View Poll Results: How would you rate The Leisure Hive?

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  • 10: A Brilliant Recreation

    0 0%
  • 9: Explosively good (like poor old K9)

    0 0%
  • 8: Aged Well (unlike the Doctor)

    5 23.81%
  • 7: You mentioned Foamasi?

    5 23.81%
  • 6: Glossy and New

    6 28.57%
  • 5: Keep an ear cocked for my opinions

    3 14.29%
  • 4: Can't decide, still panning across Brighton Beach

    1 4.76%
  • 3: Faked experiment

    0 0%
  • 2: Old and tried

    1 4.76%
  • 1: Tacky-onic

    0 0%
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  1. #26
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    Part 4

    The cliffhanger resolution seems deliberately cheesy - all those reaction shots reminds you of 70s TV when they made special effects cheap by never showing them. There are a few nice ideas and images buried in what seems a very rushed episode, but too much of it seems to have been filmed to get from A to B without anyone saying 'Err - why does this happen again ?' (the worst example being Mena's attendants - to get her to the point of death, she has to be on her own - so her attendants go wandering off after the Foamasi out of the boardroom !!).
    Technobabble leaps from everywhere, and the decision to make the Generator a cupboard comes back to bite them big time. And, sorry Si, but the last 5 minutes or so are just painful to watch - worse even than the 'we're all friends' of the Awakening. Perhaps shortening Ep 3 and moving the cliffhanger would have been worthwhile after all.

    Overall I'd go 6/10 - it looks great a lot of the time, but there's a lot of look over substance for my liking.
    Bazinga !

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    too much of it seems to have been filmed to get from A to B without anyone saying 'Err - why does this happen again ?' (the worst example being Mena's attendants - to get her to the point of death, she has to be on her own - so her attendants go wandering off after the Foamasi out of the boardroom !!).
    Having watched part 4 tonight, I see what you mean Jon... on the other hand, until you'd pointed it out I'd never noticed it before. And to be fair, a lot of TV drama seems, to me, to be about this sort of sleight of hand - so since they "got away with it" until now, I'm not sure it's a real criticism.

    Mind you, I'd also not noticed until tonight that there are two helmets of Theron hanging up in the boardroom - the one in the window alcove, which Pangol takes, plus the one hanging above the table (just visible in the same shot).

    Although in 1980 I wasn't a fan of this at all, I find myself warming to it more each time I watch it. That may, it's true, be nostalgia as much as anything else, but I do come away from it now with a warm glow. As it were.

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