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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Lloyd, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. Brian Lloyd

    Brian Lloyd Auditioning

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    I hold this series in great regard, and considering it's longevity (38 years!), the BBC are putting out R2 UK DVD releases approx. every 8 weeks. I know that R1 has followed the same line of titles so far (Spearhead from Space, Robots of Death, Five Doctors), but wondered if the earlier Doctors - william Hartnell & Patrick Troughton are as well known as Pertwee, Baker & Davison etc..

    The classic Troughton story "Tomb of the Cybermen" is due to be released in the UK next Jan, & I wonder if the BBC think there would be the demand in R1.

    Next March sees the release of the Tom Baker story "Ark in Space", which apparently will have branching to include the original transmission along with a version featuring alternate CGI elements of the Nerva Beacon.

    So, is there a demand for early Doctor Who ? Which stories would you like released ? How is the commentary track on "The Five Doctors" (the R2 DVD has none) ?

    Should the series return or was it a product of it's time(s) ?

    Regards to all
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I don't have time to elaborate, so I'll say this simply:

    BRING ON THE DOCTOR!!!
     
  3. Dana Fillhart

    Dana Fillhart Supporting Actor

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    Yes, where are these DVD's?? They're 3 years overdue, if you ask me! [​IMG]
    But...at least they are coming out, if a bit on the slow side.
    "Wicked!" --Ace, companion of Doctor #7
     
  4. Brad_W

    Brad_W Screenwriter

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    I could have sworn I've seen some Dr. Who DVDs already. Maybe I was hallucinating.

    Oh and I would buy a series box set (season by season) of Dr. Who.
     
  5. Brian Lloyd

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    Brad W,

    You're not hallucinating....

    R1 releases so far are "Spearhead from Space", "Robots of Death" & "The Five Doctors".

    In R2 this year we've also had the following:-

    "Remembrance of the Daleks" (McCoy), "Caves of Androzani" (Davison), "The TV Movie- Uncut" (Mcgann) & "Vengeance on Varos" (C.Baker).

    Hopefully these will filter thru to you guys in R1 land.

    Regards to all
     
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  7. Randy_M

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    I've been a huge Who fan for about 10 years...they used to play an entire story (movie format) on both Friday and Saturday nights around here.

    Personally, I would like to own everything from Pertwee on.

    I know that a lot of the Troughton episodes are lost, but if they're of the quality of "War Games" (the only of his I own on tape), then bring 'em on.

    Hartnell, well the productions certainly look primitive compared to the later doctors, but I did buy "An Unearthly Child" and enjoy it very much.

    I'd very much like to see releases scattered among all the eras, like the first three, so that one wouldn't have to wait eons for a particular doctor...(except for related series like "Key to Time" and "Trial of a Time Lord", which should be in box sets).

    Cheers
     
  8. Michael Sliger

    Michael Sliger Second Unit

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    Six more Doctor Who DVDs are planned for Region 1 release in 2002. No formal announcement of titles yet, but everything points to Remembrance of the Daleks and Caves of Androzani coming out in April. Warner and BBC Worldwide may do some titles outside of those restored by the Restoration Team for Region 2 release, but those aren't expected for at least a year. The 1996 TV Movie DVD may not come to us due to complex rights issues, but everything else is fair game.
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  9. Julie K

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    I'll buy every single Dr Who DVD released over here. I want them all and they are way too slow in coming.

    Let's have more of the good Doctor!
     
  10. Kurt B

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    I'll snap up each and everyone that comes out. I've missed the show these past few years as they are not shown around here anymore [​IMG]
    ~Kurt
     
  11. Rollie

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    I have almost the whole series on VHS, and I need to upgrade! IMO, the Beeb has saturated the market with Tom Baker episodes. True, he is the most recognized Doctor, but personally I'd like to see some classic episodes! (But I wouldn't mind Baker's Deadly Assassin.]
    My wish list...
    William Hartnell - 1963-1966
    The Daleks - To go with my Peter Cushing set. [​IMG]
    The Keys of Marinus
    The Time Meddler
    Patrick Troughton - 1966-1969
    The Tomb of the Cybermen
    The Mind Robber
    The Seeds of Death
    The War Games

    Jon Pertwee - 1970-1974
    Terror of the Autons
    The Claws of Axos
    Day of the Daleks
    The Sea Devils
    The Three Doctors

    Tom Baker - 1974-1981
    The Talons of Weng-Chiang
    The Invasion of Time
    Logopolis

    Peter Davison - 1981-1984
    Castrovalva
    Mawdryn Undead
    Enlightenment
    Resurrection of the Daleks
    Caves of Androzani

    Colin Baker - 1984-1986
    Six words....
    The Trial of a Time Lord
    Sylvester McCoy 1987-1989
    Delta and the Bannermen ('Cause I've never seen it!)
    The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
    Battlefield
    The Curse of Fenric

    And remember to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
     
  12. Kevin McCorry

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    If I could pick 5 from each Doctor:

    William Hartnell-

    "The Daleks"

    "The Keys of Marinus"

    "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"

    "The Chase"

    "The War Machines"

    Patrick Troughton-

    "The Invasion" (with reconstructions of eps. 1 and 4)

    "The Seeds of Death"

    "The War Games"

    "The Mind Robber"

    "The Krotons"

    * "Tomb of the Cybermen" is due out next year

    Jon Pertwee-

    "Inferno"

    "Doctor Who and the Silurians"

    "Terror of the Autons"

    "Day of the Daleks"

    "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"

    Tom Baker-

    "City of Death"

    "The Seeds of Doom"

    "Pyramids of Mars"

    "Planet of Evil"

    "Genesis of the Daleks"

    Peter Davison-

    "Kinda"

    "The Visitation"

    "Earthshock"

    "Mawdryn Undead"

    "Enlightenment"

    Colin Baker-

    "The Two Doctors"

    "Revelation of the Daleks"

    "The Mark of the Rani"

    "Attack of the Cybermen"

    "The Twin Dilemma"

    (not much to choose from here)

    Sylvester McCoy-

    (little to choose from here either; best story already

    on DVD in R2)
     
  13. Bill Buklis

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    Personally I'd prefer if they'd release the early episodes first. I'd really like to get as many Hartnell and Troughton stories as I can. As well as Pertwee. As well as Tom Baker. As well as Peter Davison. As well as...

    Oh, hell. I just want them all. The sooner the better.

    Oh, to have really good copies of "The Daleks", "The Keys of Marinus", "The Aztecs", "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", and many many more, that would be absolutely grand.

    It's always nice to have a season box set, but for a series like Doctor Who, it would be tough to do properly.

    Now if we can only invent a time machine and somehow go back and save the missing episodes from being purged...
     
  14. Terry Hickey

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    I will buy any of the Doctor Who DVD's because I loved the series. I've already got the 3 R1's so far, plus Anchor Bays Doctor Who set. I am looking forward to more of them.
     
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    What's the story with the Anchor Bay Peter Cushing Doctor Who DVDS? Where do these fit in to the regular Dr. Seires? They are not part of the "real" series right? Are they spin-offs, or side stories or something? I'm confused, please enlighten me!
     
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    I've been a huge Dr. Who fan since I was a kid.

    I will buy every Who released. I have all the R1s now.

    Bring em on. Before it's over, I'll have Star Trek:TOS, Star Trek:TNG, Farscape, and any other Star Trek they see fit to release.
     
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    After resisting the urge initially to get any of the R1's (had nightmares about collecting the potentially huge number of discs that would eventually get released), I caved. Bring 'em on. I'll get them all probably. Love the Pertwee and Baker eras myself.

    N
     
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    Julie:
    Reeeeally? Huh. I gave the movie a skip when it aired; I had little-to-no confidence in it. As the retail store manager I was at the time, I scheduled myself to work that night. [​IMG]
    Hence, I never knew that. What a total f*-up. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I might pick up that one on DVD if the rights thing ever gets worked out. Strangely enough, your info makes me even MORE curious about how badly they screwed it up. This shoulda stayed in the complete hands of the folks at the BEEB from the word go.
    Saying that about the Doctor? Half-assed revisionist crap, if you ask me. [​IMG]
     

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