A great box set of Who stories which is rounding off my collection of Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor stories.
I’ve loved this film for years and years, and I’ve only just got a copy of it at last. It’s amazing to think that it was made in 1956. The story still leaves me with questions, and the concepts are as relevant today as they were then.
The design and art are incredible, and I’d love to be able to walk around the krell machines to see them better.
Another Tom Baker story. Quite a good one too. I enjoyed it, and I’m not sure that I’d seen it before either.
Well, it’s May the 4th and of course you have to celebrate, and it looks like lots of people have. Certainly from a quick look at Instragram plenty of people have had some fun today.
Anyway, for the first time ever I watched the three original movies back to back. It was great. Like them or not they are a phenomenon in their own right. It also made me realise just how much better the first three are over the later movies, and it makes me hope that the new film(s) will be of a high standard.
After listening to the chronicles 2 I listened to this hour long story. It’s a full cast production and it works really well. I think that of the Blake’s 7 big finish productions pieces I’ve listened to, this is one of the best so far. I really enjoyed the story and I’m hopeful that it’ll lead on to something interesting.
The last of the stories in this boxed set. It wasn’t bad, somewhat intricate and starring Servalan. In fact it was quite a complex story, and, as with the others in the set, a big improvement on the first box set I got. Still, overall the stories lack something. Perhaps the kind of overall texture that you get from a Doctor Who Big Finish story. Perhaps that’s not a bad thing. Blake’s 7 was always more stark, minimal, and maybe that’s how it’s being played.
Whatever the case, this was a better listen than last time around, so I’m glad I got it, and I might give the first box set another listen now.
It was on the BBC news website today, and it’s such great news after so many rumours of Blake’s 7 remakes and reboots etc. Of course, we’ve been here before. More than once actually. But this time I really hope that it does get remade and that it’s really is a worthy remake of the excellent Blake’s 7. It has all the right ingredients. A good writer and director on board, and SyFy actually make some good stuff, so I have high hopes.
I really hope it comes together in the not too distant future.
I was lucky enough to get all of these when they came out. I’m not sure I’d call them ‘collector’s editions’, but they’re ok. A couple of them are superb pictures, the rest, not so much.
I didn’t know what to expect with this film at all. I think I’d seen a trailer or something, but that was about it, and I knew it was a long film. So I came to it with no expectations really and nothing that I wanted to get out of it. That was a good thing I think.
With that in mind I have to say that I was really impressed with the film although I’m still not entirely sure what it was about. That’s not to say that the story isn’t a gripping one, it is. But to a degree I couldn’t tell you exactly what the film was trying to say. I have a couple of thoughts about it, but I’ll keep them to myself in case you go to see it.
Overall I thought it was a great movie though. Superb performances by all, and some really interesting ideas and concepts, several of which could have been explored as films in their own right.
So it’s left me with lots of questions too, and I’m finding myself drawn to read the book now. I might just give it a go. If I do I’ll let you know if I get more of a sense of what the story is about.