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Jul. 30th, 2012

11:46 am - Doctor Who Companion typology

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Date:July 30th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I really mourn the loss of all the early Troughton stories.

Preaching to the choir, my friend. Erasing master tapes in the name of saving money wasn't one of the BBC's most brilliant moments, no. But they couldn't know they had a cult hit in the making. ;)

Oh, I agree with you re: The Master. I mean, I love the Daleks and all, but an alien conqueror of the universe that couldn't climb stairs until 1988? Pssht.

I'll have to dig up the essay I saw somewhere that posited (not without merit) that all of Delgado!Master's schemes were grandiose attempts to get the Doctor to pay attention to him, dammit. ;)

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Date:July 31st, 2012 07:24 am (UTC)
One of my few big complaints about the new serieses is that they've reinterpretted Daleks as *individually* unstoppable killing machines. In my mind, that was never what made Daleks scary. What made them scary was that collectively, they're relentless. Sure, you can kill one Dalek. You can kill a thousand Daleks. And they'll just keep coming. Well, right up until they have to climb a staircase. Then they're stuck until the camera cuts away and the Dalek somehow finds a way up off-camera.
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