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     Home »  The Peter Davison Era »  Time-Flight & Arc of Infinity
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     Saturday, May 05 2007 @ 09:02 PM EDT
    Nice to see these two stories are coming out later this year, at least in Europe, which means they'll be in the US a few months later.

    I happen to like Time Flight, although I know that is not the concensus of the majority.

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     Sunday, May 06 2007 @ 06:24 AM EDT
    I liked Time-flight too, hence the name!

    P.S. It is of course possible that this message is a trap. If it is I can deal with it. P.P.S. I'm leaving this note in case I can't!
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     Friday, July 27 2007 @ 07:17 PM EDT
    The R-1 version is coming in November. Looking forward to it.

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     Friday, July 27 2007 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    I'm a fan of both Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity. The Peter Davidson era is very close to being if not my favorite era in the shows run. The continuity was very tight, the show was going back to its roots with multiple companions and having male companions again, we finally got to see The Master back on a regular basis which had not been done in the show for quite some time, and Peter Davidson's portrayl of the Doctor was very unique now that we can look at him in respect to 9 other actors who have played the role. He played a Doctor that was not only vulnerable, but acted in a way where his kindness was believable and consistent, and watched how he became increasingly world weary until his breaking point in his penultimate story, Caves of Androzani. Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity seem like fairly odd choices when many other classics of his have not been released such as Black Orchid or Enlightenment, but with Earthshock available it creates a arc of running stories. I am also a huge fan of Nyssa and these are two of only very few stories where we get to see Nyssa have the spotlight for a decent amount of time. I am looking forward to purchasing these DVDs and for future releases of his era with the Tegan and Turlough stories. Bring on Warriors of the Deep!

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     Sunday, August 05 2007 @ 05:40 AM EDT
    I think Arc Of Infinity is going to be a treat.

    For the first time two actors who've played The Doctor will be together doing commentary!

    I wonder if they'll talk shop about playing The Doctor a little bit.

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     Monday, November 12 2007 @ 02:42 PM EST
    Yes, the commentary with Peter Davison and Colin Baker is rather amusing.

    It occured to me while I was watching Arc of Infinity again, that Councilor Hedin was kiled. He must have been on his 12th regeneration. Whay didn't he regenerate?

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     Tuesday, November 13 2007 @ 10:10 AM EST
    They are two of my fave Peter Davison stories, I like the way Tegan is left on earth in Time-Flight. It was kind of fitting, as she is/was an air hostess! Big Grin

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     Tuesday, November 13 2007 @ 02:57 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  JeffL] Yes, the commentary with Peter Davison and Colin Baker is rather amusing.

    It occured to me while I was watching Arc of Infinity again, that Councilor Hedin was kiled. He must have been on his 12th regeneration. Whay didn't he regenerate?

    If I remember correctly, stasers prevent time lords regenerating (if set to kill). The Doctor was originally stunned by a staser in this story.

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     Tuesday, November 13 2007 @ 10:38 PM EST
    I really like both. My intro to Doctor Who was "Robot", which of course was Tom Baker's first story. I then watched one full episode in film form every Sunday for quite some time before he regenerated into Davison.

    I guess I got a bit burned out on Baker, because to me Davison was a breath of fresh air, and he soon became my favorite Doctor, after watching right on through Davison, Baker and McCoy.

    Loved Timeflight. Of course I thought it was very heavy as it occurred right after Adric's death, and they discussed his death at the beginning of the episode, passing it off as if nothing had happened. Tegan, however, was irreparably damaged not only by his death, but by the Doctor and Nyssa's callous disregard. I thought it was one of the best companion moments, when Tegan saw that she was the only one who really cared about Adric.


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     Wednesday, November 14 2007 @ 04:58 AM EST
    [Quote  Bring on Warriors of the Deep!

    Your wish is about to come true. Its coming out on DVD in January.

    EDIT: Fixed QUOTE tag—Taras

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     Wednesday, November 14 2007 @ 05:27 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  JeffL] Nice to see these two stories are coming out later this year, at least in Europe, which means they'll be in the US a few months later.

    I happen to like Time Flight, although I know that is not the concensus of the majority.

    Was re-watching my old TimeFlight video (recorded from UK Gold in '94) last night - getting ready for this coming Sunday's Podshock on the 5th Doctor - and enjoying it as well.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, November 18 2007 @ 12:03 AM EST
    i just finished watching time-flight

    good stuff!

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Tuesday, April 22 2008 @ 08:57 AM EDT
    Davison's first season to me is his best, one for Adric but two for the ability to take chances. Castrovalva, Kinda, and even the trad stories like Visitation did things that just were different. Even the ones that don't hold up, Black Orchid, took a change of pace and route. And Davison himself was much more energetic and breathless. There were some that later were as good such as AWAKENING but for the most part, his plots were stale. Back in the 80s it was thought there was not one bad Davison story but that was when the world was watching and suffering through all the poor scripts that poor Colin Baker had been saddled with and the first few McCoy stories were among the worst the show ever endured. But anyway, TIMEFLIGHT, ARC OF INFINITY, and some of the worst Davison stories have something in them to enjoy...but for the most part they are just boring, stale, too serious, and limited in their scope and sometimes one just has to go WHAT? Arc suffereed from this by being set partlly on Gallifrey without any of the drama that should have or the scope. The suffering one had to endure through the Black Guardian appearances (and Turlought's too come to think of it) in MAWDRYN UNDEAD (awful awful story despite a neat time twist and the flashbacks with the Brig, it should have been Ian --then it would have made more sense) and TERMINUS(another great idea ruined really by poor sets, poor acting, poor script..) almost ruined ENLIGHTENMENT, one of Davison's best. I'm among one who liked most of WARRIORS OF THE DEEp and I don't mind the lighting in that story, some places need to have a well lit up set and this was one of them. I even like the Myrka, well I do. I don't like the kick box to it from Ingrid Pitt, almost ruined the whole thing for me. Alot of Davison's stories just don't make much sense and sometimes I found myself wondering WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT OR FOR? I'm not overly fond of CAVES either. Sure, the last two eps have lots of action but have you sat through parts one and two? They're really tedious. But what do I know? I liked THE TWIN DILEMMA!

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