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Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 #1 of 173
    cheesesteak

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    Did anybody else watch this BBC America special on the first Doctor, William Hartnell? From what I watched, it was pretty interesting but I didn't know it was three hours long when I started. I fell asleep on it twice last night. I'll see if I can get through the rest of it today now that I know how long it is.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 #2 of 173
    TonyD79

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    I did not watch it all (went to bed) but it looks like the format will be talking, features, etc., ending with a full story from that particular Doctor. The first one was "The Atzecs" from Hartnell's era. Don't know if anything happened after they showed that.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 #3 of 173
    Azlen

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    Nothing happened after they showed the episode.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 #4 of 173
    TonyD79

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    Thanks.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 #5 of 173
    cheesesteak

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    I wish these old episodes were still being shown. Sure, most of them are terribly outdated but I still want to see them.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 #6 of 173
    gchance

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    Star Trek is outdated too, but we like to watch it. The BBC seems to misunderstand that, and even they show Star Trek. :p

    Greg
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 #7 of 173
    Bettamojo5

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    I've watched the first season (1963/64) online. There are several missing episodes that the BBC junked, but the audio tracks and pictures from them are available. I'm moving on to the second season now. (1964/65)
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 #8 of 173
    lambertman

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    I don't think it's their outdatedness; I think BBC wants you to buy the DVDs.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2013 #9 of 173
    Craigbob

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    I started to watch it, and due to lack of sleep over the weekend decided partway through the Aztec episode to turn it off and continue it later.

    From what I saw it seemed interesting and I need to find the old episodes to watch. Are they on Netflix?
     
  10. Jan 29, 2013 #10 of 173
    Azlen

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    Yes, they have classic doctor who episodes on Netflix. Probably nowhere near complete though.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 #11 of 173
    TonyD79

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    Netflix is very few and far between for streaming. More available via DVD from them, though.
     
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    Church AV Guy

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    Well, after I removed the commercials, it was almost exactly two hours long. :)
     
  13. Jan 29, 2013 #13 of 173
    Ozzie72

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    It seemed to be pretty standard stuff, no real surprises, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the interview clips with William Russell. I was also pleasantly surprised that we got the entire story of "The Aztecs". I wasn't aware before the broadcast that the format would be an hour of documentary and then a full story. I can't wait to see which stories are screened for the other Doctors.

    And of course it was no surprise to see John Barrowman's mug. I really like the guy, but has he ever met a camera or TV gig that he hasn't liked? :p
     
  14. Jan 30, 2013 #14 of 173
    Gerryex

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    I liked the first part of the show and while I do like to watch some classic episodes I was disappointed that they chose a "historical" episode rather then one with a more Sci Fi flavor. I have probably seen every single episode EXCEPT for the ones from the first Doctor. The reason being is that most (not ALL) are more of the historic type which I am not a big fan of!

    Gerry
     
  15. Jan 30, 2013 #15 of 173
    TonyD79

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    They are limited in what they can show from Hartnell as many of the series are incomplete but they picked this one because of some key things in it like not changing history. I haven't watched it all and have seen parts of it before but I like it.

    Add: and there is little doubt of what they will pick for Doctor #8.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2013 #16 of 173
    cheesesteak

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    I've never liked Patrick Troughton in any of the handful of his episodes I've seen. It's like Moe from the Three Stooges playing the Doctor. Maybe the next special will get me to appreciate him more. Jon Pertwee is the first Doctor in the lineage that I like. Tom BAker is my favorite with Pertwee my second favorite out of the classic Doctors. I could never get into Hartnell or Troughton.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 #17 of 173
    lambertman

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    For me, Troughton nudges past TBaker to be my favorite classic doctor, followed by Pertwee and then Hartnell. (Haven't seen enough of 5-7 to fairly judge. Will rectify that this summer.)

    Some of that may be because I think Jamie and adorable Zoe were my favorite companion(s) up to where I am in my current viewing chronology (TBaker & Leela).
     
  18. Jan 31, 2013 #18 of 173
    sonnik

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    Missed this. Are they doing 1 through 7, or all the way through 11?
     
  19. Jan 31, 2013 #19 of 173
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm still waiting for 2 to show up in the Guide Data.

    If they don't hurry, they're not going to have time to do all or most of them before the new season starts! (Which is about 8 weeks from now.)
     
  20. Jan 31, 2013 #20 of 173
    lambertman

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    They're actually doing it to lead up to the 50th anniversary in November. So there will be one per month.
     

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