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Offline IvorThirst

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Doctor Whoooooo
« on: October 29, 2014, 10:46:19 PM »
To those who do not already know and those with access to the ethereal channels, the Drama Channel is going to run a series of Doctor Who omnibuses with a different Doctor each week.

These will be available on
Freeview Channel 20
Sky Channel 166 and
Virgin Channel 190

The programmes will run from 16:00 to 18:00 on Sundays. The first one is on this coming Sunday (02/11/2014). It is a William Hartnell story entitled \'The Aztecs\'.
The second story is, understandably, a Patrick Troughton one named \'The Tomb of the Cybermen\'.

If people wish, I will add more details and also include new programmes as they become available.
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 11:15:19 PM »
When I saw the title of this message and the forum it was posted in, I thought for one wild moment that Hollywood was going to release a Doctor Who movie, with big summer blockbuster superhero movie production values. (Of course, the Daleks would all be played by English actors, and the Doctor would be an American, with big muscles, and a really big sonic screwdriver.)

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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 03:07:44 AM »
Did you know the SS\'s first appearance was in 1968 (sparking student uprising across the Channel?)

Gosh and to think the neurolyzer in MIB may have been directly inspired by it!

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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 09:47:36 AM »
IvorThirst Wrote:
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> To those who do not already know and those with
> access to the ethereal channels, the Drama Channel
> is going to run a series of Doctor Who omnibuses
> with a different Doctor each week.
>
> These will be available on
> Freeview Channel 20
> Sky Channel 166 and
> Virgin Channel 190


Baffled as to why you started a new thread for this rather than the current well-loved Doctor Who thread!

The Horror Channel has been showing some old WHO for some time now. [That channel also shows The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, etc. Wouldn\'t think that those shows come under a Horror remit, would you?]

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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 11:26:55 AM »
Sunshine Superman Wrote:
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> Baffled as to why you started a new thread for
> this rather than the current well-loved Doctor
> Who
thread!

Because I felt that that was more interested in the radio programmes. Also, if people want me to enter more details or extra programmes, it won\'t get lost amongst then chat.
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 02:37:25 PM »
I don\'t think I can get those. :(
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 10:51:07 PM »
The third story is a Jon Pertwee one. It is is colour!!. It is called \"Spearhead from Space\". It is on 16/11/2014.
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 08:45:42 PM »
The fourth one is a Tom Baker one. It is called \"Pyramids of Mars - Omnibus\". It is on 23/11/2014 and has Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »
Oh Bliss! A full-colour, all-action Doctor! Some of the actors may struggle with the script (not Jon) and the scenery shows Crossroads tendencies. but it is still good to see it again.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 08:37:11 PM »
Sounds like so much fun, Ive. :)
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 10:01:41 PM »
I have a question for the Whovians out there. Don\'t they usually do a Cybermen episode for Christmas? I was kinda disappointed this year.
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 11:03:26 PM »
Being a purist, I find neither Dr Who nor Sherlock as enjoyable as the used to be!
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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 11:14:24 PM »
Zapping yesterday happened upon BBC entertainment showing a weird ep, in which a very elderly Dr. John Hurt calls in all his look-alikes and appears to \"end\" the whole adventure. Only caught snippets of it as, like Ivor, can\'t bear to watch in any thing other than b&w ... still would have loved to glimpse them all lined up on stage together. Think it was called The Day of the Doctor and a 50th anniversary effort.

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Re: Doctor Whoooooo
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 10:28:51 AM »
John Hurts\' Doc was the most interesting for years.

I\'m starting to loose interest in the recent incarnations. The stories seem to have boiled down to \'Doc runs round being kooky\' or \'Doc has an existential crisis\'. Maybe there\'s a bit of burn-out from all the \'Doc saves London/England/Earth/Milky Way/Universe/Entire Existence Of Anything\' story arcs that we\'ve had since the return.

Sherlock feels similar too:( It was about clever crime solving, and now its about an annoying rich boy having another crisis.

Or maybe I\'ve just become a grumpy old man#-o

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 02:38:34 PM »
I was astonished to see an actor as prestigious as Hurt. Rubbed my eyes and felt I must have dreamed it! Indeed from the short clip witnessed, suddenly the entire effort of 50 years took on some credibility. Had I known he featured I\'d have waved the \"not as good as it used to be\" objection and watched assiduously. He\'s a tremendous artist. I drifted away from The Doctor about 45 years ago! Simply adored the clunky old Daleks, old theme and funny studio effects, also the b&w. Souvenirs souvenirs.

Cannot ABIDE Sherlock, especially that actor ... though in Cabin Pressure he\'s simply wonderful.

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