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.

 

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DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who – The Curse of Fenric“

The Curse of Fenric is the penultimate serial of the 26th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 25 October to 15 November 1989. Unusually, two further versions of this story exist: the 1991 video release incorporated about six minutes of extra material into the original narrative, and the 2003 DVD included a ‚Special Edition‘ edited into a single movie-length feature, with new special effects, re-editing of some scenes, and 12 minutes of unbroadcast footage.“ (Quelle)

Die Episode gefiel mir recht gut – flottes Tempo, fiese Verschwörungen und ein URALTER GEGNER!!!!! *donner *blitz

DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who – Ghost Light“

Ghost Light is the second serial of the 26th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three weekly parts from 4 October to 18 October 1989.“ (Quelle)

„The working script was heavily edited, with a number of explanatory scenes ultimately being omitted. The result is a plot that, unusually for Doctor Who, generally needs to be viewed several times to be understood.“ Äh, ja. Vor allem, wenn man es gegen Mitternacht nach seinem Training ansieht. Immerhin Gothic. Und Ace-Vergangenheit. Dann soll es mir recht sein.

DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who – Battlefield“

Battlefield is the first serial of the 26th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 6 to 27 September 1989. It was the last to feature Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who, though he later reprised the role one more time on television in the Sarah Jane Adventures serial Enemy of the Bane. The first episode’s 3.1 million viewers remained the lowest ratings of any full episode of Doctor Who until the 2017 episode „The Lie of the Land„, which received an overnight rating of 3.01 million.“ (Quelle)

„Chuckling, the Doctor says he’ll cook supper.“ Ja, so endet diese Folge. Und wenig später war dann ganz Ende. Irgendwie haben das beide nicht verdient. Am besten gefiel mir die Location der Folgen – gefolgt von der Wiederkehr des UNIT-BossDerBosse.

DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who – Silver Nemesis“

Silver Nemesis is the third serial of the 25th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was first broadcast in the UK in three weekly parts from 23 November 1988 (the 25th anniversary) to 7 December 1988. Featuring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh incarnation of the Doctor, Silver Nemesis reflected an attempt at a darker turn for Doctor Who storylines, with the intention being to suggest that the Doctor was not merely a wanderer in time and space. It is the last appearance of the Cybermen in the original run of Doctor Who.“ (Quelle)

Das ist sie also – die Folge zum 25-jähirgen Bestehen des Doctor. Ich will es einmal positiv formulieren: Die Episode ist groß gedacht. Mit anderen Worten: Überambitioniert. Was da alles an Einzelteilen hineingestöpft wurde…erstaunlich, dass da niemand gesagt hat, okay, DIESE Drittpartei lassen wir jetzt mal lieber raus. Am schlimmsten ist aber die Grundidee, dass Doctor Who Gott sei. Das finde ich, platt gesprochen, saudämmlich.

DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who – The Happiness Patrol

The Happiness Patrol is the second serial of the 25th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three weekly parts from 2 November to 16 November 1988.“ (Quelle)

Hm, nach dem starken Auftakt der Staffel dieses also. Nicht unbedingt DER Wurf schlechthin. Video und Studio. Fatal. Manchmal. Diesmal. Die Idee, das komplette Ding s/w gefällt mir, aber den Candy-Teil hätte man auf jeden Fall in superbunt lassen müssen.

 

DVD-Sichtung „Doctor Who: Dragonfire“

Dragonfire is the fourth and final serial of the 24th season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three weekly parts from 23 November (the 24th anniversary) to 7 December 1987. This serial marked the departure of Bonnie Langford as Mel Bush and the introduction of Sophie Aldred as the Doctor’s new companion, Ace.“ (Quelle)

Mel Bush, angeblich „Wissenschaftlerin, ist endlich, endlich aus der Serie geschrieben worden. Bonnie L. hat diese Rolle nicht verdient, also, im Sinne von, WAS HAT MAN IHR NUR ANGETAN! Diese hochgradig sympathisch wirkende Alleskönnerin wurde zu einer langweiligen Stichwortgeberin und nervenden Screamerin entwickelt. Es ist daher gemein, die beiden Damen gegeneinander auszuspielen. Die Clown-Nummer des Doctors halte ich jetzt auch nicht mehr lange aus. Und diese monströs überbelichteten Sets. Studio saugt. Manchmal.