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 Posted:   Jan 22, 2013 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC America is to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who by showing one story from each of the first eleven Doctors, as part of a strand titled Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited.

The channel will screen one story each month, starting with the 1964 story The Aztecs, staring the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

The story features the original TARDIS crew of the Doctor, his granddaughter Susan (played by Carole Ann Ford), and two of her teachers, Barbara Wright (played by Jacqueline Hill) and Ian Chesterton (played by William Russell).

The story sees the TARDIS land in 15th-century Mexico, where the crew get caught up in the local politics of blood sacrifice.

Originally shown over four weeks, the complete story will air on BBC America on Sunday, January 27 at 9pm ET.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/01/the-first-doctor-on-bbc-america.html

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC America continues its celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who by revisiting the Second Doctor and showing the classic 1967 story The Tomb of the Cybermen.

The widely-regarded story will air on Sunday 24th February at 8pm ET and will be preceded by a documentary looking back at the era of the Second Doctor, featuring contributions from Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner, David Tennant, John Barrowman, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury.

The Tomb of the Cybermen was the first story of the fifth season of Doctor Who, showing in four parts in September 1967. For many years it was lost from the BBC archives, presumed destroyed, before being rediscovered in Hong Kong in 1991.

Alongside Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, the story stars Frazer Hines as the young highlander Jamie McCrimmon and Deborah Watling as the Victorian refugee Victoria Waterfield. It sees the TARDIS crew land on Telos, where members of an archaeological expedition are searching for the legendary tomb of the Cybermen.

The revisited series began last month with a repeat of the First Doctor story The Aztecs, which gets a repeat showing at 5pm just before the transmission of The Tomb of the Cybermen.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/02/dwn120213180012the-second-doctor-revisited-on-bbc.html

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Spearhead From Space has been chosen by BBC America to represent the Third Doctor in its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited celebratory season.

A documentary entitled The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor will air on Sunday 31st March at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central, followed by the four-part story that ushered in the Jon Pertwee era.

The documentary will see Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner, David Tennant, and Hugh Bonneville discussing how the Third Doctor brought action and stunts to the series. It will also feature other as-yet-unspecified contributors.

A swarm of meteorites falls in the English countryside, bringing with it a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene Consciousness - a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor is forced to race against time in order to stop humanity from being replaced by a generation of terrifying plastic replicas.
The adventure - which originally aired in 1970 - was the first in the series to be made in colour and it saw the newly-regenerated Doctor, freshly exiled by the Time Lords, team up with new assistant Liz Shaw, played by Caroline John, and the British section of UNIT, headed by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney). Because of industrial action at BBC TV Centre, the story ended up being made entirely on location and on 16mm film - the only time this has ever been done on the show so far.

BBC America is paying tribute to the programme's 50th anniversary by showing a story per Doctor per month.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/03/third-doctor-revisited-bbc-america-110313203817.html

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

BBC America has chosen Earthshock to represent the Fifth Doctor in its Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited celebratory season.

A documentary entitled The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor will air on Sunday, May 26 at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central, followed by the four-part story that reintroduced the Cybermen after an absence of nearly seven years.

The documentary will see Peter Davison, Steven Moffat, Hugh Bonneville, Sarah Sutton, and Mark Strickson discussing the Fifth Doctor. It will also feature other as-yet-unspecified contributors.

Earthshock first aired in 1982. As well as the return of the Cybermen, Earthshock featured the death of the Doctor's companion Adric, the only long-term television companion to die since the First Doctor's era.

BBC America is paying tribute to the programme's 50th anniversary by showing a story per Doctor per month.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/05/the-fifth-doctor-on-bbc-america.html

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Too bad they showed "The Aztecs" from the first WHO. That's one of the worst episodes in the entire run of the first doctor, IMO. I know because I've just gone through all of the Hartnell episodes, even the lost ones. Plenty other and better episodes they could have shown instead -- "The Edge of Destruction", "The Sensorites", "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", bits of "The Chase" and "The Time Meddler". "Mission to the Unknown" was cool as a prologue to the epic "The Dalek Master Plan" (which had very uneven episodes). "The War Machines" introduced some interesting A.I. ideas two years before Kubrick's 2001, even though the realization was at times hokey. And I did enjoy "The Tenth Planet".

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

As casual Who fan, I am really enjoying these classic eps with two caveats:

1- I don't think these were ever meant to be watched as a single long ep. The story and filmmaking pacings are deathly slow, even for the time periods.


2- The First Doctor's Ep was shown in the correct aspect ratio, but for the last three airings BBC America stretched the image to fill a 16:9 screen. So stupid.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Too bad they showed "The Aztecs" from the first WHO. That's one of the worst episodes in the entire run of the first doctor, IMO. I know because I've just gone through all of the Hartnell episodes, even the lost ones. .

Really? wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Too bad they showed "The Aztecs" from the first WHO. That's one of the worst episodes in the entire run of the first doctor, IMO. I know because I've just gone through all of the Hartnell episodes, even the lost ones. .

Really? wink


I have actually, although the lost ones are obviously only available in 'stills and audio'.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Too bad they showed "The Aztecs" from the first WHO. That's one of the worst episodes in the entire run of the first doctor, IMO. I know because I've just gone through all of the Hartnell episodes, even the lost ones. .

Really? wink


I have actually, although the lost ones are obviously only available in 'stills and audio'.


Oh those. Yes, I know what you mean.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Vengeance on Varos will represent the Sixth Doctor's era next month in BBC America's Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited celebratory season.

A documentary entitled Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Sixth Doctor will air on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm ET/PT, followed by an omnibus edition of the adventure, which was written by Philip Martin, directed by Ron Jones, and originally broadcast in two episodes in January 1985 as the second story in Season 22.

The documentary will see Sixth Doctor actor Colin Baker, both his companion actors Nicola Bryant and Bonnie Langford, and current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, among others, examining the Sixth Doctor's adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe's most slippery businessman, Sil, who made his first appearance - of two so far - in the story.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/05/sixth-doctor-revisited-bbc-america-300513153717.html

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I just happened to catch some of these specials last week. They are a real treasure trove of information for new Who fans. I missed the 1st Doctor special but saw 2 and 3. Still have 4 and 5 on my DVR. Already discovered a seldom seen villain reappeared in series 5. I had no idea of the connection until now. cool

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Why are these documentaries not being shown in the UK? Seems insane.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Why are these documentaries not being shown in the UK? Seems insane.

Amazon US have the first four listed.

http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-The-Doctors-Revisited/dp/B00C6QXFIU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370012781&sr=8-1&keywords=doctor+who+revisited

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Doctor who videos are ridiculously expensive. frown

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The Doctor who videos are ridiculously expensive. frown

Compared to the prices in the UK, I agree.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Doctor who videos are ridiculously expensive. frown

Compared to the prices in the UK, I agree.


Doctor Who Series 5 (Complete)

$25 dollars (£16.50) on Amazon.uk
$55 dollars on Amazon.com

Yep!

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I did plan on buying the UK versions. I have thought about it, but I have too many of the US editions. I will however, get the UK edition of The Space Museum/The Chase. I have heard the US release was slightly cut.

As for the price, UK - £11.75, US - $35.98.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

As expected, the Seventh Doctor's story is...



Remembrance of the Daleks is to be shown on BBC America this month as part of the channel's celebratory strand Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited.

Airing on Saturday 27th July in omnibus form, it will be preceded by a documentary at 7pm ET/PT entitled Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Seventh Doctor, in which Sylvester McCoy, his companion actors Sophie Aldred and Bonnie Langford, plus current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will be among the people examining the darker side of this particular incarnation of the Doctor. They will also be viewing some of his surreal adventures and discussing The Rani.

Remembrance of the Daleks, written by Ben Aaronovitch and directed by Andrew Morgan, was originally shown over four episodes in October 1988 and saw the Doctor return to Coal Hill School as well as the Totter's Lane junkyard first seen in the show's premier episode. In addition, it continued the story arc of the Dalek civil war, and marked the last appearance of the Daleks and Davros in the original run of the show.

The Doctor and his companion Ace arrive in 1960s London, where they are caught up in a fierce battle on Earth between two violently opposing factions of Daleks, who will stop at nothing to destroy one another.
BBC America is celebrating the programme's 50th anniversary by showing a story per Doctor per month.


http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/07/remembrance-daleks-bbc-america-030713164317.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)



BBC America have released the trailer for the ninth instalment of Doctor Who Revisited.

The 25-minute special celebrates Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor with Bad Wolf & The Parting of the Ways following in its entirety. It premieres Saturday 29 September at 8/7c on BBC America.

Lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, writer NEIL GAIMAN, JOHN BARROWMAN (Captain Jack Harkness), actor NOEL CLARKE (Mickey Smith) & more discuss CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON’s portrayal of a no-nonsense, hard-hitting and straight-talking Doctor.

Then, it’s the Ninth Doctor two-part story “Bad Wolf” & “The Parting of the Ways,” in which the Doctor and his companions Rose (BILLIE PIPER) and Captain Jack find themselves trapped in the Gamestation, also known as Satellite 5, where they must battle to survive the cruel games.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-revisited-christopher-eccleston-53177.htm

 
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