Started by Wakefield, April 26, 2015, 06:16:35 PM
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Quote from: Spotted Horses on December 06, 2023, 04:27:08 PMI noticed the British show Doctor Who getting some buzz and am somewhat curious I picked up a few relatively inexpensive releases, the complete Jodie Whitakker episodes on a DVD set, and the first series of Tom Baker episodes on a bluray disc set.
Quote from: steve ridgway on December 06, 2023, 09:37:22 PMDoctor Who has a long history and many different actors playing the lead part, some may appeal more than others. I particularly enjoyed the revival from 2005 with Christopher Eccleston but gradually lost interest after that.
Quote from: Karl Henning on December 06, 2023, 09:19:56 PMI've just found it on Tubi TV. This could be quite the rabbit hole....
Quote from: Karl Henning on December 07, 2023, 06:43:23 AMI'm curious to start from the beginning. One day, when I was still a mere slip of a boy, I chanced on Doctor Who, but it didn't grab me that day. Much later, my brother introduced me to some (much later) episodes which were superb.
Quote from: DavidW on December 07, 2023, 04:29:43 AMI watched Eccleston and the Tennant years, but I stopped watching in the Matthew Smith era. It wasn't actually the actor, the writing just became so over the top I couldn't stand it. There was no longer an attempt at coherent narrative. If anything goes without sound internal logic, it is not really compelling.For classic Who: Tom Baker and Peter Davison are my favorites.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on December 07, 2023, 07:35:37 AMI don't aim to be completist in any sense, just to get an impression. I stumbled on a review of the various "doctors" and these two struck me as interesting.
Quote from: DavidW on December 07, 2023, 07:47:45 AMWhen I was a kid I bought a Doctor Who book in a used bookstore in Berkeley. My Father warned me that I might not follow it, I ignored him... and he was right. I had no idea what was going on because I had never seen Doctor Who before! I just thought the book cover was cool.
Quote from: DavidW on December 07, 2023, 07:56:49 AMOkay found it and funny I think I watched the episode it novelized now as well! But I shouldn't blame myself, the reviews on goodreads suggests that it was strangely hard to follow and the doctor was out of character.
QuoteDoctor Who first appeared on the BBC Television Service at 17:16:20 GMT on 23 November 1963; this was eighty seconds later than the scheduled programme time, because of announcements concerning the previous day's assassination of John F. Kennedy. It was to be a regular weekly programme, each episode 25 minutes of transmission length.
Quote from: Karl Henning on December 07, 2023, 11:43:47 AMI was interested to start from the beginning, and the first show has that rough kinoscope look. Will I continue straight through? Unknown.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on December 07, 2023, 12:38:38 PMI'd also be interested to see the very first episodes. I've read somewhere that the complete series is not available, the BBC had a policy of recycling tape and/or poor archival practices and some seasons are lost.
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