View Poll Results: How would you rate Silver Nemesis?

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  • 10: Doctor Who?

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  • 9: We surely do, honey, we surely do!

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  • 8: heather floges, heather floges, wunderful news!

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  • 7: We ride to destiny!

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  • 6: Cyber warships, thousands of them. They were invisible.

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  • 5: What are they? CYBERMEN!

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  • 4: Is this the human condition of madness, Leader?

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  • 3: Cybermen killed by an arrow?

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  1. #1
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    Default Rate and Discuss: Silver Nemesis



    It's the 23rd November 1988 and the Nemesis comet is about to hit Windsor. Will the Doctor, Lady Peinforte, Herr De Flores or the Cybermen get their hands on it first?

    What do you think of Silver Nemesis?

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

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    I really love the build up in the first episode. It sort of falls apart from there...

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    The Cyber-Cricket team face their biggest challenge!

    I think there's lots to love about Silver Nemesis. There's plenty of action and some great ideas. Possibly too many ideas, but there are some good ones.

    I do love the Cyber-redesign. Very shiny!

    I might watch this one tonight...
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    I really liked all the TARDIS trips in pt 1. It gave it a bit of an epic feel at the time, as if it was a story that needed loads of locations and times.

    Then it all became a bit of a mess really. Lots of to-ing and fro-ing without a great deal of urgency, but with a few nice set pieces thrown in. Good stuff from McCoy and Aldred, who like they're enjoying themselves throughout and the Cybermen look great... but not it's not as good as it could have been.

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

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    Charlton picked up three points. Glad we were winning back then as 25 years later is a different story indeed.

    Back to the story, excellent first episode and a great cliffhanger, but as others have already said, parts two and three were not as strong. I do wish though, that the ending of "Doctor? WHO are you?" was explored a bit more in subsequent stories.
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    Last time I watched it, I really enjoyed it - but it took me a long time to enjoy it. In 1988 this was, to me, the weak point in the season by a mile. But actually, in a way, it's a good choice for an anniversary romp - it darts about all over the place, it's a mix of styles, and has some monsters in it!!

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    Last nights Tweets on #SilverNemesis ! Starts at the bottom...

    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    "There's still one question you haven't answered. Professor? Doctor? Who are you?" We might find out in 2 months. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Yay! Richard takes care of the Cyber Leader. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Doctor Who? Peinfort asks the question hidden in pain sight. And it's still awesome. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Heather Flogus's death is a real anti climax. Should have stayed to argue with Peinfort and the Cybs. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Lead Actress on a flipping dangerous looking gantry. With explosions. Wouldn't happen today. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    That said, "Twas a slow poison" Is a great gag. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The short scenes really work against #SilverNemesis . Or maybe it's just the scenes in the limo.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Classic Ford Escort 1.8L action in #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The Cybermen should invade Earth by just invading it. No hypnotic signal, no #SilverNemesis statue, no beryllium. They'd rinse it.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Yup that scene where Ace is really scared then not scared at all is still awful. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    You are a good man Richard. And I... am evil... #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Bugger. Forgot #SilverNemesis had a 5.1 soundtrack. Have to watch it again now.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    "Cyber warships. Thousands of them. They were invisible." #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Great music in the 'shrouded' scene. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    "How perfect you are. Immaculate beauty. Carved in absolute evil." Best chat up line ever. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    We, we are the Supermen. But you! You are the Giants. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Gold! Run like a bastard! #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Does Sylvester do all the birdsong noises for @bigfinish ? He's ever so good. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Is this the human condition of madness, leader? #SilverNemesis
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    James Smith @thejimsmith
    +1 RT @BobMcCow: And I so wanted the 50th anniversary story to be called Golden Nemesis. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    OEATH IS BVT A OOOR. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Since when was there a castle in the middle of Windsor Safari Park? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Llamas in #DoctorWho ! #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The Doctor and Ace whistling together is a great, natural touch. More convincing than most Doctor / companion relationships. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    What are you? Social workers? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Windsor hasn't changed in 25 years. Those two poofs are still hanging about looking to mug people in fancy dress. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The new Cybermen look fab. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Is the gunfight at the start of part two of #SilverNemesis really not any good? The explosions are cool.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    And I so wanted the 50th anniversary story to be called Golden Nemesis. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    That part 1 cliffhanger is a proper squee. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    1988 and they could manage a pretty decent spaceship landing. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Heather Flogus drove all the way from South America in his blue van with 15 young men. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Wonder if the Queen's guards are with the #Torchwood institute in #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Right. In that tour party I spotted Courtney, all 3 Bakers, a young RTD, R2D2, Jennifer Anniston, Jack Black & Kanye West. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Was that meteorite full of cocaine? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Lovely acting from the Policemen extras. #SilverNemesis sort of.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The Doctor is being a proper Time Lord, taking Ace back in time 300 years to give her a bit more back story. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    The Doctor there, rooting around in the Queen's underchambers and fiddling with her precious treasure. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Hang on, the Doctor's wearing a fez and holding a mop. Been done? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Fiona Walker was in I, Claudius. Keep telling myself that. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Did he just say he gave his alarm a 'toenail' rating? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Yes I know I built it for you to replace the one that was destroyed by the Daleks, but... INFOKLUNK. #SilverNemesis cute though.
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Actors in a river. Wouldn't be allowed these days. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    I do love pretending to like jazz. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    When are the Cybermen turning up? x1,000. #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    So has the Fourth Reich got something to do with Heather Flogus shooting that parrot? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Of course. Heather Flogus's floor has a chessboard pattern. #SilverNemesis #CartmelMasterplan
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Did they nail that parrot to the branch? #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Heather Flogus! #SilverNemesis
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Primitive computer klaxon! #SilverNemesis Landing in Windsor
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    South America. 2nd November 1988. 2 years after they were dancing in the street. #SilverNemesis #LiveAid
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    Bob McCow @BobMcCow
    Good quality DVD menu loop for #SilverNemesis Some planet somewhere faces imminent destruction.
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    I've always like this story but it is flawed. It's a nice romp around both space(the countryside) & time. And as a self confessed Cyber-fan I always like seeing the evolution of the Cybermen & them going all shiny was a treat for the silver anniversary.

    It does get a bit 'messy' but it's still enjoyable.

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    Fairly dull and confused. Perhaps if the Cybermen had played cricket I'd have given it more than 4/10.

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