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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 28, 2013.
Ah, that makes sense!
I recently watched a Troughton episode. I think it was called The Dominators. It was the first time I remember seeing Zoe. Let me just say - baby got back. I spent half the episode hoping she'd walk away from the camera.
I guess my problem with Hartnell and Troughton is that their Doctors seem more addle brained than eccentric. Pertwee was the first Doctor who had leading man, star qualities.
I hope BBC America re-airs it. Someone it didn't get recorded.
I checked On Demand last night and there the Doctor Who HD category is no longer there.
Oy but was the acting bad. I guess that was par for the course back then, but it was painful to watch. I mean, it's not like the series was ever an example of great acting but that was just really awful.
Not just the acting, but the production values as well, again it wasn't like the show was ever the home of cutting edge effects, but how many times did they redress that one set?
On interesting thing was that the show's original mission was to be "educational" -- when they when they went into the future they'd teach science and when they went into the past they would teach history, hence Barbara's lessons on Aztec culture.
Sheesh, Doctor Who was always cardboard sets
. (BTW, no I have not seen this one.)
I enjoyed the Hartnell and Troughton episodes as reruns on PBS when I was a teen back in the early nineties. The Hartnell episodes did have an educational aspect that felt forced especially in the historical ones. It's fun seeing how the doctor evolved over time. My favorite era had to be the Peter Davison episodes.
Don't be too hard on the production values. In many ways, the first two Doctors (although moreso for Hartnell) were doing a live stage show, with as much done in order (with sound being pumped into the stage) as possible.
Second Doctor story "Tomb of the Cybermen" coming up on Feb 24:
Damn. One of the few that are available free on amazon prime.
I watched the second special and was surprised to see a black actor on mid 60s British tv. Of course, he only had about two lines and one of them was something like "Grrrrrr!!!" There may have been others but Tomb Of The Cybermen was the only instance of seeing a black character on classic Doctor Who that I can remember.
This was my first episode with Victoria. She was cute but pretty useless. "Gee, let me stand inside the cyber waffle iron."
The cybermen got better as the series went on. These guys were slow and boring in their rubber suits.
It was kind of funny that the rocket ship pilot had an American accent and was cocky.
I'm following the various Dr Who threads but I thought this comment would be best here.
I know I'm showing my age but I started watching Dr Who live when it was new to the US in the 70s with Tom Baker as the Dr. I've seen all the previous Dr episodes (except for the William Hartnell ones as many of them were "history lessons" which I didn't care for) when they were rebroadcast. Then I watched all the other Drs live and started again with the re-boot with Eccleston as the Dr. So for all intents and purposes I've seen all the Dr Who episodes.
In my humble opinion the best Dr of them all was Tom Baker. And the best companion was Sara Jane Smith (with a close second by Leela and her sexy outfit!).
That's the typical stereotype of Doctor Who fans. "Your first Doctor is the best Doctor"
--Carlos "It's 'the Doctor', not 'Dr." V.
If you have access to Comcast OnDemand, the first two episodes of the Doctors Revisited is available there.
Last I checked, the first 40 minutes of the first DW and the entire 2nd DW special is available in HD.
In non-HD, the first DW special is in two parts...and is missing some content at the end of it. The second DW special appears to be there fine...although here it is mislabeled.
Hmm? There was only one Leela.
There was the Leela who appeared on TV, and the Leela that appeared in my some people's heads...
By the way, Louise Jameson is hinting that she might be participating in the 50th Anniversary in some way...
He's thinking of Romana, likely.
Leela was in the first Doctor Who episode I ever saw - The Talons of Weng-Chiang. That was the episode with the Peking Homunculus.