Doctor Who 50th

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KayHarker Sat 12-Oct-13 11:55:26

I'm still stupidly excited about the 'new' Troughton episodes, but just to add to the fun, Watch are showing some seriously classic episodes today from 2pm. Any else watching? And what are you looking forward to as we approach the anniversary episode and beyond?

RustyBear Sat 12-Oct-13 12:43:02

This is where I regret not persuading DH to keep the Sky for a few more months...

specialsubject Sat 12-Oct-13 14:04:05

the one time ever I would want Sky.

Oh well, back to the DVDs.

YesAnastasia Sat 12-Oct-13 14:13:00

I'm freaking excited!! I have been watching my favourite season on Wuaki recently! For the build up! It's been emotional smile

GreenShadow Sat 12-Oct-13 14:28:24

Grrr, we have no choice - we can't receive Sky here even if we wanted to....

KayHarker Sat 12-Oct-13 19:11:42

It was great - fun to watch with the new series in mind. Looking forward to the cybermen tomorrow.

BurlyShassey Sat 12-Oct-13 20:22:32

that 1st doctor aztec long episode was hilarious! DCV laughing head off.

thing is we're spoilt these days with sfx, and other tv technology and in those days it must have been awesome, but the toy tardis at the beginning sooooo obvious, the bad acting, the screen backdrop of the axtec city, classic so-bad-its-good stuff!

RustyBear Sun 13-Oct-13 00:09:24

Making up for missing it by downloading The Web of Fear from iTunes -they've done a very good job on it, looks better than when it was first shown 45 years ago.

KayHarker Sun 13-Oct-13 17:05:15

My 6 year old LOVED the cybermen, sat rapt through the whole thing. I'm quite moved ;)

BurlyShassey Sun 13-Oct-13 17:38:45

Same here, it was brilliant, and the cybermen were more scary than the cureent ones, especially in black and white, and the bit where they emerged from heir tombs.

WE LOVE TROUGHTON!never seen his epsodes before. think hes now my fave doctor.see where Matt Smith gets it from, fab stuff.(well, fave until Capaldi takes over!)

Frazier Hines was quite fit when young too!

BurlyShassey Sun 13-Oct-13 17:51:30

BTW, 3 more things:

1-we were at that proms theyre showing now, it was BRILLIANT!

2- 3rd and 4th doctors next weekend on Watch.and

3- Where have all the mn Whovians gone???? was expecting a mahoosive thread about all this!

KayHarker Sun 13-Oct-13 20:23:42

Yeah, I'm surprised at the lukewarm reception this thread has received. Time was a Who thread was a hive of activity <gimmer>

I guess a lot of Who fans have moved on sad

RustyBear Sun 13-Oct-13 22:58:17

There were some pretty active threads around the time of the last series - maybe it's because this is only on Watch, not BBC. Hopefully we'll all be out in force as the 23rd gets closer!

The Web of Fear was a great nostalgia-fest, though it's sad that the episode that's still missing is the one where the Brigadier (then a Colonel) made his first appearance.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Mon 14-Oct-13 17:18:04

I've nc-ed, but I was on the threads last year (and the last Torchwood one, but the less said about that the better...). I'm really looking forward to the 50th anniversary.

Have you seen the Lakeland stuff? I'm not going to tell you how much I bought blush

BurlyShassey Mon 14-Oct-13 19:43:14

yes we got a few Lakeland bits.
but im sure loads of people have sky tv!

come on Whovians, (ive n'cd too recently so im a whovian from other threads too) its true there were threads 5 miles long before about the last series and the Peter capaldi stuff etc.

What no old pre-tennant fans there? my DC LOVES the old doctors.

OohDoctorDarcy Mon 14-Oct-13 19:48:07

I don't have Watch so didn't join this. Usually a DrWho name though and a regular on the threads but have name changed loads in the last few years.

KayHarker Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:09

Ds1 enjoyed The Attack of the Cybermen earlier. He's getting to be quite the expert. Not sre how I feel about him getting into Colin Baker, though that's pure prejudice on my part (he killed my Doctor :grin: )

BurlyShassey Mon 14-Oct-13 20:10:53

sad Darcy i feel for you, you're missing a great series. can you not get them on the internet or something?

Or try SKY for a month!

Kasterborous Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:52

So good to see the older episodes and stories on. I envy the people who only discovered it since it came back, they have so much to watch pre 2005. I'm watching Terror of the Zygons tonight it arrived in the post today grin

RustyBear Mon 14-Oct-13 22:00:40

We watched Web of Fear at the weekend - the one where the Great Intelligence used the Yeti to take over the Underground - remember the reference in the Snowmen Christmas Special?

Now I really want to download Enemy of the World, but I have to wait until DH gets back from Halifax on Friday, because it wouldn't be fair to watch it without him.

Asheth Mon 14-Oct-13 22:04:01

Me and the DC have been attempting to watch the entire show, renting the DVDs from LoveFilm. We've got as far as the third doctor at the moment! The effects and monsters and some costumes are hilarious, but the storries are fantastic. The Aztecs was a particular favourite of our, where we see the same dilema that faced DT's doctor at Pompeii about meddling with history. It's also quite dark at times - I wonder if they'd show scenes of human sacrifice on tea time TV today?

Kasterborous Mon 14-Oct-13 22:17:03

Ooh what story are you up to Asheth? Are you watching them in story order or just which one you fancy.

OohDoctorDarcy Tue 15-Oct-13 07:20:29

asheth is lovefilm well stocked then? Maybe we could do that when I unpack my DVDs and fill in the gaps.

burly can't get sky here even if we wanted it. No dishes allowed. I wanted virgin but can't get that either.

Davros Tue 15-Oct-13 07:44:06

I have had this MN nickname since I joined over 10 years ago, I claim the crown of greatest DW fan! Except I don't know half as much as some people on here. DD and I watched Planet of the Daleks last week and she loved it. She wanted Daleks and I wanted Jon Pertwee, my and DH's Doctor with Tom Baker. I caught a little but on Watch but I need time to look properly and catch up

OohDoctorDarcy Tue 15-Oct-13 08:52:24

grin at Davros. I've 'met' you lots of times on Dr Who threads. Think I'm coming to my 10 year anniversary,anyone remember how to check?

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