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Old 09-02-2013, 15:45
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Must admit quite like her performance in The Time Monster as Queen Galleia and she was about the only good thing in Warriors of the Deep as the scheming Dr Solow. I often think as she was a friend of Jon Pertwee and appeared in a film with him if she could have become a companion as she was a legend in horror and sci fi circles at the time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 16:20
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She is also responsible for one of the worst/best scenes in TV history when she battled the sea monster in Warriors of the Deep.
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Old 09-02-2013, 16:48
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She is also responsible for one of the worst/best scenes in TV history when she battled the sea monster in Warriors of the Deep.
I was watching that before, the monster was about as convincing as a pantomime horse. However, this was in the show's dark days, IP was excellent in The Time Monster, though.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:44
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Must admit quite like her performance in The Time Monster as Queen Galleia and she was about the only good thing in Warriors of the Deep as the scheming Dr Solow.
Warriors of the Deep is not THAT bad as a story. Most of the acting is OK, no better or worse than most Who shows. The whole show has become a whipping boy because of the fairly minimal - but sadly memorable - contribution of the Myrka. If they'd taken that out and made it a three-parter it wouldn't have such a bad reputation. I'm not saying it's great, but then neither is The Time Monster, frankly.

I often think as she was a friend of Jon Pertwee and appeared in a film with him if she could have become a companion as she was a legend in horror and sci fi circles at the time.
She was a legend mainly for getting her boobs out, which made her something of a pioneer in those days. I think she might have been considered to have too much of a reputation for sexy scenes to have been a companion for Doctor Who in those days. What would Mary Whitehouse have had to say about it?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:50
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I was watching that before, the monster was about as convincing as a pantomime horse. However, this was in the show's dark days
I think it got a lot darker than Warriors of the Deep. The show was still performing quite well in Davison's last season, BTW. It wasn't considered at that point to be a show under threat of cancellation.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:50
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She also wrote for Doctor Who. "The Macros" was the end result.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:36
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She wasn't a great actress so I suppose it's appropriate that she appeared in two of the worst Who stories - particularly The Time Monster which is unwatchable in places.
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Old 10-02-2013, 13:52
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Warriors of the Deep is not THAT bad as a story. Most of the acting is OK, no better or worse than most Who shows. The whole show has become a whipping boy because of the fairly minimal - but sadly memorable - contribution of the Myrka. If they'd taken that out and made it a three-parter it wouldn't have such a bad reputation. I'm not saying it's great, but then neither is The Time Monster, frankly.



She was a legend mainly for getting her boobs out, which made her something of a pioneer in those days. I think she might have been considered to have too much of a reputation for sexy scenes to have been a companion for Doctor Who in those days. What would Mary Whitehouse have had to say about it?
Ho, ho, Mary Whitehouse used to go mad about Leela's outfits, so I suppose this would be nothing new. I think anything other than Songs of Praise and Morning Worship used to annoy Mary Whitehouse.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:56
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That's true, but it's also well documented that Barry Letts was rather religious and moralistic. I can't imagine him casting Ingrid Pitt as a Doctor Who companion given her reputation for nakedness in saucy horror movies.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:25
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I was watching that before, the monster was about as convincing as a pantomime horse. However, this was in the show's dark days, IP was excellent in The Time Monster, though.
It WAS a pantomime horse...
...It was the same guys who played Dobbin in Rentaghost

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Old 11-02-2013, 15:23
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It WAS a pantomime horse...
...It was the same guys who played Dobbin in Rentaghost

One half of Dobbin, William Perrie, appeared as one of the Caretakers in Paradise Towers
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:40
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It WAS a pantomime horse...
...It was the same guys who played Dobbin in Rentaghost

And Rentaghost became known for its extremely cheap effects and painted sets near the end.
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