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July 28th, 2006

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10:06 pm - Dipping into Old School
So, in a Doctor Who disc swap (Don't ask...) I asked for a random Old School DVD and got given... The Five Doctors.

I'm ten minutes into it, and whee! It makes no sense, and the special effects are incredibly dodgy, but damn it's fun.

Also, it keeps giving me flashbacks - well, flash-forwards, technically - to New Who episodes.

*runs off to watch more*

- Why the hell is there a road in the Death Zone?

- Two and the Brigadier are love. Srsly.

- But I don't like fake!One. I want the real One back.

- That was a seriously dodgy ankle twist, Susan.

- The Raston Warrior Robot is crack in a silver leotard. I want one.

- ...Did Three just cop a feel of Sarah Jane?

- Fake!Zoe is wearing a bubble-wrap dress. A bubble-wrap dress! *dies*

- I heart Borusa's goth!evil!outfit.

- "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!" *cheers*

- "Immortality is a curse." O_O Now that's familiar.

- Two and Three fighting is the Best. Thing. Ever. I love them both.

- I love how at the end the Doctor just flees after being made President. Seriously awesome.

- I love my cracktastic show. Seriously. Even when it is bad, it's endlessly entertaining.

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Date:July 28th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
I know someone whose first episode ever was The Five Doctors. He said it made him crazy, because every time he asked "So, who's that guy?" the answer was always "That's the Doctor."

It's one of my favorites... for pretty much your stated reasons.
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
I pity that poor guy. Really.

But it's like complete and utter crack, and I can't help but love it. So much fun!
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Date:July 28th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
Have you ever watched the First Doctor? We watched the first story arc a couple weeks ago. It was truly bizarre and the Doctor very unlikeable. He was pretty much the polar opposite of the current Doctor persona.

We're planning to skip ahead to Third Doctor next.
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
The first story arc? That's the Unearthly Child, right?

He gets nicer later on - I saw The Dalek Invasion of Earth a while back, and he was nice there.

And do tell me your thoughts.
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Date:July 28th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
Flash-forwards to the New Series? Like what? Please spoil!
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Five does lots of very Ten-like pocket acting. And when he passes out at one point, he does the hands-on-two-people's-shoulders like Ten does with Mickey and Jackie in TCI.

Um, there's also Sarah Jane being upset and slightly odd around the Doctor, which might just be me retcon-ing stuff after School Reunion.

Oh, and there's a line about Immortality being a curse, which I quite liked.
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
When you finish watching it, go read the five minute version. Because, bwahaha!

My favourite bit is when Three rescues Sarah Jane from the bottom of that very gradual sloperavine by tying a rope to his car and dragging her out. *facepalm*
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I almost forgot Zoe's bubblewrap dress. Look out for it. ;)
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Date:July 28th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
The Five Minute version is For The Win. Srsly.

And yes, I am rather fond of that, too. Poor dears, and they try so hard to make it look serious. Like Susan and her ankle twisting.

But Zoe's bubblewrap dress owns my soul. I now have an outfit for my next costume party!
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Date:July 28th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Two and Three fighting is the Best. Thing. Ever. I love them both.

You should watch the Three Doctors then. Troughton vs. Pertwee never gets boring ^^
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Date:July 28th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
I have not seen that one. But I have the Target Novelisation. God, I'm sad.
Date:July 28th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
The Five Doctors. Known alternately by its shooting title Okay We've Got 50p and Some Duct Tape and the Whole Country of Wales, Let's Leave the Cameras On For Eighty Minutes And See What Happens.

Oh, who am I kidding? It's great ;)

Two vs. Three is love.
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Date:July 28th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Two vs. Three is love.

I would so watch the two of them snarking at one another for half an hour every week.
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Date:July 30th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
The Five Doctors! Oh, how I love that! It's just...lots of Doctors, all together, snarking and doing what they do best. What's not to love?
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Date:July 30th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
Nothing! It is teh win!

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