Because I'm less invested in the Joker, Harley, and Killer Croc than I am in Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Lex Luthor. Plus Deadshot had a nice rapport with Flag. Still, it has many of things wrong with it and I don't plan to see it again.
Ah ok; I had forgotten about the Hartnell naps. I probably wrong to call Caves of Androzani a Doctor-light story. On this viewing, I was just surprised how little screen time Davison had in it compared to the guest cast.
Recently been re-listening to a good chuck of Bigger on the Inside's coverage of Classic Doctor Who, and on the heels of finishing Mike and Dan's coverage of the Peter Davison era, I decided to watch The Caves of Androzani. I had seen a few times before but could never got over the hype behind it or its production values. I gave it my undivided attention on this viewing, though, and it finally clicked with me. All the guest stars are fantastic. I've always liked Sharaz Jek (who I could sworn was Jeremy Irons the first time I saw it) but I was particularly engaged by Stotz, Salateen, and Morgus on this watch. Stotz's actor I recognized from other memorable roles (see Last of the Mohicans and The Damned United) while Android Salateen reminded me quite a bit of Ash from Alien. And while both characters are based on Shakespeare's Richard III, it wouldn't surprised me if the creators and lead actors of either version of House of Cards saw this episode and took inspiration from the way Morgus was portrayed. And Peter Davison was great. Much more cocky and flippant than I had remembered, and undeniably resolute and heroic. And THOSE LAST THIRTY SECONDS. I always listen to them twice or thrice whenever I listen to BOTI 77, and I rewound and re-viewed them again when watching this. One question of Mike, Dan, and other people who've seen the entire classic series: Aside from Mission to the Unknown (in which the Doctor doesn't appear at all), is this the only really Doctor-light story from the classic series?
My latest article. It's an interview with Peter Dodson, a paleontologist and expert in horned dinosaurs in particular. Might change the first half of the title later. The best alternative I could think of was "Horns and Halos", but that doesn't work because he doesn't mention angels and only two questions are about religion.
I have to disagree with you, at least when it comes to sheer quality. It's not a classic, but I think it's an improvement on the original on pretty much all fronts -- including the villain, the songs, and the direction. It also removes (though doesn't necessarily resolve) the previous film's biggest plothole (i.e. where are all the dogs?) On a more subjective note, it's one of two films starring Jimmy Stewart where I don't find him insufferable.