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sieglinde said:
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.
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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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.
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.
 

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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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cheerdude said:
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)
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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Pralix said:
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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Pralix said:
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.
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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Actually, the effects and acting in the new series are just as bad as the old. It wouldn't be Dr Who otherwise :)
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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Pralix said:
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.
They did, and it did poorly, ratings-wise, so they dropped it.
 
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