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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:35 pm

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"Watt!" "Watt's his name!" "That's what I was asking!"

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:57 am

Silence in the Library. Pretty good, considering it's a Tennant. affraid

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:28 am

Sadly, I am now watching The Happiness Patrol...
Which is making me moderately unhappy.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:16 pm

I'm unglad you're unhappy. Sad

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:33 pm

codywillis1 wrote:I'm unglad you're unhappy. Sad
Happiness will prevail.

Not.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:46 pm

Had a double bill last night, of The Sontaran Experiment and The Hungry Earth 2 parter.

TSE is very enjoyable, a fun, atmospheric little quickie with a great villain.

Shame I can't say the same for THE. I wanted to like it this time, I really did, but its awful. The script is dire - dull, stupid and a nonsensical rehash of about half a dozen classic Who stories, all of which were a million times better than this. It's then made worse by the production - namely, the new Silurians, who are so far removed from the old ones as to be utterly unlike them, and who look less like prehistoric lizards than a generic race of aliens beamed in from Star Trek circa the mid 90s. They're laughable, frankly.

Last season was mostly great, and I love Smithy and co, but this is a pure oven-ready turkey.


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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:53 am

While I have no specific problems with the story, sadly I do share your feelings about the Silurian redesign. Utterly unnecessary and just wrong. They just don't look like reptiles anymore!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:39 am

You don't like reptiles anymore? I thought you were a shape shifting reptile? Along with that Eyck Bloke... What a Face

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:56 am

GBF wrote:You don't like reptiles anymore? I thought you were a shape shifting reptile? Along with that Eyck Bloke... What a Face
Yeah, but we don't talk about that. Not since Uncle Derek ate the postman.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:36 pm

When is the good Doctor on our screens again? I need to know so I can be...someplace else...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:46 pm

GBF wrote:When is the good Doctor on our screens again? I need to know so I can be...someplace else...
April, sometime. But he's briefly back on Friday for Comic Relief.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:53 am

Midnight. Pretty good.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:54 am

Silver Nemesis-watched it yesterday, and it's actually better than i remembered. Richard Maynard and Lady Peinforte are great characters!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Tried to listen to Tom Baker's "Dr Who and the Pit" this morning...turned it off after 5 minutes because it was BORING...

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:36 pm

GBF wrote:Tried to listen to Tom Baker's "Dr Who and the Pit" this morning...turned it off after 5 minutes because it was BORING...
I must've missed that one....

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Sorry - it was "Dr Who and the Creature from the Pit" on Radio 7:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s6dgp/Doctor_Who_Doctor_Who_and_the_Creature_from_the_Pit_Episode_2/

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:53 pm

GBF wrote:Sorry - it was "Dr Who and the Creature from the Pit" on Radio 7:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s6dgp/Doctor_Who_Doctor_Who_and_the_Creature_from_the_Pit_Episode_2/
I didn't know that was on! Mind you, I heard Tom reading 'The Giant Robot' on Radio 7 a few months back, and was less than impressed. And The Creature from the Pit is not a story you can do much to improve with nothing to use but your voice. Its entertainment value in its original televised form comes almost entirely from the performances of the guest cast. Take them away and you're just left with a very silly script.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:01 pm

Agreed - just goes to show that one may be great at one thing...but not another. Tom is the best TV Doctor, no doubt about that. But on the radio...naaaah!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:05 pm

GBF wrote:Agreed - just goes to show that one may be great at one thing...but not another. Tom is the best TV Doctor, no doubt about that. But on the radio...naaaah!
On radio or CD, I'd say the best are Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably because they're the most technically proficient voice actors (and, indeed, actors in general) of the various Doctors; the still living ones, anyway. Tom was a fantastic Doctor, never bettered, but he's not a great actor. He's just very, very good at playing Tom Baker, and fortunately Tom Baker is very like the Doctor.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:09 pm

Well said, that man. Baker reminds of that other 'big gob' - Brian Blessed. Neither of them are the best actors in the world, but probably the LOUDEST. Could you imagine Baker, Blessed and Pavarotti in the same room together??? 20.5 on the Richter!!!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:13 pm

GBF wrote:Well said, that man. Baker reminds of that other 'big gob' - Brian Blessed.
Gordon's alive!!!!!!?

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:12 pm

Yep - and his beard is even bigger (or hairier, or thicker, whatever it is beard's do)...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:13 pm

...you'd know...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm

GBF wrote:...you'd know...
Goes grey, in my experience...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by kembel on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:14 pm

Just watched Kinda for the first time since the original transmission in '82. One of the best Davison's , IMO, with some great supporting actors helping to make it very enjoyable. Possibly my favourite S19 story.


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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:11 pm

kembel wrote:Just watched Kinda for the first time since the original transmission in '82. One of the best Davison's , IMO, with some great supporting actors helping to make it very enjoyable. Possibly my favourite S19 story.

I watched it last week (yes, I bought the Mara Tales box set, too). Great story! Simon Rouse is absolutely wonderful as Hindle-his descent into insanity is quite chilling. Strange, to think of that thin, deranged looking young man ending up as Jack Meadows in The Bill...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by kembel on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:02 pm

...why isn't Snakedance half as good as Kinda?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:46 pm

kembel wrote:...why isn't Snakedance half as good as Kinda?
Because a) it doesn't have Simon Rouse in it, b) it does have Martin Clunes in it, and c) it's a sequel, and therefore by definition crap (the honourable exception to that rule being The Empire Strikes Back, of course).

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by kembel on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:16 pm

a) I guess so, nor Nerys Hughes

b), um, yeah

c) damn right

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:23 pm

kembel wrote:a) I guess so, nor Nerys Hughes

b), um, yeah

c) damn right
And of course, unlike Richard Todd, poor Martin Clunes didn't have the benefit of Matthew Waterhouse's coaching in how to act for the camera...

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:02 am

Was gonna watch Genesis lst night but turned it off 2 and a bit eps in. Rather dull and very overrated, like so many Hinchcliffe stories.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:15 am

Just watched the Comic Relief specials on YT. They were better than the Xmas special! Very funny.

Really looking forward to the new season, more than I have for a very long time.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:46 am

codywillis1 wrote:Just watched the Comic Relief specials on YT. They were better than the Xmas special! Very funny.

Really looking forward to the new season, more than I have for a very long time.
Matt Smith really fits the part, doesn't he?

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by GBF on Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:09 pm

You lot are really easy to please! Matt Smith is hopeless and STILL looks like the guy in Terrahawks...and he was made of sponge...

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:03 pm

GBF wrote:You lot are really easy to please! Matt Smith is hopeless and STILL looks like the guy in Terrahawks...and he was made of sponge...
Ah, you're just stuck in the past...

Anyway, I thought the bloke in Terrahawks was pretty good, too. Didn't have quite the range of Captain Scarlet of course, but nobody's perfect.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:46 pm

Smithy was back to being his usual loveable self again thank goodness. Hopefully the ACC Tennantchannelling was a one off.

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Post by codywillis1 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:22 pm

Carnival of Monsters. Enormous fun.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:56 pm

I like that one-the stuff on the ship in particular. You can see why they asked Ian Marter back later.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:29 am

The series 6 "prequel". Pretty cool.

"Young lady, I assure you, there are no monsters in the Oval Office."

It's They Live!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:51 pm

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:16 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Hi.
Welcome back!

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:57 pm

tony ingram wrote:Welcome back!
Told you I would. More interesting posts will follow later. (Possibly.)

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:07 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Welcome back!
Told you I would. More interesting posts will follow later. (Possibly.)
I await with bated breath! Meantime, I've just watched part three of Battlefield (which was pretty good, actually).

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Post by kembel on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:15 pm

Battlefield gets a lot of flak from the, ahem, wonderful world of fandom, but its fine by me. A bit silly in places, but this is Who we're talking about.

I've just finished the last part of Pertwee's 'The Mutant's, and I have to say it remains my least favourite of his. It's the only one of his six parters I'd like to see shortened down to four parts.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:17 pm

kembel wrote:Battlefield gets a lot of flak from the, ahem, wonderful world of fandom, but its fine by me. A bit silly in places, but this is Who we're talking about.

I've just finished the last part of Pertwee's 'The Mutant's, and I have to say it remains my least favourite of his. It's the only one of his six parters I'd like to see shortened down to four parts.
I actually quite like the Mutants, though it is overlong. Rick James can't act, though.

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Re: Last Who You Watched

Post by codywillis1 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:23 am

Battlefield is fab. Who fandom is full of utter mugs.

Frontier in Space. Disappointing ending, but its a very fun ride.

Planet of the Daleks. Turned it off on the grounds that it sucks. Ditto Planet of Evil. Yawnarama.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:29 am

codywillis1 wrote:Battlefield is fab. Who fandom is full of utter mugs.
I agree, on both counts.


Frontier in Space. Disappointing ending, but its a very fun ride.

Planet of the Daleks. Turned it off on the grounds that it sucks. Ditto Planet of Evil. Yawnarama.
Planet of Evil does have a saving grace, in that it really shows Sarah as both proactive and intelligent. How many other companions would have realized they could escape the base because the power levels weren't high enough to keep it sealed?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:29 am

tony ingram wrote:How many other companions would have realized they could escape the base because the power levels weren't high enough to keep it sealed?
I bet Romana II wouldn't have. She'd've been too busy gazing adoringly at the Doctor.

.... I really don't like Romana II Embarassed

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:31 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:How many other companions would have realized they could escape the base because the power levels weren't high enough to keep it sealed?
I bet Romana II wouldn't have. She'd've been too busy gazing adoringly at the Doctor.

.... I really don't like Romana II Embarassed
I am beginning to get that impression. Razz

I prefer Romana to her alter ego, Lalla Ward, though. Bitter, sniping, arrogant and egocentric are just her better points...

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Post by kembel on Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:57 pm

tony ingram wrote:Planet of Evil does have a saving grace, in that it really shows Sarah as both proactive and intelligent. How many other companions would have realized they could escape the base because the power levels weren't high enough to keep it sealed?

Hmm, maybe Sarah, Nyssa, Zoe and Liz Shaw are the only four who would have realised this.

I agree about Romana II, and Romana I might have realised but have refused to do something so undignified as climbing through a window. Tegan would have spent so much time moaning and complaining that the chance to escape would have passed, and Jamie would just refuse for fear of running into the Giant Beastie outside Shocked

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