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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 26 June 2018 at 4:40pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It's okay, fellas. No use trying to turn back the tide. I don't mind the 21st century version going by seasons but the classic...it just sticks in my craw (unlike this excellent cucumber sandwich, cheers Robbie).
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Would that be a tomato or a tormado? Also, don`t get me
started on `Aluminum`, why no Plutonum, Strontum, Iridum
etc?
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Also, don`t get me started on `Aluminum`

It's a Saxon family tradition to yell "ALUMINIUM!" at the TV screen when an American pronounces the word as 'aluminum'. This has only ever caused us embarrassment the one time when my seven year old son yelled it at the cinema screen ... but he did get a laugh.
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Nice one, Andrew!
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I`m so thrilled with this set! 
The BBC set the standard for TV on DVD, now they do so again for TV on Blu-ray.

Always hoped to get classic Who as season sets - but thought that ship had sailed long ago.
And now it`s here - and with all these great looking episodes and lots of fantastic HD
extras to boot!

Just when I thought Shada would be the one and only 4th Doctor story in my collection
on blu-ray....

First thing I did, upon receiving the US set on Monday, as a pressie from my brother ,
was chuck in Disc 3 to check out "The Tom Baker Years" - I still can`t believe I now
have this wonderful special on disc! Worth the price of admission for me 
I have a lovely memory of my Uncle buying me a copy of the VHS version in Adelaide,
in 1995, while we were there for the last Formula One race in the city. I treasure the tape
but having it now on blu-ray is delightful!

While on Disc 3 I started to watch "Behind the Sofa" while I was distracted preparing for
my Factor 8 injection, but at some point I realised the participants were only talking about
the one story! (Sontaran Experiment) So I then realised, to my delight, that there was a
"Behind The Sofa" for every story! Fab, If this keeps up in future sets, I`ll be one happy
Whovian.

Also a HUGE thanks to whomever decided to include the photo
galleries in upgraded HD quality - the photos look wonderfully sharp. What a brilliant decision!
Hope they keep it up on future sets.

Of course the episodes look better than ever before, the HD documentaries are a welcome
addition - both newly created docos and old docos which were created in HD , back in the day, but were originally released on DVD in SD (naturally) but now are upgraded to HD. :)  Also I`m delighted by the menus - which are easy to navigate and 
have the lovely Console Room animation.
Tom`s console of course - which is great coz it`s the "right" one for the era and suggests that each Doctor will get his own console room menu background :) Mmmmm
Also no clips for the show in the menus ...unlike the DVDs.


Oh when I pop in each disc, after the BBC logo comes up, there is
an animated Series 11-style Doctor Who logo - with the Tardis flying across the screen and 
drawing the horizontal parts of the logo.
We`ll see if this animation is used in the opening credits of Series 11.

Cheers!
Roll on more Blu Who 
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Aluminum is not an American pronunciation of Aluminium, it is a different word for the same thing, stemming from the original element being named aluminum by Sir Humphrey Davy. Shortly after Davy named the metal, ium was suggested (somewhat arbitrarily) as an alternative suffix (aluminium is derived from alumina, the common/old name for aluminium oxide). I say arbitrarily, as no one insisted on the same change for platinum, molybdenum, tantalum or lanthanum.

Both aluminium and aluminum are accepted usages. Though aluminium is used far more widely outside of North America, aluminum actually came first. So if you insist aluminum is wrong, you are saying the man who named it, one of the great English chemists, was wrong.

Caveat: I say aluminium and admit that aluminum jars on my ear a little!


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Robert Kowalewski II
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Mike, they did release one season as a set, The Key to Time(which actually worked as it is one story).  Maybe we'll eventually get that in a Blu Ray Release...
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I got this, not having shelled out the money for the DVDs, it was just too prohibitive cost-wise for me.  $50 a series is about right for what I'm willing to pay.  I don't have the DVDs to compare it to, but the quality of the shows in terms of picture and sound was a marked improvement over the streaming versions I've seen in the past.  Lots and lots of bonus features.  I hope this becomes a regular thing.
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I have to wait for it to ship here, but there will be a binging of the extras when it arrives...
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 Robert Kowalewski II wrote:
Mike, they did release one season as a set, The Key to Time(which actually worked as it is one story).  Maybe we'll eventually get that in a Blu Ray Release...

Hi Robert,
Oh yes I have that one - I love it as the US release was cool as it was , with nice extras like commentaries. But the UK release was even better - with the extra commentaries (so now there`s a Tom comm on every story) and new docos ! Including one on The Pirate Planet - which I REALLY enjoyed, as a huge Douglas Adams fan :)

And there`s one more DVD season box set - Season 23
"The Trial of a Time Lord" - which again has fantastic extras such as the excellent documentary "Trials and Tribulations"  on the dramas behind the scenes of the season.

(Gosh, is that DVD set TEN years old already?! Sheesh. Seems like I bought it last month...)
(Well OK ten years in September, to be pedantic, which I like to be lol)







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Watched the new interview with Tom, along with watching the Tom Baker Years on Disc 3 so far.  Nice to see they put the hour and a half rebroadcast of Genesis of the Daleks in there as well.  I will eventually have to watch all the Behind the Sofa on the discs as well. It's a pretty full package, it'd be nice to see future season/series sets like this in the future.

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Posted: 09 August 2018 at 8:35pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I blame the new Blu Ray release for my rewatching my Baker run from the beginning, I'm currently up to The Robots of Death(Leela's second aired story).  It's been fun so far, when I get to The Key to Time season I'll probably skip The Power of Kroll as I usually do... ;-)
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