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1 Colin Baker era opinions? on Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm

I know at least how one person here feels about the Baker era LOL.

Still all opinions are welcome and I'd like to hear what people think about Colin's time as he sadly is the black sheep of the Doctors.

Personally I think Colin was a great Doctor, but his era sadly is one I probably revisit less than other Classic era Doctors. The problem is that his second season is taken up with one story, Trial of a Time Lord.

Now Trial of a Timelord I don't think is terrible. Parts of it are good, parts are utter crap, but still it is unfortunate that basically half of his era is the one overly complicated, hard to get into story for a lot of viewers.

I think that could be why he is so unpopular. Only the most die hard fans will watch TOATL and even then its not like its universally regarded as a classic is it?

All he has is one season, 22 on tv. Now out of this season, I'd say 3 stories are classics. Revelation of the Daleks, Vengeance on Varos, and The Mark of the Rani. 2 are dreadful Twin Dilemma, Timelash, and one is middle of the road, The Two Doctors.

To be fair that's probably the average for any season of DW. Look at season 12 for instance. It has 3 classics, Ark in Space, Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, 1 shit story, Robot, and 1 average story, Revenge of the Cybermen.

Still again I think the fact that Colin has a whole season taken with Trial hurts his era's reputation and sadly his Doctor more than anything else. What do you think?

I think the worst decision JNT and Saward ever made was not doing the planned season 23.

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2 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Mon May 01, 2017 6:40 pm

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I liked Colin as the Doctor and I'm quite fond of Attack of the Cybermen. Timelash is underrated in my opinion, ignoring the budget and tinsel issues.


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3 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Mon May 01, 2017 7:03 pm

For me Matt Smith was The Doctor I least gelled with.
Colin Baker just had it all against him. Michael Grade was with an ex of his and wanted him out apparently.
Eric Saward lost all interest and should of gone earlier than he did.
45 minute episodes didn't work as well!.
I remember TOATL, but I remember the still captions and voice overs at the start of each episode rather than the actual episodes.
Right Doctor, but seriously wrong time.
Still at least I'm glad I got through this post without mentioning his wardrobe and aww, FUCK!!

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4 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Mon May 01, 2017 10:13 pm

Love Colin. I don't like Trial but I think season 22 is the second best season of the 80s and one of the top 10 best ever. Timelash sucks (Twin Dilemma is season 21 by the way Wink and I think it's a riot anyway) but the rest veer from well above average (Mark) to classics (the rest).
It's only a shame Grade and company needed cash to set up breakfast tv and chose Who as one of the sacrificial lambs, I would have loved to have seen another couple of seasons in the 22 vein (though, of course, then we might have ended up losing Sylv and I couldn't have that). Wink

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5 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Sun May 07, 2017 8:50 pm

BF need to do a Glitz and Dibber spin-off, pronto!

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