Cult Labs

Go Back   Cult Labs > Film Discussions > Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Poll: Who's your favourite Doctor?
Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.
Poll Options
Who's your favourite Doctor?

Like Tree20632Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #13481  
Old 24th November 2021, 12:40 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

To celebrate Doctor Who's 58th birthday yesterday i watched The War Machines. A classic slice of sixties Doctor Who and in some ways the birth of what was to come in the show from the oncoming second Doctor era to it's revival in 2005.

It's the first story to be set purely in contemporary Britain, has the Doctor helped by the military and also friendly politician Sir Charles Sumner - certainly at odds with the bumbling bureaucrats seen during the third Doctor era who were always a hindrance rather than any sort of help.

We don't have any sort of story where the Doctor isn't believed or the military capture him as a spy or the usual stuff that happens in later series of this ilk, no The War Machines is straight in with it's plot of super computer WOTAN and it's attempt to take over the earth from it's Post Office Tower base using hypnosis and the building of small tank like War Machines.

Hartnell is terrific, exuding both authority and mischievous playfulness from the start and he immediately strikes up an excellent chemistry with soon to be new companion Polly (Anneke Wills) as the Doctor is thrust into London's swinging sixties club scene. There are no fluffs of line reading either to say Hartnell's health was slowly on the decline although as a sign of what was to come in the seventies he did start to say "Reverse the polomint...eh?...what is this rubbish,...better leave this stuff to Peewee the dandy, mmm" (This might not be entirely true ), he is in short superb in his portrayal of the original Doctor in what is a beautifully paced, interesting and often exciting four part story.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 51UasNQ41mL._AC_SY445_.jpg (29.3 KB, 1 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13482  
Old 24th November 2021, 02:06 PM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Basil Fawlty country: The English Riviera
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
To celebrate Doctor Who's 58th birthday yesterday i watched The War Machines. A classic slice of sixties Doctor Who and in some ways the birth of what was to come in the show from the oncoming second Doctor era to it's revival in 2005.

It's the first story to be set purely in contemporary Britain, has the Doctor helped by the military and also friendly politician Sir Charles Sumner - certainly at odds with the bumbling bureaucrats seen during the third Doctor era who were always a hindrance rather than any sort of help
There is a fan theory that suggests this story is happening at the same time as the Patrick Troughton story 'The Evil Of The Daleks'

This is due to a line of dialogue spoken by The Doctor at the start of episode 1:

(The Tardis materialises on a pavement, startling the pigeons. The Doctor and Dodo come out and he hangs an 'Out of Order' sign on the Tardis door. A policeman is walking along the street.)
DOCTOR: Well, I suppose you know where you are, my dear.
DODO: London. Home. It's marvellous to be back. It seems ages since I left.
DOCTOR: Oh, when you've seen the ages that I've see, you won't use that term quite so freely. Anyway, I don't think it's been all that long.
DODO: Hey, what's that for?
DOCTOR: Oh, well, you see, the problem is, coming back to the twentieth century, my dear, the Tardis, I'm afraid, is often mistaken for the real police box.
(The policeman reads the sign and walks on.)
DODO: I see what you mean.
DOCTOR: Yes, and fortunately he can't get in.
DODO: If only he could. Scotland Yard whipped off into time and space.
DOCTOR: So that's it!
DODO: What? Oh, the tower. It's finished!
(The brand new Post Office Tower rises high above central London.)
DOCTOR: Isn't that interesting. Very interesting.
DODO: It's great, isn't it. Stephen would have liked it here.
DOCTOR: You know there's something alien about that tower. I can sense it.
DODO: Smells okay to me. Good old London smoke.
DOCTOR: I can feel it's got something sort of powerful. It's. Look at my skin. Look at that. I've got that pricking sensation again, the same. Just as I had when I saw the Daleks, those Daleks were near.
DODO: Daleks? Who are they?
DOCTOR: Oh, er, yes, of course, you, er, you didn't meet them, did you, child? No. No, and I pray that you never will. I really must investigate it.
(The Doctor and Dodo set off for Cleveland Street.)
nosferatu42 likes this.
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #13483  
Old 25th November 2021, 05:53 AM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Basil Fawlty country: The English Riviera
Default

Who: Before And After #596
Name: Denis Lill [1942 - ]
Year(s): 1977 / 1984
Stories: Image Of The Fendahl part 1 Image Of The Fendahl part 2, Image Of The Fendahl part 4 / The Awakening part 1 The Awakening part 2
Character(s): Dr. Fendelman / Sir George Hutchinson
Note: Was considered for the role of Orcini in the 1985 story 'Revelation of the Daleks'

Before Who:
Films: The Gathering Storm (1974), The Eagle Has Landed* (1976), The Haunting of Julia (1977)


Television: Crossroads (1964) / Crime of Passion: Alain (1970) / The Train Now Standing [4 episodes as Mr. Potts (1972)] / The Man Outside: Mandala (1972) / Dead of Night: Return Flight (1972) / The Regiment [18 episodes as Maj. Alfred Slingsby (1972-1973)] / Warship: Subsmash (1973) / Crown Court: There Was a Little Girl (1973) / Sutherland's Law: The Killing (1973) / Spy Trap: Areas of Guilt (1973) / Fall of Eagles [2 episodes as 'Fritz', Prince Frederick William (1974)] / Special Branch: Diversion (1974) / Thriller: Who Killed Lamb?* (1974) / Softly Softly - Task Force: A Day's Work (1974) / The Case of Eliza Armstrong [6 episodes as William Thomas Stead (1974)] / Churchill's People: A Wilderness of Roses (1975) / Edward the King [3 episodes as Frederick Ponsonby (1975)] / The Main Chance [4 episodes as Stephen Howard (1975)] / Survivors* [24 episodes as Charles Vaughan (1975-1977)] / Moody and Pegg [3 episodes as Jim (1975)] / Madame Bovary [2 episodes as Rodolphe Boulanger (1975)] / Rock Follies [2 episodes as Chas Speed (1976)] / Angels: Patterns (1976) / Z Cars: Attack (1977) / Whodunnit? [2 episodes, different characters (1977)]


After Who:
Films: Hedda Gabler (1981), Peter and Paul ( (1981), Bad Blood (1981), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), The Campaign (1983), China Rose (1983), Arthur the King (1983), Florence Nightingale (1985), The Innocent (1985), Salome's Last Dance [director Ken Russell] (1988), A Beginners Guide to Freud (1989), Batman* (1989), Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (1990), Bernard and the Genie (1991), Don't Leave Me This Way (1993), Red Hot (1993), Richard III (1995), Evita (1996), Element of Doubt (1996), Fierce Creatures* (1997), Mrs Dalloway (1997), What Rats Won't Do (1998), Bertie and Elizabeth (2002), Crooked House (2017)


Television: The Upchat Line: Pulling (1977) / Van der Valk: Face Value (1977) / Life at Stake: So, Who's Sick? (1978) / Lillie* [9 episodes as the Prince of Wales (Bertie) (1978)] / Screenplay: Lives of Our Own (1980) / The Professionals: Hijack (1980) / BBC2 Playhouse: Journal of Bridget Hitler (1981) / Reilly: Ace of Spies: Anna (1983) / Partners in Crime: The Sunningdale Mystery (1983) / Rumpole of the Bailey [14 episodes as Mr. Bernard (1983-1992)] / Bergerac: The Company You Keep (1984) / One by One: A Long Weekend (1984) / Charlie [2 episodes as James Grant (1984)] / Mr. Palfrey of Westminster: The Honeypot and the Bees (1984) / TV Eye: What Price Trident? (1985) / Jenny's War [4 episodes as Johns (1985)] / Mapp & Lucia [10 episodes as Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint (1985-1986)] / The Return of Sherlock Holmes [2 episodes as Inspector Bradstreet (1986-1988)] / Terry and June: The Eye of the Householder (1987) / Blackadder the Third: Dish and Dishonesty (1987) / Yes, Prime Minister: Official Secrets (1987) / American Playhouse: Suspicion (1987) / Hannay: Death with Due Notice (1988) / The Fear [5 episodes as George Klein (1988)] / Gentlemen and Players: It's All Who You Know (1988) / Boon: Have a Nice Day (1988) / Blackadder's Christmas Carol* (1988) / Summer's Lease [3 episodes as Ken Corduroy (1989)] / Only Fools and Horses [8 episodes as Alan Parry (1989-1992)] / Stay Lucky: The Devil Wept in Leeds (1990) / Waterfront Beat [16 episodes as the Asst. Chief Constable (1990-1991)] / Perfect Scoundrels: No Thanks for the Memory (1991) / The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: A New Lease of Death (1991) / The Darling Buds of May: The Season of Heavenly Gifts (1992) / Poirot: The Underdog (1993) / Comedy Playhouse: The 10%ers (1993) / Frank Stubbs: Starlet (1993) / Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993) / Highlander: The Vampire (1994) / The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Mazarin Stone (1994) / Screen Two: In the Cold Light of Day (1994) / Outside Edge [21 episodes as Dennis Broadley (1994-1996)] / The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: Scales of Justice (1994) / Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's...: Impasse (1996) / Casualty; That Way Lies Ruin (1996) / The Upper Hand: Friends (1996) / Rebecca [2 episodes as Giles (1997)] / The Lily Savage Show (1997) / In Exile (1998) / Loved by You: The Tape (1998) / CI5: The New Professionals: Hostage (1999) / I Was a Rat [3 episodes as Sergeant Piggles (2001)] / Heartbeat: Closing the Book (2002) / Where the Heart Is: United We Stand (2002) / The Royal [87 episodes as Mr. Rose (2003-2011)] / 24: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 a.m. (2014) / Midsomer Murders: A Dying Art (2016) / Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators; No More Cakes and Ale (2019)

__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #13484  
Old 25th November 2021, 11:45 AM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default Image of the Day # 952

A Lee Binding artwork for the season 26 Blu-ray box set featuring the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) in The Curse of Fenric (1989)

Attached Images
File Type: jpg b16b704c-2f3d-458f-949b-8c909e3959ab (Large).jpg (54.0 KB, 29 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13485  
Old 26th November 2021, 06:20 AM
Susan Foreman's Avatar
Cult Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Basil Fawlty country: The English Riviera
Default

Who: Before And After #597
Name: Edward Evans [1914 - 2001]
Year(s): 1977
Stories: The Image Of The Fendahl part 1 The Image Of The Fendahl part 4
Character(s): Ted Moss

Before Who:
Films: Dulcimer Street (1948), The Hideout (1948), The Light of Heart (1948), The Case of Charles Peace (1949), The Devil's Disciple (1949), Mr. Denning Drives North (1951), Secret People (1952), I Believe in You (1952), Rainy Day (1952), 13 East Street (1952), Holiday Week (1952), This Happy Breed (1952), Little Red Monkey (1953), Terror on a Train (1953), The Yellow Balloon (1953), Raiders in the Sky (1953), The Slasher (1953), Deadly Nightshade (1953), Half Seas Over (1953), Wicked Wife (1953), Turn the Key Softly (1953), Valley of Song (1953), Escape by Night (1953). Bless This House (1954), The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954), Man of the Moment* (1955), It's a Great Day! (1955), Pantomania, or Dick Whittington (1956), Legal Action (1958), She Too Was Young (1958), The Man Upstairs (1958), The Immortal Evan Harris (1958), The Bridal Path (1959), The Vagrant Heart (1959), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), Beginners Please (1960), Late Harvest (1960), The Road to Carey Street (1960), The Jelly End Strike (1961), The Train Set (1961), The Winter's Tale (1962), Reach for Glory (1962), Two and Two Make Six (1962), Son of the House (1962), Live Now - Pay Later (1962), Man in the Dark (1964), The Return of Mr. Moto (1965), Two a Penny (1967), Till Death Us Do Part (1968), Vendetta for the Saint (1969), One More Time (1970), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Tales from the Crypt* (1972), The Gathering Storm (1974), Out of Season (1975)


Television: The Plainclothesman: Fatal Partnership (1954) / The Grove Family [129 episodes as Bob Grove (1954-1957)] / Assignment Foreign Legion: A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) / The Jack Benny Program: Jack Falls Into Canal in Venice (1957) / Duty Bound: Where There's Smoke... (1958) / Educated Evans: Hot Dog (1958) / Murder Bag [2 episodes (1958)] / Starr and Company [4 episodes as Barley (1958)] / Saturday Playhouse: Murder on the Agenda (1959) / William Tell: The Ensign (1959) / Boyd Q.C.: The Crooked Path (1959) / BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: Release (1959) / Sunday's Child: The Fourth Freedom (1959) / The Naked Lady [2 episodes as Superintendent Brown (1959)] / Charlesworth [4 episodes as Detective-Inspector Bayliss (1959)] / Call Me Sam (1959) / Probation Officer [3 episodes, different characters (1959-1962)] / The Men from Room 13: The Man Who Watched Birds (1959) / The Four Just Men [2 episodes, different characters (1960)] / Dixon of Dock Green [3 episodes, different characters (1960-1972)] / Garry Halliday [10 episodes, different characters (1960-1962)] / On Trial: Horatio Bottomley, MP (1960) / Deadline Midnight [2 episodes, different characters (1961)] / One Step Beyond: Justice (1961) / The House Under the Water [2 episodes as Mr. Barradale (1961)] / ITV Television Playhouse: Johnny Dark (1961) / Knight Errant Limited: The Colonel's Ladies (1961) / Golden Girl: The Extractor (1961) / About Religion: Inquest at Golgotha (1961) / You Can't Win: Epitaph on a Tin (1961) / Jacks and Knaves: The Master Mind (1961) / Maigret: Raise Your Right Hand (1961) / Barbara in Black [6 episodes as the Superintendent (1962)] / The Saint: The Loaded Tourist (1962) / The River Flows East [2 episodes as Det. Supt. Bradley (1962)] / The Plane Makers: The Dividing Line (1963) / The Human Jungle: The Vacant Chair (1963) / Suspense: Call from a Customer (1963) / The Victorians: The Rent Day (1963) / BBC Sunday-Night Play: You Can't Throw Your Mates (1963) / First Night: The Initiation (1963) / Compact [17 episodes as Geoffrey Gray (1963)] / The Villains: Over the Hill (1964) / Z Cars [4 episodes, different characters (1964-1977)] / Catch Hand: Shadows from the Past (1964) / Mike: A Black Wash-Out (1964) / Gideon C.I.D.: The Rhyme and the Reason (1964) / Public Eye: All for a Couple of Ponies (1965) / ITV Play of the Week: Giants on Saturday (1965) / Scott on...: Money (1965) / Cluff: The Thief (1965) / Coronation Street [21 episodes as Lionel Petty (1965-1966)] / Sergeant Cork: The Case of the Vanishing Victim (1966) / The Troubleshooters: A Run for Their Money (1966) / Adam Adamant Lives!: The Survivors (1967) / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Mystery of Cader Ifan (1967) / The Wednesday Play: Public Inquiry (1967) / Hancock's (1967) / No Hiding Place: Personal Feelings Don't Count (1967) / Vendetta: The Desperate Man (1967) / The Gamblers: Thirty Stretch (1968) / Man in a Suitcase: Web with Four Spiders* (1968) / Packers End (1968) / The Revenue Men: Little Rich Girl (1968) / The Expert: Full Choke (1968) / Softly Softly [2 episodes, different characters (1969)] / The Tyrant King [3 episodes as Mr. Thorne (1968)] / The Company of Five: Gareth (1968) / Till Death Us Do Part* [2 episodes, different characters (1968-1972)] / Armchair Theatre: The Mandarins (1969) / Oh Brother!: A Mother in Israel (1969) / Dad's Army [3 episodes, different characters (1970)] / Fraud Squad: Last Exit to Liechstenstein (1969) / The Doctors (1970) / Paul Temple: Inside Information (1970) / Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Chief Whip Sends His Compliments (1970) / On Trial: J. Robert Oppenheimer - Security Risk? (1970) / Confession: Under the Carpet (1970) / The Main Chance: The Piper Calls the Tune (1970) / Steptoe and Son: Robbery with Violence (1970) / Doomwatch [2 episodes, different characters (1970-1971)] / Coppers End: The Box of Blood (1971) / Out of the Unknown: The Sons and Daughters of Tomorrow (1971) / Freewheelers [2 episodes as the Captain (1971)] / The Regiment: The Recruit (1972) / Them (1972) / Comedy Playhouse: The Birthday (1973) / The Fenn Street Gang: Full Circle (1973) / Whodunnit?: Happy New Year (1973) / Play for Today: Joe's Ark (1974) / Within These Walls: Tea on St. Pancras Station (1974) / Crown Court: Duress (1974) / BBC Play of the Month: The Skin Game (1974) / Father Brown: The Oracle of the Dog (1974) / Private Affairs: The Statue and the Rose (1975) / Poldark [3 episodes as Aukett (1975)] / One-Upmanship: Businessmanship (1976) / Mr. Big: The Ashes (1977)

After Who:
Films: Suez 1956 (1979), Lifeforce* (1985)

Television: George & Mildred: The Right Way to Travel (1977) / The Greeks - A Journey in Space and Time: The Minds of Men (1980) / Shine on Harvey Moon: Anything Goes... (1985) / The Bill: Suspects (1985) / Heart of the Country [2 episodes as Gerrard (1987)]
__________________
People try to put us down
Just because we get around

Golly, Gee! it's wrong to be so guilty
Reply With Quote
  #13486  
Old 26th November 2021, 09:45 AM
gag's Avatar
gag gag is online now
Cult Veteran
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Here there and everywhere
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Delete if you want.


Have you ever heard so much garbage.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/metro...-15665548/amp/

Tory MP links violent male crime to female Doctor Who and James Bond
Reply With Quote
  #13487  
Old 26th November 2021, 09:06 PM
iank's Avatar
Cult Acolyte
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: QLD, Australia
Default

That's not what he's saying, though. That's what the lamestream media and the usual suspects are twisting what he said to mean, because they don't want to admit he's right. He's citing them as examples of the slow removal and disenfranchisement of men and male role models from society, to a world and a pop culture where the only times you see white men is when they're the bad guy.
He's not wrong. He's right.
Reply With Quote
  #13488  
Old 26th November 2021, 10:59 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iank View Post
That's not what he's saying, though. That's what the lamestream media and the usual suspects are twisting what he said to mean, because they don't want to admit he's right. He's citing them as examples of the slow removal and disenfranchisement of men and male role models from society, to a world and a pop culture where the only times you see white men is when they're the bad guy.
He's not wrong. He's right.
Exactly. I completely agree with him.
Reply With Quote
  #13489  
Old 26th November 2021, 11:02 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult King
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default Image of the Day # 953

A Cyberman as seen in Attack of the Cybermen (1985)

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 7a35a50841169414db61d90f1546a909.jpg (97.6 KB, 15 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13490  
Old 26th November 2021, 11:23 PM
Stephen@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Master
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Irvine, Scotland
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
Exactly. I completely agree with him.

Sorry, but that's bullshit. He's quite clearly blamimg males commiting crimes on the only people to look up to as violent criminals because women are replacing male characters (fictional ****ing characters) with females.

Sorry (not really), but I think it's disgusting thet anyone would agree witt him.
Susan Foreman and will graham like this.
__________________
"Give me grain or give me death!"
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Like this? Share it using the links below!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Our goal is to keep Cult Labs friendly. If you feel discouraged from posting by certain members' behaviour then you can e-mail us in complete confidence.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All forum posts are contributed by members of the site; Cult Labs cannot take responsibility for all content posted on the site. If you have an issue with content posted on the site please click the 'report post' button.
Copyright © 2014 Cult Laboratories Ltd. All rights reserved.