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2012-03-26 01:35:02 PM  

UNC_Samurai: permabanme: PizzaJedi81: Hey, any recommendations on ones I should try to find?

"Tomb of the Cybermen", from the Second Doctor.
"Genesis of the Daleks" from the Fourth.

"Inferno", "Claws of Axos", from Pertwee's era
"Deadly Assassin", "City of Death", from Tom Baker's era
"Earthshock", "Caves of Androzani", from Davison's era


"Pyramids of Mars" from Tom's era. Definitely not to be missed, considered by many fans among the best Who ever. "The Brain of Morbius", too, though that one is a bit darkish.
 
2012-03-26 01:35:34 PM  
The problem with the last season of Classic Doctor Who is how much they left on the cutting room floor.

Some of the DVD releases make up for that by doing a special edition on the second disc and adding some of the cut stuff back in. Battlefield is one of those.

Battlefield also has the Brigadier's final Who appearance.
 
2012-03-26 01:37:59 PM  

baltimoreblonde: "Pyramids of Mars" from Tom's era. Definitely not to be missed, considered by many fans among the best Who ever.


I dunno if it was the best ever, but it certainly was a good one. I still get amused thinking of Sutekh rising from his chair...and watching a hand slowly move out of shot.
 
2012-03-26 01:47:49 PM  

PizzaJedi81: baltimoreblonde: "Pyramids of Mars" from Tom's era. Definitely not to be missed, considered by many fans among the best Who ever.

I dunno if it was the best ever, but it certainly was a good one. I still get amused thinking of Sutekh rising from his chair...and watching a hand slowly move out of shot.


I've gone back through a lot of Baker's stuff and he simply carried a lot of really crappy scripts. When he had Sladen with him, they managed to turn almost anything into gold, but without Sladen, he was really the only reason to watch the show in many cases.

/with exception of Pyramids of Mars, Talons of Weng Chiang, and The Deadly Assassin
 
2012-03-26 01:49:14 PM  
Say...how was the tv movie? I have some gift cards leftover from Christmas that I forgot about and was thinking of getting it.
 
2012-03-26 01:50:40 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I've gone back through a lot of Baker's stuff and he simply carried a lot of really crappy scripts. When he had Sladen with him, they managed to turn almost anything into gold, but without Sladen, he was really the only reason to watch the show in many cases.

Androids of Tara

is one of the best examples of that. It's watchable- barely- and hinges upon such "clever" plot devices as "protagonist looks exactly like endangered guest character" and "stretch 40 minutes of plot across 120 minutes of television".
 
2012-03-26 01:51:18 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Say...how was the tv movie?


Not good.
 
2012-03-26 01:52:15 PM  

t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: Say...how was the tv movie?

Not good.


Okay, then...should I watch it for completeness' sake?
 
2012-03-26 01:54:46 PM  

PizzaJedi81: t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: Say...how was the tv movie?

Not good.

Okay, then...should I watch it for completeness' sake?


I liked it. It's not great from a scripting p.o.v., but Paul McGann's Doctor is awesome.
 
2012-03-26 01:56:11 PM  

magneticmushroom: Paul McGann's Doctor is awesome.


Every time I see him, I always think he's Alan Rickman for about half a second.
 
2012-03-26 01:57:29 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Say...how was the tv movie? I have some gift cards leftover from Christmas that I forgot about and was thinking of getting it.


I thought it was entertaining, but flawed. How do you feel about Eric Roberts playing The Master? It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor. There's a gag involving the TARDIS and a motorcycle cop that's hilarious. If you're a Classic Who fan, it does show Seven regenerating into Eight.
 
2012-03-26 01:58:51 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor.


Except not really. Didn't the Big Finish audio plays use his Doctor?
 
2012-03-26 02:00:38 PM  

PizzaJedi81: magneticmushroom: Paul McGann's Doctor is awesome.

Every time I see him, I always think he's Alan Rickman for about half a second.


I always confuse him with whoever was young Sherlock Holmes in the terrible movie of the same name.

(which I also enjoyed)
 
2012-03-26 02:01:14 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Vash's Apprentice: It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor.

Except not really. Didn't the Big Finish audio plays use his Doctor?


Yeah, but they're not really canon.
 
2012-03-26 02:04:14 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: Yeah, but they're not really canon.


They're not? I thought they mostly were.
 
2012-03-26 02:04:50 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: PizzaJedi81: Vash's Apprentice: It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor.

Except not really. Didn't the Big Finish audio plays use his Doctor?

Yeah, but they're not really canon.


Doctor Who doesn't have canon, it has a collective hunch.
 
2012-03-26 02:05:31 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Sci-fi western? Not quite human bad guy with one eye? Looks like Oblivion.
[gonewiththetwins.com image 600x400]


First thing I thought of. Guy looks like Red Eye.

Now all we need is George Takei as drunken Doc Valentine.
 
2012-03-26 02:14:27 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Vash's Apprentice: It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor.

Except not really. Didn't the Big Finish audio plays use his Doctor?


Yes. One of his most recent companions has been Mary Shelley.

/I'll skip that, thanks
 
2012-03-26 02:18:20 PM  

t3knomanser: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I've gone back through a lot of Baker's stuff and he simply carried a lot of really crappy scripts. When he had Sladen with him, they managed to turn almost anything into gold, but without Sladen, he was really the only reason to watch the show in many cases.

Androids of Tara is one of the best examples of that. It's watchable- barely- and hinges upon such "clever" plot devices as "protagonist looks exactly like endangered guest character" and "stretch 40 minutes of plot across 120 minutes of television".


Yes. I guess I realized the extent of Baker's talent when I was biatching about Androids of Tara, and the person asked why I was watching it. The answer was (and still is) perfectly logical: Tom Baker was in it. Meanwhile, I snoozed through almost anything Pertwee did and Colin Baker was hard to watch at times.

I will say that Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith have a lot of advantages that Baker did not have in terms of marketing and SFX, and they did rescue some godawful casting and scripting, but nowhere to the extent that Baker did.

/still appreciates the newest three Doctors, though
 
2012-03-26 02:20:54 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: still appreciates the newest three Doctors, though


Honestly, of the three current Doctors, Eccleston's still my favorite. I like Matt Smith, and Tennant is...well, after Tom Baker, probably the closest to being THE Doctor, but something about Eccleston's performance always draws me in.
 
2012-03-26 02:27:00 PM  

PizzaJedi81: whizbangthedirtfarmer: still appreciates the newest three Doctors, though

Honestly, of the three current Doctors, Eccleston's still my favorite. I like Matt Smith, and Tennant is...well, after Tom Baker, probably the closest to being THE Doctor, but something about Eccleston's performance always draws me in.


I like him a lot too. His doctor wasn't afraid to be a bastard.
 
2012-03-26 02:27:38 PM  

PizzaJedi81: whizbangthedirtfarmer: still appreciates the newest three Doctors, though

Honestly, of the three current Doctors, Eccleston's still my favorite. I like Matt Smith, and Tennant is...well, after Tom Baker, probably the closest to being THE Doctor, but something about Eccleston's performance always draws me in.


To me, they are all high quality, and equally likeable in different ways. I don't understand people who compare any of these three guys as some sort of quality judgment. Smith is often hilarious and intimidating at one time, Tennant was almost always feel-good (you know he had some solution at all times) and also badass, and Eccleston was simply badass and just sick and tired of shiat. This is probably the first time in the history of the show that there have been three well-liked Doctors in a row, and so many quality scripts.
 
2012-03-26 02:28:32 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Tennant is...well, after Tom Baker, probably the closest to being THE Doctor,


You misspelled "Matt Smith"
 
2012-03-26 02:29:17 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Tennant is


Tennant has some absolutely stellar moments- "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Midnight" probably being the two stand-outs where you really get a great feel for the Doctor dealing with not winning. But so much of Tennant's run was devoted to him being the great cosmic swinging dick- I'm glad they kinda pushed the reset button on that last season (the Doctor is "dead" and has to live a quiet life).
 
2012-03-26 02:35:29 PM  

t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: Tennant is

Tennant has some absolutely stellar moments- "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Midnight" probably being the two stand-outs where you really get a great feel for the Doctor dealing with not winning. But so much of Tennant's run was devoted to him being the great cosmic swinging dick- I'm glad they kinda pushed the reset button on that last season (the Doctor is "dead" and has to live a quiet life).


More than just those...the vastly underrated Family of Blood arc tells any newcomer to the show everything they need to know about the Doctor. Tennant had some crappy scripts (Fear Her, Planet of the Dead--though I think Love and Monsters is unfairly abused), and managed to make all of them watchable AND entertaining.
 
2012-03-26 02:39:42 PM  

t3knomanser: I'm glad they kinda pushed the reset button on that last season


I just wish they had found a way to do it WITHOUT undoing all of Catherine Tate's stellar character development. My god, the changes that woman went through. I also think that, in addition to the pleasantness of NOT having a Companion who wanted to jump the Doctor's bones, it was nice having a mature Companion for him.

Plus, let's face it, Tate and Tennant's chemistry is...well, it's the best I've seen in all of the Who I've watched.
 
2012-03-26 02:43:54 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: Tennant is

Tennant has some absolutely stellar moments- "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Midnight" probably being the two stand-outs where you really get a great feel for the Doctor dealing with not winning. But so much of Tennant's run was devoted to him being the great cosmic swinging dick- I'm glad they kinda pushed the reset button on that last season (the Doctor is "dead" and has to live a quiet life).

More than just those...the vastly underrated Family of Blood arc tells any newcomer to the show everything they need to know about the Doctor. Tennant had some crappy scripts (Fear Her, Planet of the Dead--though I think Love and Monsters is unfairly abused), and managed to make all of them watchable AND entertaining.


Much like Silent Hill 4, I liked the concept more than the execution.
 
2012-03-26 02:49:58 PM  
I think for me the thing about Eccleston's portrayal that makes him my favorite Doctor is the fact that he had the ability to make every fleeting feeling carry the weight of all those centuries behind it. He'd switch from manic to dark in the blink of an eye and you'd see all those ancient burdens behind each. No other actor has quite pulled off that "thousand-year-stare" as well.
 
2012-03-26 02:51:51 PM  

PizzaJedi81: I just wish they had found a way to do it WITHOUT undoing all of Catherine Tate's stellar character development


I meant the most recent one- the Doctor faked his own death, River went to jail for it, and the Ponds pretended they were Jewish and the Doctor was Elijah.

Yes, Donna was completely and utterly screwed.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: though I think Love and Monsters is unfairly abused


I think the hate for it is disproportionate to how bad it was. But it was definitely bad. Not "Fear Her" bad, but definitely "Daleks in NY" bad.
 
2012-03-26 03:02:31 PM  

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2012-03-26 03:03:11 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Vash's Apprentice: It's a shame that was McGann's one chance at playing The Doctor.

Except not really. Didn't the Big Finish audio plays use his Doctor?


They use Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann and as of last year, even Tom Baker.

I recommend that everyone give them a try, canon be damned.

Big Finish Link
 
2012-03-26 03:03:55 PM  
Oh, and I marked for Ben Browder too.
 
2012-03-26 03:09:15 PM  
I liked Tennant until he became nothing but this:

i.imgur.com

His era was all downhill after "The Sound of Drums," save for "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead."
 
2012-03-26 03:09:35 PM  

t3knomanser: I meant the most recent one- the Doctor faked his own death, River went to jail for it, and the Ponds pretended they were Jewish and the Doctor was Elijah.


Ah...um...I haven't watched season 6 yet. So...thanks?

img2.etsystatic.com
 
2012-03-26 03:10:11 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: RassilonsExWife: I guess I'm the only one that liked Battlefield from the McCoy era... the Doctor as Merlin hit my weak spot.

When thinking of Seventh Doctor serials, I like anything from the final season (Battlefield, Fenric, Ghost Light, and Survival). But Fenric was the best of the bunch.

I also liked Delta and the Bannermen, but in a "so bad it's good" way.


McCoy was my Doctor as well and the later episodes were fantastic including Silver Nemesis and even The Greatest Show in the Galaxy as well as Fenric, Light and Remembrance. McCoy did move the character from a comic figure to some one you could believe was a master manipulator and would fight (and win) the Time War

Link (new window) makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up
 
2012-03-26 03:11:21 PM  

t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: I just wish they had found a way to do it WITHOUT undoing all of Catherine Tate's stellar character development

I meant the most recent one- the Doctor faked his own death, River went to jail for it, and the Ponds pretended they were Jewish and the Doctor was Elijah.

Yes, Donna was completely and utterly screwed.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: though I think Love and Monsters is unfairly abused

I think the hate for it is disproportionate to how bad it was. But it was definitely bad. Not "Fear Her" bad, but definitely "Daleks in NY" bad.


Fear Her was by far the worst. The kid actor in that was godawful and only became passable when Tennant shared the scene with her. He carried her so well.
 
2012-03-26 03:15:19 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Fear Her was by far the worst.


I wouldn't say it's bad so much as forgetable. Hell, until about two seconds ago, I forgot which one it was, until I googled it.

Plus, if Tennant ACTUALLY lights the torch this summer, it will trigger the world's largest collective nerdgasm, and enter unto history as one of the most significant events of this, or any other time.
 
2012-03-26 03:38:57 PM  

PizzaJedi81: t3knomanser: I meant the most recent one- the Doctor faked his own death, River went to jail for it, and the Ponds pretended they were Jewish and the Doctor was Elijah.

Ah...um...I haven't watched season 6 yet. So...thanks?

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Time for me to go off again, and please don't take the "you" personally, I genuinely mean "you" in the following rant to mean people who complain about spoilers as a whole. I have nothing against you personally, just this attitude.

I'm sick and farking tired of people complaining about spoilers. There are any number of ways to watch the episodes, and the whole point of going into a Doctor Who thread on any site - Fark, Reddit, whatever - is to talk about the show. "The Doctor's Wife" is a great episode whether you've seen it or not. "Love and Monsters" is a pile of garbage independent of the fact that you've watched it.

I've managed to somehow miss "The Shakespeare Code", but if someone tells me the plot, oh well - it's been almost five years, and I'm sure it will be on BBC America at some point. But when did we start treating the plots of books, movies, and TV shows as something sacrosanct that we have to tiptoe around, lest someone who hasn't read or seen it prematurely find out how the plot resolves? I don't remember this problem when I sat around in AOL chat rooms in the mid-90s discussing Deep Space Nine or Babylon 5.

Please, people, get over yourselves.
 
2012-03-26 03:43:47 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I'm sick and farking tired of people complaining about spoilers.


See, I actually just wanted to make a Who reference with it, and I do actually see your point...to a certain degree. I actually know quite a lot more than I probably should about season 6 going in, because of Fark, etc. I don't mind that.

However, as regards spoilers, there is a line. If something is new (Less than, let's say, 3 months old for a tv show, or not on dvd yet for a movie.) a spoiler tag is appropriate. However, for things like, let's say Psycho, Citizen Kane, various Twilight Zone episodes, yeah, I totally dig the vibe you're laying down.
 
2012-03-26 03:54:40 PM  
I think Gridlock is about the worst ep of Tennant's run.
 
2012-03-26 04:08:16 PM  
My vote for the worst nuWho is Daleks in Manhattan-Evolution of the Daleks.
 
2012-03-26 04:28:14 PM  
The black preacher's accent is even worse than that of the black Secret Service agent in "The Impossible Astronaut".
 
2012-03-26 04:38:05 PM  

magneticmushroom: PizzaJedi81: whizbangthedirtfarmer: still appreciates the newest three Doctors, though

Honestly, of the three current Doctors, Eccleston's still my favorite. I like Matt Smith, and Tennant is...well, after Tom Baker, probably the closest to being THE Doctor, but something about Eccleston's performance always draws me in.

I like him a lot too. His doctor wasn't afraid to be a bastard.


This. Eccleston's Doctor could be bon vivant in one scene and then go full bastard when he goes against, say, the Daleks.

Great stuff and I miss his Doctor.
 
2012-03-26 04:39:16 PM  

Rwa2play: Eccleston's Doctor could be bon vivant in one scene and then go full bastard when he goes against, say, the Daleks.


I think Dalek was one of, if not my favorite of his run. Really, he didn't have a bad episode, did he?
 
2012-03-26 04:45:27 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Rwa2play: Eccleston's Doctor could be bon vivant in one scene and then go full bastard when he goes against, say, the Daleks.

I think Dalek was one of, if not my favorite of his run. Really, he didn't have a bad episode, did he?


Not. at. all. :)

Which, suffice it to say, makes it that much sadder that he only stayed through the new season. Had he stayed maybe another season or two he would've been right up there with Tom Baker in the best Doctor ever debate.

/Fifty years of the Doctor!
//And we thought it wouldn't happen after that mediocre TV movie.
///Cue the scream....roll credits. :)
 
2012-03-26 04:45:56 PM  

Wellon Dowd: My vote for the worst nuWho is Daleks in Manhattan-Evolution of the Daleks.


That. Fear Her and Love and Monsters are pretty horrible, but that Dalek two parter takes the cake. Pig people? Dalek people? I mean c'mon.
 
2012-03-26 05:03:10 PM  

Rwa2play: PizzaJedi81: Rwa2play: Eccleston's Doctor could be bon vivant in one scene and then go full bastard when he goes against, say, the Daleks.

I think Dalek was one of, if not my favorite of his run. Really, he didn't have a bad episode, did he?

Not. at. all. :)

Which, suffice it to say, makes it that much sadder that he only stayed through the new season. Had he stayed maybe another season or two he would've been right up there with Tom Baker in the best Doctor ever debate.



As good as Eccleston was, if he had hung around, I couldn't see him in stories like Girl in the Fireplace, or the Idiot's Lantern, or palling around with K-9 and Sarah Jane.

So, while it sucks that he left so soon, you really needed Tennant in the role to pull off some really good stories from season 2.
 
2012-03-26 05:09:28 PM  

PizzaJedi81: However, as regards spoilers, there is a line. If something is new (Less than, let's say, 3 months old for a tv show, or not on dvd yet for a movie.) a spoiler tag is appropriate. However, for things like, let's say Psycho, Citizen Kane, various Twilight Zone episodes, yeah, I totally dig the vibe you're laying down.


Actually with TV shows I'd give it two weeks or so. I mean if I haven't been bothered to get it on iTunes, Hulu, Network web site, DVR then it's my own fault when I set foot into a thread talking about the content and get spoiled.
 
2012-03-26 05:12:25 PM  

BizarreMan: Actually with TV shows I'd give it two weeks or so. I mean if I haven't been bothered to get it on iTunes, Hulu, Network web site, DVR then it's my own fault when I set foot into a thread talking about the content and get spoiled.


Well, fair enough, given those factors.
 
2012-03-26 05:25:58 PM  
I think "The Doctor Dances" is probably one of my favorite shows. Just the very end was so great. EVERYBODY LIVES! (new window)
 
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