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

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

Post by Doddsy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:28 pm

other cult sci fi eh?

Some of my fav's that I have on boxsets are;

Sapphire and Steel. Low budget but eerie sci fi drama from the early 80's

The Incredible Hulk from the 70's which needs no introduction.

The Twilight Zone. I prefer the 60's Black and white to the updated version that came out in the 80's.

Life On Mars. Great show that brings the Sweeney back into the 21Century.

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

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:52 pm

just found out a few earlier era episodes are on Netflix - they're not restored like on DVD so look a bit ropey, but much cheaper than buying the DVDs

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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:52 pm

just found out a few earlier era episodes are on Netflix - they're not restored like on DVD so look a bit ropey, but much cheaper than buying the DVDs

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Post by Katzkatz » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:17 pm

Timothy Lumsden wrote:just found out a few earlier era episodes are on Netflix - they're not restored like on DVD so look a bit ropey, but much cheaper than buying the DVDs
That is good news TL. I have most of the ones that I want though - at the moment anyway.

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Post by Dave300 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Doddsy wrote:Sapphire and Steel. Low budget but eerie sci fi drama from the early 80's
^ definitely agree with this one - very low budget, and sometimes it feels like they're making it up as they go along, but some parts of the stories are quite creepy and the end of some episodes were so dramatic that I could do nothing else but watch the next episode straight afterwards, even if it was way past my bedtime!

the soldier on the train platform...
the man on the stair with no face...
the nursery rhymes sang backwards...
the murders at the dinner party...
"Sapphire - make time go backwards..."

just thinking about some of the episodes is giving me goosebumps! :oops:
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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:33 pm

star maidens - bonkers....

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Post by supermario » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:23 pm

Lexx - not many votes for this yet !
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Post by ZXSabreman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Love the old Doctor Who's especially Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, I have recently started to buy the dvd's, got 45 so far my favourite stories are any of the Jon Pertwee storys with Roger Delgado playing the master. All are superb I have two storys on dvd as doubles, they are Robots of Death and the Special Edition of Spearhead from Space, if anybody fancies them for a trade drop me a pm.
Off the top of my head a few favourites of mine are Robot, The Daemons, Death to the Daleks, Horror of Fang Rock, Colony In Space the list is endless of classic Doctor Who I love them.
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Post by RitmanRovers » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:01 pm

I really like Dr Who. Always have. I'm no completist nerd, and I don't own any books or DVDs, but as far as telly goes, it's just wonderful.

But I really miss the proper old school theme music. There's a wonderful YouTube compilation of lots of title sequences, and the black and white ones all have THAT tune.

Proper otherworldly, clanging, mental, proto-techno awesomeness, that even now makes you think ' what the F*UCK?!'

It's the sort of music that is so far removed from anything else (ever) on British TV, that it must have heavily contributed to how innovative and arrestingly *odd* the programme was perceived to be.

I would give Richard James a tape of it and ask him to do a new one.
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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:03 pm

been slowly working my way through the series since I started this thread - have watched most of the surviving Hartnell and Troughton episodes. Pertwee years up next. Apparently he's stuck on earth a lot in the pertwee years, so sounds slightly dull...

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Post by ZXSabreman » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 pm

Timothy Lumsden wrote:been slowly working my way through the series since I started this thread - have watched most of the surviving Hartnell and Troughton episodes. Pertwee years up next. Apparently he's stuck on earth a lot in the pertwee years, so sounds slightly dull...
Not dull at all mate, I think it's up until Claws of Axos that he is stranded on earth, I find the best Pertwee stories are the ones with the Master in them
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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:09 am

http://wifeinspace.com/

An awesome blog where a "Not We" wife of an uber-fan watches EVERY single episode....even the recons.
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Post by Sputryk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:00 pm

Other sci-fai?

V - The mini-series. Clunky as hell, reusing footage throughout (I distinctly remember Willie going out in a Brown jacket and running down the street, but in another episode it is clearly a black jacket yet the same running sequence in brown and separately in each direction. Tsk!), poor script and worse acting that the great film, and kill-offs at inappropriate moments (Elias and the 'frazzle' gun) - but fun nonetheless. :D


Buck Rogers. "Oh, Wilma..."! :lol:
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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:26 am

V and the first series of Buck Rogers were both great. I didn't like the second series of each though

Just watched a Who series called timeflight - it's tosh. I remember it vaguely from when I was young - think I was impressed back then it had concorde in it

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

Post by Katzkatz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:02 pm

Timothy Lumsden wrote: Just watched a Who series called timeflight - it's tosh. I remember it vaguely from when I was young - think I was impressed back then it had concorde in it
Yep, 'Timeflight' was utter tripe. I think that Peter Davison hates it. Only the use of Concorde in it marks it out.

Still, at least the 'Black Guardian Trilogy' of stories are much better.

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