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I haven't seen any of his episodes, I'm only up to the Third Doctor. He just has a face I want to punch.

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I just watched An Adventure in space and time. I was only watching it because I wanted to be able to say I saw it,I wasn't expecting it to be good(After all I have read everything out there about the events that took place behind the scenes so,I figured it would hold no surprises for me)but I am happy to report it was really good.  It was well acted,had energy,and it left a tear in my eye.  For any fan of Doctor Who this is well worth seeing.  I have never been happier to be wrong about something.

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I agree.  I really enjoyed it both for its high end production values, as well as the story itself.  I found it very interesting.  Crazy to think something so humble in its beginnings would not only stand the test of time but go on to become such a huge deal in the world.

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Yeah and it's really touching when you know that the show did have such a positive impact on Hartnell's life. His wife said that doing the show and seeing that he was a hero to children brought Hartnell out of a depression he had been in and despite how hard making the show was for him he was happy for the first time in years,and I think the movie does a good job of showing that.

It also did a great job of showing the problems Lambert had to deal with and the way it went about it I didn't feel like it was trying to make anyone look like evil villains or preach at the viewers,so a good job there too.

All and all this was a great and unexpected birthday present to the show.  My hat goes off to all those involved.

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Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel in the theater for one night (US only, so far). Monday, June 16th.

Got my tickets already.  TARDIS socks ready to go.

http://www.fathomevents.com/event/doctor-who-and-wings

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This is just two days after my birthday!  Yay!

I know what I am doing for my birthday:)

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Julian Glover looks like he's having a whale of a time playing the campy pantomime villain. Of course, his casting only adds to my growing "GL copied Doctor Who" conspiracy theory LOL. He must have filmed this mere weeks after appearing in ESB but this wasn't Julian's first appearance in the Whoniverse. What's more notable, is that the character he plays is essentially the same as the one he would later play in 'The Last Crusade'. A similar profession in antiquities, the same self-satisfied attitude and even a similar taste in fine cut suits. Of course in TLC the big reveal is that he's secretly a Nazi but in this he's secretly a cycloptic green-tentacle-faced alien. And the Jagaroth spaceship...

...reminded me of something else JL later had a hand in (btw it takes off in the same way as the Federation Starships from that same sequence).

More SW tie-ins to come...

Kind of off topic, but I always thought Julian Glover's turn as Donovan was more directly inspired by his role in For Your Eyes Only (in both cases he plays the wealthy villain, who is initially presented to the audience as an ally of the main character, only to betray him later).

Spielberg probably was the one who cast Glover, since he seems to have always seen Indiana Jones through the prism of James Bond.  After all, Lucas first coaxed him to direct Raiders right after Albert Broccoli refused to let him do a Bond film. (This also explains Sean Connery--apparently Lucas would have preferred Gregory Peck as Henry.)

OTOH, Jon Pertwee was another name tossed around for Henry, and I suspect he was Spielberg's backup choice. So Doctor Who may be in the list of influences on Donovan after all. But, given the Third Doctor's style, this brings us right back to James Bond.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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You know it would be interesting if they made a movie about the last five years of the classic series run and all the battles JNt had to fight just to keep the show on the air when the top brass hated it. I don't know about anyone else but I would watch that movie.

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DrCrowTStarwars said:

You know it would be interesting if they made a movie about the last five years of the classic series run and all the battles JNt had to fight just to keep the show on the air when the top brass hated it. I don't know about anyone else but I would watch that movie.

 It could just be 90 minutes of alternating shots of Michael Grade's face and a title card with just the word C...

(Oh wait I remember, Chris Morris already did that)

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Ryan McAvoy said:

DrCrowTStarwars said:

You know it would be interesting if they made a movie about the last five years of the classic series run and all the battles JNt had to fight just to keep the show on the air when the top brass hated it. I don't know about anyone else but I would watch that movie.

 It could just be 90 minutes of alternating shots of Michael Grade's face and a title card with just the word C...

(Oh wait I remember, Chris Morris already did that)

 As long as it ends with a card pointing out that Grade is the only controller of the BBC who was never knighted I am all for it.

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That channel sounds amazing. Figures we don't have it in my state. =(

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FYI Amazon-Prime seems to be streaming all the old classic Who episodes (And the new show episodes). It's pay-per-view for the classics but I'm crossing my fingers that they'll make some of it free for Prime-Members at some point.

All the ST:TOS is free right now so it's not unlikely.

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Tobar said:

That channel sounds amazing. Figures we don't have it in my state. =(

 No luck here either.  A few Texas cities, but not Austin.  

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Yeah wouldn't you know it we have two old time Tv stations in my area and neither one of them is this one.  Still I have most of the DvDs so it isn't that big a deal but it would have been cool to be able to watch DW on TV again now that PBS has dropped it.

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Have any PBS stations run the show in recent years? It hasn't aired in Southern California since the 90's.

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Where were you in '77?

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My PBS station stopped airing it around the time the new series started airing on Sci-Fi. I think that deal tied up the rights to the classic series or something like that because I don't think anyone has aired the classic series in the US since the new series started airing on cable.