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(BBC America)   Tired of waiting until April for New Doctor Who? Why not try out BBC America's Doctor Who Revisited, with an encore showing of the First Doctor's 'The Aztecs' at 5 PM, Followed by the premiere of The Second Doctor's Tomb of the Cybermen at 8 PM?   (bbcamerica.com) divider line 56
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2013-02-24 04:34:50 AM
Hmm, I never saw very many Second Doctor episodes.. but this work PC does no sound, so the autoplay video isn't too helpful right now.
 
2013-02-24 08:50:59 AM
 
2013-02-24 10:51:43 AM
Thanks Submitter! I was having some Doctor Who withdrawals myself.
 
2013-02-24 12:03:30 PM
It would be even more awesome if they showed some of the stories that haven't been out on DVD for 12 years.
 
2013-02-24 12:45:41 PM

unlikely: It would be even more awesome if they showed some of the stories that haven't been out on DVD for 12 years.


At this point, there are, like, two complete serials not out on DVD and four incomplete ones that may be getting the animated treatment to complete them left to release.

Plus, all the serials have been out on VHS since 2003.

Plus, with the time slot they seem to be working with 4 episode serials, which cuts out quite a few from the first three Doctors.

/would have rather seen The Mind Robbers or The Dominators from the Troughton era, myself.
 
2013-02-24 01:03:42 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Plus, all the serials have been out on VHS since 2003.


Fair enough, especially if you had a PAL player.

But the ones they have at places like Target and B&N are always
 - The Ark in Space
 - The Aztecs
 - The Tomb of the Cybermen
 - The Sontaran Experiment

So those are the ones I figure are the most saturated. I suppose I have to acknowledge the possibility that my experience may not match others, though...

And I didn't say it was uncool... I just thought it'd be MORE cool if it was the less common ones.
 
2013-02-24 01:07:11 PM
When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?
 
2013-02-24 01:52:28 PM

albert71292: When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?


I thought the only "Americsa"show they played was Star Trek TNG
 
2013-02-24 02:39:28 PM

unlikely: FirstNationalBastard: Plus, all the serials have been out on VHS since 2003.

Fair enough, especially if you had a PAL player.

But the ones they have at places like Target and B&N are always
 - The Ark in Space
 - The Aztecs
 - The Tomb of the Cybermen
 - The Sontaran Experiment

So those are the ones I figure are the most saturated. I suppose I have to acknowledge the possibility that my experience may not match others, though...

And I didn't say it was uncool... I just thought it'd be MORE cool if it was the less common ones.


I've been lucky that the local Best Buys had a full run of Doctor Who DVDs from the last two years or so, until they recently remodeled and cut their DVD section down to nothing.

Never seen one at Target, though.

But, yeah, the ones you listed were some of the early releases that are getting special editions done for them. Cybermen is already out, Aztecs is out next month, as is Ark In Space.

Makes me wonder what BBCA will pull out for the Bakers and Davison's runs.


Darth_Lukecash: albert71292: When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?

I thought the only "Americsa"show they played was Star Trek TNG


No, BBCA only airs something like five actual BBC shows. Everything else is American syndicated stuff.
 
2013-02-24 03:23:23 PM

FirstNationalBastard: unlikely: FirstNationalBastard: Plus, all the serials have been out on VHS since 2003.

Fair enough, especially if you had a PAL player.

But the ones they have at places like Target and B&N are always
 - The Ark in Space
 - The Aztecs
 - The Tomb of the Cybermen
 - The Sontaran Experiment

So those are the ones I figure are the most saturated. I suppose I have to acknowledge the possibility that my experience may not match others, though...

And I didn't say it was uncool... I just thought it'd be MORE cool if it was the less common ones.

I've been lucky that the local Best Buys had a full run of Doctor Who DVDs from the last two years or so, until they recently remodeled and cut their DVD section down to nothing.

Never seen one at Target, though.

But, yeah, the ones you listed were some of the early releases that are getting special editions done for them. Cybermen is already out, Aztecs is out next month, as is Ark In Space.

Makes me wonder what BBCA will pull out for the Bakers and Davison's runs.


Darth_Lukecash: albert71292: When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?

I thought the only "Americsa"show they played was Star Trek TNG

No, BBCA only airs something like five actual BBC shows. Everything else is American syndicated stuff.


Oly crap, I haven't hade cable for two years- so it must have changed...
 
2013-02-24 03:35:28 PM

FirstNationalBastard: No, BBCA only airs something like five actual BBC shows. Everything else is American syndicated stuff.


The problem with BBCA is that the BBC is forbidden to use any TV licence money to fund or subsidise BBCA or any other overseas networks. Plus all BBC made shows must be sold at fair market value so they can't even offer good deals to BBCA for UK made shows. Add to that the fact that between 25% and 50% of BBC shows are actually made by outside indiie production companies who own the rights and are free to sell them to whoever they choose, shows like Life On Mars, Merlin, Spooks, Sherlock etc, and you have those shows probably out of the budget for BBCA.
 
2013-02-24 03:44:05 PM

unlikely: It would be even more awesome if they showed some of the stories that haven't been out on DVD for 12 years.


The purpose of these speacials are for the people who are new since 2005 to present. Looks like last Sunday of the month until November and the special episode for 11 will be the 50th anniversary show.
It's farking awesome.

much like this (from Edmo's slideshow link above)

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-24 04:35:33 PM

cretinbob: unlikely: It would be even more awesome if they showed some of the stories that haven't been out on DVD for 12 years.

The purpose of these speacials are for the people who are new since 2005 to present. Looks like last Sunday of the month until November and the special episode for 11 will be the 50th anniversary show.
It's farking awesome.

much like this (from Edmo's slideshow link above)

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 850x531]


What the hell am i looking at?
 
2013-02-24 04:41:14 PM

Darth_Lukecash: albert71292: When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?

I thought the only "Americsa"show they played was Star Trek TNG


Albert is watching at the wrong times.  The vast majority of BBCA's programming is British.
 
2013-02-24 04:44:44 PM
Because commercials,  Smitty.

Well, that and I don't have cable.
 
2013-02-24 04:58:51 PM

Okoboji: Darth_Lukecash: albert71292: When did BBC America start showing BBC shows again?

I thought the only "Americsa"show they played was Star Trek TNG

Albert is watching at the wrong times.  The vast majority of BBCA's programming is British.


yeah but it's always Top Gear or a Gordon Ramsey show
 
2013-02-24 05:01:29 PM
I watched the one for The Aztecs last month, and the documentary at the beginning was a nice overview of the Hartnell era that did a good job of putting the episode in context.
 
2013-02-24 05:23:30 PM
Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?
 
2013-02-24 05:29:45 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?


IMHO, if you are talking about the new series, start with the first season.  No reason not to.  If you are talking about the old series, then I would suggest either season 7 with Jon Pertwee or season 12 with Tom Baker.  Baker's my favorite, but that's me.
 
2013-02-24 05:31:25 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?


The missus and I started where the series "returned" - NuWho Series One with Christopher Eccelston and Billie Piper. I think it's what Netflix and Amazon call "season one." It's a good beginning point with a good mix of action and exposition. Everything from that series to what is airing now are high-budget, well-written, modern series.

Might eventually catch up on the classic Who stuff (we're watching the 1st Doctor special now), but most of it feels pretty low-budget/cheesy compared to the NuWho stuff.
 
2013-02-24 05:32:32 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?


The start of the NuWho, with Ecclestone and Piper, would be a good place. Everything you need to know is quickly explained and each episode is self contained, apart from a few two parters. Hope you're not scared of gas masks...

The original series is a biatcheap. Well okay, it's very cheap. The effects were pretty crap even at the time so to today's eyes they look spectacularly bad. There's a Three era story set in present day London with dinosaurs and not only are lots of them clearly a man in a suit but the director holds the camera on them for ages, just to make really sure you can see it's a man in a dino suit.
But lots of the stories are interesting. The Fourth era with Tom Baker has quite a few good stories.
 
2013-02-24 05:32:42 PM
Or I could continue the Doctor Who marathon I started last year, and finish Logopolis and Castrovalva tonight...
 
2013-02-24 05:33:41 PM
Flint Ironstag:

The original series is a biatcheap.

Doh. Filterowned.
 
2013-02-24 05:38:56 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?


Like everyone said, start with Rose in NuWho, then either kind of pick and choose episodes from the old series if you're cool with "Where the hell did that person come from? What happened to other companion?", or you could start with Pertwee's Spearhead from Space (very few missing episodes -- the ones that are are in black and white) and work your way through.  The special effects are pretty cheesy, and the pacing of the stories can sometimes be fairly slow... Or you can go back to the 1st Doctor, accept that some of the stories are missing (except for reconstructions and audio)... Although the effects for those are particularly... cheesy.

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2013-02-24 05:48:17 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?




If you have Netflix, they have a couple of Doctor Who from old era, as well as The new series.

The thing to remember, watch the old Doctor to get a feel for the characters history, as well as why sometimes the new Doctor has silly concepts.
 
2013-02-24 05:49:38 PM
A lot of the old stuff used to be streaming on Netflix. Not anymore, though :(
 
2013-02-24 05:50:28 PM

fusillade762: A lot of the old stuff used to be streaming on Netflix. Not anymore, though :(


I hadn't checked lately.  Is a lot of it no longer streaming?
 
2013-02-24 05:55:44 PM

NeoCortex42: fusillade762: A lot of the old stuff used to be streaming on Netflix. Not anymore, though :(

I hadn't checked lately.  Is a lot of it no longer streaming?




They used to have more. It's been reduced. I'm not sure if they even have Colin Baker stuff on there. I think a couple of pertwee and a lot of Tom Bakers Stuff
 
2013-02-24 06:05:47 PM

AirForceVet: Thanks Submitter! I was having some Doctor Who withdrawals myself.


Obligatory:

cdn2-b.examiner.com

NSFW
 
2013-02-24 06:08:25 PM
Just checked- one Hartenell, one Thourington, three Pertwee (including three Doctors) Lots of Baker, (but tot all of Key of Time) two Davison, no Baker, one McCoy, No 8th movie, and full run of New Who  except one Christmas Special
 
2013-02-24 06:09:33 PM

Darth_Lukecash: NeoCortex42: fusillade762: A lot of the old stuff used to be streaming on Netflix. Not anymore, though :(

I hadn't checked lately.  Is a lot of it no longer streaming?

They used to have more. It's been reduced. I'm not sure if they even have Colin Baker stuff on there. I think a couple of pertwee and a lot of Tom Bakers Stuff


Wow, they really have scaled it back.  And yeah, no Colin Baker... although that may not necessarily be a bad thing ;) One of Hartnell, Troughton (not counting the Three Doctors) and McCoy, four of Pertwee, nine of Tom Baker and two of Davison...
 
2013-02-24 06:18:43 PM

sirbissel: Darth_Lukecash: NeoCortex42: fusillade762: A lot of the old stuff used to be streaming on Netflix. Not anymore, though :(

I hadn't checked lately.  Is a lot of it no longer streaming?

They used to have more. It's been reduced. I'm not sure if they even have Colin Baker stuff on there. I think a couple of pertwee and a lot of Tom Bakers Stuff

Wow, they really have scaled it back.  And yeah, no Colin Baker... although that may not necessarily be a bad thing ;) One of Hartnell, Troughton (not counting the Three Doctors) and McCoy, four of Pertwee, nine of Tom Baker and two of Davison...




I'm wondering if its licensing issues, or popularity issue? Baker was the longest running Doctor and the most popular to Americans (of the old Who)

But I really couldn't get into Colin Baker-despite him trying something daring.
 
2013-02-24 06:30:22 PM
Darth_Lukecash:

I'm wondering if its licensing issues, or popularity issue? Baker was the longest running Doctor and the most popular to Americans (of the old Who)

But I really couldn't get into Colin Baker-despite him trying something daring.


Maybe, although you'd think the BBC would want more of it out there, given it's the 50th... I dunno, it's been a long time since I watched them on Netflix, so it could be those were all they ever had.  And I've still got the 5th Doctor to get through before I have to deal with the circus tent Doctor again... I wish they would have given him a chance to do the character arc on TV they had been planning before dropping him, but...
 
2013-02-24 06:38:39 PM

Flint Ironstag: There's a Three era story set in present day London with dinosaurs and not only are lots of them clearly a man in a suit


Nonsense. Those weren't costumes. Those were REAL dinosaur... puppets.
 
2013-02-24 06:42:38 PM

Magruda: What the hell am i looking at?


A raunchy robot restaurant has opened in Tokyo, Japan. The strange eatery, which is in the city's Shinjuku Kabukicho District, is patrolled by giant 'fembots'. These statuesque female robots are controlled by real-life, scantily-clad women.

Nifty.

I'm wondering which episode they are going to use for Pertwee. I'd like to see "Terror of the Autons" since it introduces The Master and the Autons were in the first episode of Nine. Tom Baker is a hard choice, Genesis of the Daleks is certainly high on my list, Deadly Assasin and Meglos too.....I wouldn't be surprised if they showed Shada actually. Davison.....Kinda...Colin Baker....Vengance on Varos...McCoy...The Happiness Patrol...McGann...Duh....Eccleston...Empty Child...Tennant.....Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead and for Matt Smith...The Girl who waited but like I said I expect it to be the 50th Anniversary special since the 11th month is November and well, that's the anniversary.
 
2013-02-24 06:51:18 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Just checked- one Hartenell, one Thourington, three Pertwee (including three Doctors) Lots of Baker, (but tot all of Key of Time) two Davison, no Baker, one McCoy, No 8th movie, and full run of New Who  except one Christmas Special


Amazon Prime Instant Video is a tiny bit better. They at least have every classic series Doctor represented. Only McGann is missing.

Hartnell: Aztecs
Troughton: Tomb of the Cybermen, The Mind Robber
Pertwee: Spearhead from Space, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters
Tom Baker: The Ark in Space, The Pyramids of Mars, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng Chiang, The Horror of Fang Rock, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate, Planet, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor, City of Death, and The Leisure Hive.
Davidson: Earthshock, The Visitation, and The Caves of Androzani
Colin Baker: Vengeance on Varos
McCoy: Ghost Light and Curse of the Fenric
NuWho: Everything but Season 7 and The Snowmen.
 
2013-02-24 06:55:19 PM

dscott72: Have never watched DR. WHO...but i'd like to get into the series, as some one who hasn't watched it...what season would be a good starting off point?


I converted my brother and his kids yesterday by showing them Blink
/first episode I watched
 
2013-02-24 06:58:27 PM

OtherLittleGuy: AirForceVet: Thanks Submitter! I was having some Doctor Who withdrawals myself.

Obligatory:

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NSFW


Huh.  She's had work done, apparently.
 
2013-02-24 07:33:16 PM

Skwrl: OtherLittleGuy: AirForceVet: Thanks Submitter! I was having some Doctor Who withdrawals myself.

Obligatory:

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NSFW

Huh.  She's had work done, apparently.


Another farker unfamiliar with the concept of push-up bras and push-up pasties.
 
2013-02-24 07:35:39 PM
Thanks! I didn't realize it was on tonight. I watched the Aztec episode a week or so ago and honestly I found it rather boring...way too 1960s (not the swinging 60s) to keep my attention.
 
2013-02-24 08:34:56 PM
So are they going to do a whole special on Paul McGann's Doctor?
 
2013-02-24 08:36:20 PM
I know I've said this before, but Moffatt's Dr. Who is far superior and way less cheesy than most of the rest. However, you probably need a point of reference to realize that his stuff was addressing issues that many fans took for granted.

Having said that, Tom Baker's entire run is very enjoyable, if you can get past the dated effects. Also, I'm not pleased with the latest season.
 
2013-02-24 09:02:25 PM

Great_Milenko: So are they going to do a whole special on Paul McGann's Doctor?


Well, there are the audio plays and books...
 
2013-02-24 10:46:49 PM
Jesus, nobody submitted this  farking MONTH ago when it started? Each month, last Sunday of the month, something from each of the Doctors, shown in chronological order. Last month was the first one, it's a little late for fark to invite us to the damn party. They probably ran a few "Cracked" lists instead that week, important stuff, ya know?
 
2013-02-25 12:01:37 AM

Mad_Radhu: Darth_Lukecash: Just checked- one Hartenell, one Thourington, three Pertwee (including three Doctors) Lots of Baker, (but tot all of Key of Time) two Davison, no Baker, one McCoy, No 8th movie, and full run of New Who  except one Christmas Special

Amazon Prime Instant Video is a tiny bit better. They at least have every classic series Doctor represented. Only McGann is missing.

Hartnell: Aztecs
Troughton: Tomb of the Cybermen, The Mind Robber
Pertwee: Spearhead from Space, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters
Tom Baker: The Ark in Space, The Pyramids of Mars, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng Chiang, The Horror of Fang Rock, The Ribos Operation, The Pirate, Planet, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor, City of Death, and The Leisure Hive.
Davidson: Earthshock, The Visitation, and The Caves of Androzani
Colin Baker: Vengeance on Varos
McCoy: Ghost Light and Curse of the Fenric
NuWho: Everything but Season 7 and The Snowmen.


From the McCoy era, Curse of Fenric and Battlefield have the added bonus of being re-edited into full length movies for DVD bonus features, which will probably help with one of those serials being chosen for BBCA.

/Plus, the fact that they were two of the better McCoy serials.
//It'll probably be Battlefield.
 
2013-02-25 01:06:29 AM
Alright, where do I pirate this.
 
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2013-02-25 01:49:49 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Just checked- one Hartenell, one Thourington, three Pertwee (including three Doctors) Lots of Baker, (but tot all of Key of Time) two Davison, no Baker, one McCoy, No 8th movie, and full run of New Who  except one Christmas Special


missing Planet of the Dead too.

still haven't figured out what that and Christmas Carol have in common that make them not appear on Netflix.
 
2013-02-25 10:58:23 AM
Now that I've watched 'Tomb of the Cyberman' for the first time in 20 years, I can say with certainty:   Matt Smith is not just an elephant man lookalike, he is also a hack, doing a long running Troughton impression.
 
2013-02-25 12:20:14 PM
Dammit, I missed it.
 
2013-02-25 12:57:43 PM

Rhypskallion: Now that I've watched 'Tomb of the Cyberman' for the first time in 20 years, I can say with certainty:   Matt Smith is not just an elephant man lookalike, he is also a hack, doing a long running Troughton impression.


Smith's Doctor is most definitely influenced by (lifted from?) Troughton.

The outfit, parts of the attitude and character...

But they haven't yet found Smith a companion to match

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25.media.tumblr.com

www.kasterborous.com

/get Jenna Louise Coleman in a skintight catsuit and have her ride the TARDIS console, and we'll talk.
 
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