bilki
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November 18th, 2014, 2:46 am #131

KMInfinity wrote:This is why fast forward is needed when watching old-Who. :firemad: I fast forward quite a bit.
That's funny because I've been telling myself you're dedicated enough to watch each episode from start to finish, which gives me pangs of guilt. It's a relief knowing you skip stuff, too, lol.

The Daleks is off to a good start. I'm about half way through EP3, but being that it's 7 episodes I'll probably get restless at some point.

I warmed to Pertwee immediately but it's taking me a bit longer with Hartnell. I'm guessing it's because I'm so used to quick and witty Doctors, and Hartnell has a different kind of delivery.
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November 19th, 2014, 2:17 am #132

>>>>>I warmed to Pertwee immediately but it's taking me a bit longer with Hartnell.

Did you see "Adventure in Time and Space" ? If not, that might help set the tone. It's excellent. David Bradley is terrific. http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/gu ... -and-time/
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November 19th, 2014, 5:05 am #133

I watched some of The 3 Doctors on RTV the last couple of days. Sometimes I wish they would do supercuts of the classic shows. I saw the first episode on RTV and love it then got bored...as the serial continued. The weekend showing on RTV is the gunfighters, which is the strangest thing. I can totally understand why Barrowman would talk about it the way he did in the 1st Doctor special last year.

I think the first Pertwee story was extremely good as an introduction and found him likable from the start. Perhaps part of it was how I could parse things out that reminded me of modern Who.
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November 19th, 2014, 4:47 pm #134

The Three Doctors has been my favorite serial of all the Classic Who I've watched over the past week and a half. Mostly because I enjoyed the interactions between Two, Three and the Brigadier. I can see how it would get a bit boring, though, and Omega's story might seem silly.

wrote:Did you see "Adventure in Time and Space" ? If not, that might help set the tone. It's excellent. David Bradley is terrific.
Were they airing that last year around the time of the Christmas Special? I feel like I may have watched parts of it because I'd not ever seen Hartnell before.


The Daleks was mostly good. It held my full attention through the first 4 episodes, but by the middle of episode 6 I was ready to skip to the end of 7. I ended up just reading the recap for the final episodes on TARDIS wiki and called it a day. I'm curious about The Edge of Destruction because it's just 2 episodes that take place inside the TARDIS.
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November 20th, 2014, 2:45 am #135

>>>>>"Adventure in Time and Space"-----Were they airing that last year around the time of the Christmas Special?

It aired the week before the 50th Anniversary special I think.

>>>>>The weekend showing on RTV is the gunfighters...

The Okay Corral story? That was w-e-i-r-d and didn't feel like Who at all.
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November 20th, 2014, 4:51 am #136

Yes it aired at the 50th time, and then again around Christmas.

Exactly, it felt like some weird bad historical wild west movie...(The Gunfighters)
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December 2nd, 2014, 3:50 am #137

The Sarah Jane arc began on Retro last week. Really enjoying her a lot with Pertwee. I think he regenerates this week.
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December 2nd, 2014, 4:07 am #138

I know I've mentioned before how much I love Sarah Jane, so I watched her first serial last week. Enjoyed it quite a bit, maybe even more than I expected. I'll give Linx some credit, too. He was a fun villain.

I tried to watch Pertwee's final serial but skipped through most of it after EP2. Actually, I skipped right to the end to watch the regeneration.

I've been taking a little break but may start watching again soon at the beginning of Tom Baker's run. Those are the stories I remember from when I was a kid.
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December 2nd, 2014, 5:39 am #139

Shoot due to the holidays I haven't been seeing the Retro episodes and, but good to know about Lis Sladen's stuff being on as I do want to see that.
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December 26th, 2014, 3:34 pm #140

I adored "Last Christmas." I know there will be a LOT of nit-pickers and people pointing out all of the dreamy-weamy mess, but there were so many good lines and character moments I was enchanted. Plus I love all of those 'reality is in doubt' plots, so for me that's a big win.


http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/doctor-who ... s-special/

I hope he's right about Shona - loved her. More after I surf the hoi-polloi views.

(Retro update - still getting used to Tom Baker. I know he's iconic, but I am finding him more buffoonish than I expected, more like #2, who is the one I liked least of the three early Doctors. I adore Sarah Jane and her chutzpah. She is SO young. The writing is still very comic bookish. I am currently in E2 of genesis of the Daleks, a seminal series, and not sure what to think. Davros is a serous let-down so far.)
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