Chase had posted in the previous forums his ratings of Tom Baker's episodes. I find it to be very useful and insightful. So much in fact that I wanted to carry it on over to the new forums for further discussion.
I myself am still catching up on classic who and may have seen some of these only once or remember bits and pieces of episodes. Well, here are my ratings:
The City of Death - 9/10 This was the first full Tom Baker episode I've watch in my adult years. It was a great episode to rekindle my fondness for the doctor and it exemplified why the series was so fun. Tom's wittiness and humor really shine in this one.
The Armageddon Factor - 6/10
The Pirate Planet - 6/10
The Stones of Blood - 7/10
I review 'An Unearthly Child'. PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical difficulties while changing my RSS feed provider, you will need to resubscribe to the podcast on the NEW FEED.
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I tempted to say that this is the first truly GREAT Davison story, however I'm most partial to his first season and now that I've reassessed them, SNAKEDANCE, MAWDYRN, and a few others. This ep is particularly good, awesome in fact. Turlough gets more than a moment or two (in TERMINUS he made Tegan laugh at something he said and in this he laughs at something the Doctor says). Here, he's quite personalbe, likable, and gets sought after by a crewman in the old older man chases Adric routine. It all works so well. Janet Fielding is awesome in this,
Davison is in top form, we get a "Brave heart Tegan" during dinner. Yes, they eat. And her answer is, "It's not my heart I'm worried about." He looks one way in a hall and goes the other way, something his Doctor has been doing for some time but here, it's just...better. His hair is very long in this story, possibly the longest it's ever been, giving him an almost Hartnell look.
Please, please take a few minutes to read it and pass it on. It outlines his thoughts and feelings regarding the feedback of CoE, from the fanbase.
UK News is reporting Russell T Davies is leaving for America. The article is proclaiming uncertainty over the Doctor Who spin-off shows he had spearheaded with his relocating to Hollywood, CA. Russell T Davies says in the article:
"I haven’t planned anything, all my furniture is now there and I’m just going to start writing."
"It will take years to get anything made out there. It’s going to be difficult, so new and so brilliant. I will learn from people and bring it back here one day. It’s a big adventure and a lot of fun."
Children of Earth should definitely be covered for the next HHG to British Sci-Fi!. ;)
This Week In Doctor Who
July 11, 2009 - Vol 12, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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