Ah, did you can catch the classic moment when the Black Dalek turns up on TARDIS-TV and bangs on about Dalek Plan #367 of the serial before inconveniently blowing up?
Yes, I came in at around that time. By which point Anya had apparently given up on trying to work out how many plans the Daleks were juggling at once - partly because even _they_ didn't seem to know.
It was around that point (where Stein does the self-destruct thing, because I remember here turning to me as I was getting my Blackberry and Nettle tea and asking "what?". There wasn't much I could do really other than shrug and say "Eric Saward").
Or listen to the radio - that's where I heard about it.
I only just found out about the sad passing of Verity Lambert, whilst visiting the Doctor Who website to read about the big news. How curious that she should pass away on Doctor Who's anniversary. Bittersweet irony.
I saw Paul's post and thought 'Well that's spoilt that then. But HURRAH!'. Then the story came through on the newsfeed and...it's a bit disappointing actually, considering what Mr Cannon's post made me think was actually happening. ;D
I was in the mood for some Cuddly Colin this evening so pulled out Revelation of the Daleks for a viewing. Hadn't watched it in ages. Still cracking stuff. The line: "I'm a past master at the double entry" still makes me laugh. As does almost every line Davros has. Terry Malloy's finest hour.
And yes, Colin is sidelined a bit, but it actually works in the context of the story and when he is on screen he's blinding. It's his best on-screen turn as the Doctor. Just watch him in the scene in Davros' lair near the end.
Last Edit: Nov 28, 2007 22:51:09 GMT by The Doctor
Mine's from the Sunmaker's - the Doctor and K9 in a tunnel. Followed by a Saturday morning showing of the Dalek Invasion of Earth Movie - specificly the bit where the shed goes up and the bit where tom's chased by the bomb. Scared me ****less as a four year old. I remember bits of Ribos, but all of Pirate Planet, Stones of Blood, Androids of Tara and Armageddon Factor. Then Destiny of the Daleks came along and the end of pt 1 scared me ****less again.
My earliest memory of Who, when I was 4, was of the Cybermen bursting out of their cocoons on the freighter in Earthshock.
Been on a bit of a Cuddly Colin kick of late. Re-watched Vengeance on Varos the other night. I still like it, but such a shame the leaden direction sucks the life out an imaginative script. The Mark of the Rani was this evening's viewing. You know, it isn't big or clever but it is fun to watch. Ainley's Master is at his most camp there. I really do think he's hearing the drums in that story...
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2007 22:16:54 GMT by The Doctor
So, I picked up "The Invasion" this weekend. It was inevitable - Cybermen appear in it, it has Troughton in it... yeah I was going to get this one at some point. I'm three episodes in and I have to admit that I am enjoying it immensely. Yes, the plot is really far too light, yes it would be better served as a four parter. I'm having too much fun to care. Tobias Vaughn is a superb character - and clearly the direct-line ancestor of Maavic Chen, his DNA will clearly breed true in the intervening centuries. His inept, and increasingly demented security chief, Packer is wonderfully entertaining as well.
Liking the Brigadier in this one too - reminds me how far he fell in terms of his intelligence during the Pertwee era. Here he is fairly cunning - "Hmmm, I can't investigate this. But the Doctor isn't part of U.N.I.T so he can blunder around, draw things into the open and then I can move in." He's great, and you can see the Mad Mitch in his rather casual relationship with the law and U.N.I.T's terms of reference.
Looking forward to the remaining episodes - shall keep them for later in the week to retain that episodic feel.
'The Invasion' is bonkers fun, despite many many flaws. I picked it up in a sale recently and look forward to re-watching it soon. I remember being especially entertained by Packer's deteriorating mental state. And Kevin Stoney as Vaughn is campness personified!
Zavvi AKA Virgin Megastores also have much cheap Who DVD goodness - the classic series stuff is a few quid cheaper than in the WH Smiths sale. Availed myself of Robot and The Invasion from it recently. Been on the prowl for a cheap set of Time-Flight/Arc of Infinity though no joy yet. Yes, I know they are terrible but I have a certain affetion for Arc of Infinity which over-rides my critical faculties. I know one day I will order it when pished.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2007 22:08:35 GMT by The Doctor