was pretty sexy as well and the Rani was far more useful in the story than the Master. Time And The Rani is IMO underrated, I liked McCoy's Doctor and the visual effects but it is bit much at times.
I agree. I really like Mark of The Rani. And, Time and The Rani, I enjoy the basic story, it's just The whole two Mels <<<SHUDDER>>> part of the story that drops it's Stock Price, IMHO.

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The Invisible Enemy wasn't great, but I don't regret watching it. There was a lot of goofy stuff, but it had some ok moments. I also thought that K-9's debut was ok, and Leela got a few good scenes. The virus possession was kind of stupid (lightning eyes that take control of people and also make them grow fur ) but the mini clone Doctor and Leela traveling in The Doctor's head was kind of interesting. Next up is Image of the Fendahl.
The invisible Enemy is the one I mentioned that is pretty widely panned in Fandom. Did you find yourself feeling hungry for (or being turned off of) Prawns?

There are some detractors for each of Leela's 4 remaining Serials, But, I don't think any has a majority hate in Fandom, certainly I enjoy the rest (Although abrupt, I think her end Arc is pretty cool, and I love the Six Series of Romana/Leela Audios [Though I recall you don't enjoy Gallifreyan Politics, so, probably not right for you])
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Old April 28 2014, 03:08 AM   #979
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For all intents and purposes, Leela really has been better explored and developed in the audios than in the show. Its too bad the Holmes team didn't stay on-board for her first full-fledged season to really make her work.

But at least we have BF, right?
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Old April 28 2014, 04:48 PM   #980
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My bit on The Aztecs is now up, where I argue that Classic Doctor and romance aren't as far apart as some would have us believe.

http://t.co/bR9EWzUDp7

Speaking of Big Finish, I'm in talks with a magazine site to start publishing my review/thoughts on their Eighth Doctor's adventures.
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Old April 28 2014, 04:53 PM   #981
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What is it with this "Aztecs in South America" crap? One of the Fifth Doctor stories made that mistake, as well.

The Aztecs lived in Mexico. It was the Incas who were in South America.
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Old April 28 2014, 05:36 PM   #982
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^Isn't Mexico considered to be in South America?
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Old April 28 2014, 05:45 PM   #983
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Mexico is part of Central America. South America is everything south of Panama down to Tierra del Fuego.
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Old April 28 2014, 05:50 PM   #984
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Honestly, blame it on the British. Sorry. I think the impression we're given (or at least I have so to not cast all my countrymen in the same ignorant hole) is that the tribes of Native Americans (aka the Sioux, Cherokee etc) were North America, and the ones the Spanish messed with were South.

Mexico just never occurred to me in the case of what was there before the Europeans turned up. I guess my head just jumped to the conclusion that it was South America.
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Old April 28 2014, 08:30 PM   #985
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Mexico is in North America, although anything below the US is usually referred to as Central America even though Central America isn't an actual continent.
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Old April 28 2014, 10:27 PM   #986
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Mexico is part of Central America. South America is everything south of Panama down to Tierra del Fuego.
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Mexico is in North America, although anything below the US is usually referred to as Central America even though Central America isn't an actual continent.
See, we're all describing it differently. I've always thought of North America being Canada and the USA and of South America being everything south of the US. I suppose yeah, thinking about it, it's really Central America. But people often refer to the south of Ireland to distinguish it from Northern Ireland and end up including (in the SOI) county Donegal, which contains Ireland's most northerly part.

I suspect, though can't be sure, that saying 'North America' or 'South America' with no reference to Central America, may be something people tend to do on this side of the Atlantic, hence the DW writers using that term.
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Old April 29 2014, 01:03 AM   #987
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Mexico is part of Central America. South America is everything south of Panama down to Tierra del Fuego.
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Mexico is in North America, although anything below the US is usually referred to as Central America even though Central America isn't an actual continent.
See, we're all describing it differently. I've always thought of North America being Canada and the USA and of South America being everything south of the US. I suppose yeah, thinking about it, it's really Central America. But people often refer to the south of Ireland to distinguish it from Northern Ireland and end up including (in the SOI) county Donegal, which contains Ireland's most northerly part.

I suspect, though can't be sure, that saying 'North America' or 'South America' with no reference to Central America, may be something people tend to do on this side of the Atlantic, hence the DW writers using that term.
Here's some clarification, then. In the geopolitical sense, North America includes Canada, the U.S., Mexico, all the other "Central American" countries between Mexico and Panama (including Panama, of course), plus Greenland and other assorted islands, and the Caribbean islands. Yes, I know Greenland is controlled by Denmark, but there's a little island between there and Canada that our two countries have been arguing about for quite some time. There are a couple of little islands south of Newfoundland - St. Pierre and Miquelon - that belong to France. Oh, and Canada (and the Canadian SCA kingdom of An Tir) claims the North Pole - and therefore Santa Claus.

From a cultural, linguistic, and anthropological perspective, Mexico and the lands between there and Panama are considered to be "Central America" - aka MesoAmerica - and are not part of South America.

The Aztecs never lived in South America. The Incas did, as well as the many thousands of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and farther south. This is why it really annoys me every time Doctor Who comes out with this "Aztecs in South America" stuff. It's like the writers never bothered to look at an atlas of the Western Hemisphere, or even do basic research.
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^ Thanks. I guess I've just rather lazily been equating 'South America' with 'Latin America.'
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^ Thanks. I guess I've just rather lazily been equating 'South America' with 'Latin America.'
It's a common mistake here in the States as well. Especially Americans think of USA as North America, so, anything below The States, must be South America
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^Whew, so it's not just me!
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