TuteTibiImperes: That's cool news.I've tried to watch the 'Classic Who' episodes that BBC-America has been running along with their history of the doctors specials, but I just haven't been able to get into any of them. I've loved the show since it came back with Eccleston, so I'd like to enjoy the older stuff.I wonder if that is from viewing the episodes in a vacuum instead of starting out from the beginning of each Doctor's run. I'll have to give an entire classic season a chance from the start to see if that helps.
SilentStrider: If this is true, then holy shiat.
cptjeff: I suspect the guy who found these is gonna get PAID. Very very cool.
ekdikeo4: My brother and I used to watch Doctor Who a ton on PBS in the very early 80's. They had lots of really old episodes. I didn't know anything about it back then. Still don't really care. But I wonder if I've seen some of the long missing stuff.
Piizzadude: I would love for this to be true. I have been a fan since Tom Baker, and for some reason I think i saw a few from Jon Pertwee. Would LOVE to see the originals that kicked it all off.
PanicMan: "Stories. Not episodes." I don't understand the difference. Maybe multiple episodes per story?
Rhypskallion: TuteTibiImperes: That's cool news.I've tried to watch the 'Classic Who' episodes that BBC-America has been running along with their history of the doctors specials, but I just haven't been able to get into any of them. I've loved the show since it came back with Eccleston, so I'd like to enjoy the older stuff.I wonder if that is from viewing the episodes in a vacuum instead of starting out from the beginning of each Doctor's run. I'll have to give an entire classic season a chance from the start to see if that helps.Doctor Who has ALWAYS been flawed. In the old days, they had no budget, terrible sets, sometimes passable, sometimes ridiculous costumes, and thrown together scripts. So, they acted their bums off and took themselves incredibly seriously to pull off the show. There was almost a literary quality about the productions. Scores were fairly minimal, but effective. They also had a lot of time to fill, and would film long sequences with no dialogue at all.Today's post MTV era Doctor Who has different flaws. The budget is adequate (but not what it was a few years ago). Costumes are better. Sets are better. The score is better, but not always well applied--sometimes it's brilliant. However the stories are often silly crap. They don't take themselves nearly as seriously and over act so much. Stories tend to wrap up in an hour which could have used more time to flesh out and details are not always expanded on. Some of the endings are very rushed to fit in an hour. The whole format of the current show is very much based in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with a 'story of the season' in place of a 'seasonal big bad'.Having said that, it is difficult to appreciate both side by side. The older stuff seems more like a novel, and the newer more like a comic book.
Richard_The_Clown: Back in '06 I accidentally stumbled upon a Doctor Who marathon on the Sci-Fi channel (Labor Day marathon). Came in early on "The Empty Child" episode and got hooked. Watched the rest of the marathon and then went to Youtube looking for the rest of the series. When that was done, I then watched the second season. Then I started watching the older Docs, starting with Baker's "Genesis of the Daleks." By then I was a full fledged fan. I could appreciate what the older shows were doing. Yeah, they didn't have the money for sets or costumes, but the stories were fantastic. So I didn't mind what would be considered "cheesy" by today's standards.
Mentat: Oh great, now it's just going to become the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Show.
Jocundry: Mentat: Oh great, now it's just going to become the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Show.And that's bad how?
cretinbob: Now it takes the whole season of 44 minute episodes to make a story, even though most people haven't caught on to that yet.
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