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Doctor Who: Planet of Evil, 1975 – ★½

This was really boring and the plot was nonsense!

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Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons, 1975 – ★★★

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The Zygons are a really interesting race, let down by terrible plot and the Loch Ness Monster. I’m glad they came back for the 50th anniversary and the 12th Doctor 2-parter because they were much better utilised there!

Oh and 3 times they leave Sarah Jane on her own to get kidnapped!

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Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen, 1975 – ★½

Very disappointing!

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Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks, 1975 – ★★★★

Watched on Friday September 4, 2020.

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Frozen II, 2019 – ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday September 2, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment, 1975 – ★★

Too short, not enough happens. It’s mostly just running away from a big robot and South Africans.

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Doctor Who: The Ark in Space, 1975 – ★★★½

Now this is more like it! A very good episode, especially when you realise this was made before “Alien”. However the alien design was a bit rubbish and Sarah Jane was underused.

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Doctor Who: Robot, 1975 – ★★★

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes” - The Doctor

Tom Baker is a delight. The story is a bit rubbish though and the effects are unintentionally hilarious.

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Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders, 1974 – ★★

What a mess! But a fitting end to Pertwee’s era - my least favourite Doctor so far in this massive marathon of Doctor Who.

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Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon, 1974 – ★

Awful, slow, boring!

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Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks, 1974 – ½

Dull, slow, bloated with ideas and terribly executed. This one stinks!

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Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs, 1974 – ★★★★½

Ok so the special effects are terrible, the plot is as mad as a hatter and the Brig *still* has trouble believing the Doctor despite all he’s seen, yet this was one of the most interesting, twisty and exciting serial I’ve seen yet. Sarah-Jane is an excellent companion!

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Doctor Who: The Time Warrior, 1974 – ★★★½

Watched on Monday August 24, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Green Death, 1973 – ★★★★

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Now this was a very good story - my only complaints are that Cliff is very rude to Jo, and the link between the maggots and BOSS is rather tenuous. But overall a great one!

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Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks, 1973 – ★★½

Watched on Wednesday August 19, 2020.

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Looking: The Movie, 2016 – ★★★★★

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It’s not a standalone movie. Think of it more as “season 3” compressed into one package. 

As the season finale this was almost perfect. I may not agree with what happened in the end, but it was the right thing for Patrick. 

The scene with Kevin made me sob. I watched it again afterwards and it had the same effect. It’s so moving!

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Doctor Who: Frontier in Space, 1973 – ★★½

Watched on Wednesday August 12, 2020.

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Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters, 1973 – ★★★

Watched on Tuesday August 11, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors, 1973 – ★★★½

Watched on Monday August 10, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Time Monster, 1972 – ★★★

Watched on Monday August 10, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Mutants, 1972 – ★★½

Watched on Saturday August 8, 2020.

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The Martian, 2015 – ★★★★

Watched on Thursday July 9, 2020.

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The Jungle Book, 2016 – ★★★

It would have worked better as a musical instead of having basically only King Louie burst into song.

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Hamilton, 2020 – ★★★★★

This was incredible. Almost as good as seeing it live (I saw it in London), the original cast are spectacular. I will probably watch it a dozen more times!

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Zootopia, 2016 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday June 22, 2020.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002 – ★★★★½

Oh dear the only women are basically to lust over, there are no PoC I don’t think, and Frodo and Sam should just kiss already. Gollum steals the show.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001 – ★★★★

An amazing film, obviously, but it pains me that there are so few women and I don’t think any PoC in this film.

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Doctor Who: The Sea Devils, 1972 – ★★½

Watched on Tuesday June 16, 2020.

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Land of Hope and Glory, 2017 – ★★★★★

So horrific, yet so necessary.

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Edge of Tomorrow, 2014 – ★★★½

Watched on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon, 1972 – ★★★½

Watched on Thursday June 4, 2020.

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Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks, 1972 – ★★★

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I watched the Special Edition, which had some really good effects. The story was good, very Terminator and timey-wimey. Daleks were a bit of an afterthought though and it all ended rather abruptly. One of the best of the third doctor so far.

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Doctor Who: The Dæmons, 1971 – ★★

Watched on Tuesday May 19, 2020.

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Doctor Who: Colony in Space, 1971 – ★★½

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The Master comes along and turns what could have been an interesting story (First time the third Doctor visits another planet, interstellar politics) into a retread of all Master stories, and then they blow up a whole alien city and no-one cares. What?!

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The Ring, 2002 – ★★★★★

Probably my favourite horror movie!

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Spider-Man: Far from Home, 2019 – ★★★★½

Watched on Monday May 4, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos, 1971 – ★★½

Watched on Monday April 20, 2020.

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My Neighbor Totoro, 1988 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday April 13, 2020.

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, 2020 – ★★★★

Watched on Friday April 10, 2020.

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Hot Fuzz, 2007 – ★★★½

Watched on Wednesday April 1, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil, 1971 – ★½ (contains spoilers)

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The worst Third Doctor episode so far. The monster was stupid, the Master was ineffectual and the Doctor was unkind.

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Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons, 1971 – ★★★ (contains spoilers)

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Yes it’s an historic episode in that it first introduces us to The Master (although it would have been great if this was the same person as The War Chief in The Wargames), but there are a few issues with the story, the effects (green screening for a kitchen scene seemed strange), and some of the monsters (the ugly doll, killer inflatable chair & daffodils are rather strange choices). But it was very funny (although probably unintentionally) and we enjoyed watching it!

I miss Liz!

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Doctor Who: Inferno, 1970 – ★★★½ (contains spoilers)

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I’m really enjoying watching the Third Doctor’s stories, after seeing all episodes in order so far, as the script, direction, and action is miles better than anything that came before it. 

But some of these serials are just a few episodes too long, including this one. So much is repeated to drag the story on!

And the werewolf things are never explained!

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Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death, 1970 – ★★★

The build up in the first few episodes is great and I was expecting something brilliant but it all just started to slow down and the end was a bit of an anticlimax!

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Doctor Who and the Silurians, 1970 – ★★★

Watched on Tuesday March 10, 2020.

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Avatar, 2009 – ★★★★

Watched on Sunday January 17, 2010.

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Get Real, 1998 – ★★★★

Watched on Monday January 11, 2010.

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Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space, 1970 – ★★★★

Watched on Sunday March 8, 2020.

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Doctor Who: The War Games, 1969 – ★★★★½

Ok so *this* was the Classic Who content I’ve been waiting for. 

It had everything: Time Lords! The Master (I think??), companion exits, regeneration (ish?), mystery, intrigue, action, adventure!

If it was maybe a couple episodes shorter it would have had a near perfect score. 

So glad I decided to watch all of Classic Who in order, it’s been tough but so worth it for this!

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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death, 1969 – ★★★ (contains spoilers)

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Another “base under siege” episode, and the second appearance of the Ice Warriors. It has some good moments, but the premise is a bit too far fetched and the seeds are not very menacing at all!