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Post by kembel on Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:11 pm

In my opinion there are some great releases of the Classic Series on their way this year. Really looking forward to the glut of Pertwee's announced, in particular Planet Of The Spiders and The Ambassadors Of Death.

The only one I'd say I'm really looking forward not announced yet is The Greatest Show In The Galaxy, which I've only ever seen once but remember as being rather good.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:19 pm

Since they're apparently keen to get the DVD range completed by 2013, I'm a bit baffled by all the rereleases (the Revisitations sets). Wouldn't it make sense to release the as yet unreleased stories first?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by kembel on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:24 am

It's probably more of a money making exercise on the part of 2Entertain. For example, I'm quite happy with my old DVD copy of Spearhead From Space but will be forced to 'buy it again' in a box that will also contain the not yet released 'Terror Of The Autons'. Seeing it's Pertwee, I probably will, although none of these 'Revisitations' Box Sets interest me in the slightest.

You'd be surprised at how few complete stories there are yet to be released. They'll all be out by 2013 I should think.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:27 am

I'm probably going to have to buy Revisitations 1 purely in order to get the TV Movie with some decent extras on it, but that does annoy me as I've no interest in buying the other stories again. It's a bit of a con.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:22 pm

Why not buy Revisitations 1, get the stuff you need, then send the rest to me...and then I wouldn't watch it either!! lol!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:06 pm

GBF wrote:Why not buy Revisitations 1, get the stuff you need, then send the rest to me...and then I wouldn't watch it either!! lol!
I thought you liked the original series!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:30 pm

I do - but I don't need to see it again...it's not been the same since 1981 when that idiot turned up in his cricket gear... affraid

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:38 pm

GBF wrote:I do - but I don't need to see it again...it's not been the same since 1981 when that idiot turned up in his cricket gear... affraid
Ah. You're that kind of Who viewer...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:02 pm

Actually, I'm NO kind of Whovian...I left it all a long, long time ago...the best baddies were the Zarbies (I think they were called)...how long ago was that?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:18 pm

Er...1964...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:50 am

And the 'Menoptra' - is that their name? Cardboard sets, giant 'wasp' type things, metal cube things - Mekanoids? What happened to them all??!!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:52 am

...and then we got Sylvester McCoy and you wonder why I stopped watching!!! What a Face

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:52 am

...and now we have the bloke from Terrahawks!!!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:53 am

...time to bring back Chris!!!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:24 am

- and where the hell is Luce???!!! Laughing

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:37 am

GBF wrote:- and where the hell is Luce???!!! Laughing
She'll be back!

Actuallly, I liked the Mechanoids, too. They had a lot of unrealized potential, I felt...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:50 am

Did the Mekanoids only make that appearance way back when? It must have been about 1965 when they were around. I wrote a story about Doctor Who with the Mekanoids in it (when I was knee high to a grasshopper). I'd let you read it but it was stolen and is now lost in the mists of time...hmm...maybe someone could travel back and get it. Or perhaps they already did...

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:06 am

1965, yes-it was in The chase, the last story to feature the original companions.They were heavily promoted because the BBC thought they could be another money spinner like the Daleks, but they were never seen again...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:08 pm

... a bit like Stan Lee's mind-boggling new "creations" and fantastic "writing" after Jack and Steve left the "House of ideas"...Hmmm...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:10 pm

GBF wrote:... a bit like Stan Lee's mind-boggling new "creations" and fantastic "writing" after Jack and Steve left the "House of ideas"...Hmmm...
I rather liked his work on The Savage She-Hulk...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:23 pm

I have to say that Stan's words are great - much better than either Jack's or Steve's. As for She-Hulk...there's a clue in there as I believe she's Bruce Banner's cousin AND green...if he thought of that, it's STILL not entirely original is it?
Stan answers his phone: "Martin, we need to protect our copyright on Jack's - er - MY Hulk...yep...yep - great idea! We'll call her SHE-HULK!! VaVaVoom!"

Nuff said!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by codywillis1 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:43 pm

Presumably for 2012, 2 entertain have announced that an Ace boxset of 2 stories (Dragonfire and Patrol, I'd guess) and the dvd of Nightmare of Eden are now in production.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:19 am

codywillis1 wrote:Presumably for 2012, 2 entertain have announced that an Ace boxset of 2 stories (Dragonfire and Patrol, I'd guess) and the dvd of Nightmare of Eden are now in production.
So, will Greatest Show in the Galaxy be held back till last, I wonder?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by codywillis1 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:33 am

One of the last, certainly, by the look of it (grumble, grumble).

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:37 am

codywillis1 wrote:One of the last, certainly, by the look of it (grumble, grumble).
Any bets on the final release in the range? Until recently I'd have guessed Greatest Show, Daemons or The Reign of Terror/Ice Warriors, but I'm now thinking maybe Ambassadors of Death...

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by codywillis1 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:46 am

Daemons seems to be in line for next year judging from Twitter tweets. Ambassadors who knows?

I don't think they're even counting Reign/Ice Warriors as part of the main line.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:53 am

I can't believe they won't release them, though. They released every episode on VHS, they must do the same on DVD, surely?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:44 pm

Maybe they've seen them and are thinking they'd never get away with it!!

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:37 pm

GBF wrote:Maybe they've seen them and are thinking they'd never get away with it!!
I thought you liked sixties Who?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by GBF on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:21 pm

Doh! There's no fooling you, Ingram...I happen to like them ALL! REALLY!! I just love to liven up a dull forum where everybody...er...does things to each other... affraid

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by kembel on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:56 pm

Roll on April 18th and...Planet Of The Spiders!!

Can't remember the last time I was looking forward to a Classic DVD release so much.

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:03 pm

kembel wrote:Roll on April 18th and...Planet Of The Spiders!!

Can't remember the last time I was looking forward to a Classic DVD release so much.
Oo-ar! Gaaareth Hunt on the plaaanet of the West Country freedom foighters! Oi caan't wait! Razz

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by kembel on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:34 pm

tony ingram wrote:
kembel wrote:Roll on April 18th and...Planet Of The Spiders!!

Can't remember the last time I was looking forward to a Classic DVD release so much.
Oo-ar! Gaaareth Hunt on the plaaanet of the West Country freedom foighters! Oi caan't wait! Razz

Wot? Is this some 'lost' episode of The New Avengers? Great! When's it out? Question

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:58 am

If only. I love Planet of the Spiders, but the presence of Gareth and his West Country yokels on Metebelis III has always puzzled me. They claim to be descended from earth colonists, but the events on Metebelis are supposed to be happening at the same time as the events on Earth, so how did they get there in the 1970s? Was their brand new combine harvester equipped with warp drive?

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by kembel on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:36 pm

The Metebelis III scences are by far the worst thing about Spiders, mainly due to the poor acting. Gareth Hunt was an OK'ish actor but is very poor in this, and Jenny Laird is awful.

But, it's such a monumental tale, the last outing for one of the great Doc's, and I forgive it all it's sins. Can. Not. Wait.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:45 pm

Tommy loike Spiders. it beautiful. Razz

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by kembel on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:57 pm

tony ingram wrote:Tommy loike Spiders. it beautiful. Razz

Gee. Thank you Tommy.

Here's to a perhaps slightly more informative and articulate exchange between Mssrs Courtney, Letts, Dicks, etc on the commentary. Rolling Eyes

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Re: New Classic Series DVD's for 2011

Post by tony ingram on Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:01 pm

kembel wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Tommy loike Spiders. it beautiful. Razz

Gee. Thank you Tommy.

Here's to a perhaps slightly more informative and articulate exchange between Mssrs Courtney, Letts, Dicks, etc on the commentary. Rolling Eyes
Sorry, Kembel-I hadn't had my dose of Metebelis crystals!

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