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Old 08-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #31
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The aired version. Not the pilot.
There's a difference?

You can probably start a drinking game with the early William Hartnell episodes on how many times he flubs his lines.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #32
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The best way for newbies is to start with the Eccstone episodes but every fan should watch the very first episode An Unearthly Child.
Like jacobp, I've decided to start watching this show, with the 2005 resurrection. Hoping to get in a few eps from Netflix before the Fall TV Season starts, and my free time becomes a fantasy.

So how do I watch S1E1? I don't recall seeing the first eps on NF?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #33
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Like jacobp, I've decided to start watching this show, with the 2005 resurrection. Hoping to get in a few eps from Netflix before the Fall TV Season starts, and my free time becomes a fantasy.

So how do I watch S1E1? I don't recall seeing the first eps on NF?
Look at me giving advice. I had to use torrent and downloaded the file that had 2005-2010 episodes.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:48 PM   #34
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Like jacobp, I've decided to start watching this show, with the 2005 resurrection. Hoping to get in a few eps from Netflix before the Fall TV Season starts, and my free time becomes a fantasy.

So how do I watch S1E1? I don't recall seeing the first eps on NF?
Do you mean S1E1 of the 2005 reboot or S1E1 of the 1963 origin? I actually have a vhs copy of An Unearthly Child. At least I think I still have it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:04 PM   #35
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There's a difference?

You can probably start a drinking game with the early William Hartnell episodes on how many times he flubs his lines.
The pilot's thrown in as an extra on "The Beginning" DVD. The Doctor was written (or at least performed) as a much meaner figure the first time.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #36
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Thanks to all of your great suggestions, I started watching Series 1 (2005). I'm through the first three episodes and I'm hooked. Terrific show.
It's interesting that the first story of the Pertwee era (season 7, 1970) introduced the Autons, and the first story of the Eccleston era was about the Autons as well. There is a lot of backstory that helps enrich the shows if you know it, but is in no way necessary to enjoy them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #37
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Do you mean S1E1 of the 2005 reboot or S1E1 of the 1963 origin? I actually have a vhs copy of An Unearthly Child. At least I think I still have it.
I was referring to cheese's comment about watching An Unearthly Child, which is S1E1 from 1963. I can get 2005-> from Netflix. But nothing earlier.

It's not going to keep me from starting to watch, just something I want to catch when I can.

I don't torrent, no captions
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #38
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I don't torrent, no captions
There's ways to fix that.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #39
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There are some older shows available on Amazon streaming... some, not all.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...&redirect=true
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #40
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but every fan should watch the very first episode An Unearthly Child.
I said that a bunch of messages earlier in this thread!!!

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I was referring to cheese's comment about watching An Unearthly Child, which is S1E1 from 1963. I can get 2005-> from Netflix. But nothing earlier.
There's plenty of earlier episodes from Netflix. I watched IIRC The Three Doctors within the past few years.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:32 AM   #41
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I was referring to cheese's comment about watching An Unearthly Child, which is S1E1 from 1963. I can get 2005-> from Netflix. But nothing earlier.
Don't worry about that, then. Most of us started out with the Eccleston episodes (from 2005). Those episodes were written with the understanding that most viewers would not have seen the earlier episodes, anyway, so you'll have no trouble following what's going on.

And I agree, the show gets even better over the next few seasons.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #42
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I started with 2005 a month or so ago and I can't watch them fast enough! I just started S5 this morning... I am not a Matt Smith fan but I still love the show!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #43
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I have a certain soft spot for the Tom Baker years myself......although the 5th Doctor (whose name escapes me) was pretty good........

I must admit, I don't even have any idea of which generation the doctor is on now....
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #44
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I must admit, I don't even have any idea of which generation the doctor is on now....
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #45
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One thing you can say for the production values of the classic show -- it didn't overwhelm you with non-stop background music.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #46
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I watched a few of the movies. I never saw it anywhere on TV until it started on BBCA so that is when I started and I didn't really need to look up backstory or anything.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #47
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I can't wait for this years Christmas Special. We started with the 2005 reboot this year on Nexflix and caught up to the current season. Now we are going though withdrawls.

Both my boys, 10 and 13, dressed as the current Doctor for Halloween.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #48
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I watched a few of the movies. I never saw it anywhere on TV until it started on BBCA so that is when I started and I didn't really need to look up backstory or anything.
"A few of the movies?" There's only been one movie, which actually was an aborted pilot for a collaborative show for BBC (UK) and FOX (US).
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #49
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I can't wait for this years Christmas Special. We started with the 2005 reboot this year on Nexflix and caught up to the current season. Now we are going though withdrawls.

Both my boys, 10 and 13, dressed as the current Doctor for Halloween.
One of them should have claimed the other was a Ganger.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #50
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"A few of the movies?" There's only been one movie, which actually was an aborted pilot for a collaborative show for BBC (UK) and FOX (US).
Perhaps she saw some of the serials that were stitched together into singular super-length episodes.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #51
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"A few of the movies?" There's only been one movie, which actually was an aborted pilot for a collaborative show for BBC (UK) and FOX (US).
Actually...



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059126/



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Point taken, although I'm not sure if anyone really considers those real Doctor Who works.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #53
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One might consider the Year of Specials to be several movies, although they were only slightly longer than most regular episodes, and not any longer than a few regular episodes...
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Both my boys, 10 and 13, dressed as the current Doctor for Halloween.
They did "The Two Doctors"… but never with the same doctor!!!
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D'oh! I even own one of those movies on DVD and didn't even consider them.

By the way, those are not good places to start with Doctor Who. Seriously. Don't.
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I have watched old movies (probably episodes stitched together) many years ago with a man in a frock coat and a hat. I watched or tried to watch (cable failed or VCR was not set correctly) a who called the 5 or 7 doctors. I didn't start watching it as a series until it was on BBCA.
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I have watched old movies (probably episodes stitched together) many years ago with a man in a frock coat and a hat.
That'll be Tom Baker.
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They did "The Two Doctors"… but never with the same doctor!!!
It was on different days...so, we are good. I didn't want the space time continuum to rip a whole in the universe. duh.
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Halloween … on different days? Are you a Time Lord?
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