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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends

A great box set of Who stories which is rounding off my collection of Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor stories.

Doctor Who: Underworld

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Another Tom Baker story. Quite a good one too. I enjoyed it, and I’m not sure that I’d seen it before either.

Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon

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I hadn’t seen this story for a long time, and I’d forgotten that Janet Ellis (of Bluepeter) was in it too. As 4th doctor stories go it wasn’t amazing, but I’m glad to see it again nevertheless. I got it as part of the ‘Myths and Legends’ box set.

The Liberator Chronicles 2.3: Wolf

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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.

Blake’s 7, The Liberator Chronicles: 2.2 False Positive

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The second of volume 2’s stories. This one wasn’t as good as the first in the set, but actually when you get into it the story was really good. So far the set has been a big improvement on the first box set.

Looking forward to listening to this

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It’s no secret, I really like Blake’s 7, so I decided to order the Liberator Chronicles 2. I wasn’t too impressed with volume 1, but there’s a bigger cast for volume 2 so I’m hopeful it’ll be worth it.

Blake’s 7 to be remade by SyFy

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.

Doctor Who and the invasion of the dinosaurs

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I only got this because it was part of a boxed set with the Android Invasion. The special effects are very far from special, but the story was excellent. Sadly it makes me wonder about collecting Jon Pertwee stories now!

U.F.O.

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Still watching this and realising that it’s excellent stuff. The stories are of a really high quality.

The Android Invasion

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This is a great Tom Baker story, and one that I needed to add to my collection. It’s part of a two story boxed set called “The Unit Files” as both of the stories feature UNIT quiet heavily. Great stuff though.

I so enjoy these earlier stories. They take their time to unfold and get going and there is much more emphasis on the science fiction.

Well worth a watch if you get the chance.

UFO

I got the boxed set of UFO (from the 70’s) for Christmas, and I started watching them tonight, but I wasn’t ready for just how 1970’s they’d be! Of course, you can’t judge a 1970’s production by today’s standards in anyway at all, it just isn’t fair, but it makes you realise what we take for granted in so many aspects of television.

Anyway, it’s a great show, and I love the theme tune too. As I watch them I’ll probably comment some more about the show. In fact, I probably won’t be able to help myself!

Wallander

I really liked the UK version of Wallander with Kenneth Brannagh. I’ve watched all 3 series and recently re-watched the first two series on netflix. I was impressed again with just how good the performances were and the very high production values in all the episodes. But the one thing I haven’t been able to do so far is to watch the original series. I’m sure it’s very good, and maybe I’ll get around to watching it one day, but for now I’ll just stick to the one I like.

Finishing off Survivors

I’ve been watching the BBC’s re-make of the Survivors for a while, including a large gap in watching. But now, I’ve finished it. It only got 2 seasons, and I think it could have gone on for longer, but never mind. In the end I thought it was very good. Very good for a post apocalyptic view of the world. It wasn’t as bleak as some, like “The Road” for instance, but it was quite an interesting perspective.

Blake’s 7: Season 1

I’ve just finished watching season 1 of Blake’s 7, and I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s been wonderful. I’m really looking forward to the next two seasons, which I’ll almost certainly watch soon enough. The more I watch Blake’s 7 the more I realise just how underrated it was.

So, on to season 2.

Finished watching heroes

Or have I? I got to the end of the fourth season to find that this wasn’t really the ending I was looking for at all! In fact it was in many ways just left hanging. Not satisfactory in any way. I realise that it is now very unlikely that there will be another series commissioned, but I just wish that these kind of things would get left in a decent state!

I’m a bit disappointed by this as you might tell.

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