The Children in Need special aired. Much cooler than the last one. The reason: it's on the Doctor Who home page now. One thought:
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Was there an effect of the Fifth Doctor seemingly aging?
Christmas special: nice to see RTD & crew land a big-name guest star. Hopefully, the star won't wreck the show. *ahem* Beyond the star casting and the general plot I haven't read spoilers for this special.
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Obligatory returning villain: sontaran Even more obligatory companion: Donna from The Runaway Bride
This thread needs a bump. I'll comment briefly for the moment, and return when I've got the chance to kinda' expound on my thoughts on this great, GREAT TV series.
What could I possibly say that would do justice to Doctor WHO and Torchwood? Season 3 of WHO was excellent, and the final three episodes of the season? WOW. And to boot, Freema Agyeman was terrific as Martha Jones. Honestly, there are certain things about Martha that I like more than Rose. She's more self-assured. She's stronger. And she really doesn't NEED the Doctor the way Rose did.
Also, David Tennant, IMO, has become THE quintessential Doctor. Any doubts of his prowess in the role have been completely dashed. But of course, he did that in Season 2.
And while I was just a bit skeptical about Torchwood, count me as a fan. A BIG FAN. I've rarely missed an episode, and when I'm able to catch replays of previous episodes, I find that I've ended up watching them two or three times before the newest installment. What an awesome show!
And of course, I should probably mention also that my future wife Eve Myles is great as Gwen. Yet, the one who steals the show is Owen, played by Burn Gorman. There's just something not right with that guy!
Originally posted by AngryJohnnyIs the Megaset and Mega Collection the same set? One is Amazon, one is half.com, but the Mega Collection is listed as having 42 discs, and the Megaset is listed as 41.
Also does either have the same extras as the individual DVDs?
EDIT~! Might as well ask if there any must see episodes besides "The Sontaran Experiment" and "Genesis of the Daleks" missing from these sets?
Also, how bad was the Colin Baker era that only his birth and death episodes are in the set?
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Difference btw. the Mega Collection and Megaset is one disc? Hmm, have you compared the episode listings on each set? I also took a cursory glance at the Megaset listing and I saw several Second Doctor serials.
Did you know that many, many episodes from the Sixties, which consist of the first Doctors played by William Hartnell then Patrick Troughton, are lost and some have been officially released only as audio? One serial was released on DVD with the missing episodes redone with animation. I think that was Revenge of the CybermenThe Invasion.
Also the Megaset appears to include lots and lots of Tom Baker and probably not enough Pertwee. I know T. Baker had the longest run in the original series, but still the Megaset appears to be unbalanced.
BTW, Colin Baker never had a "death" episode. Sylvester McCoy did the regeneration for him! Also, C. Baker's last serial, Trial of a Time Lord, hasn't been released on DVD to my knowledge. The mid-80s was a turbulent time for Doctor Who.
Overall, I'd double-check the listings. I can't recommend the Megaset as a whole as I haven't seen every single serial in it, but it looks like a good set if you want to see how Doctor Who evolved as a television series and also plan on doing several marathons.
Also, be aware that it's far from The Complete Doctor Who because the first serials and the "Master Trilogy" (i.e. Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva) were released separately. Where is Spearhead In Space?
EDIT: How bad was Colin Baker? Opinions greatly differ on his years being the Doctor but I'll say he was decent. Unfortunately, those days were marred by several setbacks (e.g. poor costume, complaints about violence, hiatus, Baker's dismissal) of which at least some blame can be placed to producer John Nathan-Turner. Baker's Doctor was brash but he was very passionate about fighting evil compared to the gentler portrayal of Peter Davison.
My Colin Baker recommendation would be episodes five through eight of Trial, also known as Mindwarp.
Well I'm getting the set no matter what, I haven't been this juiced by a franchise in a long time.
Just sat down and compared the two sets. They're the same. They include: "Ep. 6 - Aztecs" "Ep. 10 - Dalek Invasion of Earth" "Ep. 37 - Tomb of the Cybermen" "Ep. 45 - Mind Robber" "Ep. 48 - Seeds of Death" "Ep. 51 - Spearhead from Space" "Ep. 57 - Claws of Axos" "Ep. 65 - Three Doctors" "Ep. 66 - Carnival of Monsters" "Ep. 69 - Green Death" Ep. 76 - Ark in Space" "Ep. 82 - Pyramids of Mars" "Ep. 90 - Robots of Death" "Ep. 91 - Talons of Weng-Chiang" "Ep. 92 - Horror of Fang Rock" "Ep 98-103 Key to Time Giftset" "Ep.105 - City of Death" "Ep.110 - Leisure Hive" "Ep 120 Visitation" "Ep.122 - Earthshock" "Ep 130 Five Doctors Special Edition" "Ep.134 - Resurrection of the Daleks" "Ep.136 - Caves of Androzani" "Ep.139 - Vengeance on Varos" "Ep.141 - The Two Doctors" "Ep.152 - Remembrance of the Daleks" "Ep.157 - Ghost Light" "Ep.158 - Curse of Fenric" Lost in Time Collection
I've heard about the old episodes, The Lost in Time collections (included!) piece some of them together.
Any non Colin Baker episodes (or more) you or anyone else want to point me towards?
Also, if any other regeneration episodes are missing and you can tell me what they're named I'd be very grateful as I've got a keen memory and an unworldly fear of spoilers.
I was kinda dissapointed by it. This isn't to say that I didn't like, because I did, but it was kinda short. The showing we went to started at 1:30 and we were out of there and already in the car by 3:00.