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Dr. Who cold turkey

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  1. pRot3us

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    Hope its ok starting another Dr Who thread :blush:

    Anyway, Saturday night I usually watch a movie and a have a few ales with a mate :beer: :smoke: , and Dr. Who has been a welcome pre-movie kick off to the evening.With the latest series ending, I need more :devil:

    For reference I grew up with watching the classic Tom Baker era, liked Peter Davidson as the doctor, Colin Baker was ok and wasn't too struck on Sly McCoy from what I remember.

    So can anyone recommend a decent Dr. Who series to buy on dvd?
    What are considered the best Dr Who series?
    I wouldn't mind a Tom Baker Dalek/Cybermen series :)
    Was Jon Pertwee any good? (I'd prefer one of the *newer* colour series to begin with,maybe delving back to first two doctors later)
     
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    ah, just noticed this in the other thread

    :smashin:

    any others?
     
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    I have 2 favorite storys that I can watch again and again from the older series.


    The Five Doctors.

    And remeberence of the Daleks..


    both are avalable from amazon.co.uk :smashin:
     

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    Also for your consideration.
     

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    Dave, Battlestar will be filing for divorce if you continue to flirt with Dr Who!! :D

    I'd agree with his choices though very good stories.

    Gary
     
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    Oh, very much so. The series was, in some ways, slightly more action-oriented back then. Jon Pertwee loved his gadgets and vehicles, and there are lots of hovercraft chases, fencing and slightly stylised unarmed combat scenes.

    Mr Troughton and Mr Hartnell were both very good, but (though it may be sacrilege to say so) some of the very earliest stories do seem a bit slow and creaky by modern standards (and many stories from that era no longer survive, of course).

    But you definitely should watch some Jon Pertwee. One very strange experience is to get used to watching Katy Manning as sweet girlie Jo Grant and then track down some pictures of her naked (a bizarrely guilty kind of pleasure). Also not to be missed is Roger Delgado as The Master ("You will obey me!") and all the regular guys at U.N.I.T. especially Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (who also features in several later stories).
     
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    i still have the mental scars from Dr Who in the early 70's -

    that plastic chaor that ate people :eek:
    empire of ther spiders(?) :eek: :eek:
    the one with a maggots :eek: :eek: :eek:

    i never got over those - still make my trousers go brown!!!


    Gary
     
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    cheers peeps :clap:

    I've gone and ordered Resurrection Of The Daleks

    I liked Peter Davidson as the Dr, and hell its got Daleks in it :D

    The Dr. Who dvd collections seems to be far from complete from what I can tell, couldn't find a Tom Baker Dalek/Cybermen one out :rolleyes:
     
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    some of my very favorite moments from the earlier series were in Remeberence of the daleks.


    The very first time that a dalek hovered up some stairs, (on screen), and the special weapons dalek blasting standards daleks in to tiny little pieces :eek:

    Great stuff.
     
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    Ok, below is a list of all the old series episodes that are currently avalable on DVD. I would imagin that due to the new series bringing in high viewing figures that more relases of the old series will be on the way.


    William Hartnell........
    Lost in Time
    Tantilising glimpses of partially lost episodes.

    The Dalek Invasion of Earth
    The Daleks invade Earth to drill to its core. In Bedford.

    The Aztecs
    Trapped in Mexico, the Doctor must reinvent the wheel.


    Patrick Trouton.........
    Lost in Time
    Tantilising glimpses of partially lost episodes.

    The Seeds of Death
    The Ice Warriors attack the Moon.

    The Tomb of the Cybermen
    An expedition visits the lost city of the Cybermen.


    Jon Pertwee...............
    The Green Death
    It's the one with the maggots.

    The Three Doctors
    Three incarnations of the Doctor must unite to defeat renegade Time Lord Omega.

    Carnival of Monsters
    The Doctor does the miniaturised monster mash.

    Spearhead from Space
    Animated shop window dummies stalk a terrorised London.




    Tom Baker...............
    Leisure Hive
    A holiday in hell for the Doctor and Romana.

    Pyramids of Mars
    Mingle with the mummies.

    The Talons of Weng-Chiang
    Why is an ancient Chinese god living under a music hall?

    The Androids of Tara
    The Doctor makes a king, Romana learns to ride a horse.

    The Armageddon Factor
    The Doctor visits the land of the Shadow.

    The Pirate Planet
    A killer queen, a space pirate and a robot parrot cause problems for the Doctor.

    The Power of Kroll
    A big squid holds the secret to the Key to Time.

    The Ribos Operation
    The Doctor starts on a quest for the Key to Time.

    The Stones of Blood
    Blood-sucking rocks roam the English countryside.

    The Ark in Space
    Humanity's final resting place becomes a larder for Wirrn.

    The Robots of Death
    A hunt for a crazed robot killer.



    Peter Davison................
    The Visitation
    Telereptil trouble in early modern England.

    Earthshock
    The Cybermen's plot to destroy a peace conference misses by millions of years.

    Resurrection of the Daleks
    Dalek duplicates terrorise London's docklands.

    The Caves of Androzani
    A dying Doctor and Peri are caught in a drugs war.

    The Five Doctors
    The twentieth anniversary special.


    Collin Baker.............
    The Two Doctors
    A Sontaran plot for mastery of Time leads two Doctors into a savage experiment.

    Vengeance on Varos
    The Varosian economy depends on mining and torture






    Ghost Light
    Murder, mayhem and a haunted mansion.

    Curse of Fenric
    1942: Vampires, an ancient curse, and a game of chess.

    Remembrance of the Daleks
    What are the Doctor and the Daleks hunting for in the swinging sixties?






    The TV Movie
    He's back, and it's about time
     
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    The Jon Pertwee episodes I would recommend although one or 2 fell flat although not too hard most where very well done and he did a lot of his own stunts and was probably the most physical Doctor of the lot and had a nice line in Venusians judo and gadgets he was sort of a dandy, James Bond of the Doctors.
    You do have to get the very first one of his The Spearhead from Space.
    And although I really liked this period and as said could nearly recommend them all of the better ones were Inferno, Terror of the Autons,(1st Master story) The Dæmons, Day of the Daleks, The Three Doctors, The Time Warrior.

    Of the Tom Baker (will not go in to a long list here but just the highlights) I enjoyed The Ark In Space, Pyramids Of Mars, The Seeds Of Doom (real goodie) and The Talons Of Weng-Chiang which has been often sited as the best ever Dr Who story.

    Of Peter Davidson my favorite was Earthshock and an other that was sited as a top Who story The Caves Of Androzani.

    Some of the earlier Dr Who were good although the sets effect were even creakier than the latter ones.
     
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    Always liked Robots of Death personally. I had no idea there were so few on DVD so far....going to have to start buying now I think. If anyone starts a BOGOF my credit card is toast ;)
     

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