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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:13 PM EDT
    Okay, let's try a cross-concept, cross-media comparison. In other words, let's ask a totally unfair question:

    "The Chimes of Midnight"
    or
    "Blink"

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:26 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]
    [Quote  by:  LockeRomero] Leela or Ace
    Leela. Ace is the whiny, poorly-written, disasterously-acted, improperly-conceived shadow of Leela. And she's part of the team that killed the program. Seriously. Ace is the worst companion in the history of the program.

    I wouldn't say that, there were far worse companions, like the one before Ace, the far more whinny and obnoxious Mel.

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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:37 PM EDT
    First off, I just have to say how sad I am that poor Darth seems to be reluctant to express his opinion (I'd insert a winky emoticon thingy here, if I liked winking or emoticons).

    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Okay, let's try a cross-concept, cross-media comparison. In other words, let's ask a totally unfair question:

    "The Chimes of Midnight"
    or
    "Blink"


    Now, as to this choice. Well, as much as I enjoyed Chimes at Midnight, I've enjoyed some of 8's other adventures just as much.

    So Blink it is. It's astoundingly clever, got a smashing set of supporting characters who you actually care about and manages to make the Doctor an integral part of the whole thing without actually having the Doctor as the main focus of the adventure. And those angels are the creepiest damned things -- and so well done, I never dreamed they were people in costumes until I read about that here!

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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:39 PM EDT
    To sort of continue with Darth's theme...

    Jubilee or Dalek?

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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:47 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  That Neil Guy] To sort of continue with Darth's theme...

    Jubilee or Dalek?
    "Dalek", for the fact that it's definitional to the characters of both the Ninth Doctor and Rose. It was neatly woven into the fabric of two series of the television program, such that you can't really understand why the Ninth Doctor had to regenerate or Rose had to be separated from the Doctor unless you've seen "Dalek". "Jubilee" is a great idea, to be sure, but once it's over, it's not like its events really reverberate through the Sixth Doctor/Evelyn stories.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 06:49 PM EDT
    Continuing on with this BF/BBC madness:

    "The Marian Conspiracy"
    or
    "The Fires of Pompeii"

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    Fires of Pompeii, for the simple reason I know nothing of Marian Conspiracy. The only Big Finish audios I've hear from beginning to end was the first BBC7 season with Doctor 8 and Lucie.

    -cs™

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     Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    Spare Parts or Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel?

    -cs™

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     Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 12:53 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Smitty] Fires of Pompeii, for the simple reason I know nothing of Marian Conspiracy. The only Big Finish audios I've hear from beginning to end was the first BBC7 season with Doctor 8 and Lucie.

    -cs™
    Oh, you should definitely treat yourself. One of the very best, especially if you like historicals. Maybe my favorite historical in any medium. Plus it's Evelyn's first adventure.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 12:59 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Smitty] Spare Parts or Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel?

    -cs™
    Oh, "Spare Parts" without question. Definitely the best thing Marc Platt's one and only contribution to the Doctor Who mythos that was worth a damn. Aside from being the best Cyber story ever told, it's the second-best use of Nyssa and the Fifth Doctor (next to "Circular Time"). To say "Rise of the Cybermen" is based on "Spare Parts" is quite literally to say that humans are "based on" chimps. RTD should have simply ordered a full-on adaptation of this work — even if it had used alternative universe Cybermen. Instead we got a bastardization of the story's best elements.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 01:04 AM EDT
    Solely based upon the first full contact with each, which would you have said would have been the more interesting spin-off organization?

    Space Security Service (Mission to the Unknown/Daleks' Master Plan)
    or
    Torchwood (Army of Ghosts/Doomsday)

    [And before you cry "foul", do remember that the SSS was spun off into print in the last of the 1960s Dalek annuals, and was the subject of a serious attempt to go to series.]

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 11:15 AM EDT
    Gonna go with Torchwood because:
    a) they ARE learning from their past mistakes with this programme and getting better
    b) Maybe it's just me but is the other groups name a little too similar to a Nazi paramilitary organisation?

    Back to big finish then:

    Erinem or Hex?

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     Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 07:58 PM EDT

    Tough one: Erimem breaks limbs, while Hex sets them... I'll go with Erimem, she seems tougher and is born to rule!


    King Ycarnos or Sabalom Glitz?

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Friday, May 16 2008 @ 03:20 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Idiom] Gonna go with Torchwood because:
    a) they ARE learning from their past mistakes with this programme and getting better
    b) Maybe it's just me but is the other groups name a little too similar to a Nazi paramilitary organisation?
    I'm going to throw a yellow flag here. The question asked to compare only the FIRST appearance of Torchwood (that is, Torchwood 1) to the SSS. Not talking about the program Torchwood.

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    Tough one: Erimem breaks limbs, while Hex sets them... I'll go with Erimem, she seems tougher and is born to rule!


    King Ycarnos or Sabalom Glitz?
    Wow, this is extraordinarily tough. My first instinct is to say "neither", but that's hardly fair. The question amounts to, "Which brand of manure do I prefer? Brian Blessed hardly at the top of his form vs. a slithering slug copycat of the Collector in 'The Sunmakers'?" Eh, I guess Ycarnos just because he finally, if completely implausibly, got Peri out of the TARDIS.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Friday, May 16 2008 @ 03:33 AM EDT
    Which was the better British time-travel program in 1970? Doctor Who (season 7) or Timeslip?

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