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  1. Huz

    Jacqueline Pearce has passed away

    I vaguely remembered it being repeated on BBC2 in the 90s and I've just checked - it was the first series only, actually in 2000. The first and only repeat showing on the BBC for each of those episodes! UK Gold used to repeat it all the time though, as davidcotton says. That's where I was introduced to it.
  2. Huz

    Doctor Who

    I read Malorie Blackman's children's book "Hacker" several times as a kid. It sticks in my mind as the first book I read with a non-white protagonist, at least as far as I'd noticed, and also one of the first to deal with "issues" like the girl living in a dodgy council flat or something. Doesn't sound like much but as a sheltered kid from a very uncosmopolitan suburb, those aspects had a positive impact on me. So I suppose what I'm saying is hooray for some diversity among Doctor Who writers.
  3. Looks like it's a selection from the mainly 21st century oeuvre of this guy, with a couple of legit 80s releases by this dude thrown in. Dunno what the emoticon thing at the bottom of the list is.
  4. Huz

    Doctor Who

    The Twitch marathon ends tonight with two of my personal favourite stories - the wonderfully atmospheric but confusing gothic horror Ghost Light, and the more accessible vampire riff The Curse of Fenric guest starring... Nicholas Parsons! Both of them showcase the new direction Who was just starting to take before being canned, with the companion Ace playing a role in an ongoing plot arc revolving around a darker Doctor playing three dimensional chess with those around him. Sophie Aldred doesn't quite have the acting ability to pull off some of the more emotionally charged scenes, but it's great to see the New Who style of intrigue they were going for. There's also the last ever classic story Survival tonight, notable for its contemporary domestic setting (until they head off to a cat planet anyway) and being the work of a writer who returned for the revival.
  5. Huz

    Doctor Who

    I didn’t either, even though I knew that Bradley Walsh is one. I’m watching The Twin Dilemma on Twitch.
  6. Huz

    Doctor Who

    HEATHROW 1981.
  7. Huz

    Doctor Who

    Yeah! Over 18,000 people on the stream for the first episode of Robot. I couldn't find it in the list at first because it was so near the top (trying to use anything except the home page on the TV app is a waste of time). Sadly the meme potential of the Tom Baker trailer is practically nonexistent. I actually liked the Pertwee one in the end. Worst yet!
  8. Huz

    Doctor Who

    The Pertwee trailer on Twitch is disappointingly bad. When the most quotable line is "I should need to put my hand inside!" they need to up their game. Maybe I was just spoiled by the majesty of LONDON 1965.
  9. Huz

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    When he said he was ending the series after the Russell Crowe thing, for some reason I took him at his word so now I have a few episodes to catch up on. Clever old me.
  10. Huz

    Doctor Who

    I stayed up until half past midnight watching The Time Meddler, The Ark and The Gunfighters. The War Machines looked pretty good too but I had to sleep.
  11. Huz

    Doctor Who

    It looks like basically ALL of New Who is available on iPlayer for the next 5 months. So much so that it's actually quite difficult to see all the episodes in one place on the TV app. 10,000 people watching The Time Meddler on Twitch atm too. Not sure if more or less than I expected. Probably more!
  12. Huz

    Doctor Who

    Got some interesting omissions from the Twitch screenings. The Five Doctors, Resurrection/Revelation/Remembrance of the Daleks are all missing, I assume because of the same Terry Nation estate fuckery that kept the Dalek episodes off UK Gold back in the day. I'm not sure how the older episodes (from Destiny of the Daleks backwards) don't seem to be affected though. I also noticed that Planet of Fire (Peri's introduction!) is missing, but I can't think why. On the flip side, they're including spinoff series K9 and Company!! I couldn't see any other obviously missing episodes.
  13. Huz

    Doctor Who

    How dare you! Vengeance on Varos is brilliant!
  14. I seem to remember this being promised when the original format first started. Tarrant in the trailer said something like "you can even ask me!". But it must have been dropped before the first episode made it to the screen.

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