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by Tanlee
Tue May 05, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: SERIES 8
Topic: Anybody else Hate Missy?
Replies: 112
Views: 4583

Re: Anybody else HATE Missy with a passion

No actually I should add that I just find it a bit sad that you can find time to waste your own time and everyone else's with your tedious circular disagreements and petty excuses for unpopular production decisions, instead of doing your actual job. We've had several posts in this thread from someon...
by Tanlee
Tue May 05, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: SERIES 8
Topic: Anybody else Hate Missy?
Replies: 112
Views: 4583

Re: Anybody else HATE Missy with a passion

The Nimon wrote:........but I find it a bit pointless just endlessly going on about it.
You had to write all that waffle just to come to the conclusion that it's a bit pointless just endlessly going on about it?
by Tanlee
Mon May 04, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: SERIES 8
Topic: Anybody else Hate Missy?
Replies: 112
Views: 4583

Re: Anybody else HATE Missy with a passion

The Master should've stayed dead in Castrovalva anyway.

As for Missy, she was the last straw indeed for me. The show's been turned into a joke.
by Tanlee
Mon May 04, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2921

Re: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?

They should've ended the show here.
by Tanlee
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Armageddon Factor (my review)
Replies: 0
Views: 382

The Armageddon Factor (my review)

And so the Key to Time arc draws to its conclusion. So far this season's certainly been an improvement on Season 15, but it's also seen the show lose more than it's gained. Tom Baker's stopped caring and Robert Holmes has handed in his notice, exiting not on The Ribos Operation, but on the woeful Po...
by Tanlee
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: NEW SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: Female characters
Replies: 25
Views: 1480

Re: Female characters

Not really into feminism myself (or at least not modern feminism).

I will say that I believe Moffat's female characters are usually great *in potencia*, but end up horribly mishandled as his era goes on.
by Tanlee
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Power of Kroll (my review)
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: The Power of Kroll (my review)

It's significant that when questioned over Kroll's actions in killing his tribe, Dugeen's excuses for Kroll's behaviour begin to sound more and more like that of a battered housewife. Presumably you mean Ranquin (John Alberini), not Dugeen (John Leeson). Ah yes, that Holmesian duo. Almost as insepa...
by Tanlee
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Power of Kroll (my review)
Replies: 7
Views: 508

The Power of Kroll (my review)

So here we reach segment five of the Key to Time quest, and the Season 16 story even aficionados of this period would consider this season’s weakest link. Which is doubly damning coming from the usually reliable pen of Robert Holmes. Perhaps it's the sad nature of the show's decline after the fallou...
by Tanlee
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Children's TV and Films
Topic: Thunderbirds Are Go!!
Replies: 184
Views: 6157

Re: Thunderbirds Are Go!!... Again...

Rushed, over-saturated and bland.

Maybe it'll get better but it didn't give me much reason to care.
by Tanlee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2921

Re: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?

bobmcpherson wrote:Whatever happened to the Movellans? I imagine the Daleks must have come back and gave em a whuppin.
According to Remembrance's novelization they did. The Special Weapons Dalek led the charge apparently.
by Tanlee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: The Pertwee Era
Topic: Malcolm Hulke (my overview)
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Malcolm Hulke (my overview)

I'd been preparing this review for a while and then realized with a few tweaks it could be perfect for the day. All the parts praising Hulke's work portfolio were sincere. Anyhow here's the original version of the rest, for comparison's sake....... Unfortunately it wasn’t the final word on Hulke’s w...
by Tanlee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2921

Re: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?

feline1 wrote:The scene where Tom Baker sneaks up on Davros but then a dalek sneaks in but then Tom throws his hat over its eye is great :)
For some reason I always laugh at Davros' "Not me, you fool!!!" when the Dalek fires his way.
by Tanlee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: The Pertwee Era
Topic: Malcolm Hulke (my overview)
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Malcolm Hulke (my overview)

April fool :D !
by Tanlee
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: The Pertwee Era
Topic: Malcolm Hulke (my overview)
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Malcolm Hulke (my overview)

I’ll focus here on The Silurians, The Sea Devils and Frontier in Space as a trilogy about the Doctor’s efforts to play peacemaker between man and reptile. Malcolm Hulke clearly loved the possibilities the show offered. To present concepts that turned our understood world on its head. Being keen on s...
by Tanlee
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2921

Re: Season 17 - are we getting silly yet?

I still say the novelization was much better.
by Tanlee
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Leisure Hive (my review)
Replies: 2
Views: 402

The Leisure Hive (my review)

And so my revisitation of the Williams era leads appropriately here. The Leisure Hive. A story that falls between two stools. It’s the first story JNT officially produced, but can also be seen as the last Williams story, at least in spirit. And for many Who historians it’s the point where the rating...
by Tanlee
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Androids of Tara (my review)
Replies: 12
Views: 549

The Androids of Tara (my review)

I’ve had a somewhat rose-tinted view on the Williams era stories as being masterpieces where every moment in a scene was either necessary to the plot, characters and themes, or guaranteed to entertain and amuse. And how in stark contrast the subsequent JNT era saw nearly every story be a plotless, j...
by Tanlee
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Stones of Blood (my review)
Replies: 1
Views: 252

The Stones of Blood (my review)

The Key to Time arc started on a strong, confident note with The Ribos Operation. But then The Pirate Planet seemed to mark a drastic loss of confidence for the show’s makers. Unfortunately this was a phase of the show where BBC higher ups were very much breathing down the showmakers’ necks. Graham ...
by Tanlee
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Pirate Planet (my review)
Replies: 1
Views: 256

The Pirate Planet (my review)

The Pirate Planet, the second serial in the Key to Time arc, marked Douglas Adams’ debut story for Doctor Who. A story that Neil Gaiman’s biography on Adams takes great pains to stress as being the weakest of Adams’ two televised Doctor Who efforts, whilst explaining the unfortunate circumstances as...
by Tanlee
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: The Tom Baker Era
Topic: The Ribos Operation (my review)
Replies: 0
Views: 195

The Ribos Operation (my review)

My recent Williams era reviews have been pretty ruthless and scathing, which is a significant turnaround for me since I once had such a soft spot for the era, and was wary of fans who felt the need to be mean spirited about the era. But ultimately it’s where the show’s standards started to slip quit...

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