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     Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 10:35 PM EST

    After a long wait, I finally watched this story again. I had originally seen it on WNJM back in the late eighties on some Saturday night, and only vaguely remembered it. Peter Butterworth steals the show, especially in Episode 2 The Meddling Monk which is without William Hartnell, as he was on vacation that week. The Battle of Hastings will never be the same, or will it?

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     Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 11:20 PM EST
    I always enjoyed the Monk I just wish he'd have come back more than the few times he did... maybe he survived the time war and he can show up in the new series. If any time lord survived it would be the monk Wink

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     Thursday, March 02 2006 @ 10:42 AM EST

    The only other appearance of the Monk was in that 12 part epic The Dalek Masterplan. It is unfortunate that only 3 episodes survive from that story. At least the complete soundtrack is available.

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     Thursday, March 02 2006 @ 01:52 PM EST
    And the reconstruction is floating around too which I recently watched. I loved how the Monk kept switching sides... that is why I think he could have survived the Time War... hard to pin that guy down Big Grin

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     Sunday, March 12 2006 @ 09:45 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  WarrenPeace] I always enjoyed the Monk I just wish he'd have come back more than the few times he did... maybe he survived the time war and he can show up in the new series. If any time lord survived it would be the monk ;)
    I think it's more likely to be The Master.

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     Sunday, March 12 2006 @ 02:00 PM EST
    I prefer the robot Master companion from Scream of the Shalka. I wish they'd pickk that idea up somewhere he was great Smile

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 02:27 PM EST
    According to BBC Shop, this story is due for a DVD release.

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 06:48 PM EST

    Are 2|entertain going to start releasing stories based on my viewing habits now?

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     Sunday, December 03 2006 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Its one I'd like to watch again but it's always a struggle for me.

    My taped version of "The Time Meddler," which I also recorded off Public TV in the late 80's, is nearly unwatchable. Almost all of my 1980's VHS recordings are damaged because unfortunately they had to be stored in a damp cellar for a time during the mid-90's.

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     Tuesday, December 05 2006 @ 07:48 PM EST
    Well I am pleased that this particular VHS tape is in pretty good shape compared to most of the others. I was able to re-watch "The Space Museum" and "The Time Meddler" for the first time in about 17 years. Those are the two on this tape. For some reason I put "The Chase" on another tape rather than between the two as it should be.

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     Tuesday, December 05 2006 @ 11:31 PM EST
    Oddly, the thing that attracts me the most about "Meddler" is not the titular character, but that it's the beginning of a new era. Everything about it feels fresh and different from the past couple of years. Vicki's got someone new to play with, and it's fun to see this oldest Doctor suddenly surrounded by no one much older than 25. Because Vicki took the TARDIS without a hell of a lot of fuss, this is the first real "what have I gotten myself into" story since "An Unearthly Child". And Steven has to deal with not just one TARDIS, but two. Watching this makes me kinda sad that he went on to a life as a children's TV presenter. Plus, there are significant periods of time where the Doctor is on his own, and that's quite a good change. He's forced to carry a lot of scenes, even in terms of physical action, and I think he pulls it off quite well.

    Definitely one of the gems of the Hartnell era. I'd even go so far as to say it's one of my top 20 (existing) classic episodes.

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