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Post by Legion » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:28 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:The new ending to Earthshock is my favorite adition so far- anythings better than a lightbulb going fzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt to represent the end of the dinosaurs and the death of a regular.


You mean the all new episode 5? ;)

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:09 am

Nah that's a bit naff really, a obvious joke that would have worked better as an Easter Egg as originaly intended.

The comedy skit on City of Death has a similar problem... And if you're going to put comedy on a DVD written by Douglas Adams you'd better make dang sure it's top notch.
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Post by Legion » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:40 pm

off on a tangent (and blatently stolen from usenet)

check out the latest DVD cover:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BV5S14/026-1877488-1918046

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Post by spiderfrommars » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:26 pm

Heh.

Really pleased that Inferno and Genesis of the Daleks are the next releases tho. Will definitely add them to my growing collection.

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Post by Legion » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:29 pm

oh yes, glad to see another of Pertwee's first season getting an airing (not saying that just because of Liz ;), there's some classic SciFi going on that season that his later season's would lack IMHO...
Wish it was Silurians before Inferno, but still a cracking story!

Genesis... i wondered how long they could put off releasing this one... they've nearly managed to keep it last of the Davros ones... but i guess there would have been riots on the street if they'd released Destiny first! ;-)

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:47 pm

"What's that Sam? Derkek Achorah, TV's top Psychic bloke is playing himself in the last episode of season 2/27 [delete where aplicable]? Even though he allways said he couldn't possiable be acting when possesed because he's a rotten actor? Bless you Sam".
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Post by spiderfrommars » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:06 am

Hmmm, Delta and the Bannermen.

What strikes me about this one is that it just looks very cheap. But its pretty ambitious what with all the action set pieces, and being mainly OB makes it quite lively. Liked Sylvester's performance here much more than his first 2 stories. The baddy was cool. One of the worst soundtracks tho, surely. Ken Dodd wasn't a problem. Probably my favourite season 24 story.

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Post by Legion » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:23 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:"What's that Sam? Derkek Achorah, TV's top Psychic bloke is playing himself in the last episode of season 2/27 [delete where aplicable]? Even though he allways said he couldn't possiable be acting when possesed because he's a rotten actor? Bless you Sam".



now, now, don't be nasty or they'll swallow your soul. :twisted:

from what i can gather both he and trisha will have parts in the finale. just as the cast of blue peter did in AOL/WW3 ;)

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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:44 pm

The Edge of Destruction

Good acting all round here. Nice to see scissors haven't been superseded by sonic devices amongst Gallifreyans. Cop out ending tho.

Watching 'The Beginning' extras, I feel I must point out Verity Lambert was a dish in her day (yes I know I have a one track mind...)

The Sun Makers

Lots of clever Holmes dialogue in this one. My favourite scene was where they threatened to burn the Doctor's face and he helped them with the count down. K9 was very noisy in his early stories wasn't he? Leela still seems very keen to kill people - has she learnt nothing from the Doctor? The Gatherer and The Collector were a bit OTT. Good use of building locations, but interior sets a bit drab. Not sure why this is Jameson's fave story tho. Williams seemed to take awhile to get in his stride... none of the season 15 stories really stand out for me.

Only one T Baker story left for me to see: The Invasion of Time. Then I must really seek out some more Pertwee.

New series tommorow - woo!
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Post by KingMob » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:04 am

Doctor Who fan? Lots of money? Feeling charitable? Like a pint and a natter?

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Post by spiderfrommars » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:34 am

A piss up with the writers? Sounds fun!

And to think I was happy to let this thread die... ;)

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Post by KingMob » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:56 am

spiderfrommars wrote:A piss up with the writers? Sounds fun!

And to think I was happy to let this thread die... ;)


Last time I started a new thread when other threads for similar subject matter existed 4 pages back I got unpleasant snark, so thread necromancy is clearly the polite thing at transfans, I thought.

I guess it just depends on one's face. Oh well.

Anyway, this is a nice thread. And as but a casual Doctor Who viewer, I like reading what you and the other knowledgable chaps have to say on the subject! You are a good reviewer Mr frommars. :)

There are going to be regular auctions for this charity from the same group of people - there is another one running at the moment to win the opportunity to have Bryan Hitch drawing anything you want, as long as it'll fit onto a standard comics board. Perhaps more Doctor stuff will show up.

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Post by Best First » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:31 pm

KingMob wrote:thread necromancy is clearly the polite thing at transfans


Just to be clear we are less keen on other types of necromancy...
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Post by Brendocon » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:01 pm

Best First wrote:
KingMob wrote:thread necromancy is clearly the polite thing at transfans


Just to be clear we are less keen on other types of necromancy...


Speak for yourself. Otherwise I'll need to come up with a new name for my Awesome Legion of Zombies that provide the cornerstone of my bid for world domination.
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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:02 am

Am I in a minority when it comes to hoping Rose doesn't die in the season finale?

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Post by Kaylee » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:31 pm

spiderfrommars wrote:Am I in a minority when it comes to hoping Rose doesn't die in the season finale?


I'm certainly not keen on her this season. Not in any major way, but like so many things with the most recent series its the little niggly issues that get me. I think it'd be nice to have a companion whom the show doesn't revolve around quite so much and also to get away from her goddamn estate, family and mother who seem contractually obliged to turn up every other episode. It's a TIME AND SPACE SHIP, and yet seems to spend half it's time on present day earth. Gah!!

So in short I'd have no problems with a new assistant. I've found Rose's character to be rather annoying this series for various reasons and it'd be nice to have a break from her. Plus I have hopes it'll stop the Doctor doing his funny little bipolar shtick where he flicks from being a giggly college student with ADHD to snarling demon whenever somebody so much as looks at Rose the wrong way.

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Rose probably doesn't die. Since Piper is signed up to do the Third Dr. Who series, and in any case it wouldn't fit in with the ethos of the RT Davis series, we can assume she probably gets through it in one bit but has to be 'left behind' somehow. She won't however be in the Christmas Special (apparently) so next series will probably have some sort of quest arc to find her and bring her back.

Exactly what happens will probably be unexpected but not especially complicated, as that's usually how Davis' arcs seem to work out.

The general word is that some 'regular and not so regular' cast members may snuff it, however, so here's hoping for Jackie's immediate death. Mickey's in it too, as is Pete Tyler (not doing bad for screentime for a bloke who's meant to have been dead for 20 years).

There's also a lot of noise about the Daleks turning up for some mischief, although they might just be exhibits in Torchwood.

So yar, general theory is Rose doesn't die (or if she does then she's coming back in the not too distant future), Cybermen turn up and trash some stuff, Mickey and Pete Tyler arrive from Parallel Earth and at some point the Daleks poke their snouts into the fun. Fingers crossed it won't be a rushed mess.


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Post by Brendocon » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:38 pm

Karl Lynch wrote:It's a TIME AND SPACE SHIP, and yet seems to spend half it's time on present day earth. Gah!!


The thing that narks me about that is that they always return to a point after the last time they were there.

Just once I'd appreciate an exchange that went along the lines of:

Jackie: "Back already?"
Rose: "Whaddaya mean?"
Jackie: "Well, you were here yesterday"
Rose: "No, I wasn't..."
Jackie: "Don't you remember, you killed that thing."
Rose: "What thing?"

Except slightly less lame and improvy. With an actual plot. Or if, you know, somebody actually died on the earlier visit that they haven't experienced yet. Pathos and stuff.

Yawn.
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Post by Kaylee » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:43 pm

Brendocon wrote:
Karl Lynch wrote:It's a TIME AND SPACE SHIP, and yet seems to spend half it's time on present day earth. Gah!!


The thing that narks me about that is that they always return to a point after the last time they were there.

Just once I'd appreciate an exchange that went along the lines of:

Jackie: "Back already?"
Rose: "Whaddaya mean?"
Jackie: "Well, you were here yesterday"
Rose: "No, I wasn't..."
Jackie: "Don't you remember, you killed that thing."
Rose: "What thing?"

Except slightly less lame and improvy. With an actual plot. Or if, you know, somebody actually died on the earlier visit that they haven't experienced yet. Pathos and stuff.

Yawn.


Sounds a wee bit too complicated. Don't get me wrong, I think it'd be a nice change to have a non-linear story, but the Beeb are really marketting Who this time around as part (effectively) of their CBBC lineup and I'd imagine the producers would consider that a little bit too off the wall for such an audience. Kinda shame, some of my favourite cartoons from my childhood stand up for me now exactly because they weren't written down to children, they were just general quality which shows through to both children and adults. Not to say the new Who doesn't have its moments by any stretch, but you know what I mean.

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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:04 pm

The only way Rose would ever leave the Doctor - I feel - is if her mum and Parallel Pete got together. Then she's got her family and it's happy ever after.

I like Jackie. And Love & Monsters gave her something to do for a change at least.

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Post by Kaylee » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:05 pm

spiderfrommars wrote:
I like Jackie.


Fair enough, I respect your opinion...

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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:08 pm

She grew on me. Just like Mickey did. :)
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Post by Kaylee » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:08 pm

spiderfrommars wrote:She grew on me.


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Post by snarl » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:57 pm

KingMob wrote:there is another one running at the moment to win the opportunity to have Bryan Hitch drawing anything you want, as long as it'll fit onto a standard comics board. Perhaps more Doctor stuff will show up.


Anything?

He'll draw anything?

There are a lot of things I'd like Hitch to draw of me.

Mainly involving me and Sativa Rose.
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Post by Metal Vendetta » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:08 pm

In the trailer we saw the ray-gun blast from a...one of the spoilery things Karl was talking about...killing a woman, so it's a safe bet that they will be in the finale somewhere...
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Post by Kaylee » Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:46 pm

Weeeee fun :3 I must say I groan from sorrow and an impending pain in my brain whenever I see a standard ep was written by RT Davis, but he does pretty good with the big bad huge stories and overall arcs I think.

Not convinced they're going to wrap that up in the remaining episode (in fact it'd be nice if they didn't...) maybe leave something over for the Christmas Special?

Karly predictions/spoilerinis wrote:
Sadly I can see the Cyber 'victory' being reversed all too easily. Some dohicky involving the Doctor saying some technobabble mumbojumbo really fast to disguise the fact it doesn't make sense, messing with that dimension doo-dad and then the Cybermen all going 'pop' back into their own dimension.

All the while we use the Daleks for mileage throughout the episode to disguise the fact we're heading towards such a straightforward ending.

T'would have been cool to see Davros in that sphere I think... only if he were written well though...

Or failing that, I can see the Doctor sacrificing another incarnation, looking into the Heart of the Tardis and using its temporary powers to wipe away the invading army. Man I wish they hadn't introduced that plot device :( Nice to see the psychic paper debunked for a change though, like the sonic screwdriver it's used a little bit too much as a writing convenience.

So yar, imo the Daleks will run around exterminating things and eating up some air time and then the Cybermen will all be sent packing back to their own dimension, probably with Rose lost somewhere in The Void (home of Unicron) and the Christmas Special being The Doctor and his new assistant hunting for her.

It'd be nice if the Cybermen won. The Daleks did in 2165 (or some date like that)! Then we could have a Christmas Special where the Doctor is off having a stand-in adventure on an alien world as an exile from Earth in his TARDIS all the while plotting a way to liberate the world.

Ooh questions questions :3 Must wait until next week for the answers :)


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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:56 pm

im a bit drunk after the England game but i liked the end of this episode - will the cyber-men be worried about what they have released?
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Post by Guest » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:12 pm

Nice to see Mickey again.

A pity the Tardisode wasn't a showing of events from the parallel world - Mickey and Pete fighting the good fight, arrival of the void ship, departure of the Cybermen.

Brendocon wrote:The thing that narks me about that is that they always return to a point after the last time they were there.

Just once I'd appreciate an exchange that went along the lines of:

Jackie: "Back already?"
Rose: "Whaddaya mean?"
Jackie: "Well, you were here yesterday"
Rose: "No, I wasn't..."
Jackie: "Don't you remember, you killed that thing."
Rose: "What thing?"

Except slightly less lame and improvy. With an actual plot. Or if, you know, somebody actually died on the earlier visit that they haven't experienced yet. Pathos and stuff.

Yawn.


Isn't this a case of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, or whatever it's called?

Earth's present being connected to the Tardis through Rose, possibly due to the strong bond with the Doctor and acting in a similar way that prevented Time Lords from interfering in Gallifrey's past?

As a sidenote, the tv series may be coming to an end next week, but BBC7 will soon be broadcasting the audio series again.

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Post by Bouncelot » Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:10 pm

Karl Lynch wrote:
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Rose probably doesn't die. Since Piper is signed up to do the Third Dr. Who series, and in any case it wouldn't fit in with the ethos of the RT Davis series, we can assume she probably gets through it in one bit but has to be 'left behind' somehow. She won't however be in the Christmas Special (apparently) so next series will probably have some sort of quest arc to find her and bring her back.



Except that

Possible Spoilers but probably not if you've seen the episode wrote:There was a BBC press release saying that she was leaving the series.

And the pre-credits sequence where she narrates her own death is a bit of a pointer that she doesn't die. Otherwise how could she narrate it?

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Post by Kaylee » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:13 pm

Bouncelot wrote:
Karl Lynch wrote:
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Rose probably doesn't die. Since Piper is signed up to do the Third Dr. Who series, and in any case it wouldn't fit in with the ethos of the RT Davis series, we can assume she probably gets through it in one bit but has to be 'left behind' somehow. She won't however be in the Christmas Special (apparently) so next series will probably have some sort of quest arc to find her and bring her back.



Except that

Possible Spoilers but probably not if you've seen the episode wrote:There was a BBC press release saying that she was leaving the series.

And the pre-credits sequence where she narrates her own death is a bit of a pointer that she doesn't die. Otherwise how could she narrate it?


Not sure where 'except that' comes from when you're making the same prediction I did re her life expectancy, albeit with the benefit of having seen the episode.

The only way I can see her leaving in a permanent sense is if they have somehow managed to renege on their contract with some big payoff, but if that were so it would probably have been reported. More likely she's leaving as a regular imo.

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Post by Best First » Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:19 pm

i kinda hope thats the case.

although given how they have played (over-egged) the relationship, it would be interesting to see how the Doctor would respond to her death.

Although in Tennats case it would probably be by shouting.

i like Rose.

And Mickey.

And Jackie.

although more alien worlds would be nice.
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