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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Robot- This feels very much like a Pertwee story. I have no issue with that. Tom Baker instantly excels as The Doctor, and the other regulars are great. Harry Sullivan is a wonderful companion, and I Ian Marter did more than one series. The effects of the Robot look very good for the time, I think. However some of the supporting characters aren't well fleshed out, and are unmemorable, with pretty poor dialogue. Bar those few characters this is a very strong start to the Baker era. Overall- 8/10.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Planet Of The Spiders- We've reached the end of the Pertwee era. And sadly it isn't the best. It's very enjoyable, but I'll explain my issues with it soon. Pertwee gives a great final performance, and most of the other characters are great. Tommy particularly stands out. I like how the story resolves plot threads from earlier in the Pertwee era, such as regarding his trips to Metabelis Three in previous stories. Some of the other supporting characters suffer from poor dialogue and poor acting. Car chases and action sequences were a large part of the Pertwee era, so it makes sense that there is a huge, over the top chase in this story. However it does feel like padding as there really was no need for it to be as long as it was. The story isn't the strongest, and a lot of it does feel slow. The spiders themselves weren't very interesting wither, to be honest. The Great One impresses though purely through its apparent size and scale. Pertwee's final scene is heartbreaking to watch, and the acting from him and Elizabeth Sladen is fantastic. The regeneration itself is simple and effective, and personally I think it workd far better than the over the top explosive regenerations from modern Who. Overall- 7/10. Overall rating for Season 11- 8/10 This season had strong incredibly strong stories, but there are a few poor stories which pull it down.
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    An alternative list

    That's certainly an interesting list. I've seen and loved Hush, but I must admit I've never heard of the others. I may have to check them out if I get the chance.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Wow, tomorrow I will have finished the Pertwee era, and then it's onto the massive Tom Baker era.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Monster Of Peladon- Another which I really like, but the majority do not. I think this story is only slightly weaker than the previous Peladon story. I really like most of the characters here, but they are not all great. The Ice Warriors return to being villainous, and it works. Pertwee is great as always, and Sladen really shines here in my opinion. Sadly the story isn't hugely interesting and does drag a bit. Overall- 8/10.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Death To The Daleks- Meh. Nothing really memorable here. The characters aren't interesting or particularly memorable. The Daleks are ok, but nothing special. The Exillons look alright, and the dialogue is ok. The story is decent. This is one of those which isn't flat out awful, but it's not great either. It's just ok. Overall- 5/10.
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    The Number Game

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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Invasion of the Dinosaurs- Another sadly under appreciated story. The dinosaurs look awful. However, if you can overlook that, there is an interesting and intellectual story surrounding it. The plot is great, and is interesting enough to not drag at all. Episode 1 is hugely atmospheric. The characters are intriguing and the dialogue is well written. I find myself enjoying this story a lot. I may think far more highly of it than other people (considering what I have read regarding other people's thoughts on this episode) but I have to be honest and admit that I love it. Overall- 9/10.
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    Sadly I can relate to that every time someone points a camera in my direction.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I can't believe I forgot to mention the title sequence. There are elements to this one that I do like, but I agree that Pertwee's entire body was a bit much.
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    General Chat

    Alright then.
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    Back on topic, if I can come to this event I will certainly be meeting him.