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Post by Voodoo Lady » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:53 am

Right. Enough talking, I've finally done it. I've added a Dr. Who DVD to my Netflix (internet DVD rental) queue, and should receive it in a few days. I'm giving it a real chance this time, and will report back with my thoughts once I've watched it.
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Post by Laura Folds Five » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:33 pm

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:last night at my Friends party,for his new Book saw some more new photo from the series! The TARDIS with Graffiti daubed on it!



Was it a book launch? What book was it?

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Post by Exinferis » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:13 pm

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:
last night at my Friends party,for his new Book saw some more new photo from the series! The TARDIS with Graffiti daubed on it!

Talking of Autons,Ex or anyone for that matter,have you seen the BBV Auton Trilogy?


Oh shit! Did I miss pictures??? :evil: Feck and arse! Why didn't you warn me? We'd have come back sooner for pictures! Was it something one of those DWAS guys bought?

And, you know perfectly well I've not seen any of the Auton series. :evil: Scary things...*Shudders*
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Post by Voodoo Lady » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:30 pm

"Yes, I made some cocoa and got engaged."

I watched my first complete Dr. Who story last night, "The Aztecs". I'll admit that when it started, I thought, "Oh my, this could be REALLY painful." I did have to struggle a bit through the first episode, but after that, I found myself thinking, "Just let me finish one more episode and *then* I'll go to bed." In the end, I watched the entire program, as well as a couple of the extra features before finally retiring. :lol:

The show was hysterical, although I'm not entirely sure it was always meant to be. The props were awful, the camera work sketchy at times, and the acting extremely over-the-top in places, but then one must remember that this was 1964. In my opinion, all of these issues only added to the charm of the program. And as far as intentional humor goes, the line I've quoted at the top of this post is getting added to my list of favorites, for sure.

And so ends 20 years of wondering "what it's all about". Well, it's the beginning of the end, anyway. I know my best friend will be pleased to hear that I've crossed over. She's been trying to convert me for years. :lol:
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Post by Voodoo Lady » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:40 pm

I should add that I didn't simply find the program comical, as the above post might make it sound. The story was compelling, as well, and I'm amused to find that I've come away with a desire to learn more about Aztec culture. :lol:
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:30 pm

Hey VL!,jolly good but you didn't chose a very good one! Was it on DVD? Or on telly? Get one called 'Talons of Weng Chiang',you will be hooked!

What you have to bear in mind,it was made chaeply and for kids! Glad you enjored it though.

You should listen to some of Marks stories on CD.They are fantastic,especialy Invaders from Mars, an Orsen Welles one!

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Post by Voodoo Lady » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:48 pm

Thanks for the advice!

Yeah, I figured I hadn't picked the cream of the crop, but I'm one of those people who hates coming in on the middle of something. I wanted to start as close to the beginning as I could, and "The Aztecs" was one of the earliest episodes I could find on DVD. I have been told that it gets much better later on, so I figure if I liked that one, I'd probably like future episodes even better. If I hadn't liked it, I was going to ask you and Ex if there was a different episode or Doctor I should try watching, and then give it one more shot before giving up entirely. :lol:

I realized after the fact that my choice of words in describing the writing may seem a bit odd. When I say "compelling", I don't mean to imply that it prompted me to make any drastic life changes or anything, just that it "compelled" me to continue watching. :lol:
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:52 am

VL, you may gathered I'm a bit of an avid fan,(how many Daleks does one person neeed!)


I love the Black and white Hartnell ones,I was just conscious you might find them creaky.Though The Aztecs is a good one,it is about the 4/5th story in. Because part of the original remit was to be educational as well,hence stories about Marco Polo,French reveloution etc

If you are going to abandon the watching in order thing (you may not!) Also I don't know if you have the same DVD's on release as us but I reccomend in this order

Caves of Androzani
Talons of Weng Chiang
Earthshock
The Visitation
Robots of Death
The Green Death

Hope don't mind me telling you,just want to get you really hooked! It's like a religon to me,I want to (w)hook you!! :lol:

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Post by Exinferis » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:14 pm

Ah, VL, you've dipped your toe in the water then I see? Great stuff!

I reccomend these:

The War Games
The Curse of Fenric
The 5 Doctors
Ghost Light

There are tons of others that I like, but these are my favorites...really corny! :lol:
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Post by Voodoo Lady » Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:28 pm

Oh no, it's started! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Seriously, I appreciate the suggestions. There's no way I'll get to all of these right away, but I may pick my way through both your lists, as well as the list my best friend has no doubt started compiling. I swear, you Who fans are more rabid than the Star Wars and Star Trek fans combined, if you three are any indication. :lol:
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:57 pm

Voodoo Lady wrote:Oh no, it's started! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Seriously, I appreciate the suggestions. There's no way I'll get to all of these right away, but I may pick my way through both your lists, as well as the list my best friend has no doubt started compiling. I swear, you Who fans are more rabid than the Star Wars and Star Trek fans combined, if you three are any indication. :lol:


I find who fans more able to laugh at their show we know it's cheap and tacky and can laugh. I find you take the piss out of trek,they are mortified!

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Post by Voodoo Lady » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:00 pm

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:I find who fans more able to laugh at their show we know it's cheap and tacky and can laugh. I find you take the piss out of trek,they are mortified!


You know, I'm starting to find that, which is kind of a relief! When I first posted my brief review of The Aztecs and said that I found it hysterical, I thought, "Oh no, they're going to crucify me." Needless to say, I'm pleased to have been wrong. :lol:
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Post by Exinferis » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:06 pm

Ah, that's the point really though, isn't it? Trek isn't a kids program and it was never ment to be. It is a well made, adult show.

That said, TOS and seasons one and two of TNG are laughable in places!
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Post by Voodoo Lady » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:16 pm

Having been a rabid Trek fan for much of my life, I think you're both right. Ex, a lot of fans *can* laugh at the show. In my experience, though, oh so many of them, often the scarier ones, can't.

I personally believe that no matter what it is we're into, if humans are involved, there are going to be snafus and continuity errors and skips in logic. However seriously a show takes itself, I think we should all have the ability to laugh good-naturedly at those flaws. If we can’t, then I think we need our heads examined. It is, after all, simply television.
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:21 pm

There are nutters in all fandom! justine man,ex?

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