Thursday, March 24, 2005
Lost In Time
Lastly I bought "The Incredibles" on DVD which I plan to watch tonight. I didn't get the chance to see it at the cinema so I am really looking forward to it. I'm not worried that I might not enjoy it as I love most animation.
I was slightly prejudiced in favour of stories I never got around to buying on video and against those I recorded on original transmission, from “Attack of the Cybermen” onwards, though not entirely. To pick one is harder than picking my favourite story because, if it hadn’t been lost in the 70s, I would’ve instantly said “Fury from the Deep”.
One thing about your choice, “The War Games”, is at 10 episodes it’s good value for money! I love the incidental music in that one but if I was picking a Troughton, despite missing episodes 1 and 4, I’d go for “The Invasion”. If I was choosing a complete black and white story then the original Dalek serial would be my choice.
OK, I won’t sit on the fence any longer! I regret not buying “The Seeds of Doom” on video so I’ll go for that one. It’s two stories in one, which also makes it good value, with the first two episodes being a reworking of “The Thing” and the last four essentially “Quatermass”. It’s directed by arguably the programme’s most creative director Douglas Camfield and, while I’m not really a fan of “Only Fools and Horses”, Boycie is in it, which might keep my Mum happy!
Here’s a fun question for you! Which companion would you have liked to see with which Doctor that, ordinarily, didn’t work together? For example, I wonder if Billy H would’ve gotten along with Billie P?!!