July 5th, 2011

tardis

Doctor Who Rewatch: 24

I'm a over a week late late with these, mainly due to tech problems and pressure of other business. But I should also say that the 45-minute episodes rather threw my rhythm; I had got nicely into the habit of finding 25-minute slots during the day, and the longer episodes were surprisingly disrupting. This also inclines me to make a further strategic decision: once I have finished my Old Who run, I will take a break before I try a similar exercise with New Who. Anyway, on with the shows.

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This is not a great run. Revelation of the Daleks is more or less OK, The Two Doctors is almost a good story with serious flaws, and while I liked Timelash more this time than last time I watched it, that really isn't saying much. A consistently disheartening aspect of this period of the show is the poisonous Doctor/Peri relationship, which really kills most of any resiudual enjoyment I might have for the stories.

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