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The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:10 am

Shamelessly getting in on the act we are going to have a Great Mondas Rewatch every weekend at a reasonable time (so everyone, not just people in the UK) can join in.

The idea is that most of us will be confined to barracks and not interested in rewatching something like Vincent and the Doctor or indulging certain coplayersl

First up we have Image of the Fendahl chosen by our very own iank.

Times and exact dates to follow.

The idea is we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread.

Place nice, it’s for all of us to enjoy, even if someone is mad enough to say Sarah Jane was a crap companion, it’s just an opinion.

The idea is to enjoy, not have to moderate.

The stories will be Classic series only and chosen by a randomly selected member.

It could be a real episode, an animation (or partly animated), even a recon.

So get your thinking caps on and get ready to choose if your name comes up.
Stone the bleedin’ crows, Something Who goes Down Under!
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Thanks to donations from members I've been able to move Planet Mondas to a faster server. But I'm still working on further improvements. Ad Revenue covers the server fees, but not my time, so if you like you can buy me a coffee, which will help fuel me! Thanks in advance! Mat Sadler (matjkd)

Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby rapscallion » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:35 pm

Sounds cool, I'm up for that! :D I'm still working, but if the time is right I'll be joining in.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby professor_who » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Sounds good! will the details be here? where is here I clicked a link from missing episodes. Servo youre in melbourne too right??? So it will be at a decent time yay!
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby ant-mac » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:19 pm

Servorobot wrote:Shamelessly getting in on the act we are going to have a Great Mondas Rewatch every weekend at a reasonable time (so everyone, not just people in the UK) can join in.

The idea is that most of us will be confined to barracks and not interested in rewatching something like Vincent and the Doctor or indulging certain coplayersl

First up we have Image of the Fendahl chosen by our very own iank.

Times and exact dates to follow.

The idea is we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread.

Place nice, it’s for all of us to enjoy, even if someone is mad enough to say Sarah Jane was a crap companion, it’s just an opinion.

The idea is to enjoy, not have to moderate.

The stories will be Classic series only and chosen by a randomly selected member.

It could be a real episode, an animation (or partly animated), even a recon.

So get your thinking caps on and get ready to choose if your name comes up.

When you say "we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread", exactly what do you mean?

That we watch a copy of it during a certain period of time and then comment about it on a designated thread?

These days, I can't watch any of it without seeing in my mind's eyes everything they're done to ruin it all. I could only manage episode one of THE MACRA TERROR before I gave up... and I use to love 1960s DW.

However, I've still got my DVD collection, so I'm willing to give it another try.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:46 pm

ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:Shamelessly getting in on the act we are going to have a Great Mondas Rewatch every weekend at a reasonable time (so everyone, not just people in the UK) can join in.

The idea is that most of us will be confined to barracks and not interested in rewatching something like Vincent and the Doctor or indulging certain coplayersl

First up we have Image of the Fendahl chosen by our very own iank.

Times and exact dates to follow.

The idea is we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread.

Place nice, it’s for all of us to enjoy, even if someone is mad enough to say Sarah Jane was a crap companion, it’s just an opinion.

The idea is to enjoy, not have to moderate.

The stories will be Classic series only and chosen by a randomly selected member.

It could be a real episode, an animation (or partly animated), even a recon.

So get your thinking caps on and get ready to choose if your name comes up.

When you say "we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread", exactly what do you mean?

That we watch a copy of it during a certain period of time and then comment about it on a designated thread?

These days, I can't watch any of it without seeing in my mind's eyes everything they're done to ruin it all. I could only manage episode one of THE MACRA TERROR before I gave up... and I use to love 1960s DW.

However, I've still got my DVD collection, so I'm willing to give it another try.


The idea is that there will be a thread created (in the first instance for Image of the Fendahl) and at a designated time we all watch along and comment (should we so desire). It’s intended to be a celebration of Classic Who and what we all love about the programme, not reflecting on what it has become.

Emily Cook’s rewatches may be heavy on showrunners, but they’re all New Who related. Phil’s may be chock full of Who luminary, but it’s really about him. This was intended to be for us. Members choose the stories and we will all watch along together. Also at a time that suits most members, not just those in the UK.

Something enjoyable while we’re all cooped up.
Stone the bleedin’ crows, Something Who goes Down Under!
Fair dinkum it should be essential listening for all you flamin’ kids.
https://somethingwho.podbean.com/e/episode-8-down-under/
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby LizR » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:15 pm

Do you mean rewatch the whole thing in one go? I'm not sure I will be able to convince my other half (and 18 year old offspring) to watch 4 episodes of 70s Who in a row. (Or even one, but I'm prepared to try that.)
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby ant-mac » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:08 am

Servorobot wrote:
ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:Shamelessly getting in on the act we are going to have a Great Mondas Rewatch every weekend at a reasonable time (so everyone, not just people in the UK) can join in.

The idea is that most of us will be confined to barracks and not interested in rewatching something like Vincent and the Doctor or indulging certain coplayersl

First up we have Image of the Fendahl chosen by our very own iank.

Times and exact dates to follow.

The idea is we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread.

Place nice, it’s for all of us to enjoy, even if someone is mad enough to say Sarah Jane was a crap companion, it’s just an opinion.

The idea is to enjoy, not have to moderate.

The stories will be Classic series only and chosen by a randomly selected member.

It could be a real episode, an animation (or partly animated), even a recon.

So get your thinking caps on and get ready to choose if your name comes up.

When you say "we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread", exactly what do you mean?

That we watch a copy of it during a certain period of time and then comment about it on a designated thread?

These days, I can't watch any of it without seeing in my mind's eyes everything they're done to ruin it all. I could only manage episode one of THE MACRA TERROR before I gave up... and I use to love 1960s DW.

However, I've still got my DVD collection, so I'm willing to give it another try.


The idea is that there will be a thread created (in the first instance for Image of the Fendahl) and at a designated time we all watch along and comment (should we so desire). It’s intended to be a celebration of Classic Who and what we all love about the programme, not reflecting on what it has become.

Emily Cook’s rewatches may be heavy on showrunners, but they’re all New Who related. Phil’s may be chock full of Who luminary, but it’s really about him. This was intended to be for us. Members choose the stories and we will all watch along together. Also at a time that suits most members, not just those in the UK.

Something enjoyable while we’re all cooped up.

I've never heard of Emily Cook or the other person you mentioned, but I get the idea of what you're after. I was involved in something fairly similar on another website, although involving different TV series.

I'll do my best to comply, but as I watch TV in the sun room and have my computer in the lounge room, I expect I'll get my weekly exercise trying to type comments while I'm actually watching it. :lol:
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby iank » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:11 am

:lol: Same!
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby LizR » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:03 am

Hang on, are we supposed to type comments as we watch?!? :shock:
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby ant-mac » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:57 am

LizR wrote:Hang on, are we supposed to type comments as we watch?!? :shock:

I think that might be a little difficult and distracting.

Perhaps we could make a brief comment in between individual episodes?

Then get down to the serious business of discussions, debates and death threats afterwards... ;)
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Caligari71 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:24 am

I'm up for that. Always loved Image of the Fendahl, so happy to give it another viewing. Certainly an improvement on 'Rose' and the other 'Nu-Who' selections made so far.

When are we planning to watch?

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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:08 pm

I'm thinking of Saturday night 8pm UK time.

Does that suit most?
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 pm

LizR wrote:Hang on, are we supposed to type comments as we watch?!? :shock:


Isn't that what they're all doing now. Tweeting along while you watch?
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:11 pm

ant-mac wrote:
LizR wrote:Hang on, are we supposed to type comments as we watch?!? :shock:

I think that might be a little difficult and distracting.

Perhaps we could make a brief comment in between individual episodes?

Then get down to the serious business of discussions, debates and death threats afterwards... ;)


Whatever people feel comfortable with really.

It's entirely up to the individual.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby ant-mac » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm

Servorobot wrote:I'm thinking of Saturday night 8pm UK time.

Does that suit most?

What's that down under?

Around Sunday afternoon, 1600 or 1700 hours?
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:11 pm

ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:I'm thinking of Saturday night 8pm UK time.

Does that suit most?

What's that down under?

Around Sunday afternoon, 1600 or 1700 hours?


When the clocks get back to normal (whatever that is these days) it will be Sunday 5am Melbourne time.

I used to get up at this time to do podcasts, so I’m sort of used to it.

We could push it out to 9pm, but as most of the audience is in the UK it has to sort of be a reasonable time for them. Any earlier pushes us into the middle of the night. Unless those in the UK want to do it at lunchtime.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:28 pm

ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:
ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:Shamelessly getting in on the act we are going to have a Great Mondas Rewatch every weekend at a reasonable time (so everyone, not just people in the UK) can join in.

The idea is that most of us will be confined to barracks and not interested in rewatching something like Vincent and the Doctor or indulging certain coplayersl

First up we have Image of the Fendahl chosen by our very own iank.

Times and exact dates to follow.

The idea is we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread.

Place nice, it’s for all of us to enjoy, even if someone is mad enough to say Sarah Jane was a crap companion, it’s just an opinion.

The idea is to enjoy, not have to moderate.

The stories will be Classic series only and chosen by a randomly selected member.

It could be a real episode, an animation (or partly animated), even a recon.

So get your thinking caps on and get ready to choose if your name comes up.

When you say "we will watch together and comment in the specially created thread", exactly what do you mean?

That we watch a copy of it during a certain period of time and then comment about it on a designated thread?

These days, I can't watch any of it without seeing in my mind's eyes everything they're done to ruin it all. I could only manage episode one of THE MACRA TERROR before I gave up... and I use to love 1960s DW.

However, I've still got my DVD collection, so I'm willing to give it another try.


The idea is that there will be a thread created (in the first instance for Image of the Fendahl) and at a designated time we all watch along and comment (should we so desire). It’s intended to be a celebration of Classic Who and what we all love about the programme, not reflecting on what it has become.

Emily Cook’s rewatches may be heavy on showrunners, but they’re all New Who related. Phil’s may be chock full of Who luminary, but it’s really about him. This was intended to be for us. Members choose the stories and we will all watch along together. Also at a time that suits most members, not just those in the UK.

Something enjoyable while we’re all cooped up.

I've never heard of Emily Cook or the other person you mentioned, but I get the idea of what you're after. I was involved in something fairly similar on another website, although involving different TV series.

I'll do my best to comply, but as I watch TV in the sun room and have my computer in the lounge room, I expect I'll get my weekly exercise trying to type comments while I'm actually watching it. :lol:


Emily Cook is a writer for DWM, apart from that your guess is as good as mine.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby Servorobot » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:32 pm

We could just comment at the end of each episode as suggested or at the end if that’s easier.

Since I’ve shamelessly ripped off the concept I believe the intention is to comment along with the story.

I believe the FB Missing Episodes crew have been doing this sort of thing for years.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby ant-mac » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:43 pm

Servorobot wrote:
ant-mac wrote:
Servorobot wrote:I'm thinking of Saturday night 8pm UK time.

Does that suit most?

What's that down under?

Around Sunday afternoon, 1600 or 1700 hours?


When the clocks get back to normal (whatever that is these days) it will be Sunday 5am Melbourne time.

I used to get up at this time to do podcasts, so I’m sort of used to it.

We could push it out to 9pm, but as most of the audience is in the UK it has to sort of be a reasonable time for them. Any earlier pushes us into the middle of the night. Unless those in the UK want to do it at lunchtime.

Ah, so we're about 9 or 10 hours ahead of the Poms...

Depending upon the time zones involved.
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Re: The Great Mondas Rewatch

Postby iank » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:14 pm

Servorobot wrote:
LizR wrote:Hang on, are we supposed to type comments as we watch?!? :shock:


Isn't that what they're all doing now. Tweeting along while you watch?


Do we really think people here are in that generation? ;) :P :lol:
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