Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Terror of the Zygons

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by Grum » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:01 pm

jawafour wrote: Jawa are you ok?


Hypes hasn't caught a flight back to the UK has he? ;)

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by jawafour » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:01 am

Grum wrote:...Hypes hasn't caught a flight back to the UK has he? ;) ...

Thankfully I have yet to see an enraged Whovian stomping around the streets of south London :lol: .

Yeah, I hope to get back on the story-watching train soon, dude.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by Hyperion » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

Green Death ep4

Doctor Who plays dress up :lol:
Also Jo continues to be an utter klutz

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by The Watching Artist » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:38 pm

Hyperion wrote:Green Death ep4

Doctor Who plays dress up :lol:
Also Jo continues to be an utter klutz

So true :lol:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by The Watching Artist » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 pm

The Ark in Space facts-

This was the second 4th Doctor story and the very first for new producer Philip Hinchcliffe. Like the rest of season 12 these stories were initially commissioned and developed by the previous team. Although credited to Robert Holmes this is in fact a full rewrite of a story supplied by John Lucarotti who had previously written 3 William Hartnell stories. (Marco Polo, The Aztecs and The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve)
In episode 3 (about 7:40) there is a very abrupt cut. This is due to it being considered part of this scene would be too disturbing to children. In would have shown Noah asking Vira to kill him before he turns completely into a Wirrn.
The cliffhanger for part 2 is infamous for its dramatic reveal of...... bubblewrap! But its worth noting the at the time this packaging material was still relatively new and as such possibly not as obvious as it seems today.
Recent stories, Smile and The Beast Below feature colony ships leaving Earth behind. In The Beast Below it leaves just before solar flares hit the Earth. In Smile a character states he is a MedTech.
The Ark in Space is a favourite of both RTD and Stephen Moffat. It's RTD top Doctor Who story and Moffat considers it Tom Bakers best. Its easy spot it influence here to, with Moffat often using the "stolen voice" trick.
A young Ridley Scott worked at the BBC when this story was made. 4 years later he made a film about an alien in space which uses humans as a host. Go figure.
When discussing the 2014 Christmas Special, Last Christmas, was questioned about taking material from the alien films. He replied stating "They never asked Doctor Who to borrow the plot of the Ark in Space". Go figure.

The Wirrn would sadly never be seen again. Although they have returned in a few audio stories to good effect. They are high up on my list of hopes to see given a modern update.

This is cool-

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- The Ark in Space
by The Watching Artist » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:16 pm

Story 14-

Genesis of the Daleks


On the return trip to Nerva Beacon the Doctor arrives on a mysterious war torn planet unexpectedly.

Originally Broadcast- 8 March to 12 April 1975
Written by- Terry Nation

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Hyperion » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:38 pm

Oo Eck. 3 I've got to catch up on. Got 2 flights and long drives next week though so should be able to get through some

Finished the Green Death and loved it. Brainwashed human is getting a bit common though! Took the doctor far too long to realise the fungus could cure Welshy after knowing it could kill the worms. Glad Jo is going, she's ok but her dipshittery is getting annoying.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:05 pm

Any updates from people? Where are we and how have you found the recent stories?

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Hyperion » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:57 pm

Tried to watch Time Warriors on the flight but it wouldn't load. Will watch it tomorrow and Wednesday

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Frank » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:53 pm

Thinking about christmas shopping for my dad - He’s always raving about how much better the older Doctor Who episodes were, so I was gonna grab one of the reanimated versions. Is the new DVD/Bluray release of Shada the whole story? (I’ve been following the Doctor Who rewatch in this thread and it sounds like a lot of the older stories were split over loads of episodes, so I just want to make sure if I buy the Shada bluray I’m not going to ned anything else!)

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Frank wrote:Thinking about christmas shopping for my dad - He’s always raving about how much better the older Doctor Who episodes were, so I was gonna grab one of the reanimated versions. Is the new DVD/Bluray release of Shada the whole story? (I’ve been following the Doctor Who rewatch in this thread and it sounds like a lot of the older stories were split over loads of episodes, so I just want to make sure if I buy the Shada bluray I’m not going to ned anything else!)

Yeah its the whole* thing.

*as close to whole as something that was never finished can be.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Frank » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:35 pm

Thanks bbs :wub:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Dowbocop » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:39 pm

I'm gutted I haven't been doing this (I have nearly all the DVDs you've been watching!) but fatherhood has got in the way.

Having said that, I still yearn to watch more Old Who, and to bring my wife around to it after my misstep over Tomb of the Cybermen put her off it. Now it's come round, can everyone please write me a short, spoiler-free paragraph about just how good Genesis of the Daleks is so I can show my wife and she'll bloody well watch it?!

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Garth » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:47 am



OMG he did the outro! :lol:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:56 am

Frank wrote:Thanks bbs :wub:

Thats ok Franky
Dowbocop wrote:and to bring my wife around to it after my misstep over Tomb of the Cybermen put her off it

Bin her

You could still join in btw :wub:
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OMG he did the outro! :lol:

:lol:

How is Brother of Garth doing?

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:40 am

If you've ever fancied having Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctors face on a pillow CLICK HERE

;)

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Not one Genesis comment. :( Poor Dowbocop :(



SPOILER ALERT

The Doctor is going to regenerate! :shock: :o

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Garth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:06 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:Not one Genesis comment. :( Poor Dowbocop :(



SPOILER ALERT

The Doctor is going to regenerate! :shock: :o

Don't forget to subscribe to the official Doctor Who YouTube channel :o :toot:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by Garth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:07 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:How is Brother of Garth doing?

He's behind on the episodes (me too TBH!) as he's got exams on at the moment.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- Genesis of the Daleks
by The Watching Artist » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Garth wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:How is Brother of Garth doing?

He's behind on the episodes (me too TBH!) as he's got exams on at the moment.

Fair enough. Hope he's enjoying it. Where are you?

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