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"The Caves of Androzani" named best Doctor Who

DS9TREK

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Report this Sep. 25 2009, 6:15 pm

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I was going to say the same thing, Doc...

Where's "Inferno"?

"The Chase"?

"The Daleks"?

"An Unearthly Child"?

"The Three Doctors"?

"The Five Doctors"?

"The Colony In Space"?

:question:

:logical:

Good choices, SB. And I could list a dozen more.

The list is weighted toward the new.

How is it weighted to the new? If anything it's weighted to the old. Lost Hartnell and Troughton episodes must benefit from their only voters being 50-somethings looking through their rose-tinted glasses.

7 out of 20 new ones, some of them the most wretched of the new? What about the first two Doctors? If you had seen the episodes when they aired, or had seen them multiplee times, perhaps you wouldn't denigrate them.

I haven't denigrated them. If anything I tend to do the opposite. I've seen most of the surviving First and Second Doctor's serials several times and have also listened to the audio's of some of the lost episodes.

Still I maintain the DWM poll is biased towards older stories. Recent stories, which have been released on DVD and repeated on BBC Three and G.O.L.D. a million times each, are going to be getting a wider range of votes than a lost story that no-one under 50 has seen. I've lost count of the old guys who claim Troughton's second season was the greatest ever. They voted for those stories no-one else did.

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Report this Sep. 25 2009, 6:20 pm

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I'm watching the so-called Black Guardian Trilogy.

Mawdryn Undead looks good; David Collings, who played Mawdryn, was exceptional; but... there seemed to be a lot of walking around Mawdryn's ship... And, as the great Nick Courtney says on the DVD: I didn't quite understand it!"

Terminus was just plain rotten. And what a way for Sarah Sutton to go. She was just told "Your Contract is not being renewed". I thought she was pretty poor in it, to be honest. At least the Vanir costumes looked good.

Half way through Emlightenment. The Eternals are great.

And the Black Guardian would be more menacing if there wasn't a chicken stuck to his head...

Terminus was an extremely good episode. The preceeding one screwed up the timeline in DW.

The Pertwee-era screwed up the timeline in DW. One story it's in the 80s, then in the 70s, then the 60s, then exactly 1980, then its back to the 70s... Mawdryn Undead picked a decade and went with it.

/ While we're all on about UNIT. Nick Courtney was at the Regenerations con last weekend. He said he was originally going be playing the Brig in the same story as DT's Tenth Doctor. The Brig was written out after Nick suffered a stroke. :( He's feeling much better now though. :)

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Report this Sep. 26 2009, 8:43 am

Quote (DS9TREK @ Sep. 25 2009, 11:20 pm)
Quote (DrGojira @ Sep. 23 2009, 9:37 pm)
Quote (sonofspock1 @ Sep. 22 2009, 5:31 pm)
I'm watching the so-called Black Guardian Trilogy.

Mawdryn Undead looks good; David Collings, who played Mawdryn, was exceptional; but... there seemed to be a lot of walking around Mawdryn's ship... And, as the great Nick Courtney says on the DVD: I didn't quite understand it!"

Terminus was just plain rotten. And what a way for Sarah Sutton to go. She was just told "Your Contract is not being renewed". I thought she was pretty poor in it, to be honest. At least the Vanir costumes looked good.

Half way through Emlightenment. The Eternals are great.

And the Black Guardian would be more menacing if there wasn't a chicken stuck to his head...

Terminus was an extremely good episode. The preceeding one screwed up the timeline in DW.

The Pertwee-era screwed up the timeline in DW. One story it's in the 80s, then in the 70s, then the 60s, then exactly 1980, then its back to the 70s... Mawdryn Undead picked a decade and went with it.

/ While we're all on about UNIT. Nick Courtney was at the Regenerations con last weekend. He said he was originally going be playing the Brig in the same story as DT's Tenth Doctor. The Brig was written out after Nick suffered a stroke. :( He's feeling much better now though. :)

I didn't know he had a stroke!

The new issue of SFX has a free CD with extracts ofHornet's Nest, the BBC Audio mini-series where Tom plays the Doctor for the first time in 15 years or so. The "companion" is Mike Yates.

Anyway, this mini-series is set in 2009, and Mike goes on about how he heard the Doctor changed, and changed again, but, to Mike, he still looks like he did when he was in UNIT, "back in the 1970's".

I couldn't help but laugh!  :laugh:

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Report this Sep. 27 2009, 10:22 am

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Quote (starbase63 @ Sep. 17 2009, 11:57 am)
I was going to say the same thing, Doc...

Where's "Inferno"?

"The Chase"?

"The Daleks"?

"An Unearthly Child"?

"The Three Doctors"?

"The Five Doctors"?

"The Colony In Space"?

:question:

:logical:

Good choices, SB. And I could list a dozen more.

The list is weighted toward the new.

How is it weighted to the new? If anything it's weighted to the old. Lost Hartnell and Troughton episodes must benefit from their only voters being 50-somethings looking through their rose-tinted glasses.

7 out of 20 new ones, some of them the most wretched of the new? What about the first two Doctors? If you had seen the episodes when they aired, or had seen them multiplee times, perhaps you wouldn't denigrate them.

I haven't denigrated them. If anything I tend to do the opposite. I've seen most of the surviving First and Second Doctor's serials several times and have also listened to the audio's of some of the lost episodes.

Still I maintain the DWM poll is biased towards older stories. Recent stories, which have been released on DVD and repeated on BBC Three and G.O.L.D. a million times each, are going to be getting a wider range of votes than a lost story that no-one under 50 has seen. I've lost count of the old guys who claim Troughton's second season was the greatest ever. They voted for those stories no-one else did.

Airings in the UK have no effect on my opinion.

I have to admit, I assumed that the top story would've been a Tenth Doctor adventure.

Does anyone even watch the BBC Three repeats anymore? And I assume most fans already own the season boxsets, or the "vanilla" releases? And why did'nt the Beeb have a Doctor Who Night, in this gap year, and show a couple of classic stories?

And does anyone else appreciate the irony that The Twin Dilemma just came out on DVD?  :laugh:

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Report this Sep. 27 2009, 2:57 pm

Quote (DrGojira @ Sep. 27 2009, 5:03 am)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Sep. 24 2009, 7:15 pm)
Quote (DrGojira @ Sep. 23 2009, 9:36 pm)
Quote (DS9TREK @ Sep. 20 2009, 6:26 pm)
Quote (DrGojira @ Sep. 21 2009, 9:07 pm)
Quote (starbase63 @ Sep. 17 2009, 11:57 am)
I was going to say the same thing, Doc...

Where's "Inferno"?

"The Chase"?

"The Daleks"?

"An Unearthly Child"?

"The Three Doctors"?

"The Five Doctors"?

"The Colony In Space"?

:question:

:logical:

Good choices, SB. And I could list a dozen more.

The list is weighted toward the new.

How is it weighted to the new? If anything it's weighted to the old. Lost Hartnell and Troughton episodes must benefit from their only voters being 50-somethings looking through their rose-tinted glasses.

7 out of 20 new ones, some of them the most wretched of the new? What about the first two Doctors? If you had seen the episodes when they aired, or had seen them multiplee times, perhaps you wouldn't denigrate them.

I haven't denigrated them. If anything I tend to do the opposite. I've seen most of the surviving First and Second Doctor's serials several times and have also listened to the audio's of some of the lost episodes.

Still I maintain the DWM poll is biased towards older stories. Recent stories, which have been released on DVD and repeated on BBC Three and G.O.L.D. a million times each, are going to be getting a wider range of votes than a lost story that no-one under 50 has seen. I've lost count of the old guys who claim Troughton's second season was the greatest ever. They voted for those stories no-one else did.

Airings in the UK have no effect on my opinion.

I wouldn't expect them too.

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Report this Sep. 28 2009, 12:03 pm

No way, Family of Blood for New Who and Rememberance of the Daleks for Classic Who

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Report this Sep. 28 2009, 6:51 pm

^ You care to elaborate a bit?  :D

Some (official) pics have surfaced of the SJA with the Doctor.

Should be fun.  :cool:

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