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     Home »  The Sylvester McCoy Era »  Rememberence of the Daleks
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     Tuesday, January 17 2006 @ 07:54 PM EST

    I also like how the seventh Doctor was developed in the Virgin New Adventures novels.

    The McCoy Big Finish audios are a mixed bag, as some are good, others not so good. On some McCoy nails the character, and on others it almost seems like going through the motions. Then again, McCoy is a very visual actor, his facial expressions and mannerisms being very important to his overall performance, and it is very difficult to translate these subtle cues to vocal cues.

    Haven't read much of the BBC PDAs (Previous Doctor Adventures), except for Hollow Men which I liked a lot. It seems that the seventh Doctor had to clean up a lot of the loose ends left by his prior selves.


    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Saturday, February 11 2006 @ 05:11 PM EST
    Well, I've finally watched this episode and quite enjoyed it. This was my first exposure to McCoy and I liked him. I'm eager to see more.

    One of the things that, I think, benefitted my first viewing was all that i've heard and read over the years about his "darker" portrayal and the Cartmel masterplan and such. So, since I remain untainted by the apparent slapsticky-ness of his first season, I was able to approach the story with the idea in mind that he was a manipulative Doctor and his brief forays into goofiness (rice pudding, etc.) were a nice diversion for me.

    So, next I plan to see Curse of Fenric, and so on to my next post...
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     Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 08:50 AM EST
    One of the best ever mCcoy stories full stop

    Dr Who is back baby Yeah !!!
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     Saturday, March 11 2006 @ 10:14 PM EST
    Yes, Rememberance isn't bad. I have the DVD and I taped it off my PBS station back in '88 or so. I like "Silver Nemesis" a bit better mainly because I like the Cybermen better than the Daleks.

    Someone said they didn't like Paradise Towers. It's tolerable. The one I can't stand is The Happiness Patrol. That's such a Gawd-awful story with a predictable script, a horrible monster (The Candyman) and worn out moral (There's no harm in being who we quaint). Delta and the Bannermen has a certain positive energy about it with all that upbeat background music and some great bad guys. That makes it interesting but the biker-alien princess love affair brought the whole thing down I thought. But it wasn't bad otherwise.

    The thing about the entire McCoy era, and Delta and the Bannermen is a fair that there are often many unneccessary characters in the stories. The ongoing secondary story with the two US CIA agents seemed to be totally unneccesary.

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     Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 08:27 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  JeffL] The one I can't stand is The Happiness Patrol. That's such a Gawd-awful story with a predictable script, a horrible monster (The Candyman) and worn out moral (There's no harm in being who we quaint).

    I thought the "moral" was that trying to micromanage the people around you is going to backfire. I've had to deal with an awful lot of people like Helen A in my life, and I universally cannot get along with them, always ends in mutual hatred (mostly because I resent being manipulated). I don't think it's a "be yourself" thing at all really. It's a "don't be a controlling fascist bastard" thing.

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