Streaming-Serien-Sichtung „Moonbase 3“

Moonbase 3 is a British science fiction television programme that ran for six episodes in 1973.[1] It was a co-production between the BBC, 20th Century Fox and the American ABC network.[2] Created by Doctor Who producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks as a realistic alternative strand of TV science-fiction,[1] it was not a commercial or critical success (Dicks himself has stated in a foreword to a collection of Tom Baker-era Doctor Who scripts that they „overdid the grimness and forgot about the sense of wonder that science fiction is all about“).[3] 

(Quelle)

Eigentlich schade, dass es bereits nach sechs Folgen zu Ende ist. Etwa fünf, gut investierte Stunden sind das.

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Hörspiel beendet „Blake’s 7: The Way Ahead (40th Anniversary Special)“

„In the early days of Blake’s rebellion, the Liberator comes to Malanar Delta to aid resistance leader Avalon, but the crew find Space Commander Travis and his Federation forces waiting. An abandoned Federation research project could give Travis the key to finally bringing Blake to justice. Years later, in the aftermath of the Galactic War, Avon and the Liberator crew fight to survive as new battle lines are drawn and alliances forged by President Servalan. Will survival be enough when a symbol of hope is turned into a devastating engine of war?“ (Quelle)

Also, zum 40. Geburtstag nicht Flagge zeigen? Das geht nicht – schließlich bin ich bekennender Freund der UK-SciFi-Serie, die nie weitergeführt werden durfte (was ein Skandal ist). Das Ding passt einfach. Vorne wie hinten. Effekte, Sprecher, Spannungsbogen – alles wunderbar.

Seriensichtung „Blake’s 7 – Staffel 2“

„The Liberator is recaptured by the people that built it. Orac’s prophecy is fulfilled when it destroys an identical space vehicle.[26] Blake wants to attack the heart of the Federation and he targets the main computer control facility on Earth. Avon agrees to help on condition that Blake gives him Liberator when the Federation has been destroyed. Blake, Avon, Vila and Gan reach the control facility and find an empty room. Travis reveals that the computer facility was secretly relocated years before and the old location was left as a decoy. Blake and his crew escape but Travis throws a grenade in the confined area and Gan is killed by falling rubble.[27]  After Gan’s death, Blake considers the future of the rebellion, and Travis is convicted of war crimes by a Federation court martial at Space Command Headquarters aboard a space station. Blake decides to restore his group’s reputation and attacks the space station, but Travis escapes and continues his vendetta against Blake.[28] Meanwhile, Blake seeks the new location of the computer control facility. He learns that it is now named Star One.[29] When Star One begins to malfunction, Servalan also becomes desperate to find its location. The facility’s failure causes many problems across the Federation. Star One controls a large defensive barrier that has prevented extra-galactic incursions. Blake discovers Star One‘s location and finds that, with help from Travis, aliens from the Andromeda galaxy have infiltrated it. Vila discovers a fleet of alien spacecraft beyond the barrier. Travis partially disables the barrier. Blake and his crew overcome the aliens at Star One and kill Travis, but the gap in the barrier allows the aliens to invade. Jenna calls for help from the Federation, where Servalan has conducted a military coup, imposed martial law and declared herself President. Servalan dispatches the Federation’s battle fleets to repel the invaders, who begin to breach the barrier. With Blake badly wounded, Liberator by Avon’s direction, alone until Servalan’s battle fleets arrive, fights against the aliens.“

So langsam wachsen mir die Damen und Herren ans Herz, vor allem Blake und Avon ist heftige Bromance! #Awww

Seriensichtung „Blake’s 7“ (Staffel 01)

Blake’s 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. Four 13-episode series were broadcast on BBC1 between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. (…) The main character, at least initially, was Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media, including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World and classic Western stories, as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel. Blake’s 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. Although many tropes of space opera are present, such as spaceships, robots, galactic empires and aliens, its budget was inadequate for its interstellar theme. Critical responses have been varied (…).“ (Quelle)

Via Doctor-Who-DVD-Extra kam ich über Umwege auf Blake’s 7. Die 13 Folgen der ersten Staffel gefielen mir super: Auch wenn das Budget hinten und vorne fehlt, macht der dunkle Unterton das Ganze wett. Schließlich sind sich die Figuren alles andere als grün und fortlaufend zeigt das Imperium, äh, die Föderation ihre Schweinseite. Da bleibe ich mal dran.

 

Hörspiel beendet: „Doctor Who – UNIT: Dominion“

„The universe stands on the brink of a dimensional crisis – and the Doctor and Raine are pulled into the very epicentre of it. Meanwhile, on Earth, UNIT scientific advisor Dr Elizabeth Klein and an incarnation of the Doctor she’s never encountered before are tested to the limit by a series of bizarre, alien invasions. At the heart of it all is a terrible secret, almost as old as the Time Lords themselves. Reality is beginning to unravel and two Doctors, Klein, Raine and all of UNIT must use all their strength and guile to prevent the whole of creation being torn apart.“ (Quelle)

Vier Stunden Irrungen und Wirrungen. Aber unterhaltsame! Die Begleitung ist mir bisher unbekannt, gefällt mir aber. Gut, gleich zu diesem mächtigen Block gegriffen zu haben.

 

800plus Folgen später: Mein Doctor-Who-Ranking – wer war denn nun der Beste seit 1963?

Am 22. Februar 2014 hielt ich folgende Prophezeiung fest: „Wenn man wie ich, ein Frischling in dieser Welt ist, darf man keine Sekunde zögern! Keine Sekunde! Das Herz springt und jauchzt!“ Worum es da ging? Nun, ich hatte mich entschlossen, den Ursprüngen von Doctor Who auf den Grund zu gehen.

Gestern weilte ich im Kino, um die aktuelle Weihnachtsfolge des Doctor (Kurzkritik in einem, nein zwei Adjektiven: „Herzlichst, aber überfrachtet!“) zu sehen, von 1963 bis 2017 ist es eine weite (Medien-)reise gewesen, auf die ich mich über DVDs, das Kino, Streaming-Dienste, Bluray, Comics und Hörspiele begeben hatte und auf der ich wohl auch weiterhin unterwegs sein werde.

Nach über 800 Episoden Sehzeit (plus DVD-Extras) wage ich es daher nun, mein persönliches Doktoren-Ranking aufzustellen:

 

12. COLIN BAKER

11. JON PERTWEE

10. PAUL MCGANN

09. CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON

08. SYLVESTER MCCOY

07. TOM BAKER

06. WILLIAM HARTNEL

05. PETER DAVISON

04. MATT SMITH

03. PETER CAPALDI

02. PATRICK TROUGHTON

01. DAVID TENNANT

 

PS: Eigentlich sollte man Schlimm-Ledersacko-Eccleston noch weiter nach hinten schieben. So.

 

DVD-Sichtung: „Doctor Who: The Movie“

„Doctor Who, also referred to as Doctor Who: The Movie [2][3] to distinguish it from the television series of the same name, is a British-American-Canadian television film continuing the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. (…) The film was the first attempt to revive Doctor Who following its suspension in 1989. It was intended as a back-door pilot for a new American-produced Doctor Who TV series and introduced Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor in his only televised appearance as the character until „The Night of the Doctor“ in 2013. It also marks the final appearance of Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and the only appearance of Daphne Ashbrook as companion Grace Holloway. Although a ratings success in the United Kingdom, the film did not fare well on American television and no series was commissioned. The series was later relaunched on the BBC in 2005.“ (Quelle)

Lassen wir mal das Offensichtliche kurz beiseite – den schmierigen SD-Look einer 90er-Jahre-Serie wie Charmed etwa, den lächerlichen Auftritt Eric Roberts als Master, der weder gegen Delgado, Ainley oder Simm einen Stich macht, das Drehbuch, das derart einfach gestrickt daher kommt, dass es Schmerzen bereitet…Paul McGann ist ein interessanter Doctor. Ich hätte ihm gerne länger zugesehen. Und was für ein Tardis Innenleben (wenn man es mit den üblen, wirklichen ÜBLEN Restbauten aus den letzten MyCoy-Folgen vergleicht…)! Überhaupt: Vermutlich ist es das Schönste zu wissen, dass hinter den Kulissen SO hart um die Entstehung des Stücks gekämpft und gerungen wurde.