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    To be honest my favourite episode of the series was Kerblam!
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    There's only one episode in that Series which I would say that I actually like and want to watch again, and in a series of 10 episodes (11 if you count Resolution) that really isn't a good sign.
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    You don't have to look very hard online to see some very vocal discussions regarding the quality of Series 11. It happens on both ends, I have seen people say it is the worst thing to ever happen and others saying that absolutely everything about it was perfect, but these groups are never respectful of the opinions of the other. Due to this I tend to avoid talking about Series 11 just because it is a lot easier than dealing with some people. My marathon will be fun when I reach that series... I definitely have a lot of issues with that Series which I will explain in further detail when I get to those episodes, but I will say I agree with everything you said, except I personally don't think the series opener was a great episode. I am glad you liked it but I didn't, which is a shame because I really wanted to like it. But yeah, you are certainly not the only one who feels that way about that series.
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    Unfortunately I have to agree with you there. Bradley Walsh is excellent, but he is the only one of the main regulars which I actually liked (Tosin Cole is also likeable, but not to the same extent). As much as I wanted to love Series 11 I was immensely let down by it. I think that with the correct writing and directing Jodie could make a good Doctor, but we haven't been given anything yet which proves that. Although if SM want to get Jodie or any of the other leads at an event I wouldn't complain.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Lazarus Experiment- This episode reminds me a lot of a B-grade sci fi monster movie, and as I find films like that entertaining, I will admit that I have a lot of fun with this one. It has a somewhat interesting premise, and Mark Gatiss is wonderful as Lazarus. I'm not a fan of the design of the Lazarus monster, and the effects definitely haven't stood the test of time very well. The rest of the supporting cast are fine but no one stands out except for Gatiss. David Tennant and Freema Agyeman are great of course. The dialogue is dodgy, and the story seems to have some tonal issues. It should have been much darker and grittier than it is in my opinion. I really like all of the references to The Quatermass Experiment, such as how the monster is killed in a church for example. Other than that I don't really have any other thoughts on this episode. It is heavily flawed, but despite it's obvious issues I still end up being entertained by it. Overall- 4/10.
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    Raylenth got there first.
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    Exclusive gift???

    I hope so because I wouldn't mind getting a Tom Baker print.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I am really sorry, but lots of things have come up over today and the next few days so I'm having to halt the marathon. I should be continuing on Thursday if all goes well.
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    Store Batch query

    So will there be different batch numbers for diamond photos and diamond autos? So I'm batch 3 for Tom's photo shoot, but as there's twice as many people in the photo batch as the autograph batches, would I be safe to assume that I would be around batch 6 for the autographs, or would I be batch 3 for both?
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    Guest Suggestions

    John Levene would be awesome.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks- This story is a major disappointment, and the first bad Dalek story of modern Who. The American setting is nice, and it gives a unique identity to this story. The supporting cast are mixed in terms of the quality of their acting. The standouts are Miranda Raison, Ryan Carnes and Hugh Quarshie, and it is cool to see Andrew Garfield in Doctor Who. David Tennant and Freema Agyeman are great, and it is around this time that I think they really start to have great chemistry together. It is also a mixed bag in regards to dialogue, some of the lines and the delivery are atrocious. There are a few ideas in this two pater which could have been effective had the execution been better, such as the human-Dalek hybrid. That could have been an interesting thing to explore, but it is done so poorly here, and the cliffhanger is laughable because the hybrid looks silly. The Daleks themselves are actually quite good, and at least this story gets the attitudes of the Daleks right, such as how the others refuse to accept Sec as the human-Dalek hybrid because he becomes "impure", and the entire Dalek race has to remain pure in their eyes in order to survive. Eric Loren clearly ties to give his best performance, but he is given bad material to work with. However, any scene in which The Doctor interacts with the Daleks is great. The pig-slaves are an awful idea, and they look ridiculous. The Dalek's plan in this story is daft, and the pacing is horrible, it really didn't need to be two parts long. Not much really happens, which makes it feel really slow and dull. Overall- 4/10.
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    I think you can guess who mine is but I won't risk saying their name.
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    I'm mainly going for Tom Baker, but I will be seeing some others as well.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    I'm really excited for the animated version of The Macra Terror. And I agree that the Macra are kind of wasted in this story. Any giant creature could have done the same job, so I'm almost certain that the Macra were only included for the reason of pleasing older fans who knew what they were.