Sunday 27 March 2005

It's The Easter Beagle

Last night the BBC broadcast episode one of the new Doctor Who series. The only differences between this and the Press preview are as follows:

*Newly scored main theme (abysmal)
*Additional post production sound effects

With the arrival of BST I watched The Ark In Space (1974) and, the obvious limitations of the Wirrn aside, the story boasts fine acting, taut direction and stunning set design. If Earthshock (1982) foretold Aliens (1986) then The Ark In Space is Alien (1979). Tonight, I'll continue to view The Seeds Of Death (1968). This is one of my favourite stories (from the enigmatic Patrick Troughton era) and is the uncut and remastered edition.

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