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PostSubject: 075 - Robot   Wed May 01, 2013 2:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 075 - Robot   Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:05 pm

This was a great intro for the 4th Doctor! We get a great glimpse of the Doctor's new personality and funny but clever way of dealing with things. How can you not love Tom Baker.

As for the story, it's pretty good. K1 is an interesting design and looks great! The Nazi-like 'Scientific Reform Society' were interesting villains and played out nicely, too.

My favourite scene in particular was the Doctor stopping the countdown to the nukes being fired. Everyone cheered and he looked very pleased with himself with his feet up on the desk.

Good, fun story. 4/5. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 075 - Robot   Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Tom Baker effortlessly becomes the Doctor immediately.  Its magical.

Even though this is still the Third Doctor's production team of Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks, this story begins a thematic influence that runs throughout the Fourth Doctor's era - particularly the incoming team of Philip Hinchcliffe and Robert Holmes, whereas they borrow from literature and film for inspiration.  Here it is Isaac Asimov's I, Robot and the film King Kong...brilliantly combined into a memorable DW adventure.

This is the first DW to be made entirely on video with no film inserts, due largely to the Robot special effects needed for exterior shots.

A big welcome to Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan, a character created in case the new Doctor needed a "man of action," should he be unable to do it all himself (this proved to not be the case once Tom was cast, as he was quite willing and able) - and played by Marter who was considered for Captain Yates way back when.
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