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Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-07-2014, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By adam_fransella
My apologies. I am so used to others responding...

My apologies. I am so used to others responding in less than half an hour to most posts, seeing many views but no responses seems quite unusual.



So you do not think - even with Cleese present -...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 17-07-2014, 10:04
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By adam_fransella
Why are there no responses? Monty Python may be...

Why are there no responses? Monty Python may be vintage, but it still has plenty of admirers!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-07-2014, 12:51
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By adam_fransella
what do Monty Python fans REALLY think of Series 4?

Personally, I think it is under-appreciated - despite half the episodes focusing on a single story, instead of being in the more popular multi-sketch format, each of them raise more laughs than the...
Forum: TV Shows: US 01-10-2013, 14:16
Replies: 152
Views: 17,702
Posted By adam_fransella
So long as the character that gets killed off,...

So long as the character that gets killed off, does so in circumstances that are not the fault of another (careless) person, nor is the death treated tastelessly and insensitively, the demise of said...
Forum: TV Shows: US 14-06-2013, 13:27
Replies: 37
Views: 3,562
Posted By adam_fransella
One more personal favourite

Toward the beginning of "I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" (2007), the police team are sitting in a car near a bank, and they get the (correct) impression that a hold-up is taking place....
Forum: TV Shows: US 11-06-2013, 13:21
Replies: 37
Views: 3,562
Posted By adam_fransella
in "The Simpsons", which 'lazy Chief Wiggum' moment is your favourite?

My contender for the above would be the moment in "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" (1992) when Maggie drives a car past the police officers (despite being a baby), and Wiggum says: 'Why isn't that cute?...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-04-2013, 12:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By adam_fransella
On the plus side, Davison's era would seem less...

On the plus side, Davison's era would seem less short, and so he would not have come and gone too quickly.

On the minus side, as well as not exiting on a high (which he did in the end), he would...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-04-2013, 11:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By adam_fransella
what if, in 1984, Davison had been replaced by McCoy, not Colin Baker?

Upon first glance, this seems like a frightening thought, as it could make "The Twin Dilemma" (which should have debuted a year after "The Caves Of Androzani", NOT a week after) more unwatchable...
Forum: Doctor Who 17-04-2013, 14:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By adam_fransella
Someone must have an answer to all or some of the...

Someone must have an answer to all or some of the issues raised here! :confused:
Forum: Doctor Who 17-04-2013, 14:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By adam_fransella
with Episode 4 of "The 10th Planet" now animated, and scheduled for DVD release...

...please could the same treatment be given to all six episodes of Troughton opener "The Power Of The Daleks"?

While this would make the story stand out from other DVD releases of surviving or...
Forum: Doctor Who 13-04-2013, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By adam_fransella
"The Monster Of Peladon" (1974) must fall into...

"The Monster Of Peladon" (1974) must fall into the latter category, surely?
Forum: Doctor Who 13-04-2013, 18:48
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By adam_fransella
Or how about this:...

Or how about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMC2sAF8eVQ

For the whole abandoned Season 23: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWQMSe-8mg

Just how many of you are glad that "Mission To Magnus"...
Forum: Doctor Who 13-04-2013, 11:58
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By adam_fransella
The Ice Warriors very nearly returned to DW in 1986...

...in a story called "Mission to Magnus", which also featured Sil from "Vengeance On Varos" (and who himself would reappear in "The Trial Of A Time Lord").

Alas,, said story was abandoned (along...
Forum: Doctor Who 04-03-2013, 12:50
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
As if this parallel between James Bond and Doctor...

As if this parallel between James Bond and Doctor Who were not enough, there seems to be another: while Baker threatened to quit the role of The Doctor earlier in his tenure, but was persuaded to...
Forum: Doctor Who 01-03-2013, 20:26
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
Tom Baker may indeed have spent too long in the role of The Doctor, BUT...

...while he did indeed look a bit different by the time of "Logopolis" (with or without his change of costume, or different personality), at least he did not look too old for the role, at the end -...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 17:50
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By adam_fransella
PLUS: one of the Dalek stories with Pertwee...

PLUS: one of the Dalek stories with Pertwee should have been subsituted by a Cybermen story - that Pertwee never fought this silver villain (apart from "The Five Doctors", of course) is a real shame.
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 17:47
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
But had Baker regenerated at the end of Season...

But had Baker regenerated at the end of Season 16, fans would have been spared the good quality of "Destiny Of The Daleks" and the sheer brilliance of "City Of Death", in Season 17 (where Lalla Ward...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 17:42
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
"Doctor Who" should have got better after 1985 -...

"Doctor Who" should have got better after 1985 - but instead, went in the opposite direction, if not through choice of Time Lord, than through the quality of script-writing and production...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 17:37
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
In 2009 (or thereabouts), Colin Baker and his...

In 2009 (or thereabouts), Colin Baker and his ex-wife Liza Goddard acted together in a (non-London) stage production of "She Stoops To Conquer" - so they must now be on friendly terms.

Another...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:36
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By adam_fransella
It is worth noting that while "The Trial Of A...

It is worth noting that while "The Trial Of A Time Lord" was mostly a disappointment to fans, the stories originally pencilled in for said season (notably "The Nightmare Fair", "Mission To Magnus"...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:34
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By adam_fransella
But while having "Doctor Who" screened twice a...

But while having "Doctor Who" screened twice a week (instead of weekly) during the Davison era, made each story unravel too quickly...this, coupled with moving it to a weekday slot, increased ratings...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:30
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
Aww, thank you! :D

Aww, thank you! :D
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:29
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
Only one series with one Time Lord? Bad move!...

Only one series with one Time Lord? Bad move! :eek:
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:28
Replies: 73
Views: 6,811
Posted By adam_fransella
Keeping in mind that while there should indeed...

Keeping in mind that while there should indeed have been three series (as intended), the third got cancelled due to a variety of factors that are more logical than what happened to "Doctor Who" from...
Forum: Doctor Who 18-02-2013, 15:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By adam_fransella
Whatever people think but have not said, it...

Whatever people think but have not said, it should have been held back until 1985, and NOT have immediately followed "The Caves Of Androzani" in 1984 - nuff said.
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