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  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Okay how do you embed a youtube clip?

    After grabbing the embed code, you should be able to embed it here using the "Filtered HTML" Input format (you can change input formats below the message text field. Though, I am not sure if I tested out embed codes in that input format, I may need to do some administrative stuff to enable this. 

    Actually, taking a quick peek right now at what is allowable in the Filtered HTML, I don't think it allows for embedding. I will need to work something out to enable it for more than just moderators, bloggers, and editors. Sorry.

    Cheers,
    Louis

     

  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Okay how do you embed a youtube clip?

  • Hoo On Who Episode 11 is online!   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Hi David,

    Thanks for posting your latest episode. Like the other podcasts posting their episodes here, I am going to ask that you keep it all to one thread. It will make it easier for listeners to find your latest if it's all in one place.

    Thanks. 

     

    Cheers,
    Louis

     

     

  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    EDIT: I fixed it - Louis

  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Here is the first episode of Demons series 2

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 19             - Zoe 15 (+1)         - Romana I 3         - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Jo Grant 19 (-2)   - Victoria 8   
    - Sarah Jane 22   Harry 19              - Jamie 24            Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    13. Tegan  
    14. Stephen           15. Ben                 16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Has it been renewed? Hope so. It's just fun entertainment which is what  I like but both what you said and what I said are just in our opinions. 

  • DEMONS season one   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Sorry Chase but this is the worse series we've produced for a while and i'm including Bonekickers in that!  It's so badly written, I think I could do a better job, in fact I know I can!  The series just jumped on the Buffy bandwagon but was 5 years too late and set in the wrong country.  I would much prefer to see a drunken Phil Glenister kick some demon arse, without the use of guns and a questionable American accent.

    In fact I suspect that the expense behind this series affected the decision to renew Primeval, which is a million miles better than Demons.

    Can't believe you like this and not Torchwood!

  • Russell T Davies In-Route to America; Torchwood Future Uncertain   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Hey, BBC!

    Over 6 million viewers spent a week riveted to this story. What's there to check?

    Taras

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 19 (+1)       - Zoe 14                - Romana I 3 (-2)   - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Jo Grant 21           - Victoria 8   
    - Sarah Jane 22       Harry 19          - Jamie 24              Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    13. Tegan  
    14. Stephen           15. Ben                 16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Why not give us a rundown of your top Hartnell stories, Dave?

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Just letting you guys know that these posts are being read.

    The Planet of the Giants was of of my favs.

    Cheers, daveac

     

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Quote from Chase: “The Doc and Vicki are getting along; Ian and Barbara seem to be having a romance of sorts and things just seem so...dangerous and yet relaxed all at once. It's like...well, like traveling in a time machine should be...”

    I really like this point which Chase makes as it sums up just how I felt about the Romans. What a splendid story. I have been so impressed by so many of the Hartnell stories up until now and had never seen the Romans. In fact, after looking at some of the mixed reviews (something I must learn not to do), I was preparing myself not to like it at all. How wrong I was. This has jumped right up there into my all time list of favourite stories.

    I really liked:

    ·         The beginning – jumping a month forward after the end of the previous episode and the TARDIS covered in vines and mysterious, looking much like one of the ancient ruins which Rome would one day become.

    ·         The fact that the crew have been there for a long period of time. More and more it is something which bugs me about later stories that the Doctor lands, has an adventure and buggers off again in the space of 24 hours or less. And yet if all of the Doctor’s stories are to be believed about the friends he has made throughout history and the skills which he has learnt then he must have spent some time staying put in a particular space and time. Don’t get me wrong, I know that narratively watching the crew have a nice time for 25 minutes may not make for the best viewing but to allude to this time or to imply that some time has passed before an adventure naturally occurs gives the stories more of a sense of realism. I think that’s what I liked about the beginning to School Reunion, for example.

    ·         The time travellers wearing the clothes of the time. Just a personal thing but I always like this.

    ·         The weave of humour and darkness worked really well for me and wasn’t at all jarring. In fact, I felt that the lighter moments highlighted the tension at other points in the story. When Barbara and Ian are enslaved there is a real sense of foreboding, as if this time their luck had finally run out.

    ·         The Doctor – he’s a new man without Susan – maybe not having somebody refer to him as Grandfather all the time has breathed new life into the old fella. Action hero, mischief maker and just like his tenth incarnation, actively seeking out and enjoying the adventures that he finds himself in. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Doctor chuckle so much.

    ·         Ian and Barbara at last seem to be displaying signs of the relationship which we have suspected (hoped) would happen between them. And about time. Loved the fridge jokes and the mock fights. Loved the scene where he steals a jug from the villa as a Roman souvenir.

    ·         Again a fine cast of supporting characters with strong motivations.

    ·         Just about everything! Except...

    What I didn’t really like:

    ·         In a word, Vicki. What was the point of her in this story? It really does seem that a third companion is just one too many for a four-part story. She spent the whole story playing the spare wheel, demonstrating no real personality and haing little to do with the main plot development. It’s a shame. I’m not saying that I don’t like the actress, it’s just that she is used badly in my opinion.

    But a resounding 10 out of 10. Again. Loved it! Go and buy it and watch it immediately!

     

     

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 18              - Zoe 14                - Romana I 5 (-2)   - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Jo Grant 21           - Victoria 8 
    - Sarah Jane 22       Harry 19          - Jamie 24 (+1)      Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    13. Tegan  
    14. Stephen           15. Ben                 16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • Tom Baker is back as the Doctor!!!!!   6 years 42 weeks ago

    When looked at critically (as opposed to fondly or emotionally), Tom Baker's readings of the recent-ish Target novels havent been as good as some others. Don't get me wrong, they're listenable enough - but many of the other books have been better read.

    I was slightly surprised at that because if anyone remembers his linking narratives for the very first Doctor Who BBC (Troughton) audio cassettes, he was excellent (and some of the subsequent narrators would've done no harm in listening to those).

    That said, he remains the top Doc and anything new that involves him will be a complete treat.

     

  • Website Troubleshooting   6 years 42 weeks ago

    It doesn't surprise me that certain thing are being cut off temporarily.

    Like a new baby - a new website will have 'teething problems'. We just have to work our way through them - and those of us who are not working on the problem, we must be patient while these problems are being worked out.

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 18              - Zoe 14               - Romana I 7          - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Jo Grant 21          
                             - Victoria 8            
    - Sarah Jane 22 (+1) Harry 19           
    -
    Jamie 23          Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    13. Tegan -1 (-2)  

    14. Stephen           15. Ben                 16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 18              - Zoe 14               - Romana I 7        - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Jo Grant 21 (+1)          
    - Tegan 1        
       - Victoria 8            
    - Sarah Jane 21     Harry 19           
    -
    Jamie 23          Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    14. Stephen 0 (-2)  15. Ben                 16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   6 years 42 weeks ago

    I viewed Marco Polo via the Loose Canon reconstruction, which I would say is the best reconstruction I have seen to date. They noted that this story had many more production photos available than any other story, this may be why it worked so well.

    I have found the LC reconstructions vary greatly on a story to story basis. The have variously used re-enactments (Galaxy 4), CGI (one of the dalek stories) in addition to the stills and telesnaps. Reproduction quality has varied also (the smugglers was unwatchable) but this is to do with the VCR reproduction rather than the quality of the original reconstruction. On the whole I have preferred the Loose Canon recons to the others I have seen (Butterfly effect and Elphane).

    For those stories available as photonovels on the BBC website, listening to the audiobook version whilst manually flicking through the photonovel has been satisfying too, although there is a tendancy to spoil surprises by advancing the pictures before the audio has progressed far enough. None the less the photosnap picture quality ofn the BBC website typically exceed the reproduction quality of the same images used in the video reconstructions.

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago

    - Ian 18 (+1)      - Zoe 14               - Romana I 7        - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
          - The Brigadier 23  
    - Stephen 2          Jo Grant 20          
    - Tegan 1        
       - Victoria 8            
    - Sarah Jane 21     Harry 19           
    -
    Jamie 23          Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    15. Ben -1 (-2)       16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • From the Beginning: The First Doctor   6 years 42 weeks ago

    Great concise summary.  I'd never thought of the Ian / Barbara effect before, but you certainly have a great point as to why the series slacked abit after their departure and why Stephen and poor Dodo never seemed to measure up.  What manner of media did you use for your evalulation of Marco Polo (just curious).

    I'll try to follow this thread a little more closely for these nuggets.

  • [SPOILERS!] Epi 5 'Day Five'   6 years 42 weeks ago

    ...but he loves Adric.  Go figure.

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   6 years 42 weeks ago


    - Ian 17 (+1)      - Zoe 14             - Romana I 7        
    - Barbara 10 
    - Donna 16   
         - The Brigadier 23                            
    - Stephen 2 (-2)
    - Jo Grant 20      - Tegan 1       
        - Victoria 8            
    - Sarah Jane 21  
    - Ben 1              Harry 19           - Jamie 23             Leela 18  
    __________________________________________________________________________

    16. Vicki                 17: Polly
    18. Liz                   19. Nyssa               20. Captain Jack     21. K9 
    22. Rose                23. Peri                  24. Ace                 25. Martha
    26. Turlough           27. Romana II        
    28. Mickey            29: Adric
    30. Susan               
    31: Grace               32: Dodo              33: Mel

  • ENLIGHTENMENT   6 years 42 weeks ago

    4

     

    All throughout this story, we've seen hints that Tegan is sort of in love with the Doctor, tantilizing bits of character stuff and in the past we've only really seen a sort of animosity between them. For his part, the Doctor seems unaware of Tegan as a female or as an attractive female. When she first comes out with her dress on, he just harumphs in a Hartnell esque way. Interesting. At the same time, Mariner says he's not in love with Tegan but really he is, he wants life, maybe just as she has but she seems to complete him. For her part, she's really not interested. It would be interesting to see a sequel of sorts if Mariner ever got to return to our realm and went after her. At the same time, if the Eternals had so much power, this ep starts to fall apart but it's still enjoyable. How did Turlough and the Doctor overpower Wrack and her First Mate? If they fall overboard, I guess they have to follow their own rules and go home but how could they lose anyway? Why did the Black Guardian fire up when hit by the Enlightenment (light destroys dark but he's not destroyed)? The whole thing is a bit strange and surreal, even more so than the other eps but not a let down as some places report in their opinion that it was. Turlough tries, at the start to betray the Doctor and does so a few times or at least once, but then turns against Wrack and the Black Guardian. Another good story and a successful end to the triology, all three stories to it soon to be out on DVD as one.

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