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Old 5th July 2013, 10:57 AM
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Not to be a pain but is there any way of knowing which classic Who DVDs have been reissued? Is it just the case that any DVD labelled as 'Special Edition' is a re-release with extra features etc?


Also watched The Five Doctors yesterday. Didn't enjoy it as much as when I first saw it, it felt a bit disjointed and box-ticking at times (Dalek? Check! Cybermen? Check! K-9? Check!) because of the anniversary. I loved the ending though with the Doctor rejecting the Timelords and his promotion as president, in favour of going on the run again. It also made me realise I haven't seen any of the second Doctor's stories so have just ordered The Tomb of the Cybermen off eBay.
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Old 5th July 2013, 11:41 AM
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Not to be a pain but is there any way of knowing which classic Who DVDs have been reissued? Is it just the case that any DVD labelled as 'Special Edition' is a re-release with extra features etc?


Also watched The Five Doctors yesterday. Didn't enjoy it as much as when I first saw it, it felt a bit disjointed and box-ticking at times (Dalek? Check! Cybermen? Check! K-9? Check!) because of the anniversary. I loved the ending though with the Doctor rejecting the Timelords and his promotion as president, in favour of going on the run again. It also made me realise I haven't seen any of the second Doctor's stories so have just ordered The Tomb of the Cybermen off eBay.
Yeah if its called a Special edition then its a reissue, all the ones in the Revisitations box sets are also reissue special editions.
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Old 5th July 2013, 12:11 PM
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Yeah if its called a Special edition then its a reissue, all the ones in the Revisitations box sets are also reissue special editions.
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Great choice with The Tomb of the Cybermen Paul. It's one of the best episodes in the shows history!
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Old 5th July 2013, 03:12 PM
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The Five Doctors is the poorer younger brother to The Three Doctors. The first and still the best anniversery special. The fan winks are so subtle you constantly over look them (2's Recorder etc) and it's so well acted, you actualy have to question just what kind of a relationship Troughten and Pertwee shared!
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The Five Doctors is the poorer younger brother to The Three Doctors. The first and still the best anniversery special. The fan winks are so subtle you constantly over look them (2's Recorder etc) and it's so well acted, you actualy have to question just what kind of a relationship Troughten and Pertwee shared!
Quite agree (apparently, while Troughton and Pertwee were great friends in later years, they did not get on well when filming this special, with Pertwee wanting them to share as less scenes as possible to not get upstaged!). Though I really do like the Five Doctor's too. And it's worth a watch, if only just to see this: One of the best moments in the shows history
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The Five Doctors is the poorer younger brother to The Three Doctors. The first and still the best anniversery special. The fan winks are so subtle you constantly over look them (2's Recorder etc) and it's so well acted, you actualy have to question just what kind of a relationship Troughten and Pertwee shared!
I'd go with The Five Doctors personally. Once Omega is discovered and all the action centres around him, the battle of wits for instance it all becomes a bit tedious.

The Five Doctors does tries to cram too much in at once, just like you should at a huge party. You have fun watching but realize its all a bit much at the end. For my money Anthony Ainley's Master in this one is better than Omega as well.
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Great choice with The Tomb of the Cybermen Paul. It's one of the best episodes in the shows history!
It always seems like i go against everything Gothmog says but i don't really.

I've never thought Tomb of the Cybermen that great.

It has some great scenes - the Cybermen emerging, the Doctor chatting to Victoria, but as a whole i don't find it that satisfying. Possibly because it takes two of the four episodes before we see a Cyberman.

I loved the Target book as a kid and got caught up in the whole great lost Tomb of the Cybermen stories. Then when it turned up on vhs we discovered it wasn't anywhere near as good as the lost story hype suggested.

To those who weren't around at the time, it was like expecting to see Superman and all we got were the kids from Kick Ass.

Edit - I should add as far as Cybermen stories go then only The Invasion and Earthshock are its betters imo.

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It always seems like i go against everything Gothmog says but i don't really.

I've never thought Tomb of the Cybermen that great.

It has some great scenes - the Cybermen emerging, the Doctor chatting to Victoria, but as a whole i don't find it that satisfying. Possibly because it takes two of the four episodes before we see a Cyberman.

I loved the Target book as a kid and got caught up in the whole great lost Tomb of the Cybermen stories. Then when it turned up on vhs we discovered it wasn't anywhere near as good as the lost story hype suggested.

To those who weren't around at the time, it was like expecting to see Superman and all we got were the kids from Kick Ass.
Ah the target novel! I enjoyed that too! I got it with the DVD and enjoyed it as much as the actual episode...

The only thing I find hilariously bad about Tomb is... This. Go to 03:47. (sigh) Even by 60's standards thats pretty poor!

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Old 5th July 2013, 04:58 PM
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Edit - I should add as far as Cybermen stories go then only The Invasion and Earthshock are its betters imo.

I love Earthshock. Probably the best Old Who episode I've seen to date.
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