I’ve just been watching some Laurel & Hardy DVDs and I’ve realised that certain US podcasts do have a point about the SFX on Doctor Who. I found the grainy, black and white Laurel & Hardy pictures just too great an obstacle to get over. Why couldn’t they use colour film and better cameras? The colours and the image sharpness on “The Chuckle Brothers” are breathtaking by comparison.
Some enterprising podcast really ought to consider reviewing Laurel & Hardy’s films and spend an hour rolling around with laughter, not at the comedy, but at the picture resolution.
Until the BBC starts throwing millions at the Doctor Who SFX, design, make-up and costuming budgets, the likes of “Blink” will always be second-rate, shoddy pap compared to any episode of “Voyager”.