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by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 280143

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

Revolution of the Daleks was more of the same. There was nothing to recommend about it. Unless the point is to show how making sure to appeal to various vocal groups can reduce a once-great show to this. The Female Doctor and Her right-on "fam" battle the Evil Conservatives. Along with Daleks. And t...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 107519

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Indeed. I didn't mean Season 1, then Season 2, through 26. Theycould have started with a Tom Baker set, then a Pertwee one etc. As for the extras, while some were very welcome, others were anything but. There were several "special features" where people were effectively apologising that the serial y...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 107519

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

paul.austin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:31 pm
1988 DWM: McCoy and Aldred are the finest thespians to ever grace the series!

1998 RADW: McCrap single handedly caused the series to be cancelled!
The people who felt that McCoy Who was wonderful were never anything other than a very vocal minority.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 107519

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

We'd have had a long wait between releases. Too long in some cases. How is that different from the long waits for the individual story releases? I'll let you work that out for yourself. Search 'Doctor Who DVD Releases' if you get stuck. My point was that it still took years for everything to be rel...
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 107519

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

brigham wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Richard Charles Skryngestone wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along.

Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes
We'd have had a long wait between releases.
Too long in some cases.
How is that different from the long waits for the individual story releases?
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 107519

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along.

Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 2100

Re: Misremembered titles

Not a title, but how many people did you know who thought the leading character's name was "Juliet Bravo"?(Maybe that should be a separate thread..)
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Philip Martin (1938-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Philip Martin (1938-2020)

Screenwriter Philip Martin has died.

https://www.doctorwhonews.net/2020/12/p ... _2020.html

RIP.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barbara Windsor 1937 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Barbara Windsor 1937 - 2020

Another horrible loss. She seemed like she'd be around forever.

RIP.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

Billy Smart wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:19 pm
John Hoare on tracing the source of a recent addition to the field of misremembered Fawlty Towers quotes - http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2020/11/faulty ... -with-him/
Maybe that line was taken from the "lost" episode 'The Burglars'?
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geoffrey Palmer (1927-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Geoffrey Palmer (1927-2020)

Another sad loss this year. At least he had a long innings.
I wonder if he ever got his sausages
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sean Connery (1930 - 2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Sean Connery (1930 - 2020)

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54761824

https://variety.com/2020/film/actors/se ... 234820498/

Best known as the definitive Bond, of course, but obviously an enormous body of work.
by Richard Charles Skryngestone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 86
Views: 12236

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 86
Views: 12236

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 12053

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: 12053

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: 12053

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: 2174
Views: 280143

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: 11277

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: 12053

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: 12053

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: 12053

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...