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Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:29 pm
by firebreather
Well due to health reason i have found that these days i usually need a lie down for half and hour after work beofr ei start house chores etc. Been working my way through various different series over recent months, decided im gonna try start to watching classic Who i dont really remember anything pre Peter Davidson and even thats pretty hazy,

Question is, is it worth starting right back at the beggining, or are the earlier seasons/doctors too hard a slog.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:28 pm
by snowkatt
firebreather wrote:Well due to health reason i have found that these days i usually need a lie down for half and hour after work beofr ei start house chores etc. Been working my way through various different series over recent months, decided im gonna try start to watching classic Who i dont really remember anything pre Peter Davidson and even thats pretty hazy,

Question is, is it worth starting right back at the beggining, or are the earlier seasons/doctors too hard a slog.
the earlier ones can try your patience because they are so damn long there are 6 8 and even 10 and 12 parters
and lets not forget that most of the second doctors first 2 seasons have gone bye bye

most of tom bakers stuff is pretty damn good and season 7 ( the first of pertwee's seasons ) is exceptional pity his stories taper off after that
any of throughtons episodes you can get your hand on are worth the effort too but harnells is a bit of a chore to slog through and so is pertwee after season 7

irony would have it that season 7 also has 3 7 episode serials
and 1 4 episode serial
inferno is the stand out of that season followed by spearhead from space

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:40 pm
by ALK
Boy, did I find a bargain? Cash Generator had a ton of Classic Who DVDs for 99p each so picked up 27 (!) for under £27. :3 On close inspection, no scratches or anything on any of the discs, so guess I got a fair few evenings of Who action. XD

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:11 pm
by joefish
That's impressive - you hardly ever see new ones discounted.
Though I did just find a load hidden away amongst the 'L' package menus on my VirginMedia TV menus. 8-parters do take a while to watch, but I see Genesis of the Daleks is on there. I watched City of Death in four parts (which has scenes filmed around Paris) and that was pretty good.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:11 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
been watching a good random selection on DVD and online (shame Netflix now stopped their Who).

Just finished Death to the Daleks - which was slightly dull - Pertwee not clicking for me still.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:22 pm
by snowkatt
Timothy Lumsden wrote:been watching a good random selection on DVD and online (shame Netflix now stopped their Who).

Just finished Death to the Daleks - which was slightly dull - Pertwee not clicking for me still.
pertwee never clicked with me
too foppish and dandified i always liked throughton and baker better then pertwee
but then i also like davison so tak emy opinion with a grain of salt :wink:

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:41 pm
by Antiriad2097
I'm a fan of Pertwee's dandy, he's quite manly and up for some fisticuffs when it comes to it despite his frills. I wonder if that had any influence on my Adam Ant fandom?

Oddly, I've only seen a couple of the Troughton episodes so I can't judge him at all.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:47 am
by snowkatt
ive not seen much of throughton either
just the five doctors and tomb of the cybermen i listend to the macra terror the war games and the power fo the daleks but that was enough for me to completley sell the cosmic hobo to me

and despite what i said about the dandified third doctor his first season is as close as to perfection as you can get

Re: Dr Who - the old series - your recommendations

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:38 pm
by stayAwhile
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:The TV movie with McGann is worth a watch, just don't try to follow the plot cos it is utter bollocks. The TARDIS design is fantastic mind.
Best Tardis EVER I think Paul is comming back for the 50th proberley in his new radio costume i would assume as they no longer have the old costume and he hated it

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:42 pm
by bensonrad
My local charity shop had 4 or 5 DVDs in for £2.50 each last friday, I bought a Tom Baker Dalek one, they also had Hartnel - Azteks and a Peter Davidson Series from memory along with some other Tom Bakers.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:00 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
Antiriad2097 wrote:I'm a fan of Pertwee's dandy, he's quite manly and up for some fisticuffs when it comes to it despite his frills. I wonder if that had any influence on my Adam Ant fandom?

Oddly, I've only seen a couple of the Troughton episodes so I can't judge him at all.
now i've seen a few, i get the impression that Pertwee was probably quite a tough guy. big too

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:00 pm
by snowkatt
Timothy Lumsden wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:I'm a fan of Pertwee's dandy, he's quite manly and up for some fisticuffs when it comes to it despite his frills. I wonder if that had any influence on my Adam Ant fandom?

Oddly, I've only seen a couple of the Troughton episodes so I can't judge him at all.
now i've seen a few, i get the impression that Pertwee was probably quite a tough guy. big too
oh yeah he was big 6.3
http://www.celebheights.com/s/Jon-Pertwee-2380.html

to be honest pertwee never came over to me as being nearly 190 cm tall

edit : tom baker is 1 88 cm 6.2

colin baker is 183 cm and 6,0

sylvester mccoy is tiny by comparison he is just 5,5 ( 165 cm )

and matt smith is 5,11 ( 182 cm) scroll down to nileqt's post for a very long list of who actor heights http://www.celebheights.com/s/Matt-Smith-47313.html

and finally a young pertwee Image

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:11 pm
by joefish
Timothy Lumsden wrote:now i've seen a few, i get the impression that Pertwee was probably quite a tough guy. big too
He's certainly the only one to give the impression of a bloke who's thrown a real punch or two in his time, not just acting it.

Seems he had a stint in the Navy, getting off the Hood just in time, and had a specialisation in intelligence and gadgetry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Pertwee

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:50 pm
by Doctor Who
Start with "The Leisure Hive" and finish with "Caves of Androzani". That'll give you a good, well-balanced do
dose in Classic Who.

Re: Dr Who - the old series - and other Cult Sci Fi

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 am
by manxman
Loved Tom Baker Gensis of the Daleks is one of the best he did