The Gallifreyan Embassy
Home of the Doctor Who podcast DOCTOR WHO: PODSHOCK
Advertising | Donate | Feedback | New Website | Podshock | Shop | Forum | Media Gallery | Web Resources | Polls
 Gallifreyan Embassy 3.0  
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Face the Raven? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show 'Face the Raven' Review Scheduled
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Sleep No More? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show 2015 Mid-Series Review Scheduled
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 330 - The Magician's Apprentice and Witch's Familiar Reviewed
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Before the Flood? (5=Fantastic)

  •  Topics  
    Doctor Who News (188/0)
    DW: Podshock (201/0)
    DW Reviews (33/0)
    Torchwood (15/0)
    Sarah Jane Adven... (13/0)
    General News (29/0)
    Embassy News (19/0)
    Editorials (5/0)
    Alien Tech (2/0)

     Extra! Extra!  

    Become a Podshock Supporting Subscriber

    Draconian Mask
    Draconian Mask
    Browse Album

     User Functions  


    Lost your password?

     Support Podshock  

    This site and our podcast are free to use and listen to respectively. Though there are costs involved in maintaining and producing both. If you like, please make a donation to help offset these costs and to help ensure that we can continue to bring you both. Thank you so much.

    You can make a one time donation of any amount you like using the above "Donate" button. If you rather make an annual recurring donation of $25 (that is less than 50 cents a week), use the "Subscribe" button below.

    There are no upcoming events


     Ads by Google  

     Older Stories  
    Wednesday 06-May
  • In Russell/Moffat We Trust Shirts and More (1)

  • Tuesday 05-May
  • Join Us for Our Second Second Life Meet Up (3)

  • Friday 01-May
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 147 (0)

  • Wednesday 29-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 27th of April 2009 (0)

  • Saturday 25-Apr
  • Who Party 14 Toronto Doctor Who Convention (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 146 (1)

  • Thursday 23-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver and Hoo on Who for the Week of the 20 April 2009 (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 145 (4)

  • Wednesday 15-Apr
  • Three New Producers Announced (0)

  • Saturday 11-Apr
  • Planet Of The Dead Canadian air date confirmed (0)

  • Tuesday 07-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Recognized as Best Podcast (1)
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 5th of April 2009 (0)

  • Wednesday 01-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 144 (5)

  • Friday 20-Mar
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 143 (3)
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 3 (1)

  •  Notice  

    Doctor Who and the TARDIS are owned and trademarked by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Gallifreyan Embassy and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast are not connected to the BBC in any way. No infringement is intended.


     Home »  The Sylvester McCoy Era »  Curse of Fenric - recommendations?
    Prev Topic Next Next Topic Printable Version
    Curse of Fenric - recommendations? Views: 1371
     Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 05:14 PM EST
    I'm planning to watch Curse of Fenric soon and, since I've not seen it before, would like some recommendations on how best to approach it; i.e., the dvd has the regular episodic version plus a "tv movie" version available.

    Which one will make for a better first viewing?

    Any thoughts?


      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 06:19 PM EST


    If you have the time to watch it in one go, the extended version is enjoyable. But obviously, no cliffhangers... Frown This is my favorite story of season 26, and I enjoy watching it in both formats, even though I normally prefer the episodic format. I love Mike Ayers' soundtrack for this story, and it used to be a staple in my Discman in the mid-'90s. If you are watching it for the first time, the episodic format is what most people saw first, so you may want to go with that, and save the extended version for a second viewing, when you want to get a better grasp of what is going on. There is a lot in this story, but thankfully, it's not as cryptic (though it has cryptography and a crypt Smile ) as Ghostlight.


    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 09:11 PM EST
    The extended version has quite a few deleted scenes put back in and many scenes are arranged in correct order unlike the aired version which had to be changed around to fix problems resulting from the cut scenes. It is much better to watch even without cliffhangers.

    That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie, And With Strange Aeons Even Death May Die.
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Thursday, February 16 2006 @ 02:35 AM EST
    One of the advantages I found was that, with the two versions, I could watch the commentary on the original and watch the movie-version as well. And all without it feeling too repetitive. :-)

    - Tiggs

    Tiggs Panther - Learning the hard way that a working chameleon circuit is not useful in a crowded parking lot.
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Thursday, February 16 2006 @ 01:49 PM EST
    I just did that yesterday Razz

    That Is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie, And With Strange Aeons Even Death May Die.
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Thursday, February 16 2006 @ 04:52 PM EST
    Thanks for the great input! I think I'm going to try the movie then episodes w/commentary idea.

    As soon as I can get the time...

      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 08:48 AM EST
    For me the Directors cut version on the DVD is the best one it shows how the story was meant to be also cuts out a lot of the continuity errors.

    Dr Who is back baby Yeah !!!
      Profile    PM    Email   
     Friday, February 24 2006 @ 01:06 AM EST
    I say watch the extended one, and then read the book.

      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Saturday, March 11 2006 @ 05:43 PM EST
    I'd say plan to watch something else entirely and make better use of your time. But if you must, do the movie. It makes moderately more sense.

    "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
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Saturday, March 11 2006 @ 09:51 PM EST
    My PBS station in the '80's always showed all Doctor Who stories in the "movie" format. They got rid of the cliffhangers altogether. So that's the way I originally saw that story anyway. But when I bought the DVD, I watched it in the episode format.

      Profile    PM    Email   

    Topic Legend:
    Normal Topic Normal Topic
    Locked Topic Locked Topic
    Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
    New Post New Post
    Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
    Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
    Subscribe to this topic Subscribe to this topic
    You may not post messages
    Full HTML is allowed
    Words are censored