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Old August 4 2014, 05:42 PM   #1081
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Now, the Masque of Mandragora, that was sensational!! I was stunned, rich costumes, great locational shots, intrigue, and mystery, it was truly a well planned serial! I am surprised I have never seen those two episodes before. Well worth the watch!

And a well chosen writer: writing the occasional Doctor Who was effectively Louis Marks' third job; job number two was producing the BBC's Play of the Month series, which did productions of Ibsen, Arthur Miller, Strindberg, lightweight stuff like that. Job number one was as a professor of Renaissance History, whose PhD was the definitive text on the economics of the era where Mandragora is set...
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Old August 27 2014, 02:15 AM   #1082
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Now, the Masque of Mandragora, that was sensational!! I was stunned, rich costumes, great locational shots, intrigue, and mystery, it was truly a well planned serial! I am surprised I have never seen those two episodes before. Well worth the watch!

And a well chosen writer: writing the occasional Doctor Who was effectively Louis Marks' third job; job number two was producing the BBC's Play of the Month series, which did productions of Ibsen, Arthur Miller, Strindberg, lightweight stuff like that. Job number one was as a professor of Renaissance History, whose PhD was the definitive text on the economics of the era where Mandragora is set...
I just watched this one and I completely agree with everything that was said.
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Old August 27 2014, 08:46 AM   #1083
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I've just finished watching Doctor Who and the Silurians. First time I’ve seen it in over a decade I think. It really is rather good, and the fact it's 7 episodes never makes it feel too drawn out. It really does throw everything but he kitchen sink at you; alien invasion, mistrustful humans, nuclear annihilation, biological warfare, UNIT, good aliens, bad aliens, Whitehall bureaucrats, action, adventure, Liz Shaw in go go boots…all this plus Avon!!

Pertwee is extremely confident in the role given its only his second adventure (am I right in thinking they were filmed in order back then as well?)
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Old August 27 2014, 08:59 AM   #1084
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^^
And the sequel is this big, dumb, fantastic action movie, which is, in my opinion, equally excellent.
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Old August 27 2014, 09:27 AM   #1085
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Oh that'll be next on my list. I inherited the Silurian box set a month or two back. I am right in assuming The Sea Devils features The Master/clangers moment?
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Old August 27 2014, 10:06 AM   #1086
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Oh that'll be next on my list. I inherited the Silurian box set a month or two back. I am right in assuming The Sea Devils features The Master/clangers moment?
You are right.

Now if we're talking about the Silurian box set, maybe don't expect too much from "Warriors of the Deep".
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Old August 27 2014, 10:15 AM   #1087
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Warriors is probably the one I'm most familiar with, not so long ago that I saw it. It has its moments but the director should have done a better job, just turn the lights down! (and the least said about Ingrid Pitt trying to drop kick the Myrka the better...)
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Old August 27 2014, 06:05 PM   #1088
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Recently I watched several selected serials of Troughton and McCoy era.

Certainly very different Doctors.
While I liked Troughton almost right away I am still warming up to McCoy a bit.
Right now I am watching Silver Nemesis in which he kinda won me over a bit more when he suddenly wore a fez and mob for a second!
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Old August 27 2014, 07:38 PM   #1089
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There's sort of a theory by fans that "Warriors" was one of the reasons Michael Grade axed the show. Mainly that he was watching and saw the Myrka and felt Doctor Who couldn't compete with "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind". Which makes no sense because both were fairly high-budgeted movies compared to a TV show. Might have as well not have done I, Claudius because it didn't have the budget of the 50's sword and sandel epics.


Rumor has it that Danny Cohen has similar issues with WHO, hence why the Matt Smith seasons were split up.
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Old August 27 2014, 07:45 PM   #1090
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The Armageddon Factor.

A little padded, but that's Classic Who for you. It started strong, but I lost interest in the second half.
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Old August 27 2014, 09:23 PM   #1091
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Rumor has it that Danny Cohen has similar issues with WHO, hence why the Matt Smith seasons were split up.
Could this Danny Cohen be behind the underfounding and reduced running time for Day of the Doctor?
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Old August 27 2014, 09:42 PM   #1092
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Oh that'll be next on my list. I inherited the Silurian box set a month or two back. I am right in assuming The Sea Devils features The Master/clangers moment?
The Sea Devils also has that great sword fight with the Master where the Doctor stole and ate his sandwhich during the fight.
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Old September 10 2014, 03:30 PM   #1093
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Colony in Space wasn't very good. The Doctor, Joe and The Master were as good as always, but the story (while having some good points), felt slow and repetitive. They could have easily cut out probably two episodes worth of padding and it would have really helped the story. As it is, this wasn't terrible, but the good doesn't out weight the bad.
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Old September 10 2014, 10:28 PM   #1094
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Yeah, apart from the Pertwee/Delgado stuff Colony In Space is really one of the lesser Pertwees IMO.

Some interesting facts though, the whole IMC/Adjucater stuff was followed up on in the New Adventures novels, and the Doctor saying that he wants to see the universe and not own it to the Master was stated again in The End Of Time.
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Old September 11 2014, 08:24 AM   #1095
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Oh that'll be next on my list. I inherited the Silurian box set a month or two back. I am right in assuming The Sea Devils features The Master/clangers moment?
The Sea Devils also has that great sword fight with the Master where the Doctor stole and ate his sandwhich during the fight.
Yes that was great I have now watched the Sea Devils. My favourite bit was when one of the Sea Devils, when shot, does a crazy forward somersault!

It was great, and crikey how much did the Royal Navy spend helping the show out? You can just imagine the Daily Mail headline thesedays
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