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Old 03-02-2013, 18:25
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Watched from Tom Baker, and the watching faded away during Colin Baker, though I think it was more because Saturday nights started to have a different meaning due to age (19 onwards)
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:32
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I remember watching Vengeance On Varos, and talking about it at school, but I don't think I saw anything after that. The scripts had become so poorly written, I couldn't face it any more.

In recent times, I've picked up a few 6th/7th Doctor DVDs, and they're not quite as bad as I remember, but it was such a different show to the 3rd/4th Doctor era that I started (and fell in love) with.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:34
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I only partly-watched the final season. I missed most of it. It just looked really low budget and I didn't think the acting or scripts were any good.
The Dalek story was quite strong, but the rest of the series went down the drain. Also the BBC weren't helped by it being shown against a very strong set of Coronation St episodes, that were attracting 19 million viewers
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:38
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I remember watching Vengeance On Varos, and talking about it at school, but I don't think I saw anything after that. The scripts had become so poorly written, I couldn't face it any more.

In recent times, I've picked up a few 6th/7th Doctor DVDs, and they're not quite as bad as I remember, but it was such a different show to the 3rd/4th Doctor era that I started (and fell in love) with.
I've found the same actually. I hated Trial of Timelord at the time but quite like parts of it now.

One of my gripes towards the end was the lack of tardis scenes. A Doctor Who story's not complete without a glimpse inside the box!
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Old 03-02-2013, 19:59
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I never quite stopped watching but it was increasingly difficult to make sense of when I worked 2 or 3 late nights a week and missed episodes as I didn't have a video then.
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Old 03-02-2013, 21:59
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I still think Ingrid Pitt would have made a feisty companion and attracted loads of horror fans to the show.
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Old 03-02-2013, 23:52
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I never stopped watching the show. I did wonder about the casting decisions sometimes ( an example was Ken Dodd) and whether Sylvester & Colin were the right choices for a Doctor ( never liked Sylvester rolling his rrrrrr's and the question mark umbrella or Colins abrasiveness at times with Peri) but stuck with it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:37
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I stopped during or just after Peter Davidson.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:01
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When McCoy took over from Colin Baker. Watched McCoy's first story then decided not to watch it again.
About the same McCoy wasn't that bad but the stories were and then along came Bonnie Langford !
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:05
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Loved it as a young kid when Jon Pertwee was in it, went off it after Tom Baker was in it for too long, got back into it with Peter Davison. Hated it when he left. Think Christopher Eccleston is probably my favourite...
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16
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Never - came close occasionally, but I never stopped until Mr Grade stopped me!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:26
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I remember watching Vengeance On Varos, and talking about it at school, but I don't think I saw anything after that. The scripts had become so poorly written, I couldn't face it any more.

In recent times, I've picked up a few 6th/7th Doctor DVDs, and they're not quite as bad as I remember, but it was such a different show to the 3rd/4th Doctor era that I started (and fell in love) with.
Vengeance on Varos was not at all poorly written.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:27
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The Dalek story was quite strong, but the rest of the series went down the drain. Also the BBC weren't helped by it being shown against a very strong set of Coronation St episodes, that were attracting 19 million viewers
There wasn't a Dalek story in the final season.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:28
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I never stopped watching the show. I did wonder about the casting decisions sometimes ( an example was Ken Dodd) and whether Sylvester & Colin were the right choices for a Doctor ( never liked Sylvester rolling his rrrrrr's and the question mark umbrella or Colins abrasiveness at times with Peri) but stuck with it.
Ken Dodd was great! (And even better in the unedited Part 1 of Delta.)
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:38
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I never did stop, as I only started watching the show in the past couple of years.

When I was younger, the show simply never appealed to me. The reason - all I seemed to ever see was the horrible mid-Tom Baker era full of cheesy, cheap, bland serials. Watching through them all was a major bind and had I been watching these when I was younger, I'd have probably been less patient and stopped.

Thankfully the show did improve again for a while, starting from Tom Baker's final year.
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:24
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There wasn't a Dalek story in the final season.
Glenn A is making some bad mistakes in his posts. He calls Peter Davison Peter Davidson, he says earlier

Mc Coy was far more likeable as a Doctor and with better material could have been a great one, but he was saddled with the embarrassing Ace and bringing in big names like Richard Briers and Beryl Reid didn't work.
when Beryl Reid wasn't even in any of McCoy's stories.

And his obsession with Ingrid Pitt is more than a bit bizarre.
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:34
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Vengeance on Varos was not at all poorly written.
I agree. More like poorly directed tbh.
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Old 11-02-2013, 14:38
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Ken Dodd was great! (And even better in the unedited Part 1 of Delta.)
Sorry, there was nothing great in Delta and the Bannermen.

I remember Verity Lambert in an interview dismissing the entire McCoy era as "ridiculous". I thought that was a bit unfair and I doubt she saw them all, but she's right that some shows from that era were pretty awful, and I imagine Bannermen might have been one she saw that made her come to that view.
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