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by WildcatMatt
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: What's with all the McCoy hatred?
Replies: 74
Views: 4447

Re: What's with all the McCoy hatred?

The McCoy Era seemed to just to just destroy everything that had gone before. But it didn't really have a way forward. They blew up Skaro, blew up the Cyberman fleet, and the Brigadier was supposed to die in Battlefield originally as well. The show didn't seem to have a way forward in 1966 or 1969,...
by WildcatMatt
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: What's with all the McCoy hatred?
Replies: 74
Views: 4447

Re: What's with all the McCoy hatred?

I think the McCoy mostly hatred stems from the fact that his first season was easily one of the worst in the show's entire history, with his debut story "Time and the Rani" being particularly abysmal. Also from the fact that McCoy tried to play a "comedic" Doctor in his first season (again, in "Tim...
by WildcatMatt
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: The Hartnell Era
Topic: Hurndall or Bradley: Who's the Best Who?
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: Hurndall or Bradley: Who's the Best Who?

"I used to want Susan to return and answer the question of whether really was the granddaughter and if she was a Time Lady. But it's way too late. I would look on such an idea now with utter dread. There was a period where I liked the idea of the Doctor running into more of his old companions. Ther...
by WildcatMatt
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: The Hartnell Era
Topic: Hurndall or Bradley: Who's the Best Who?
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: Hurndall or Bradley: Who's the Best Who?

I find it hard to choose, because I think both the framing and their approaches to the role are different, and they wind up converging and diverging in different ways. Hurndall's performance is very much about trying to look and sound like the First Doctor as he was popularly understood in 1983. The...
by WildcatMatt
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: Seventh Doctor's Outfit
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Seventh Doctor's Outfit

One of JNT's great failings was his introduction of 'costumes' for the Doctor and, to begin with, the companions too. Prior to his tenure each Doctor always wore a particular style of clothes but there were always variations, sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle, but always variations. I get the ide...
by WildcatMatt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: CLASSIC SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: JNT: Which Was His Best Season?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: JNT: Which Was His Best Season?

Season 18 was, hands down, the best season with JN-T as producer. The season is both ambitious and audacious with all its changes and doing things like the E-Space mini-arc. You get dazzling stories like Warrior's Gate and Logopolis, and triumphs of style like Keeper of Traken. Even the bad stories ...
by WildcatMatt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: CLASSIC SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: THE MEDDLING MONK/WAR CHIEF: Are They Actually The Master?
Replies: 34
Views: 1478

Re: THE MEDDLING MONK/WAR CHIEF: Are They Actually The Master?

Actually, the Master's desire to take over Earth is equally strange (as is the War Chief's usage of armies from Earth, come to think of it) unless they all have some special interest in this particular little planet. From the scene with the Time Lord in Terror of the Autons, I always drew the impre...
by WildcatMatt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: CLASSIC SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: THE MEDDLING MONK/WAR CHIEF: Are They Actually The Master?
Replies: 34
Views: 1478

Re: THE MEDDLING MONK/WAR CHIEF: Are They Actually The Master?

I find myself willing to believe that the War Chief is an earlier incarnation of The Master. The personality and interaction are far more similar, the leveraging of another civilization to do his bidding, and the leveraging of technology to make it happen. There's also the angle of him using his exp...
by WildcatMatt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: CLASSIC SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: What Made You Fall in Love With Classic DOCTOR WHO?
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: What Made You Fall in Love With Classic DOCTOR WHO?

I was a big Star Trek nerd as a tween/teen. I had never heard of Doctor Who, although as an American in 1990 that wouldn't have made me particularly unique. I also had a Commodore 64 with a modem, and spent a fair amount of time exploring the BBS scene in the Chicago suburbs. I stumbled onto a BBS c...
by WildcatMatt
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: CLASSIC SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: Last Who You Watched
Replies: 762
Views: 33691

Re: Last Who You Watched

Power of Kroll on Saturday as part of a tweet along I think the last Who I watched start to finish was Logopolis last year in preparation for the final Grumpcast. I've watched some installments of Danger Man while folding laundry though. Being a parent of two kids under 7 during lockdown is a pain ...
by WildcatMatt
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: The Troughton Era
Topic: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?
Replies: 39
Views: 2604

Re: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?

Sid Rat wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:49 pm
And the giant Sontarans WildcatMatt, don't forget the giant Sontarans. :roll:

(Not to mention all the continuity issues it throws up.)
That cements it.

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by WildcatMatt
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: The Troughton Era
Topic: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?
Replies: 39
Views: 2604

Re: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?

jtiner wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:23 am
First of all, not only are the dominators the masters of the ten galaxies, they're fashion trendsetters.
Would you be satisfied with just a part of a galaxy?

If you haven't seen it, the review at Androzani is a good read.

Pity the end result involved pissing off Haisman and Lincoln though.
by WildcatMatt
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: The Troughton Era
Topic: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?
Replies: 39
Views: 2604

Re: Which is the worst Patrick Troughton story?

I don't get all the Haterade for the Dominators. It's not the show's finest hour by any stretch, but there are several scenes where Pat and Frazer in particular are clearly having fun with what they're doing and that counts for a lot in my book. My knee-jerk reaction though is for Space Pirates. The...
by WildcatMatt
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: The Colin Baker Era
Topic: COLIN & POLLS: Is He Right to Dislike Them?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: COLIN & POLLS: Is He Right to Dislike Them?

Given the circumstances surrounding the Sixth Doctor, yes, I can see why Colin would want to avoid polls. The case can be made that he was screwed more than any other classic Doctor and that any polling is not going to be representative of what his body of work should have been. You have the costume...
by WildcatMatt
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Children's TV and Films
Topic: The Come-uppance of Captain Katt (1986)
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: The Come-uppance of Captain Katt (1986)

Dramarama: Series 4: Show 1: The Come-uppance of Captain Katt This is amazing. Not in the win-a-BAFTA-award sense, but in the sheer effort of pouring so much vitriol into a script and the audacity of finding a venue to actually produce it. Like Robert Holmes and the tax man leading to "The Sun Make...
by WildcatMatt
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: The Colin Baker Era
Topic: THE SAWARD-JNT SPLIT: Who Was More to Blame?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: THE SAWARD-JNT SPLIT: Who Was More to Blame?

I do wish Saward had found a way of bouncing back from it all creatively. Grimwade seemed to have vented it all in that play "THE COMEUPPANCE OF CAPTAIN KATT". If only Saward had been able to get it all out of his system while remaining creative. Never underestimate the therapy of finding the venue...
by WildcatMatt
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: The Colin Baker Era
Topic: THE SAWARD-JNT SPLIT: Who Was More to Blame?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: THE SAWARD-JNT SPLIT: Who Was More to Blame?

I feel like there's plenty of blame to go around and I also think the issues are fundamental and far-reaching. Let's explore it a little. In the prep and discussion for participating in the final Grumpcast, I became utterly convinced that John Nathan-Turner was a very insecure person and I feel like...
by WildcatMatt
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: Seventh Doctor's Outfit
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Seventh Doctor's Outfit

The centre image is the Doctor's get up for the Virgin New Adventures novel series. I'm not too keen on it myself. https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpre00.deviantart.net%2Fb781%2Fth%2Fpre%2Ff%2F2009%2F231%2F8%2F3%2Fsylvester_mccoy_by_paulhanley.jpg&f=1&nofb=1 That's... awf...
by WildcatMatt
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR: Was Sylvester the Right Choice?
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR: Was Sylvester the Right Choice?

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KTJWhtuRLac/TGevmtKvyyI/AAAAAAAALI0/zHEeeX3D-Dw/s1600/mccoy7.png Did the best man get the part? Apart from Chris Jury's work in Greatest Show I'm not really familiar with any of the others so I can't really compare them. That being said, I do think McCoy was a decent choi...
by WildcatMatt
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: Seventh Doctor's Outfit
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Seventh Doctor's Outfit

I think I liked it more when he changed the jacket to a brown one. I agree. It signalled the darker tone to his Doctor. https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F6%2F2013%2F08%2Fdoctor-who-07.jpg The brown jacket makes him less ...

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