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PostSubject: 109 - The Leisure Hive   Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 am

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PostSubject: Re: 109 - The Leisure Hive   Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 pm

Not a ton to say about the actual story.  Its average at best.  The look of the Argolins are well done by the costuming and makeup departments.  The set production values look nice...

...but that's really all I have to say about this yawner of a serial.  Its always a struggle for me to watch it all the way through.  

Now...on to more noteworthy observations.

"The 80's" have officially arrived.

Peter Howell has arranged a new synthesizer-infused version of the theme, accompanied by Sid Sutton's new starfield credits and a neon tube redesign of the logo.  Dudley Simpson would no longer provide music for DW...from here on out be this kind of synthesized music...and way too much of it.

The Doctor's clothes are now from here on out pretty much a "costume" rather than just clothes, with the Doctor having question marks on his lapels and his wearing the same burgundy outfit in every episode with the only variation being his footwear and the occasional hat.

This is all due to changes made by new series producer John Nathan-Turner...who would continue to produce the series throughout the 80's...until the end of the run.

It is great to have John Leeson back voicing K-9.

So love it or hate it, the 80's DW is officially here now.  There's no going back.
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