Dr. Who on Sci-Fi Channel in March

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    Pralix

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    The BBC has announced that Dr. Who will be aired on the Sci-Fi channel starting in March. The bad news is the DVD release of the first new season has been pushed back to July. :(

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/
     
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    darthrsg

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    :D :up: :up: :up: Hell Yeah, Finally!!!!!!! :up: :up: :up: :D

    i have waited forever for this.....
     
  3. Jan 12, 2006 #3 of 145
    sieglinde

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    Great!!! I tried watching this on my local PBS channel when I was much younger and it was super late at night and came in over UHF.
     
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    DianaMo

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    hefe

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    :cool:
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #6 of 145
    Pralix

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    It will only be the new seasons. I don't think they will be playing the old series on Sci-Fi any time soon.
     
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    SnakeEyes

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    I wonder what this means to the old series'. BBC was trying to get sci-fi to purchase old rights as well, that's why most of the PBS stations no longer air the show.
     
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    Pralix

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    PBS doesn't aire it because it is too expensive. The BBC knows what it has now. It knows which shows have a cult following and price them accordingly. When the new series was going to aire, they went looking for a channel in the US to play it, none stepped forward and picked it up. I think Sci-Fi was cautious and wanted to see how things played out with the new series. From what I heard, PBS was not given an option this time around. The BBC wanted it to aire on a "higher" end channel. It hasn't aired on BBC America because that channel is not usually in a standard cable or satellite tier.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #9 of 145
    cheerdude

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    While there is a delay in the DVD release - I think that it's great that SciFi picked it up!

    Maybe... just maybe... if the ratings are decent, they will pick up some of the older ones. Then again, this is the group that killed off Farscape... (yeah, still a little bitter about that one)
     
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    Pralix

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    I doubt they will pick up the old series. People's taste in science fiction has changed. Everyone is used to flash special effects. The old series just doesn't have that. I think the Sci-Fi channel had the old series in it's infancy but it seems they have "grown" too much to show it now. They used to show all kinds of old TV shows, but now there might only be a handful.
     
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    5thcrewman

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    "Exterminate!"
     
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    darthrsg

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    Daleks!
     
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    TivoPip

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    Actually, the effects and acting in the new series are just as bad as the old. It wouldn't be Dr Who otherwise :)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Uh, no, not really. The acting is better, the writing is worlds better, and the special effects are, well, actual special effects. Not exactly state of the art, but certainly respectable.
     
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    SnakeEyes

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    I agree with this statement.
     
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    cheer

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    They did, and it did poorly, ratings-wise, so they dropped it.
     
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    SnakeEyes

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    Will Sci-Fi even show ST:ToS?
     
  18. Jan 13, 2006 #18 of 145
    Pralix

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    They have. They even did a restoration when they showed it that was used for the DVD releases. Dr. Who isn't name brand american. Hence the reason it failed on Sci-Fi.
     
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    DianaMo

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    Now playing on my DVD player... Doctor Who: Ep.110, The Leisure Hive
     
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    cheer

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    They did until recently. ST:TOS is moving to G4 "later in the year" (whatever that means).
     

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