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14 August 2008 @ 12:04 am
Picspam - The Underwater Menace  
I've enjoyed doing that picspam of Anneke's appearance in The Saint so much that it gave me the idea to do something similar with all the Second Doctor adventures I have on DVD - and this including the surviving episodes of burminated serials so that I can have some more Anneke (even though things will inevitably focus mostly on Two and Jamie in the end). Because of this, I've spent all afternoon capping episode 3 of The Underwater Menace and episodes 2 and 4 of The Moonbase. I'll post the (70!) Moonbase caps tomorrow, and focus today on that monument of silliness that is The Underwater Menace.
I'm actually rather fond of this serial, though I'm afraid I'm unable to take it seriously. Joseph Furst hams it up as Zaroff like nobody's business, and the fish people are just to die for - laughing, that is. :P But then, there's Jamie in that uniform (*points to icon*), which compensates everything.

Anyway, here it is - 21 caps of The Underwater Menace.


For those of you who think that the Black guardian's dead chicken is the most outrageous hat ever presented in Doctor Who, I give you Lolem and his fish.



Two's gang. It should be taken into account that this is the last time we see Jamie wearing his 18th century clothes.


I love Patrick Troughton's face.




The Doctor dressed as a gypsy and Polly wearing seashells. You've got to love what the costume department did to the regular cast in this serial.


What they did to the boys alone should be enough to build them a shrine. Here's a gratuitous shot of Jamie's rubber-clad ass.



I just love seeing Ben nearly cracking up at this point. Granted, this is very much in character and works well in the context of the scene, but I can't help but wonder if Ben was indeed meant to be cracking up in the screen, of if this is actually Michael Craze having a natural reaction to Pat and Frazer's Pat & Frazerness.



Zaroff: You, ze two zexy ones, come wiff me.
(alright, so he didn't really say that, but that's what I think whenever I watch this)


The fish people - silliest Who monsters ever?


I really, really love the costume department for what they did with those three.


While watching this scene, I kept wondering what was that shiny thing in the Doctor's ear, until I realized it's probably an earring from his gypsy disguise.


Damnit, Polly. I keep praising you to people and telling them how much you kick ass. Why are you cowering in the corner doing nothing? Bad form, Duchess. Bad form.


Guess who.


Doctor: I swear to you, Jamie, they told me it was a fancy dress party!


The boys have just discovered that Polly is in danger, and Ben's face immediately breaks my heart. *pets*


Angry Jamie in a rubber suit is sexy.

And since you can't mention The Underwater Menace without including this, I'll have to close this picspam with:


Zaroff: Nothing in ze vorld can stop me now!


As with the Anneke picspam, feel free to use any of my caps for icons and graphics, if you so wish.
 
 
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only coming through in waves: Jamie&Twoelyssadc on August 14th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
You are right about Jamie being crazy hot in that rubber suit (and at all other times) but Pat really is stealthily hot, isn't he? His face is just so...full of character and charm and charisma and plain ole sexiness. Those caps of him are gorgeous!
Just Pat: physicsnentari on August 14th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Ooh yes. I just adore his face. I think I might go cap-crazy when I reach episode 3 of The Enemy of the World, because having him look evil and intense as Salamander gets me all the time.
runtling on August 14th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
And people wonder why we love Old Skool, eh? :D -flails happily-
Pat in draaaaaaag. ♥~ YAYZ.
Just Pat: closetnentari on August 14th, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
Nothing can beat Pat in drag. ♥
a collection of should-haves and never-will-besstunt_muppet on August 14th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I never realized there was an actual shape of a fish on Lolem's hat - I guess I never looked close enough at it. Wow. That's...special.

And I remain strangely fond of the fish-people, but I think that's only because the first time I saw them was in that Babelcolor recolorization video, and their colors combined with the music actually looked a bit eerie. Of course, then I saw them in the episode itself...

Zaroff: You, ze two zexy ones, come wiff me.

*giggle*

Also, I love Ben lots and lots. I love how every time he hears that Polly's in danger, or might be in danger, he just goes into Save Polly Mode and doesn't come out of it until she's rescued. It's so adorable.

Thieving a few of the screencaps for iconing purposes; I'll be sure to credit you.
Just Patnentari on August 14th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
And I remain strangely fond of the fish-people, but I think that's only because the first time I saw them was in that Babelcolor recolorization video, and their colors combined with the music actually looked a bit eerie.
I see what you mean. While the black-and-white during the Hartnell and Troughton era helps to give more athmosphere, I think the fish-people would have worked better in colour.

Also, I love Ben lots and lots. I love how every time he hears that Polly's in danger, or might be in danger, he just goes into Save Polly Mode and doesn't come out of it until she's rescued. It's so adorable.
Oh, definitely. During most of The War Machines, he never stopped going "But what about Polly?" which annoyed the Doctor (who thought Ben should reexamine his priorities, what with the whole world being in danger) but which I found absolutely adorable. I don't know how Two managed to persuade him to let Jamie do the rescuing in this episode.
a collection of should-haves and never-will-besstunt_muppet on August 14th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
During most of The War Machines, he never stopped going "But what about Polly?"

I know. It was darling how single-minded he was about it. Especially after he'd met her all of...twice. Maybe three times.

And then there's The Macra Terror, where not even being hypnotized by killer crabs from outer space is enough to shut off Save Polly Mode.
Just Pat: bubblewrapnentari on August 14th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
And then there's The Macra Terror, where not even being hypnotized by killer crabs from outer space is enough to shut off Save Polly Mode.
Indeed - and the moment Polly was out of danger, the hypnosis kicked in again. *pets him*
Alouzon: DW Jamie Diving Suitalouzon on August 18th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
This episode was pretty hokey, but you definitely found all the good bits. How could you do this while I was away?! I lived almost a week without this!!
Just Pat: amusednentari on August 18th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Well, I certainly couldn't spend the whole time doing nothing but playing Sims 2 - and rubber-clad Jamie beckoned. :P
primsong: scarlet pimpernelprimsong on September 25th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
This was jolly fun - I would happily watch Pat & co. run around with hokey aliens all day long. :-D Thanks!
Just Pat: amusednentari on September 25th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
That was my excuse for making this, actually. *grins* I'm glad you've enjoyed it. :)