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Doctor Who Original Series Season 1 [Feb. 19th, 2009|02:26 pm]
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For those that are interested, Links to my episode by episode reviews of the first season of Doctor Who. A story's rating out of ten was usually arrived at by averaging out the individual episode scores for the story, though occasionally that gets thrown to the wind.

The links take you to the day I posted, so you get a spoiler-free overview, if you choose to click on the stories themselves, there will be spoilers, so please be warned.

1. An Unearthly Child 7.75/10

2. The Dead Planet 7.42/10

3. Edge of Destruction 7.5/10

4. Marco Polo 10/10

5. The Keys of Marinus 5.8/10

6. The Aztecs 8/10

7. The Sensorites 6.3/10

8. The Reign of Terror 7.8/10

Doctor Who 1st Season Score - 7.5/10

[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-02-19 03:58 am (UTC)
Asides from Marinus, that's a pretty consistent season, quality-wise.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-02-19 04:04 am (UTC)
It'll be interesting in a few year's time when I actually get this finished, to see which season I rate the highest.

And hey, season score for Season 24? 3.2/10
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-02-19 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh the panel's going to be mighty savage, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-02-19 04:12 am (UTC)
When Pip & Jane Baker are complaining about changes to their story making it stupid, (and they're right!) you know you've got problems.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-02-19 04:13 am (UTC)
What got changed? As far as I knew, that script was pretty much locked down by the time Cartmel came along.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-02-19 04:17 am (UTC)
JNT and Cartmel put in all the mixed metaphors, not to mention the spoon playing. The story would have been a hell of a lot more watchable without the over-abundance of mixed metaphors.

That said, nothing could save it from the fact that there were no likable characters in it, including the Doctor, and the Rani's plan is fucking stupid.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-02-19 04:32 am (UTC)
This is the one with Sylv inexplicably doffing his hat to a corpse, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-02-19 04:47 am (UTC)
I think I missed or have forgotten that bit. Certainly he annoyed me when he sent up the 'kiss your hand and then touch it to the rock' ritual of the lakersans, by smacking his hand against the rock and obviously hurting himself. And actual attempt at giving some sort of depth to the 2D race, and it then gets used as weak sight gag. *sigh*

In the next story, Sylv doffs his hat to a piece of wrecked machinery at the start and end of the story. Which is less annoying than Mel not spotting the huge bright yellow robot in the pool!
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2009-02-19 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure in this one, the Doctor comes across a charred corpse of a young Lakertyan woman, is really sad, says something to Rani-disguised-as-Mel, and then when he leaves he bizarrely doffs his hat.
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