The Watching Artist wrote:Would you all like me to put week 3 on hold?
Sorry Matt it's been one of those weeks and then my pc was playing up but got it working now
Have just watched the first episode Enjoyed it, was a little slow paced but it was a good set up, had me intrigued and built atmosphere. I like that they all get along now and the Dr is a bit nicer. Still very serious but it's a nice change.
I liked the ending. Just starting episode two
I think even if we can delay until Monday to give people the weekend to catch up would be good. Will post more once I have watched them all.
Edit bloody PC crashed making a high pitched sound
> I never realised the Daleks were so vocal! > "Hold that and shut up, will you? Pay attention!" - the Doctor > The pace has quickened compared to the first storyline... and, crumbs, the ending makes me eager to watch episode 3 later
jawafour wrote:> I never realised the Daleks were so vocal!
Check out 14:25 of ep 2 for a "oh gooseberry fool I have to make a public announcement" Dalek. Its that or he is clearing his throat.
Episode 3 completed. Drama! The Daleks steaming across the Thames bridges of London! A Dalek's eye view by Westminster Palace... and Daleks by Nelson's Column .
There is a nice story that goes with this. They were under such time pressure to get the location filming done that the actors inside the Daleks couldn't get out and take apart/rebuild the prop. It would take too long so for some journeys across the city they basically traveled as Daleks between locations. The actors also had to get resourceful to deal with other needs....... They parked above grating and peed.
I've also got a feeling that I once read/heard that they didn't get permission to even film on location, possibly from the BBC but decided they had to do it.
I have. In truth I'm not a particular fan of this story. I appreciate the landmark scenes in it, like the reappearance of the Daleks and the Doctors farewell to Susan, however things annoy me about this. It's one episode too long and the idea of taking control of the planet through the core is preposterous twaddle. I always liked the idea of the Robomen but their execution is terrible. Look it should be known that I've loved Doctor Who since I was about 5 years old (1977) and the Daleks have always bored me except for a few story lines. In fact I prefer the film version of this story and that's only for the sheer brilliance of Bernard Cribbins and Peter Cushing (despite being a fake Doctor). 6/10 Damn! I do love Ian and Barbara though! Two of my favorite companions ever and I suspect this may be the last time we'll see them. I dunno how Matt will play it.