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(BBC)   And for once a tale of lost Doctor Who episodes being found ends up actually living up to the claim   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 14
    More: Followup, Doctor Who, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Cybermen  
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2013-10-09 08:25:02 AM
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2013-10-08 10:14:52 PM
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gingerjet: Coco LaFemme: I started watching the show during the Nu!Who era, but I've since watched probably dozens episodes from the 1970s and 80s, and if I had to rank my favorite Doctors, it would go Tennant, Baker, Pertwee, Eccleston, then Smith as the Top 5.  Peter Davison would be just barely below Smith at #6.

Davison is my Doctor.  Followed by Smith then Pertwee.  Baker took the series into interesting directions but he was overrated.  Tennant doesn't age well.


I don't know, I believe Tennant's run will be looked on quite favorably in later years. I think because he grew up loving the show (just like new Doctor, Peter Capaldi), and wanted to be the character since the age of 3, he treated it with the right amount of insouciance and gravitas.  Meaning, he could be both silly and dark.  I think he gets unfairly crapped on, not necessarily by you, for being part of the reason a lot of teenage girls got interested in the show, but the fact he's a good-looking guy shouldn't be held against him.  He's a damn good actor, even outside of Doctor Who.  I think some of his episodes were a bit crap, but then quite a lot of them were really good.  I wouldn't say that was his fault necessarily, he's only as good as the scripts he's given to work with.  I still say Blink and Midnight are two of the best episodes of the entire Nu!Who era.
2013-10-08 09:02:20 PM
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Lalla Ward used to age quite nicely up until she married Richard Hawkins, and, well.........

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They could actually switch wigs and you'd not know who was who now.
2013-10-08 08:59:36 PM
1 votes:
See? British colonialism DOES have some advantages.

In your FACE, Ghandi!
2013-10-08 08:44:43 PM
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ekdikeo4: Cyberman was missing?  I -know- I saw that on a PBS broadcast in the mid 80's.


Don't know about that, but I was introduced to Dr. Who by PBS too, in the late 70s.  That was when Tom Baker was the the Dr.  Trust me, growing up in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, that was some pretty cool shiat.  Picked it up off a UHF translator by way of a cable company the next county over.  Deep fringe area for picking up TV broadcasts.
2013-10-08 08:00:09 PM
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rugman11: Man, I've always said that I won't believe new episode rumors until I'm actually watching them, but this...this is something else.

I am still a little worried, like Fursecution, that BBC News is just passing off reports from other news sites.  They are a separate branch from BBC Worldwide, so this isn't necessarily a confirmation, especially since they're not reporting anything we haven't heard before.


Gallifrey Base is going nuts about this. The point was made that BBC News wouldn't have reported it without confirmation from BBC Worldwide. The rumor was out there a while ago, and the BBC's silence was a bit ominous. But there's a press conference about it Thursday, when we're supposed to find out exactly what's been found. Supposedly, it's mostly 2nd Doctor. That would be great, since so much of his stuff is missing, that having any of it back would be great. And once the Restoration Team gets hold of it...
2013-10-08 07:06:19 PM
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Man, I've always said that I won't believe new episode rumors until I'm actually watching them, but this...this is something else.

I am still a little worried, like Fursecution, that BBC News is just passing off reports from other news sites.  They are a separate branch from BBC Worldwide, so this isn't necessarily a confirmation, especially since they're not reporting anything we haven't heard before.
2013-10-08 07:03:09 PM
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BBC Worldwide is expected to confirm the find at a press screening in London later this week.

Anybody else have a problem with this wording?
/It sounds like BBC News is just passing along a rumor...
2013-10-08 06:32:58 PM
1 votes:
Uh oh, this actually *isn't* a good thing, as it establishes a fixed point in time.
2013-10-08 06:26:50 PM
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b0rscht: Not sure if glad. After becoming a fan of the new Who I decided to go back to the very first episode and work my way forward. I'm about 1/3 the way through Hartnell. SO PAINFUL. I've even watched a couple of the reconstructed ones, where they show stills and the audio track is from some dude in Tanzania who recorded it off the telly 47 years ago with a can and a string. The one where they smeared vaseline on the camera lens to make the bee-costume-people planet seem more spooky just about did me in.


The effects, in general, sucked back then.
But there is some awesome writing in the 4th doctor's stories - especially the mystery-laden ones.  Talons of Weng-Chiang, Pyramids of Mars, Robot, The Brain of Morbius.  And Genesis of the Daleks is an all-time top 10 episode.
2013-10-08 06:23:06 PM
1 votes:
I was SOOO Ready for this to be another hoax

Wow, I am genuinely very happy!
2013-10-08 05:54:40 PM
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ekdikeo4: Cyberman was missing?  I -know- I saw that on a PBS broadcast in the mid 80's.


It was missing, and showed up 20 years ago.
2013-10-08 05:25:47 PM
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Wow. I know I said earlier in the week that this was likely a hoax like over the summer, but if the BBC is reporting that episodes are found...

But it's definitely not 106 episodes, though, according to the Guardian.
2013-10-08 05:20:07 PM
1 votes:
Cyberman was missing?  I -know- I saw that on a PBS broadcast in the mid 80's.
 
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