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26 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:17 am

Utter hamminess doesn't translate so well in audio form.


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27 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:16 am

Which is why Colin's by far the best audio Doctor. Big Grin

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28 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:49 pm

Mr. Happy wrote:I think that Toiletman is confusing the Colin Baker era with this:


Actually, I'd watch this for a week straight before I'd suffer even 10 minutes of Trial


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The best that can be said for it is that the idea behind the Sixth Doctor's unlikeable character wasn't terrible; but the actual presentation was not just terrible, but toxic.
JNT gives us an extreme Doctor, in the way that Rob Liefeld comics, Poochie from the Simpsons, and Mountain Dew Code Red are extreme: A crude version of the good stuff that equates being louder with being more awesome.
The obnoxiousness of the Doctor's personality might have worked better if they hired someone who could actually act, but all the audience got was horrible OTT pantomiming flaring nostrils.
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29 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:46 pm

BobDominelliSudbury wrote:
Mr. Happy wrote:I think that Toiletman is confusing the Colin Baker era with this:


Actually, I'd watch this for a week straight before I'd suffer even 10 minutes of Trial

Most of us would. Even I can't defend Trial. I actually feel physically sick when I see a single frame of Mindwarp because it's so ghastly and drab. 1987-1989 had way better costumes and set design. The 80s were in full force with those seasons and it was great. Trial doesn't really scream anything other than being bland and actually quite depressing. I felt that the show was in deep trouble and the folks behind the scenes were unable to work their magic properly. Funnily enough, the "dark days" of Time and the Rani and Paradise Towers felt more optimistic. I sold my Trial boxset on MusicMagpie ages ago but really I should have just binned it because I know some poor bugger is going to buy it and suffer through its terribleness.


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30 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:15 pm

I saw Terror Of The Vervoids again recently, I still find it a guilty pleasure. Camp but funny one-liners and that twist in the tale at the end... whilst I do find Time And The Rani a cringe fest despite O'Mara's performance and the bubble traps - for some reason the Bakers seemed more comfortable writing for their namesake playing the Doctor. In my opinion!

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31 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:20 pm

I believe TATR was originally written to be Colin's regeneration story.

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32 Re: Colin Baker era opinions? on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:47 pm

@iank wrote:I believe TATR was originally written to be Colin's regeneration story.

Works better as an introduction story. It is almost too lightweight to be a Doctor's regeneration story. As much as I love the story it would have been a disaster for the Sixth Doctor's reputation had he starred in it. His reputation isn't perfect that it would be almost basement level if he had something like that ending his era.


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