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  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @dentarthurdent hmm yes for me Survival always felt a bit incomplete I think in part because there was never a what happens next  as that was the last pre gap story before the  2000 Who  film and then Post Gap series start. But I agree McCoys final season did have a definite vibe with there being hints then that there was more to the Doctors pa…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb    @devilishrobby

    I’d certainly watch a retrospective ‘fill in the gaps’ episode(s) with McGann in it.

    While we’re messing with time, if I had a (real) time machine, it would be nice to go back and get McCoy and Ace for a couple of episodes (maybe written by the Moff? and with modern production values).   They had a good vibe goin…[Read more]

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb It was a joint BBC/overseas venture not sure who the non Beeb studio was. It actually started out not too bad and as you say McGann actually made a good stab  at being the Doctor in the movie as I said it was some of the more non-cannonical story line that caused some fans to kick up a fuss that and the “love” interest and amer…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @devilishrobby Apologies for the error. I did not know they were made at Elstree. I lived just down the road for a few months, at Stirling Corner. Some of the “regulars” at the Pub had worked all their lives in the studios there.

    @dentarthurdent. That is the one. The Canadian movie was not good. It doesn’t have the feel of Dr Who. McGann was…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb   Yes I think I had U571 in the back of my mind (was that the one where they captured the Enigma cipher machine / code books?)

     

    @devilishrobby    I haven’t seen the 2000 movie, but I have seen McGann in the short special episode written by Moffatt (I forget its title – was it The Night of the Doctor) and I thought he was very good…[Read more]

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @janetteb I think it was me who referred to the 2 60’s Dr Who movies as being Hollywood as I remember they were made at Elstree Studios under their banner so that was my mistake. My referencing to them being Hollywood was more in the style that Sci-fi films of the period even from Britain seemed to follow the U.S. model of what I would call B…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @Brewski and @dentarthurdent The Dr Who movies are British. IT was a thing the Brits did back then, make movies of popular tv series, usually just an extended episode. They were cheap to make and I guess had a guaranteed audience. I don’t think Kate’s comment was a reference to the Dr Who movies, nice though that would be, but to Hollywood movies…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    I just put that Kate Stewart line down to a bit of snark about the way certain famous wartime exploits had changed nationalities in a transatlantic, westerly direction by the time they made it to the screen.   🙂

    Anyway, I just watched Fugitive of the Judoon and I quite liked it.   I had a few minor quibbles but nothing serious.   (I stuck my co…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    Fugitive of the Judoon

    Hey, not bad. I actually quite liked this ep! (And unlike Tesla’s Night of Terror, it doesn’t pretend to be remotely historical with all concerned smugly congratulating themselves with doing justice to Tesla’s largely mythical achievements, so it doesn’t offend my sense of accuracy).

    Ruth’s identity was a genuinely…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    A bit of trivia on this: the original script for Day of the Doctor called for a poster of the first Peter Cushing movie to be in the background in the Black Archives. But I guess they had copywrite issues with it.

    It was the joke for when Kate Stewart remarks on what would happen if Americans got hold of time travel. “You’ve seen their movies!”

     

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @blenkinsopthebrave surely you and mrs blenkinsop have also seen the first “Dr Who” by Cushing Dr Who and the Daleks which much like the Dalek invasion of the earth reduced the original tv version to another formulaic 60’s sci-fi film with heavy comedy element. I always have thought it was a shame as I felt Cushing could have made an excel…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Apparently that movie wasn’t the first.   It followed ‘Doctor Who and the Daleks’, which was based on the original TV serial ‘The Daleks’.   And was apparently no better than the second movie.   So why they made an unsuccessful sequel to the unsuccessful first attempt I don’t know.    I wasn’t aware there were two movies, though, and I must adm…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Both Mrs. Blenkinsop and I decided today that we needed a diversion and, on looking through the DVD collection, discovered something I had obviously ordered at some point but never watched. “Daleks – Invasion Earth, 2150 A.D.”, with Peter Cushing as the Doctor.

    Whoa! It was something…and not something good. It was made in 1966, alongside (but…[Read more]

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