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by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

The Time Lords were a people who were extraordinarily advanced, technologically, but had stagnated as far as spirit or imagination. They were content to sit and observe from home. I don't believe there was any real contradiction between the Time Lords in The War Games and The Deadly Assassin. My onl...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 81
Views: 3008

Re: Is it all over....?

It's also just a strange comment to make. We all know who Mozart is, and he died over 200 years ago.

But, of course, modern quiz shows often have contestants who don't know the names of modern-day people as well.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I find the entire gender-altering Time Lords, Peter Capaldi having to say how Time Lords don't even recognise gender etc. absurd. And not just because, as pointed out, the General had to say how terrible it had been to be a man, how Jodie has to repeat how she's "upgraded" etc. When the Time Lords w...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 81
Views: 3008

Re: Is it all over....?

There are still some pretty obvious ones though, aren't there?

As a big Cook and Moore fan, those brief "best of" DVDs were underwhelming, for one.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Not to mention that the Doctor is a Time Lord. He is one of the aristocracy of his people. (I've just realised I still referred to the Doctor as 'he'.)

Maybe it's a topic for another whole thread, but I also feel newsreaders should speak in "standard" English, rather than some regional accent.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

But it's not supposed to be a complete personality change. It hasn't been a complete personality change. It's never been a complete personality change. You mention The Three Doctors. Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee were all radically different in their interpretations of the character. All vastly d...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Jodie Whitaker is far more of a 'Doctor' than, for instance, the awful version played by Colin Baker There we disagree again. Colin Baker had a lot of both Hartnell and Troughton about him. I don't believe that he was "awful" at all. The Doctor is not supposed to be a pin-up for preteens. There was...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

But it's not supposed to be a complete personality change. If it is, and the personality changes, the appearance changes, and now even the body gender AND the gender identification changes, how is it even the same character? Will we find out there isn't even a single "Doctor" after all, and no regen...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I'm not in agreement with you there. The personality doesn't really change. All the Doctors were supposed to have the same personality traits. It's just that each Doctor had one or another of those traits being more pronounced than others. Same with the Master. Every Master shared the same personali...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Someone on another Forum I'm on made another excellent point about the stupidity of recasting women as the Master, Doctor etc. Is it "transphobic"? No, in fact the way it's been done could be said to be bigoted. Essentially, someone knows their own gender identity. Most of us are born in the 'correc...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

paul.austin wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:42 pm
It's the novelisation that gave fans of that era the impression that the Doctor's home planet had been named in The Time Meddler eight years earlier than it was on TV.
I first saw it in a Doctor Who Weekly/Magazine years before the novelisation came out.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

And if it's writing, then there are two misunderstandings. One was mentioned on the old Forum. I had always believed that the "Buying a hi-fi" sketch had been written for Not The Nine O'Clock News, and was surprised to discover it was older than that. The other is also a sketch most famously perform...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

With Hollywood films, the oddest misquote has to be from The Empire Strikes Back. The widely misquoted "Luke, I am your father" would be an odd way of phrasing it after what came right before. The other one is "Silence of the Lambs" where nothing like the "famous quote" was even stated in the scene ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Someone made an interesting point on something I read. The reason the current show is in such a mess is because the same people have effectively been running it since it returned. Davies, Moffat and Chibnall(plus acolytes like Gatiss, Cornell, Briggs and Roberts(until recently)) are all cut from the...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 4403

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

The same "n word" was used in Love Thy Neighbour in the 70's. A character used it in the "... in the works" non-racial meaning to mean a troublemaker, only for Bill to look angrily at him. From what I got of it, the humour, if indeed there was any, lay in the fact that the person who used the word u...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

The 1966 NOBA Christmas Special featured a lengthy sequence like that. While Goodbye Again, which clearly predates both Q5 and MPFC did the same thing. There's an old interview with Eric Idle where he gives the credit to Cook and Moore. I'll try and dig it up. Meanwhile, I am also now interested as ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

Not a joke, but a style. I remember Monty Python having a 30th anniversary celebration in the USA in 1999. They outright lied, and said they were the first television comedy show to abandon conventional punchlines. So what was it then? I'll take a gamble on Q5 - funny how it always seems to come ba...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

Not a joke, but a style. I remember Monty Python having a 30th anniversary celebration in the USA in 1999. They outright lied, and said they were the first television comedy show to abandon conventional punchlines. But that paled in comparison to the American host saying the Pythons were the first p...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 4403

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Mark Gatiss, or as i call him, "it's pronounced Gaytis because I'm gay", got a lot of flak from feminist Whovians who know history and what Georgian society was like when he had Rose barge into 19th century Wales and immediately start 21st century consciousness raising with no regard for Gwyneth an...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3293

Re: He never said that...

Few research properly even when they really need to, and the requirement of at least two independent citations for something to be accurate goes out the window. When someone posts it incorrectly to Wikipedia and everyone else takes it as fact (even if it is later amended/corrected). Bob Holness was...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Didn't some of the 'Wilderness Years' books do something like that, where it was revealed that the National Socialists were being controlled by aliens?

Actually that sounds very Nu Who, doesn't it?
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Now reached the end.. Praxeus : This was made much funnier by the continuity announcement at the end of the episode saying I could pre-order the boxset of the entire twelfth series. Otherwise dull and preachy. Can You Hear Me? : Started off well, and I thought it was going to be good. Instead, it qu...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125052

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Working my way through Series 12 now, having seen the first 2 episodes at the time. I apologise if I repeat what someone else has already said, but I haven't read comments for episodes I haven't seen yet. Orphan 55 : Started pretty well, then quickly devolved into the ultimate cliche. Still, Nu Who ...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2461

Re: Recycled titles

An American sitcom that ran for much of the 90's was called Wings, which did cause a bit of misunderstanding for me.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 55625

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

when I was in high school, Big Finish had just announced their first ever DW audio and stupid teenage me decided it would be "funny" to call Nicholas Briggs, "Nicholas Pricks" on rec.arts.drwho. Gary Russell did not take it well... Was it the name-calling, or who it was? Hopefully I'm not getting t...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat May 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 55625

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I have to agree about the stories set on contemporary Earth. I'd first travelled on the Tube not long before 'The Web of Fear', and it made an already worrying experience even worse. Then I visited Gatwick Airport about two weeks before 'The Faceless Ones'... Which makes the current series' idea of...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Star Trek had their universal translator in the 60's.

But everyone speaking English is more for the viewer, in the same way everyone always has the exact change when buying something.

Of course, there are then the episodes where lack of ability to communicate properly is part of the plot...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1620

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

I started watching the Time Tunnel on DVD a few years ago and got about half way through before giving up. It just seemed odd everyone in the French Revolution, Ancient Greece etc all spoke English. Nothing to say about Dr Who. That must surely limit your appreciation of motion-picture entertainmen...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Still Open All Hours

During this Stalinist lockdown I have been working my through Still Open All Hours, having previously only watched the original one-off. I wondered what others think of this show, that now has more episodes than the original show. Personally, I find it somewhat funny, though far from great. There ar...