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(BBC America)   The Doctors Revisited has reached the Fourth Doctor's era, so prepare to see The Doctor and Sarah Jane attempt to stop android mummies from molesting random passersby in Doctor Who: 'The Pyramids of Mars', 8 PM on BBC America   (bbcamerica.com) divider line 76
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2013-04-28 11:03:19 AM
You can't stop the Mummy manboobs...

www.squaremans.com
 
2013-04-28 11:16:34 AM
Oh Sarah Jane...
 
2013-04-28 12:42:28 PM
I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.
 
2013-04-28 01:02:17 PM

cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.


I get the feeling that this is part of the deal: BBCAmerica's not allowed to run classic episodes that can't be found on Netflix.

/makes me wonder what they're going to do for Doctors 6 and 8.
 
2013-04-28 01:12:41 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.

I get the feeling that this is part of the deal: BBCAmerica's not allowed to run classic episodes that can't be found on Netflix.

/makes me wonder what they're going to do for Doctors 6 and 8.


Six... I'm betting on Vengeance on Varos. The Two Doctors is getting a BFI showing, but that's a three-parter, which for that season means it's over two and a half hours.

8 only has one choice to show.

Now, there's always the chance those shows pop up on Netflixn around airtime.
 
2013-04-28 01:26:10 PM
Yeah, there was a licensing change when they restarted the series.

But seriously, they couldn't have loaned the The Deadly Assassin for one night?
That explains SOOOOOOOO much.

Watch it here
 
2013-04-28 01:33:52 PM

cretinbob: Yeah, there was a licensing change when they restarted the series.

But seriously, they couldn't have loaned the The Deadly Assassin for one night?
That explains SOOOOOOOO much.

Watch it here


Honestly, I would have said Robots of Death.
 
2013-04-28 02:02:58 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Honestly, I would have said Robots of Death.


Yeah, that's a good one too.

Deadly Assassin has a lot of explanation about the Timelords, the TARDIS and The Doctor's relationship with them.
 
2013-04-28 02:34:54 PM
Best. Classic Doctor. Ever.
 
2013-04-28 04:15:01 PM
It's wierd how much the Fourth Doctor looks like Bob Dylan.
 
2013-04-28 05:25:37 PM
In my presence, you are but an ant, a termite. Abase yourself before me, you grovelling insect.

/random farker
 
2013-04-28 05:30:01 PM

cretinbob: FirstNationalBastard: Honestly, I would have said Robots of Death.

Yeah, that's a good one too.

Deadly Assassin has a lot of explanation about the Timelords, the TARDIS and The Doctor's relationship with them.


I'm exceptionally fond of City of Death, though it doesn't provide the insight about the Time Lords Deadly Assassin does.

/Quite fond of Tom Baker's Doctor in general
 
2013-04-28 06:05:36 PM

cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.


I agree.  There are far better episodes, and this is one they've been pushing before.  I've seen it enough.  I was hoping for pretty much any other epsiode.
 
2013-04-28 07:32:40 PM
pics.wikifeet.com
 
2013-04-28 07:41:38 PM
As a child, this episode taught me about the delay between transmission and reception, and how it becomes measurable on a human timescale when large distances are involved, even at the speed of light.  Or rather, the delay between stopping a transmitter and ceasing to receive the signal.

I think it might also have been the first occasion I saw the whole "alternative universe" theme explored, when we briefly see what the world looks like if the heroes don't finish what they'd already started.

They were eye-opening moments for a small boy, both for science and storytelling techniques.

Also Elisabeth Sladen was freaking hot.
 
2013-04-28 07:47:45 PM
Pyramids of Mars sounds like a lost Edgar Rice Burroughs book.
 
2013-04-28 07:50:12 PM

cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.


Well, if they wanted to be really newsworthy they'd show Shada...
 
2013-04-28 07:56:52 PM

Apos: Best. Classic Doctor. Ever.


Nope.

Talons of Weng Chiang.


/just read a great couple of books on Kindle - Dalek I Loved You and Who Goes There
//Nick Griffiths' memoirs with Doctor Who themes
///highly recommended
 
2013-04-28 08:10:04 PM

Arthur Jumbles: [pics.wikifeet.com image 850x1068]


Like the fist of an irritated Time Lord...
 
2013-04-28 08:11:13 PM
Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.
 
2013-04-28 08:14:07 PM

Brakefornobody: Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.


To be fair, their special effects budget was 10 pounds and a case of Bass.
 
2013-04-28 08:15:45 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.

I get the feeling that this is part of the deal: BBCAmerica's not allowed to run classic episodes that can't be found on Netflix.

/makes me wonder what they're going to do for Doctors 6 and 8.

Six... I'm betting on Vengeance on Varos. The Two Doctors is getting a BFI showing, but that's a three-parter, which for that season means it's over two and a half hours.

8 only has one choice to show.

Now, there's always the chance those shows pop up on Netflixn around airtime.


They could always do the animated Shada with #8
 
2013-04-28 08:16:34 PM

FrancoFile: Brakefornobody: Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.

To be fair, their special effects budget was 10 pounds and a case of Bass.


And they got better effects from the case of Bass.
 
2013-04-28 08:26:19 PM
I'm slightly disappointed in the choice of episodes.  I really thought it would be Genisus Of The Daleks.
 
2013-04-28 08:34:48 PM

browneye: I'm slightly disappointed in the choice of episodes.  I really thought it would be Genisus Of The Daleks.


Logopolis could have been interesting, especially if they went with Castrovala for #5. Although that'd mean they couldn't use Caves for 5...
 
2013-04-28 08:38:57 PM
I would have chosen Genesis of the Daleks, also.
 
2013-04-28 08:45:09 PM

browneye: I'm slightly disappointed in the choice of episodes.  I really thought it would be Genisus Of The Daleks.


Can you cram a six-part arc into two hours? Would have been my choice otherwise.

"Deadly Assassin" would have been nice, but I also see it as they needed to show a Sarah Jane arc. "Ark in Space" would have done the job just as well.
 
2013-04-28 08:50:59 PM
I was disappointed with this one. No coverage of either of the Romanas, nothing about the Key arc...

And yes, I'm missing Harry Sullivan (a personal favorite). But he was on for only a few stories, and at least they showed him in a clip. The Romanas were a horrendous omission.

Genesis of the Daleks would have been a great choice.
 
2013-04-28 09:14:05 PM

FirstNationalBastard: You can't stop the Mummy manboobs...

[www.squaremans.com image 720x480]


HUGS!
 
2013-04-28 09:18:41 PM
 
2013-04-28 09:31:55 PM

cretinbob: I have to say I'm kinda pissed that they seem to be choosing the old episodes they are highlighting off of Netflix.
Not that Pyramids of Mars is the worst episode, but jesus farking christ it's not the best.


they seem to be choosing the ones i have dvds of
 
2013-04-28 09:36:15 PM
i bring sutekh's gift of ocelots to all human life
 
2013-04-28 10:01:58 PM

Mentat: Oh Sarah Jane...


OUR Sarah Jane....

news.bbcimg.co.uk

/We miss you, Liz Sladen.
 
2013-04-28 10:15:02 PM
Pyramids of Mars... back before fez's were cool.
 
2013-04-28 10:16:42 PM
Tom Baker's hair is so hot in this episode.
 
2013-04-28 10:20:08 PM

djhannu: Pyramids of Mars... back before fez's were cool.


upload.wikimedia.org

fez's what?
 
2013-04-28 10:32:07 PM

djhannu: Pyramids of Mars... back before fez's were cool.


Okay, he's wearing a fez and playing sinister music on a pipe organ. Are we sure the audience will understand that he's a bad guy?
 
2013-04-28 10:33:29 PM

Brakefornobody: Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.


Didn't he also do the voice of somebody in the revived Who?

Wasn't "House", I remember that much.  Maybe the Devil from the pit-in-space episodes.
 
2013-04-28 10:46:16 PM

OtherLittleGuy: browneye: I'm slightly disappointed in the choice of episodes.  I really thought it would be Genisus Of The Daleks.

Can you cram a six-part arc into two hours? Would have been my choice otherwise.

"Deadly Assassin" would have been nice, but I also see it as they needed to show a Sarah Jane arc. "Ark in Space" would have done the job just as well.


It's BBC America, there were edits.

/Checked the Itunes version for comparison of episode three's final five minutes.
//Edits/licensing/Adric be damned, would rather see Earthshock than Caves of Androzani on the next Revisited
 
2013-04-28 10:46:16 PM

over_and_done: Brakefornobody: Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.

Didn't he also do the voice of somebody in the revived Who?

Wasn't "House", I remember that much.  Maybe the Devil from the pit-in-space episodes.


Yep, he voiced The Beast.
 
2013-04-28 10:51:27 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: OtherLittleGuy: browneye: I'm slightly disappointed in the choice of episodes.  I really thought it would be Genisus Of The Daleks.

Can you cram a six-part arc into two hours? Would have been my choice otherwise.

"Deadly Assassin" would have been nice, but I also see it as they needed to show a Sarah Jane arc. "Ark in Space" would have done the job just as well.

It's BBC America, there were edits.

/Checked the Itunes version for comparison of episode three's final five minutes.
//Edits/licensing/Adric be damned, would rather see Earthshock than Caves of Androzani on the next Revisited


I think bbc america did more of what some of the dvds have done where they re-edit it to have more fast paced movie feel taking out the padding out they had to make 4 eps and the cliffhangers

/prefer it the original way
 
2013-04-28 10:58:01 PM

over_and_done: Brakefornobody: Typical 1970's Doctor Who:  great concept, uneven execution.  What really saves this episode is Gabriel Woolf's vocals as Sutekh:  the man's voice just dripped menace in every syllable.

Didn't he also do the voice of somebody in the revived Who?

Wasn't "House", I remember that much.  Maybe the Devil from the pit-in-space episodes.


Yes he did Satan's voice in The Satan Pit.
 
2013-04-28 11:25:13 PM
I just watched this one a month or so ago, dammit.

It would have killed them to get ahold of a Douglas Adams episode?
 
2013-04-28 11:45:52 PM
Anybody know of a good place to watch the Classic episodes that Netflix doesn't have?

The ones that still exist, anyway.
 
2013-04-28 11:49:01 PM
It's a crime to skip Baker's first season, Robot (a very Pertwee episode) aside.

Ark in Space.  Fantastic episode other than the ridiculous bugs towards the end.
Links straight into The Sontaran Experiment, which was a throwaway but still, Sontarans.
Links straight into Genesis of the Daleks, which despite some retconning, is one of the absolute classics of Baker's tenure.
Links straight into Revenge of the Cybermen, rather weaker but still neat because it revisits the Ark at a different time, and it was Baker's only Cyberman episode.

Whole season had a solid story arc, and hit three of the major recurring baddies in a row - it was really solid.
 
2013-04-29 12:28:39 AM
Baker is my favorite doctor, and I too was a little disappointed at how superficial the coverage was.   I was reminded by Pyramids of Mars just how much they depended on chromakey effects during Baker's years.
 
2013-04-29 12:37:49 AM
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2013-04-29 12:38:58 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I just watched this one a month or so ago, dammit.

It would have killed them to get ahold of a Douglas Adams episode?


If they have the rights to the same ones as Netflix, which seems to be the trend, they could have done either City of Death or The Pirate Planet, both of which would have been good choices.

But I think they wanted to do a Sarah Jane serial, and those are both Romanas.
 
2013-04-29 12:42:02 AM

AnotherBluesStringer: know of a good place to watch the Classic episodes that Netflix doesn't have?


Check your e-mail.
 
2013-04-29 12:51:24 AM
Let me know when we hit "Logopolis."
 
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