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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:59 am

Surprised there isn't one of these already!


Aliens of London 2parter. Great fun.

The Empty Child 2parter. Simply sensational - one of the best Doctor Who stories ever, and there's not many 21st century stories I'd say that about.

Last of the Time Lords 3parter. Some fine moments, but ends a bit of a mess. Still the best Tennant finale though (not that that's saying very much, admittedly albino ).

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Post by kembel on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:26 am

A Christmas Carol - Matt Smiths finest moment so far.

The Seeds Of Doom - Tom and Liz at their best.

Underworld - First episode is OK, but the rest is tedious. I was in danger of slipping into a coma during Ep 3. I know all about the lack of funds for this one, I suppose its amazing they managed to make anything. The CSO caves and tunnels look strangly sureal on restored DVD, and I haven't got a problem with them, even if at the end of the day it's all a bit naff. It's just the dire story that kills this. I remember thinking the same on original transmission, and time has done nothing to enhance this one.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:44 pm

Vengeance on Varos part 1, which is actually rather better than I remembered!

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Post by codywillis1 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:20 am

The War Games Pts 1-5. Rollicking good stuff!

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:54 am

The Two Doctors part 1. My marathon nears its end after more than two years...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:40 am

Geez, I couldn't handle it, Tony. I like skipping around too much.

Freedom, yeah baby!

(Sorry, slipped into Austin Powers mode there for a second there;))

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:56 am

codywillis1 wrote:Geez, I couldn't handle it, Tony. I like skipping around too much.

Freedom, yeah baby!

(Sorry, slipped into Austin Powers mode there for a second there;))
I am now forever going to mentally picture you as Mike Myers in a chest wig.

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Post by kembel on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:31 pm

Meglos Part 1 - Much, much better than I remembered it.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:51 pm

Funny-I watched Time Lash part two earlier, and had the exact same reaction...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:57 am

A bunch of series 5's again (including the finale - wicked, as Ace might say) plus Dalek (overrated) and Planet of the Ood (very underrated).

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:39 am

Still watching in order from beginning to present day. Unfortunately, I'm now on season 24... Neutral

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:54 am

tony ingram wrote:Still watching in order from beginning to present day. Unfortunately, I'm now on season 24... Neutral

oh dear the dark days, possibly the worst seson ever.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:02 pm

There's no 'possibly' about it, DM. Even RTD couldn't have aspired to write a story worse than Time & the Rani.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:58 pm

tony ingram wrote:There's no 'possibly' about it, DM. Even RTD couldn't have aspired to write a story worse than Time & the Rani.

Very true, though some people have been known to actually like Time and the Rani. What a Face

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:38 pm

There are always those who society has failed-sad, deluded individuals left in the care of the community with tragic results...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:08 pm

I'd still rather watch season 24 (maybe not TATR, admittedly) than series 2 or a half dozen from series 4 (now those were dark days indeed. Wink

Dragonfire vs the likes of New Earth?
Paradise Towers vs Journey's End?
Delta vs Partners in Crime?

I know what I'd rather watch. Wink



Thank heavens for Steven Moffat!

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:25 am

Oh, I agree. At least Season 24 knew it was dumb.

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Post by kembel on Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:59 am

For me, there is no doubt that 'the dark days' were seasons 20 -24 inclusive. I can count the decent stories on one hand.

But I don't dismiss the 1980's outright, as some people do. I love Season 18 and have a soft spot for Davison's first year. Things really pick up later with Season 25. And 26 is stellar from beginning to end.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:03 am

I tend to agree that much of Davison's tenure was somewhat lacking, but I loved Colin Baker's time on the showe-rewatching it recently really brought home to me how much. I think the only one of his stories that falls flat for me is The Two Doctors, which is odd because Bob Holmes rarely turned in a duff script. I think he was simply made to cram in too much (the Sontarans, the Spanish setting) that wasn't really relevant to the plot.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:43 pm

Season 22 is awesome.

Not much wrong with 20 or 21, either, come to that.

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Post by codywillis1 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:55 pm

Saw Revenge of the Cybermen last night, first time in about 20 years. Better than I remembered, albeit still not particularly good.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:21 am

codywillis1 wrote:Season 22 is awesome.

Not much wrong with 20 or 21, either, come to that.
No love for Trial of a Time Lord?

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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:23 am

It's fairly average. I don't hate it (bar Mindwarp, which is abominable) and it has a certain appeal but it's a big comedown after 22 for me.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:26 am

I watched it very recently and was surprised at how much I enjoyed all of it. The only letdown for me is the ending, but given the circumstances under which part 14 was made, it's hardly surprising it was a dog's dinner.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by kembel on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:22 pm

Just give me the following from 20-24 and you can keep the rest:

Enlightenement, Frontios, Caves, Revelation, and er...er...The Five Docs.

Yep, you can count 'em on one hand Sleep

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:36 pm

I couldn't sacrifice any of Colin, apart from The Two Doctors and the Twin Dilemma. And I also have a curios fondness for Mawdrn Undead and for Nyssa's finest hour, Terminus, as well as planet of Fire. Most of the others I'd tend to agree with you on.

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:43 pm

i dont dislike The Twin Dilemma, but it could have been a lot better. I do like the Teo Doctors, though it is too long. I like most of Colin Baker's run, the worst being Mark of The Rani, and Pip and Jayne's part of Trial. though most of Trial could have been much better.
and even season 24 is not completely appaling, Time and the Rani totally sucks, Pardise Towers was a slight improvement. But only slight. and Delta and The Bannerman was a bit better. Dragonfire being the best of the season.
Seasons 25 and 26 are much better i even like The Happiness Patrol.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 pm

I've just finished watching Delta & the Bannermen. I used to hate it. This time, i quite enjoyed it. I actually found parts of it quite sweet... Embarassed

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:26 pm

yeah Delta has moments, i even like Ken Dodds bit, sort off.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:32 pm

The main thing I like about Ken Dodd's bit is, he almost immediately gets killed...

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:59 pm

thats true. Wink

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:26 am

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:thats true. Wink
I think they should maintain the tradition by murdering Graham Norton next.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by kembel on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:52 pm

Somewhere, if you look deep enough, past the awful production values, intrusive soundtrack, past the quite breathtakingly bad guest performances, and ignoring Bonnie Langford completely, there is, without a doubt, two brilliant scripts desperatly trying to reach the surface in both Paradise Towers and Delta and The Bannermen.

It's just that they're fighting a losing battle.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:05 pm

kembel wrote:Somewhere, if you look deep enough, past the awful production values, intrusive soundtrack, past the quite breathtakingly bad guest performances, and ignoring Bonnie Langford completely, there is, without a doubt, two brilliant scripts desperatly trying to reach the surface in both Paradise Towers and Delta and The Bannermen.

It's just that they're fighting a losing battle.
Oh, I agree! Delta, I think, is basically flawed since we never actually find out who the Bannermen are or what their motives are for wiping out the Chimerons, but it's still not half bad as an actual story. And Paradise Towers really does work on more than one level, it just ooks crap.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:50 am

The King's Demons. Below average.

The Bad Wolf 2 parter. Excellent for the most part. The final scene is very, very depressing though.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:54 am

I watched Dragonfire a few days ago. A lot better than I remembered. Over the weekend, though, I've been immersing myself in K9 series 1 Vol 1. Great stuff...

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Post by GBF on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:41 pm

K9,eh...now that answers a LOT of questions!!!

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:36 pm

GBF wrote:K9,eh...now that answers a LOT of questions!!!
K9 is terrific! Don't you dare mock the metal mutt!


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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:12 pm

That thing is not K9. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:14 pm

it sounds like K9

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 am

codywillis1 wrote:That thing is not K9. Evil or Very Mad
I know, I know-but if you watch a couple of episodes, it actually grows on you. And it's much more versatile than his original body.

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Post by GBF on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:56 am

Is K9 really the forerunner of R2D2??? Ie: a stupid, dull, irritating metal thing that everybody thinks is cute?

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:21 am

GBF wrote:Is K9 really the forerunner of R2D2??? Ie: a stupid, dull, irritating metal thing that everybody thinks is cute?
K9 is a wonderful creation-pure genius! You have no taste, Fleming.

Come to think of it, neither did Tom Baker: he didn't like him, either...

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Post by GBF on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:14 pm

Seems like I'm in good company then...

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:17 pm

GBF wrote:Seems like I'm in good company then...
Yes, but Tom is a universally beloved, cantenkerous English eccentric, whereas you're a miserable git (the difference between the two can usually be found on a bank statement).

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Post by GBF on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:38 pm

Ingram, I have had enough of this behavior from you. Therefore, you are hereby sacked as editor and chief writer of Crikey!. And I will have the last laugh when I don't renew the hosting on this website. You may purchase it for £1000.
Anyway - I met Mr Fourth Doctor Who in the mid 70s. When I introduced myself he said, "Who?". I thought he was Who - but he thought it was me. Hmm.

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Post by GBF on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:40 pm

...and where is the Luce??

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:02 pm

GBF wrote:...and where is the Luce??
Working, it seems. I thought that was verboten for students...

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:03 pm

GBF wrote:Ingram, I have had enough of this behavior from you. Therefore, you are hereby sacked as editor and chief writer of Crikey!. And I will have the last laugh when I don't renew the hosting on this website. You may purchase it for £1000.
Anyway - I met Mr Fourth Doctor Who in the mid 70s. When I introduced myself he said, "Who?". I thought he was Who - but he thought it was me. Hmm.
Technically, the only person to play a Doctor called Who was Peter Cushing. Though Kenneth Williams played a Doctor called Watt.

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Post by GBF on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:32 pm

"What is your name..?"

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