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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by Grum » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:14 pm

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 :toot:

Have just watched the first episode :toot: 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 :cry:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by Kanbei » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Only managed to watch 2 this week so far, hoping to get some more done at the weekend.

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by Hyperion » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:53 pm

Yeah, I haven't started it yet but hope to in the next couple of days

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by The Watching Artist » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:14 am

Hmmmmmm. Ok I'll delay it then. Let the late joiners catch up as well. I did think about allowing two weeks for 6 parters.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:09 am

The Watching Artist wrote:Hmmmmmm. Ok I'll delay it then. Let the late joiners catch up as well...

I'm underway with The Dalek Invasion of Earth :toot: .Episode 1 completed... initial thoughts:

> I like the setting being on Earth
> The Doctor is a wee bit more likeable than in the first storyline
> That cliffhanger when the new enemy arrives out of the water :lol: :toot:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:38 am

...and Episode 2 seen:

> I never realised the Daleks were so vocal!
> "Hold that and shut up, will you? Pay attention!" - the Doctor :wub: :lol:
> The pace has quickened compared to the first storyline... and, crumbs, the ending makes me eager to watch episode 3 later

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by The Watching Artist » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:27 am

Jawa up early for Who!

jawafour wrote:> That cliffhanger when the new enemy arrives out of the water :lol: :toot:

This is a legendary one. First time anything had ever come back.
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.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:36 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:
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.

:lol: .

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 :o .

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by The Watching Artist » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:38 pm

jawafour wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:
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.

:lol: .

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 :o .

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....... :shifty: 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.

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by jawafour » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:36 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:There is a nice story that goes with this...

I quite like the idea of off-duty Daleks traveling across the capital :lol: .

I won't get to see any more episodes today but I plan to pick up the baton tomorrow.

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by jawafour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:24 am

Episode 4 downed. Possibly for the first time, Ian's tie has become slightly ruffled - a disgraceful drop in sartorial standards!

What is that little symbol that appears on some of the buildings and signs in these episodes? It's five white-coloured characters.... presumably it is a Dalek sign?

Classic moment when Barbara drives through the line of Daleks... "I rather enjoyed it!" :lol: .

And then... the Slither arrives at the end. My word! :lol: . It's probably fair to say that the effects had a very limited budget :lol: :wub: .

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by jawafour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:02 pm

Episode 5 consumed... and Susan kissed David! My God... the depravity! The pace is hotting up, with the Daleks "tampering with the forces of creation".

And - boom! - the leading Black Dalek is mentioned before Ian finds himself inside an explosive device. It sets things up nicely for the final episode!

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by The Watching Artist » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:15 pm

jawafour wrote:Episode 4 downed.
What is that little symbol that appears on some of the buildings and signs in these episodes? It's five white-coloured characters.... presumably it is a Dalek sign?

Yep.
jawafour wrote:And then... the Slither arrives at the end. My word! :lol: . It's probably fair to say that the effects budget had a very limited budget :lol: :wub: .

ftfy

Babs is the true hero of the show. :wub:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Episode 6 watched and that's the storyline completed :) .

"Don't call me Doc!"... and then Barbara impersonating a Dalek :lol: .

When the people turned against the Daleks, in one shot you almost saw inside one of them. I guess that aspect won't take place for quite a while yet?

I wasn't expecting the storyline to end as it did :o . Will that be the last that Susan sees of the Doctor?

I enjoyed that series - thanks for organising it, Matt!

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 pm

So... have any other Who Club members been able to watch any of the new storyline yet?

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by Ord » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:22 pm

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. :lol: 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.
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by The Watching Artist » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm

So much wrong with that post I might ask for you to be banned! From the thread. For an hour.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by Grum » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:55 pm

Watched it all now. I really enjoyed it this week :D It was fun to return to London and see how much the companions and the Doctor have developed.

I really like Barbara and Ian.

Barbara was badass. It was great when she mowed them down :toot: She had so many great bits in the episodes.

Ian fixing his tie in the last part made me laugh. Got to be presentable whilst saving the world :)

The ending was a surprise. Excited to see where we go from here :D

Thanks Matt, excellent choice of serial.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by jawafour » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:31 pm

This look at earlier episodes is really buiding up the knowledge and awareness of Who history amongst GRcadians! Matt plans to turn GRcade into Who + Stuff :toot: .

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PostRe: Doctor Who- GR Classic Who Club- THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
by Ord » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:52 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:So much wrong with that post I might ask for you to be banned! From the thread. For an hour.

:lol:
(I'm right though)
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