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Great article. :) Funny that I just finished watching the Faceless Ones and was checking my Facebook feed when I stumbled on this article! :) Today, I've finally gotten around to watching all the serials of season 4 I hadn't yet seen!
I had skipped most of season 4 because I didn't care for reconstructions much a couple of years ago when I started watching Classic lol. It's a testament to my love for the 2nd Doctor that I actually watched The Power of the Daleks, The Underwater Menace, The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones back to back to back to back! :P Yes, I literally spent most of my day with the Second Doctor, lol. :D I'm not too fond of recons but since it's the only way to see his episodes... there's no way around it. And I actually enjoyed them! I even loved The Faceless Ones! I'm so happy that I decided to do this. :)
I mean, I already knew he was awesome, I've loved him to bits since I first saw him in the Moonbase a couple of years ago, and I've seen most of season 5 + The Mind Robber and The War Games... but I've been in heaven today lol. And my Troughton marathon will continue tomorrow. :)
I will watch Evil of the Dalek tomorrow coz it's bedtime and my eyes are hurting lol. :P
It will take me a while to watch all the episodes I haven't seen yet, but I WILL see ALL of the Second Doctor's run. He's brilliant.
6 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Impact of the Second Doctor
@Patrick Mogueeglie I'm not quite sure what Robot of Sherwood has to do with it either. I am however a fan of Robot of Sherwood. If it's a label, I'll wear it with pride lol. :P
18 hours, 50 minutes ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
While I don't like Love and Monsters - sorry! not even a re-watch helped and, by the 2nd re-watch, I actually turn it off half way thru, I just can't get into it - I do quite enjoy Fear Her.
Fear Her is not a fave of mine, either, but I do like it. Maybe it helps that I am quite familiar with domestic violence myself... though, not as a child, as an adult - my ex was abusive - but the "demons haunting you" trauma is still very much present as an adult, and I could easily identify with the theme. The first time I watched Fear Her, I didn't enjoy it much, and so it ended up near Love and Monsters on my list lol. But then I realised I wasn't being fair to it coz my initial rejection didn't have much to do with the episode itself but with my not wanting to be reminded of my scars. Once I got past that, I was able to watch it again with an open soul and I liked it. It's kinda hard to explain... sorry. ^^;
I liked that the team tackled domestic violence in an episode... and that they chose to show the aftermath and that there's hope in the end... and, even if it wasn't a perfect episode, I think it worked quite well.
I also really really enjoyed the idea of snatching people by drawing them. That really appealed to me.
18 hours, 55 minutes ago on Why I Love Fear Her And Love & Monsters
Blocks, from what I saw last year, have the same director... so I'm guessing episodes 5 and 6 will be directed by the same person. It doesn't mean it's a 2-parter. They film episodes in blocks all the time. Not all of them are 2-parters.
20 hours, 39 minutes ago on Series 9: Episode 5 Filming Soon
I haven't seen much of his first season because of the missing episodes, but as I don't like recons much (sitting there watching still images for 2 or 3 hours isn't really my cup of tea) But I was thinking about just treating them like I do the Big Finish audios - put them on in the background while I do something else.
Except the audios are meant to be listened to rather than watched, so everything you need to know about what's going is usually in the dialogues. Not sure how it would work out for TV episodes, which are more visual.
Sigh... I do want to watch them... I wonder if there are animated versions of them. Is animated any good?
23 hours, 11 minutes ago on Why I Love The Second Doctor
I love it too!
1 day, 6 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
Haha, yeah I suppose. Not sure it's worth all the trouble that would get me into though. Besides, I haven't got a printing machine. :P Nor the plates of any legal notes... I wonder if some Monopoly-like notes would suffice... :D
1 day, 6 hours ago on DWM #485: The Trip Of A Lifetime
A bit of chess playing, a bit of timey wimey... The Lady What's her name seemed a little wooden, but other than that, Silver Nemesis was a lovely story. I wouldn't say I loved it but I definitely liked it. I gave it a 7/10 when I watched it about a year ago. Haven't seen it again though, so I can't say how it aged for me lol.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@RandomComments Yeah, they said they would be making several important announcements all weekend... and if they're going to be announcing things all weekend, I would guess they'll be keeping the most important news for the end. Still holding breath... but just a little lol. Never know...
1 day, 9 hours ago on Big Finish Confirms Audio Stories Until 2020
Well, I do agree with some of these, at any rate... not most though. I quite liked Fear Her, ITFOTN and The Long Game... And there aren't any episodes I really hate, just a couple of episodes that bore me to death (the 2 at the very bottom) - the others were just average to me, and they only make the bottom 10 because something must lol.
My bottom 10
Shakespeare Code 6.3/10
Aliens of London/WW3 6.2/10
Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks 6/10
Victory of the Daleks 6/10
Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel 5.9/10
Voyage of the Damned 5.3/10
The Vampires of Venice 5.1/10
The Lazarus Experiment 5/10
The Idiot's Lantern 4/10
Love and Monsters 3/10
Those that are on the list here but not on mine :P
Fear Her 6.6/10 (102nd)
In the Forest of the Night 8.8/10 (39th)
Doctor, Widow, Wardrobe 6.9/10 (90th)
Curse of the Black Spot 7.3/10 (86th)
Night Terrors 6.6/10 (100th)
The Long Game 7.6/10 (73rd)
1 day, 9 hours ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
Ah... Good point ! I better go find an app for timey wimey auto correct then! :D
1 day, 12 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
The Five Doctors is actually near the top of my Classic list. :)
1 day, 18 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
It's one of my faves too.
1 day, 20 hours ago on The Ninth Doctor’s Best Moments
All of those were fantastic. I'd add "Doesn't that scare you to death?" and the whole scene that came with it to the list. Oh and the "Go to your room!" scene. And so many more... I don't think I could choose just 5 lol.
Make that the 60th, not the 6th! My auto correct doesn't know anything but it still think it knows best lol.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
Yup! Soon (ish), we'll celebrate the 6th! Then it'll be time for the second 20th, then the second 25th... And then we'll have the 70th, then the second 30th, then the 70th, the 80th, the 40th, the 90th, the second 50th, and of course the 100th!! Twice as many celebrations! Great fun. I'm always ready to celebrate my favourite show. :D
@ilyootha Then, I bought Scherzo because I wanted to see what happened once the Doctor left, and I had heard how great it was... but, to me, it was 90 minutes of Charley whining and annoying the heck out of me lol. The story idea itself wasn't bad but I didn't enjoy listening to it. It actually put me off Charley........ :/
1 day, 23 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@ilyootha Oooh, I never knew people didn't like Zagreus. I rather enjoyed it myself. It was the 2nd Big Finish story I ever listened to, after Patient Zero. I bought Neverland right after coz I wanted to know what the heck was going on and what had happened before, so I basically listened to them in the wrong order, which probably explained why I was confused the first time I heard Zagreus, lol.
It will be interesting to see the full list. :)
My top 20
1- The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang 10/10
2- Last Christmas
4- Mummy on the Orient Express
5- The God Complex
6- Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
7- Waters of Mars
8- Midnight 10/10
9- The Snowmen 9.9/10
11- The Day of the Doctor
12- The Bells of Saint-John
13- The Eleventh Hour
14- The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
15- The Name of the Doctor
16- A Christmas Carol
17- The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
18- A Good Man Goes To War
20- The Rings of Akhaten 9.7/10
And those who made it to the top 20 here but aren't on mine (sorry! lol) - Keep in mind that I rank each episode separately, even 2-parters, and not all are next to each other
Human Nature (83rd) / Family of Blood (92nd)
The Girl in the Fireplace (49th)
Vincent and the Doctor (50th)
The Doctor's Wife (30th)
Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways (58th/59th)
Turn Left (68th)
@Planet of the Deaf I thought it was the Great Intelligence trying to take over the Internet... Or the Cybermen trying to upgrade it... Or maybe it was Missy's attempt at incorporating us into the Nethersphere! Obviously she's no match for DWTV - they fed on so many tears lately, they're now indestructible. :D
2 days, 6 hours ago on Doctor Who’s Revival: 10 Years On
10 years... and I missed half of them! I was such a silly goose lol. Oh, I grew up with Who in the background, part of my subconscious - my dad's been a fan since the very beginning and I was born just 2 months after the end of the 6th Doctor's run. So Doctor Who was always around, growing up, even if I didn't pay much attention to it lol.
But it wasn't until I moved in with my husband, just in time for The Eleventh Hour to air, that I actually sat to watch properly. It's his fault if I'm hooked lol. He dared me to watch with him. :P So yup, I came to it quite late and I missed a lot... But hey, all those first times, all those chills and the excitement, I got to feel it all too... just years later. :) And it's been a thrilling ride!
Here's to another 10 great years! Oh heck... here's to another 100 awesome years! Who knows, I might still be alive in 100 years lol. Unless the wait for series 9 kills me, of course! :O
@Planet of the Deaf @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Yup!
2 days, 6 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
@Shane Michaels @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Well, no... I'm not buying the same magazine 4 times just because the covers are different lol. Unless you know where I can find a money tree. :P
2 days, 6 hours ago on DWM #485: The Trip Of A Lifetime
So, just to be clear... there's 4 different covers, but all have the same content inside, yes? Because if they each had their own content, I'd buy all 4 of them... if it's just the covers that are different, it'll be a much harder choice! o.O
2 days, 11 hours ago on DWM #485: The Trip Of A Lifetime
So do I!
2 days, 12 hours ago on Why I Love Rose
@MartianWaters @Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things The War Games is the only episodes I actually suffered through. I loved the last few parts but found the middle repetitive, as if they had too much time to fill and just kept doing the same things over and over and over... But yeah most people love it. I'm the odd one, lol. Someone suggested watching it in several parts, but even that didn't help. Maybe if I watch it one part a week like it was meant to, I would manage better. Not sure.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Why I Love The Second Doctor
@Clara Bosswald Enemy of the World is brilliant and Tomb of the Cybermen is great! I was going to watch either The Invasion or the Krotons tonight (I have yet to see them) but I ran out of time... Will definitely check out the Invasion in the next few days, thanks. :)
I loved the Web of Fear too... My dad's been a fan since the show begun and bought it and Enemy of the World for Christmas coz he thought I should have them lol. And I'm glad he did coz they're both awesome!
I quite enjoyed the Moonbase and the Ice Warriors too. They're the first 2 Troughton episodes I ever saw. The 2nd Doctor has been my fave classic Doctor ever since. I hope against all hopes that at least some of the still missing episodes are found... it's a real shame they're lost! :(
Back! And I hope you're happy! I just watched both back to back, and am still no closer to a decision!!! :P
I watched Blink first, then Day and told myself a couple of times during DotD that maybe I should vote for Blink, but then another great moment rolled in and swept me away again and I was back to square one lol. Arghhhhhh!!!!!!!! What to do? What to do???
Day is epic and great fun, a great celebratory episode, but with a couple of moments that leave me feeling meh, while Blink always keeps me interested and engrossed. I mean, they both deserve to win, so either way I'll be happy. Although....... I still think that Pandorica/Big Bang, Last Christmas, Flatline, Mummy, God Complex, Silence/FotD, Waters of Mars, Midnight and The Snowmen deserved it even more! :P
So............. I think I'm gonna flip that coin The Finn tossed me and just let chance do the work coz I sure as heck can't decide lol.
BLINK won the toss!
And no, I'm not crying! I have conjunctivitis, if you must know... you're welcome to it too. Help yourself... :P
3 days, 8 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@DWTV - Barbarically Evil Oh I'm not crying... just frustrated. :P
3 days, 11 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: The Grand Final
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 Thanks!!!
Sigh....... They rank the same on my spreadsheet, so not even the numbers will save me tonight lol. Grrrrrrr!!! Sooooo.... Blink! No. Day! NOOOOO! Blink! Nope! Day! Argh!!!!! My head's going to implode... :P
I might just have to go and watch both of them before I vote lol. But I can't! Not tonight coz I was going to watch a 2nd Doctor episode to celebrate Troughton's birthday!
When does voting end for this round?
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @TheNightmareChild: Clown Slayer Really? I didn't know that most didn't like The Mind Robber... I love it!
3 days, 11 hours ago on Patrick Troughton’s Birthday
95... wow... to think that, had he not been taken away from us so early, he might actually still be alive today... I'm imagining the Five(ish) Doctors with him tagging along. It would have been even more awesome (and that's saying something coz I think it was already super awesome!) Or even as the Curator (though Tom Baker was great too) but I think the comedy of The Five(ish) Doctors would have been perfect too. Sorry... my mind's wandering lol.
The very first 2nd Doctor episode I ever saw was the Moonbase (I just picked one at random lol) and I was totally taken by him at first sight! He's been my favourite classic Doctor since. I love him to bits. He was brilliant! It really saddens me that so many of his episodes are missing. :(
Except for The Moonbase, I haven't seen much of his first season... I love Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen, Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, The Mind Robber, The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors. I quite enjoyed The Ice Warriors and The Two Doctors too. And, even if I find The War Games boring, I love the last couple of parts and his regeneration scene, with him proudly standing up to the Time Lords and defending his actions, is my favourite regeneration of all times, along with Paul McGann's.
3 days, 17 hours ago on Patrick Troughton’s Birthday
@MeThree Neither did Pandorica/Big Bang. .......... :( :( :D
4 days, 9 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@Gustaff The Time Lords took away my dematerialisation circuit and then the Doctors went and froze Gallifrey somewhere out of reach before I could get it back.... I'm stuck where I am... :(
4 days, 10 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
Blink without a shred of hesitation. Human Nature/Family of Blood has grown on me recently, but still nowhere near enough to compete with any of my faves. Blink 9.6/10 - Human Nature 7.3/10 - Family of Blood 6.9/10
Hmmmmmm.... Eleventh Hour and Day of the Doctor have the same score of 9.9/10 on my spreadsheet... now what do I do? No tears... no tears... no tears... NO tears! I WILL pick one and SMILE cheerfully, just because. :P
Okay, Day of the Doctor it is! It's 3 spots ahead on my list. :P
@Planet of the Deaf I've been marathoning series 1 thru 8 this month, in order, for my little "10 years of new who" celebration... I'm running behind schedule though, I just finished series 5! But in the process I got to update my scores mostly upwards lol) I enjoy nonsense too! :D
5 days, 8 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
Waters of Mars, no contest for me. As for the other one......... The Eleventh Hour, by a hair.
Tsk tsk tsk... :P
5 days, 14 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
The glass is always full. Whether it's full of water, wine, juice, soda, air or anything else. :P
Or a combination of these lol.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
Yeah, or the Doctor's death on Trenzalore is still way in his future, just hasn't happened yet.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
@DWTV - Barbarically Evil Oh now that would be fun too!
6 days, 8 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
@supermoff @The Dreamer... dreaming about series 9 okay, done! (after I get my 2 cookies, I think it might be safe to admit that I was voting for it anyway... LOL)
@supermoff Will I get a cookie if I do? :D
@the666thdoctor So we should vote for episodes we like less just to be different?
The Eleventh Hour (since Pandorica/Big Bang was eliminated!?!?! Bah humbug!! :P )
Impossible Astronaut/day of the Moon (and this one could have gone either way, really, as they have the same scores on my list... I just picked Astronaut before my brain imploded lol)
Day of the Doctor (as great as Listen was, Day was just a bit better)
Still no tears! I will not let them fall. Go feed off someone else. :P
6 days, 9 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Moffat Era Triple
He was 907 in series 5 and 1200 years old by Day, so that's 300 years right there. Add the 900 years spent on Trenzalore and he's lived at least 1200 years by the time he regenerates into 12. Well... That's assuming all of this is his real age, of course lol. I don't count 10's ageing by laser screwdriver as natural ageing, so I'm not sure comparing the 2 works.
6 days, 10 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
@Oodkind Amy and Rory aren't Time Lords...
6 days, 20 hours ago on Wearing A Bit Thin: A Theory on Time Lord Ageing
@Love and Bonkers The only episode ever to actually scare me was Midnight, in fact. ^^;
1 week ago on Revival Face-Off: RTD Era Triple
@Love and Bonkers I didn't find either one scary personally.