Soooo, finally I managed to finish watching The Time Monster so here's my review:) ***CAUTION, SPOILERS BELOW***
I think it was a big story with many facettes and because of the change of place in the second part it was almost like two different adventures which still belonged together.
I was so happy to have UNIT and especially the Brigadier included again^^ How Jo smiles at Mike Yates is so cute to watch and I really really like seeing the Brigadier's face again. The storyline is quite catching too, how it goes from the nightmare of waking up in an old man's body to the tragedy of a whole civilization being destroyed. The scenes in Atlantis are just beautiful to watch tho*-* I also very much liked the aspect of noone or nothing beeing completely evil on the example of Kronos. One of my favorite quotes from the story is the Doctor telling the Master : "You're mad." and the Master replying: "Who isn't? The only difference is that I'm a little bit more honest than the rest."
I liked the funny scenes (the Doctor disturbing the Master's experiments and saying: "we used it at school to spoil each other's time experiments" , I like these childhood references so much) and I liked the dramatic scenes (e.g. the cries of Kronos). This story is full of things I want to share with you and I'll maybe post more of it later:)
I wrote a very kind and very long appreciation post about the Brigadier but Instagram deleted it:( Maybe I can reconstruct something of it but it won't be as nice as before:(
I wrote about the wonderful acting of Nicholas Courtney, he makes this character so freaking adorable. I wrote about the unbelievable loyalty of the Brigadier towards the Doctor, how he follows his orders, how he protects his back, how he saves him and his companions over and over again, no matter how sceptical he might be, no matter, how irrational the Doctor acts. From their first meeting in The Web of Fear on he trusts the Doctor. In The Invasion the Doctor can only succeed because he's got full support from the Brigadier and his men. Even when the Doctor regenerates in The Spearhead from Space, the Brigadier somehow senses who this mysterious man is and protects and defends him. I don't know if the Doctor is aware of this but to my mind, the Brigadier is one of the most wonderful and admirable characters in classic DW and I'm really sad that he didn't appeared in the most recent episodes I watched:(
I think it's extremely fascinating how different John Simm can play his characters. Even when he plays for example the Master it's amazing to see how his different character traits shape his personality and sometimes it's like we see different persons. The emotional Master, the insane Master, the resurrected Master (I must admit I had severe difficulties to even recognize it was the same actor playing the brunette and the bleach blonde Master)... John Simm makes every fictional character so real that I really can't see the actor behind the role sometimes. It's like the Master and Sam Tyler exist independently from John Simm. When I watched Life on Mars I had no problems with the fact I knew John Simm from playing the Master, I didn't even connect the two roles because they're so different. And when I see gifs or screenshots from other tv shows John Simm is in I see how the personalities are so real, so convincing. That's why I think John Simm is one of the most amazing actors I know:) #johnsimm#themaster#samtyler#doctorwho#bbc#lifeonmars#lifeonmarsbbc#dw#actor#acting#amazing#skills#edit#characters#fiction
So I heard Depeche Mode... Like most of the time. Still love this song:) Because I can't understand what makes a man hate another man. I still can't understand what makes people kill others just because it's war and they're told to do so. We're all humans, no matter how we look, what we do, what we think. And I know that this is repeated to often that for some of us it's nearly lost its meaning. But as long as there's hate, as long as there's violence, as long as there's war, this can't be repeated too often. I mean, of course you can't like everybody. Of course there are people in your life you hate. In your life I said. It's quite a difference if you hate people you know, who have hurt you or if you hate someone just because he looks different than you. Or if you hate a whole ethnic group. Because you don't know these people. They've done you nothing. So what's the reason, where's the sense in hating them? I don't think there are people among those who read these lines that I mean in my post. I don't think you belong to the people who hate someone just because of their skin color or because they belong to a certain group. I don't think so and I don't hope so. I write this because in my own country there are more and more people who hate refugees. Because politicians are winning elections because they talk out of hate. Because there are so many conflicts between religous groups, between ethnic groups and I simply can't understand. I sometimes hope I never will. I don't want to loose my faith in humanity, there's still some of it left.
To read more texts like this, follow the link in my description:) It leads to my blog, I must admit not every post's in English, but a few are:)
I couldn't resist. Had to make three edits of this beautiful episode:) *CAUTION! SPOILERS BELOW*
So here's a short review of The Mutants:
Apart from the funny scenes (the Doctor babbling about anti-matter for instance) the story was quite philosophical. As the title indicates the story goes about mutants. Well, you would of course expect that they have to fight some mutated monsters. But for once, the monster isn't the enemy. They aren't only reasonable, they're even an development in the symbosis of the natives. But of course there are many people (colonists from Earth) who don't see this truth (or don't want to). Like Doctor Who stories go, these aren't the people triumphing in the end 'cause the Doctor managed to help them (with help from Jo and some other nice chaps of course, there's for example my favorite character in this story, Cotton:)). I love it when Doctor Who teaches you a lesson about treating all creatures with respect and don't judge anyone by behaviour or outward appeareance. And to make it perfect, I really like the end, it's funny and beautiful all together:) Besides, I love the combination of spacey stuff, some kind of middle age and cool colorful lights. So yes, if you've read till the end and don't mind watching episodes you've already been spoilered about, then you should definitely watch this wonderful story!!;)
Finally I managed to watch some Classic Who again:) Right now I'm in the middle of The Seadevils and it's really fun to watch, especially the fights between the Doctor and the Master (and how he visited the imprisoned Master in the beginning, that was kinda cute:D) but the relationship between Jo and the Doctor is also quite funny to watch (I love the scene where Jo gets sandwiches and the Doctor steals them all and even shares them with all people in the room, except Jo of course) .... But seriously, I can't manage to be afraid of the seadevils cause they're just too ridiculous:D Well, in the first part there was at least a creepy tension when they didn't show them on screen, just hidden and with dangerous music. But when I first saw them I laughed way too hard. Especially their facial expressions are extremely comical (no offense of course to the make up artists, it's how they tilt their head to the side and how they stare with their goggly eyes:D) You know, I really love old TV stories because their scary parts aren't scary but laughable, I'm not a big horror fan... Sooooo, I pretty much like it:) #doctorwho#drwho#dw#doctorwhoclassic#drwhoclassic#dwclassic#thirddoctor#themaster#jogrant#seadevils#theseadevils#rogerdelegado#jonpertwee#katiemanning#delegadomaster#scary#laugh#fun
To all people who subscribed my account because of Doctor Who: This is gonna be my last post about Life On Mars (except there are requests for more)
So, I finally finished watching Life On Mars. If it wasn't for Doctor Who I'd say it was the best TV show I've ever seen. But nothing beats DW of course❤️
I loved Life On Mars for so many reasons. First, the setting is beautiful, the choice of colors in this retro 70's world is brilliant. It's so cozy, so beautiful to watch. Second, I bloody love the actors, John Simm, Gene Hunt,... But the very best are the stories. I always hated crime movies because they're often so predictable and dull. But Life On Mars managed to surprise me in each episode. There wasn't a building up to a climax or something like that because every story was a new climax in itself. Never boring, always funny, emotional and catching. I loved it. Few stories had me drawn in like this. Seldom I was entertained like this. Even the ending which I was so sure of in the end was a complete surprise. So watch it! I swear it won't break your heart but instead it'll be damn beautiful and funny and catching. That's why I posted so much about this series in the last weeks because I just couldn't resist. Well, at least now I can concentrate on DW again which actually was the main purpose of this account, I know. So sorry to all who wanted to see more of Doctor Who and less of Life On Mars:D