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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Gently View Post
    On to Jodie Whittaker.
    As 'twere...

    What Wayne's saying about TuaT, which is absolutely fair comment, is that it's almost as though Moffatt never watched a Hartnell episode again after whichever one he watched.

    Fury From The Deep for me. There's nothing two-thirds into the DVD that I can say improves my vastly negative view of the story, apart from the odd bit involving the threat we now get from actually b eing able to see the weed creature in part 4; and the in-joke with the wanted poster.

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    I agree. This isn't the 1st Doctor, it's a stereo type 1st Doctor put together from half remembered comments & negative articles on the series with the benefit of hind sight. Having said that I thought David Bradley pulled it off WAY better than Richard Hurndall did. It was DB that made the character more likeable than the script intended IMO. I would be very happy to see David Bradley back in a special.

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    I agree, as long as they took better care over the characterisation.

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    Indeed.
    My issue isn't with David Bradley, it's with the writers.
    Bradley has proved himself more than up to the job in his BF audios, and when I saw him on that gorgeous recreation of the original Tardis set, I just wanted a new series of first Doctor adventures, but obviously without the unnecessary, loaded revisionism.

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    Perhaps they were just "loaded". *HIC!*

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    Well I've got to the end of series 12 and I'm ok with the timeless child stuff. It's just another thing they needed to do in order to move the series on again. The Doctor is no longer constrained to a preset number of lives, meaning that there is now no limit to how many Doctor's there can be. Hopefully that will be the extent of this story line & we can move on. (Although there will inevitably be another story or two involving another incarnation of the Doctor we have yet to meet). I ssume that the Doctor we know (Jodie) is the last & current version of the Doctor and ll those "other" Doctor's are past/erased versions.

    I think this series was quite a good one on the whole and much better then Capaldi's efforts; It certainly seems a lot more stable, character wise. I enjoyed Whitaker's 2nd series more than the 1st, but that may be because it is still "new" to me and not at all familiar. Time will tell.


    Having come to the end of what is available to me on BBCi Player I have started to watch Power of the Daleks, for no other reason than I enjoy it & it was the 1st DVD I came across on the shelf. But I really should go back to the beginning, to the original you might say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Gently View Post
    Well I've got to the end of series 12 and I'm ok with the timeless child stuff. It's just another thing they needed to do in order to move the series on again. The Doctor is no longer constrained to a preset number of lives, meaning that there is now no limit to how many Doctor's there can be.
    I just feel that there are so many ways they could've achieved that, without unnecessarily ripping up the canon.
    As for Jodie, I think she's terrible. Jo Martin, however..... now there's someone that would've made a much better Doctor, in my opinion.

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    The Savages

    There are many stories than fandom talks about and wants to see, but I never hear anyone mention The Savages. This story may not be an 'Evil of the Daleks' level classic; but for me, this is one story that stands out as one that I would like to see; or at least get an animated release. The fact that it stands out, even on the more difficult medium of animated CD and/or Recon, enough to make me want to see it, is testament to the quality of Ian Stuart Black's story.
    The plot has a strong central theme, that works well both on a Sci-Fi level and an ethical level, and like many stories in the latter half of Hartnell's tenure; provides him with some great dialogue and scenes where he can shine, giving a real gravitas and strength of character to the first Doctor. The scenes where he confronts Edal in Ep 2, and of course the main character; Jano, highlight this particularly well. It's one of the reasons that I rate Hartnell's Doctor so highly.
    I'd give this story 7/10, but if I could experience it in the way that it was meant to be experienced, then it would probably be more.

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    One of those stories like The Abominable Snowmen and The Ambassadors Of Death, filed under "Underrated and Overlooked".

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