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Doctor Who - Crimson Terror - OAD 5/4/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, May 5, 2013.

  1. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Ah, you're probably right on that.
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Hadn't we already seen her in that suit at least once before?

    At Demons Run perhaps?
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    My favorite moment:

    " I was spent hell of a long time trying to get a gobby Australian to Heathrow airport. " The only companion I actually met.

    She was living in Victorian England as a nanny, so she probably posed for the photo. The picture in the sub was posed, too. Just because we didn't see them take it doesn't mean someone don't. The 1970s photo is more puzzling.

    Edit to add: The composition of the 1970s shot seems off, but I do remember a camera in large usage in that episode to "catch" the "ghost."

    The moves, although speeded Matrix like, were definitely Emma Peel. The only thing missing was the hair fling.
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can you explain? I figured it was either a reference to the original run, which I haven't seen much of, or that it was a UK pop culture reference I didn't pick up on.
  5. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    Gobby Australian: Tegan Jovanka (companion to Dr #5) played by Janet Fielding.

    Classic Episode: Time Flight.
  6. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Good episode. No one has mentioned the wonderful and creative 'back story' scene :)
  7. kdmorse

    kdmorse Active Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    I enjoyed it, for many of the reasons listed above (especially the Heathrow reference)... But even more so because it was back to a normal pacing. Something about the more recent episodes being 41 minutes of mystery being uncovered, and a 45 seconds resolution via deus ex, hasn't been thrilling me.

    This was much more satisfying for that reason alone.
  8. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    If you skip commercials, you missed them talking about this. We stopped when we saw they were talking about the show. That said, I have/had no idea who Diana Riggs was so it didn't mean much to me.

    Oh my. How did I not get that...?
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    <sigh> Kids today... ;)
  10. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    I knew it had to be a GPS company, but I could not think of Tom-Tom for a couple of minutes. Damn CRS!
  11. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Yes - as mentioned eight posts before yours.

    Nice smeek.

  12. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    As pteronaut explained, Tegan who was a companion through the Baker/Davidon regen. I love the casual reminders of what the Doctor has been through this past 50 years.
  13. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O Lakes, FL
    That's OK, I didn't get either reference!!!

  14. JETarpon

    JETarpon Active Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Thanks. I was on percoset.
  15. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I was waiting for his name to be Gar Min or Mag Ellen, or some play on those names, but when he said Thomas Thomas, it zoomed right over my head.

    Or is that Moozed?

  16. Count me in as one who picked up the GPS behavior, but missed the naming joke too. I knew there was something about the repeating name that tied to GPS, but could not come up with it. Must be because I don't own one except the one built in to my car that I never use and google maps on my phone that I rarely use as a navigation aid.
  17. jehma

    jehma Active Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Well I'm delighted to have picked up on a joke that many in this crowd missed. It doesn't happen much with this observant audience. :)

    Is Tom Tom more common in Europe than here? Most people around here seem to have Garmin (or used to, before the ubiquity of Google nav).
  18. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tom-tom is a pretty big name here as well as in Europe. I had an older one in the wife's car until I got a vehicle with built-in nav and gave her my Garmin.

    We both got the joke immediately.
  19. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

    Jul 2, 2008
    I use a Magellan GPS, but got the TomTom reference immediately, my wife missed it until I mentioned it
  20. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    Valparaiso, IN USA
    I thought the name was unusual, and thought it was an obscure reference to an old Dr. Who character. It went right over my head.

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