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Who's a lucky Doctor then?,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Planet Of Fire [VHS] (VHS Tape)Peter Davison's second to last story saw the exit of Turlough and the first appearance of Peri (surely the series' sexiest companion). It doesn't have one of the strongest storylines but in hindsight you feel sad that Davison is going (to be replaced by Colin Baker, who never got close to adequately replacing him). Doctor Who never recovered from Davison's departure, despite the quality of the Colin Baker storylines. I was a teenage lad when this was on TV so you won't be surprised to know that it was Nicola Bryant who got my attention.
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Initial post: 10 Jun 2010 03:27:26 BDT
Philip Quinton says:
I was about to argue with this but I think you're right. Peter Davison was a more convincing actor than Colin Baker and managed to maintain the illusion of reality through his peformance even up against stories like Time Flight. Colin Baker's blustering, melodramatic take on the character made everything that bit more theatrical which is why Revelation of the Daleks really benefitted from having him take more of a back seat, although I think he had many strong moments. Sylvester McCoy was in over his head, even in the later stories when he stopped clowning around and started to play it more seriously he was never able to elevate himself above being Sylvester McCoy. Paul McGann, non-starter. Chris Eccleston, too arrogant. Changed the role to suit himself instead of playing the character. David Tennant, brave effort. Really tried hard to nail it and managed to get there by the end of series 4, despite some really stupid writing. Matt Smith... a natural. 26 years AD (after Davison) and we're finally back on track again.
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