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Doctor Who: Ace Adventures - Dragonfire / The Happiness Patrol [DVD] [1987]
Doctor Who: Ace Adventures - Dragonfire / The Happiness Patrol [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £15.99

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As time goes by...., 29 April 2012
Any Who story which quotes 'Casablanca' can't be that bad!! LOL! 'Dragonfire' introduces us to Ace/Dorothy as the Seventh Doctor's new assistant (as they were called in the day) and it's a blast with the wonderful I'll distract the guard scene from the Doctor (later riffed on by Ace herself in 'Frenic' to great effect) and the infamous cliffhanger. Yes, now it's things like that that suggest that the production team didn't know what the hell to do with the show anymore but it's the writers in both stories here that deliver the goods and know-how. This is the stength of current day Who - it's in the hands of the writers and it works! 'The Happiness Patrol' is the one they discussed on Newsnight recently looking at its anti-Thatcherite sub text. Which is great & typical of Dr Who but not that original an angle for 1980s TV - it was rife with Maggie-bashing! I just wish we could GCI some more ice laden scenery onto 'Dragonfire' and replace the mis-shapen & lumpy ice sculpture that Kane is having made -yeuch! Pity we couldn't have a programme to convert video into film.....Someone get working on it now!! Not the best stories of this era but still very,very good! Ace!
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Doctor Who - Complete Series 6 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Complete Series 6 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £26.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply bloody brilliant!, 23 Dec. 2011
I've been watching Dr Who since Patrick Troughton's tenure. I remember 'Evil of the Daleks' & cowering behind cushions - we had our sofa up against a wall which made it impossible to hide behind. Come to think of it who has their sofas in the middle of the room? Anyway, in my humble opinion this has been by far the best written, performed and produced series of Who by far. I smile at the energy and audacity of the magically manic 'Lets Kill Hitler', I gasped with awe at the season's opening & closing stories - wonderful mind-boggling stuff, I had to supress tears at 'The Girl Who Waited' - what a performance from Ms Gillan!, my jaw dropped at the brilliance of Neil Gaiman's story... We've got the sublime Silence (or Silents), a lactating Sontaran, Headless Monks, a Victorian Lesbian Lizard Adventuress .... I could go on for ages with my feeble grasp of alliteration and superlatives. But just watch it yourself - best thing on primetime TV and it's not scared to be literary in its approach to writing. Moffatt you're a Godsend. Can't wait for the next series - you are the best thing that's happened to Who! And Matt and Karen and Rory and Alex etc...too! Sorry for my choppy, disjointed writing style here - I'm still reeling from the magnificence of 'Doctor Who Series 6'!!

Doctor Who - Paradise Towers [DVD] [1987]
Doctor Who - Paradise Towers [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £6.80

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark but still a bit too disco thanks to BBC bigwigs' anodyne view of kids' TV, 16 July 2011
On paper 'Paradise Towers' has more failed/flawed characters than your average Graham Greene novel. It satirises the pompous world of architects, highlights blinkered political ideas on public housing and lampoons jobsworth by- the-book civil servants. It's even a comment on how the home front is affected by a far away war. But, alas, it's all poorly realised not just by zero budget but also by some off-kilter direction and casting decisions. What did the Beeb think children/teenagers were looking for in their progammes? Did they know anything about that particular target audience? The mind boggles! Suppose I'll have to go down that well trodden path and say - imagine this done now with our 21st Century values, budgets and better all round acting.... I'm always baffled by (I'm assuming) JNT's idea of aligning the look of 'Doctor Who' with 'Top of the Pops' but the WORST and tackiest aspects of said show in his attempts to get a 'yoof' audience. More mind boggling! All in all, if you're not superficial - and you can stomach Brier's daft zombie acting - this isn't a bad tale and there's something nicely subversive about the Doctor aligning himself with street girl gangs. You can't knock 'Paradise Towers' for its concepts.
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Doctor Who  Series 6 - Part 1 [DVD]
Doctor Who Series 6 - Part 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £10.84

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard not to use superlatives!!, 16 Jun. 2011
This first half of Series Six is - in the words of the Ninth Doctor - "Fantastic!" The opening story is simply brilliant grabbing you from the outset and wonderfully taxing on the brain - I love it when I'm challenged and not treated like some gormless soap guzzling primetime zombie - thanks for not insulting our intelligences Mr Moffatt! This recent angle on Who story telling reminds me of Andrew Cartmel's last season where due to time restrictions etc they couldn't get all the scenes they wanted on screen so stories weren't clear immediately; complexity reigned and boy didn't that enahnce the narratives of Season 26! It semed like post modernism by design! But this isn't and it works a treat too. The story arc just keeps you hanging on and hopefully will lead to a satifying denouement in the Autumn. I'd love to know what Moffat's got planned for Series Seven as Seasn Six is going to be bloody tough to beat!

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010 Christmas Special  [2010] [DVD]
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010 Christmas Special [2010] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £4.30

20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jingle all the way!, 12 Jan. 2011
At last a Doctor Who Christmas Special that was actually very Christmassy - even with fezzes! Steven Moffatt has been flexeing his literary muscles again by re wiring Charles Dickens famous Christmas tale(actually, he's very, very good at re jigging 19th Century writers - see 'Sherlock'). And he does it again with flair and wit. Yes, we all know the Doctor's going to sort out Sardick's misanthropy in the end but it's the way he gets there that's interesting/entertaining. This story is similar to Jackson Lake's predicament in 'The Next Doctor' - where the Doctor basically helps the man get through his nervous breakdown. These scenes and plot where well handled but were seriously buried by the hideous pantomime plotline and vision of the Cyber King. Again in 'A Christmas Carol' we have the Doctor curing the afflicted but it's more central to the story and works better upfront. It's also very direct and engaging to an audience. How good was Catherine Jones? I must admit that I was dreading her as a piece of stunt populist casting but she was convincing as the demure Abigail and broke my heart with her rendition of 'In the Bleak MidWinter' - the latter a deliberate choice by Moffatt to tie in with his 'halfway out of the dark' theme here - a nice touch. I'm always entertained by Matt's Doctor's bounding enthusiasm & optimism even when he's makes the worst faux pas. Loved it when he bounces on Sardick's bed with boyish glee when he first visits him in the past. And what a deft touch by Moffatt to make the elder Sardick the scary ghost of Christmas yet to come to frighten his younger self - magical. Mind you this did have the minor quibble of almost suffering from silly alien custume syndrome a curse of 20th Century Who - notice the large and silly hats worn by the locals in the final scenes as they walk across the square. I think at times Moffatt must be kept away from the design department as I feel he's not up to it aesthetically - i.e the new look Daleks and his idea of the 11th Doctor in pirate gear. I rest my case!! I haven't mentioned Michael Gambon - but do I really need to? You know he's going to be brilliant. And the little fishes were luverly. I could even put up with the unsubtle 'Jaws' reference. Merry Christmas one and all!! Bring on Series 6 and loads more!!!
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Doctor Who - The Complete Series 5 (Limited Edition Steelbook) [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 5 (Limited Edition Steelbook) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Offered by The Trade Inn
Price: £9.99

4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Series Five is COOL!, 11 Oct. 2010
What an excellent series this turned out to be. The general public who always want to hate any new version of their favourite show must have been chomping at the bit with Moffat's vision. What these types have lost out on - and those who mistakenly think that the only Doctor is D. Tennant/T.Baker/J. Pertwee etc... - is that 'Who' is a great show that's always in a state of flux and rides the crest of the wave of creativity with supreme agility. It's like the Doctor himself, always changing - 'and not a moment too soon!'I was beginning to find Tennant's tenure a bit tedious and was finding myself predicting his reactions and mannerisms with too much ease by 'The End of Time' and so I wasn't moved at all by his 'I don't wanna go!' plea - I just wanted him to go!! Smith may not be Joe Public's (yes, they who make us suffer 'Britain's Talentless' and the like) ideal Doctor BUT he is a refreshing change. I for one think he is very able in the role and brings a new slant to the character - try doing that after 47 years! Not easy but Matt has pulled it off. I like Moffat's literary approach to the show yet he still mananged to keep it entertaining and exuding warmth and optimism. Amy may have been inconsistent and she and her betrothed were 'killed' off too many times for an audience to experience any effective pathos but the strong sense of structure in the writing seemed to make it work. I'm still moved by Rory's 2,000 year wait for Amy - which firmly establishes my Romantic nature - damn! Like any series in any genre this has its ups and downs but it looks good with some beautiful photography (no one seems to comment on how bloody good looking this show is!!!) and is thoroughly engaging. I'm so looking forward to the Christmas Special and Series 6. Splendid work chaps - keep it up!

Doctor Who  - Series 5, Volume 3 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Offered by Unique_Item_Bazaar
Price: £3.17

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show to bits!, 13 July 2010
WOW! Where did the amazing 'Amy's Choice' come from?! It's so brilliantly Doctor Who and wonderfully left of field. Toby Jones is superb and hopefully in the future will get the Oscar he so clearly deserves. Simon Nye writing for Dr Who is a sheer revelation - he certainly knows his stuff. One to watch and be gobsmacked by. Pity about the incredibly fast and slightly unconvincing denounement! The Silurian 2 parter is good solid Doctor Who story telling and not to be sniffed at. A returning monster covering old themes but brought up to date - how ironic that it deals with forming a coalition and it was screneed the weekend of the 2010 election? Again I found this an involving yarn with sympathetic characterisation and moving in places. Keep up the superlative work Moff!

Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 4 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £6.44

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spectacular Finale! Brilliant!, 13 July 2010
This disc contains 4 very solid episodes of 'Doctor Who'. 'The Doctor and Vincent' is on course to be the best Doctor story ever dealing with the subject of bi-polar disorder but alas it doesn't qualify because it is ruined by the the 'Giant Chicken' GCI!! For goodness' sakes if the monster was a metaphor for Van Gogh's depression surely, it could have been more subtle and disturbing and less garish and laughable? But a bloody good episode nevertheless. 'The Lodger' is simply lovely and even James Corden is watchable (because he's toned down) in it. One gripe here - the music drowned out the denouement so I couldn't work out why the snogging saved the day. 'The Pandorica Opens' - the writing (the title as well) just kept you well away from its reveal/cliffhanger, so well done Moff on yor literary skills there. Cracking stuff here - Daleks, Sontarans, Sycorax, Cybermen and Romans mix together well! BTW, easily contains the BEST Cyberman scene ever & the most poignant 'death' of a companion scene too! 'The Big Bang' by far is simply the most beautiful 'Doctor Who' story ever told. You just have to love it to bits. It's got complicated Timey-Wimey bits, alien explosions and intimate character moments to warm your cockles all at the same time. A I said before BRING ON SEASON 6!!!

Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 2 [DVD]
Doctor Who - Series 5, Volume 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £5.71

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings, Fangs and Mini Skirts - it must be Doctor Who!, 13 July 2010
This series just goes from strength to strength. The Angels' two parter is an example of efficient and effective wrtitng upheld by good production values and acting. The cast are impressive from the regulars to Alex Kingston and the brilliant Iain Glenn. Lets not forget Mike Skinner's (Yes, him from 'The Streets'!) little appearance in the tightly written opening sequence which entertainingly re-introduces the voluptuous River Song. It all escalates after this into a mooody and scary race-against-time story with a nail biting cliff hanger in the middle. The Angels could be said to have been reinvented here but I feel they work very well in this rather wider context than 'Blink' afforded them. Well worth watching. 'The Vampires of Venice' is a rather by numbers production/plot for 'Doctor Who' but is still worthy nevertheless. Nice filming and camerawork from Croatia and some rather sexy Vampires. This is the story that does have one of those brilliant Doctor-confronts-villain scene which is actually quite taut and effective. Congratulations to all involved with this show - thanks Mr Moffat.

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