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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Good article about "Doctor Who's The Daemons, weird children's TV of the 1970s, and the inescapable presence of Nigel Kneale."
    Funny to be talking about Doctor Who being scary for kids back then. Have they caught the show recently? So much in the Moffett era to scar kids for life.

    I think I mentioned earlier in the thread that I caught with up The Deamons a little while back. The Quartemass and Wicker Man references are not hidden well but is that a bad thing? I always figured having doctor who riff on popular movies was fun. The Seeds Of Doom stands out as an example.

    So much of those early episodes are padded to hell on a rewatch and The Deamons is a particularly bad offender. There's also an hilarious scene where the Doctor gives poor Joa dressing down that has not aged well at all.
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    We've recently binged our way through the Capaldi run. It's a different show on a rewatch when you get smash all the episodes together rather than waiting on them week to week/year to year.

    Overall I think it was a pretty strong run. Overall thoughts:
    - I remember being severely annoyed by Clara the first time round. Didn't mind her so much this go around. I think the issue with her is they keep teasing her leaving over the course of a couple seasons. You keep expecting her to be booted and you're eager for the next bit. Makes her feel quite tiresome. The actress/character is fine though.
    - It doesn't really feel like the show reboots with Capaldi till his third season. Usually a new doctor gets a fresh start. Season 3 does that. All of a sudden, with no immediate explanation, he's a lecturer at a university with Nardole as his comic relief and a new assistant in Bill and a mysterious something locked in a vault. His first two seasons can feel a bit stale. His third definitely feels livelier.
    -Bill, with the possible exception of Amy, is the best companion the doctors had. Read someone suggesting she should be brought back as the Doctor. I could get behind that.
    - Bird is probably the best episode of Doctor Who in its current incarnation or the other.
    - Missy was a fantastic master.
    - Giving the first two seasons an obvious running theme was a mistake. In the first the Doctor, and the show, is obsessed with if he's a good man. The audience already knows the answer, of course he fucking is! so get on with it.

    The main takeaway is the absolute gulf in quality between this and what we have now with Chibnall. I really hope the beeb sees the light and gives him the boot before he gets the show cancelled.
    "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.

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