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Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show [Jun. 24th, 2010|12:13 am]
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I'm going to mention two, and I make no apologies for this.

Pretty easy for me, this one. Time and the Rani is a stand-out stinker from the original series of Doctor Who. Bad in so many ways, from dreadful writing, poor acting, lacklustre direction... there is little this story does well. Pip and Jane Baker are writers who have only written one story I liked, Mark of the Rani, and even that was pretty ropey in places.

From the new series of DW, End of Time stands out. So poorly executed by people who have shown they are capable of so much better that it's insulting to its audience. I liked David Tennant, but this story basically highlights every wrong decision they made with his character through the series and hyper-sensitises you to them, so when you see those minor elements appear while rewatching earlier stories, they piss you off where previously you weren't fussed.

The Bakers were always ordinary writers, but RTD is one of the best of his generation, and as such I hold him to a higher standard. EoT was poo.

[User Picture]From: lostcarpark
2010-06-23 08:27 pm (UTC)
I have to agree about End of Time. I'm not sure it was necessarily the worst story from the RTD era, but it had so much potential to be brilliant, and it threw it all away.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-06-23 10:20 pm (UTC)
I was so dissappointed with EOT. We knew what was coming up, and it was like the worst farewell tour of an aging rocker. All sentimentality without any substance.
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2010-06-24 10:21 am (UTC)
the actual "I don't want to go" line was heartbreaking, but god did we really need 15 minutes of that drivel to get to it?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-24 10:44 am (UTC)
I still come back to this -

- 10th Doctor knows he will die, spends all his time whingeing about it, then gets radiation poisoning and lives for quite a while before dying, so gets to do some nice stuff for closure, and after all the previous whingeing, gives a last little whinge then dies.

- 3rd Doctor knows he will die if he returns to the cave of crystal and the Great One, and does it anyway. Gets radiation poisoning, spends weeks lost in the time vortex all alone, and when he's finally dying back at UNIT, he's still trying to give his friends a little hope.

Edited at 2010-06-24 10:44 am (UTC)
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