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by drmih
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

I'm not sure of the source, but the Target series I have, and I assume are readily available, look as good as dvd rips, and I wouldn't dip for a commercial release unless there were some amazing extras.
by drmih
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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 - I'm not keen on the current Doctor but there are plenty of ticks in boxes for the principles shown across the years. I can't help but feel that, as ever over the last couple of years, it's all abou...
by drmih
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I think the biggest hole in this argument is that quite clearly during a regeneration, as well as the body, the personality changes as well - a couple of the cases you mention are fine, where there was a possession of another body by the same 'personality', but each Doctor has been significantly dif...
by drmih
Thu May 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I think the new team were just trying to find a way round the 12 regenerations problem if/when they had to recast. However in The Five Doctors the master said that the Time Lords had got his co-operation by promising him a "New regeneration cycle" so wither they were lying or the new idea didn't ha...
by drmih
Sun May 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I'd prefer not to be preached to regarding the issues of the day (plastic; environment;sexism etc) but I've realised the issue is the Doctor and (too many) companions - the acting just seems to leave much to be desired and it's often very obvious because of the calibre of the supporting actors. When...
by drmih
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

They did show the previous Doctors ( How ever many there are now!). I meant ones we didn't know about - there was Ruth and the production team from Morbius as photos but if they didn't have the wiped matrix there should have been loads there - all of the 'murdered' kids for a start and then however...
by drmih
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

The biggest fuss over it seems to be about the so called re-write of the show's history, but it's obvious The Doctor isn't the Timeless child. No one seems to have mentioned the scene in the Matrix, when it all goes blank and The Master says he can't access the information because it's corrupted an...
by drmih
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Well that was a bit rubbish although it looked good. The core cyberman story was a bit weak, especially split across two episodes - re-animated cybermen work with Master to conquer the universe and then don't. However, it was the Timeless nonsense which was just an add on and didn't really need to b...
by drmih
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Wasn't there a bit of the misogynist getting his comeuppance. It was a better story but I'm just not convinced the main cast are capable actors - it really stands out when you get good guests, as has been the case on a few occasions.
by drmih
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I think the logic of shoving her in between 2 and 3 is because it's the only regeneration we never saw, albeit Pertwee did stagger out in Troughton's clothes, and Troughton did have a screwdriver. However, I think it'll be more complicated and less problematic than that - in the brief flashbacks to ...
by drmih
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Wasn't it good, after years of leaks, set-pics and rumours, to watch an episode when you thought WTF! The core story was very much join the dots, but a bit like Spyfall, this acted to cover big reveals. Whether they are resolved properly later in the series is always an issue, or the concepts upset ...
by drmih
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

Legend!
by drmih
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I enjoyed "His Dark Materials", which I know is adapted from the book (which I hadn't read) and it was an expensive co-production, but the writing was miles ahead, although the last episode was somewhat anti climactic. I think the ending had to draw a line for the next series. The first series wasn...
by drmih
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I'm not sure of your logic re: Star Trek - Discovery is about 14 40 min episodes per year and I think Picard will be 10 episodes, so pretty much the same as DW. Discovery can certainly be a bit hit and miss like DW, and give the choice I'd go for The Orville over both of them.
by drmih
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Too lazy to go and check but how did the Doctor wipe Donna's memory?
by drmih
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

I think it's time to get over the issue of the actor being a woman - she'll be gone sooner rather than later as 3 years seems tops nowadays (even the end of this season chronologically). I'm just not keen on her portrayal of the role and with hindsight wonder what it would have been like with Phoebe...
by drmih
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: BBC: A Christmas Carol

It was way too long, with the uplifting bit (what there was of it) crammed in at the end. It should be a story to make you feel good at the end, not depressed. So many pointless changes (e.g. character names); key people missing and 21st century ideas crow-barred in. I don't think it'll be reappeari...
by drmih
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Has anyone watched the Series 12 episode yet? I ask as I haven't. (And that shows how low the show has fallen for me...) If anyone has seen it, is it just More Of The Same? Thank you. It looks very good and is a two parter - the second part is next Sunday, so I'm being careful what I say plot-wise....
by drmih
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 5974

Re: Britbox - UK version

I saw that they are going to have every surviving episode of DW from January, including the animated stories, so I wonder whether they'll be funding new animations to provide 'original' content?
by drmih
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79862

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I dont think I'm defending anyone, but you're the expert who seems to have read a book and then come to all sorts of conclusions about someone I can't remember being criticised by his collegues, and who obviously doesn't have the right of reply. I'm sure that Talons is shown on various global channe...
by drmih
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79862

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

So you've read a book and decided that he was a sexual predator (although that got shot down pretty quickly), was unpleasant to someone he was getting divorced from, and now that he had mental health issues - I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess that you're not medically qualified to make ...
by drmih
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79862

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wonder what people made of the Mission to the Unknown recreation that the University of Central Lancashire made? For those who haven't seen it, it is on the official Dr Who youtube channel - they actually broadcast it at the same date and time that it actually went out (albeit 54 years later) but ...
by drmih
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1205

Re: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)

I think it is aways a bit sad when favourite, dependable actors with long CV's end up in a miserable hell hole soap like Emmerdale or Brookside spitting out dross. I recall him as Sweeney Todd and loads of other good turns including The Avengers I guess that if you still want to be working at over ...
by drmih
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Open All Hours One-off.
Replies: 74
Views: 7778

Re: Open All Hours One-off.

'Familiar', yes but tired in the sense of OB for exteriors and a general lack of 'Energy' that the original had' Also Mavis doesn't seem as wavey anymore! I'm surprised (but delighted) that Clarke's quirky style of writing is still popular, as I didn't think today's audiences would 'Get it', but th...
by drmih
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Masquerade 40th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Masquerade 40th Anniversary

I saw the article on the BBC News site and was also puzzled that it wasn't available on IPlayer, but was able to dig out my copy to watch last night.
by drmih
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trapped in TV Land device
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Trapped in TV Land device

You mean a bit like "Lost in Austen"?
by drmih
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 5853

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Mirror reporting:

Captain Mainwaring: Kevin McNally
Private Godfrey: Bernard Cribbins
Sergeant Wilson: Robert Bathurst
Private Pike: Tom Rosenthal
Lance Corporal Jones: Kevin Eldon
Private Walker: Mathew Horne
Private Frazer: David Hayman
by drmih
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196472

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

Well the Special didn't work for me, and what about all of the soap opera padding in the middle? There have been three or four good episodes (the historicals plus the Amazon one), but after a promising start just became a bit tedious. I didn't like the UNIT bit, and the solution with the microwave a...
by drmih
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)

Surely a time to celebrate a wonderful life but I'm not sure if it's dreadful news or a massive blow when a much loved actress dies peacefully after a hugely successful career at 93 - more for a person taken way too soon.
by drmih
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79862

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

We all know there is only ONE story without him - I think you've been looking at too many TABLOID news pages! At the time he was quite popular as he brought the 'tough man' element to a non-physical Doctor. Variety aside (one screaming woman replaced by another), he was in about 20 stories compared ...