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Classic Doctor Who

(May 2007)

RR
Ronnie Rowlands
Seeing as there is a lot of classic series discussion going on in the series 3 thread, I decided to create this thread to soley discuss the classic series. And I'll be happy to answer any questions casual viewers have about the series.

Another DVD I would recommend is "The 5 Doctors," from 1983, which was a one off 90 minute 20th aniversary special featuring all 5 Doctors up to that point. note, in this special, the first Doctor is portrayed by Richard Hurndall (who did a great impersonation!) as William Hartnell died in 1975. Also, Tom Baker's appearance in this is only footage from and untelevised episode he did, "Shada," as Baker did not wish to reprise his role so early.

This episode features 5 Doctors, Cybermen, a Dalek, a Yeti and The Master, go out and get it!
CY
cylon6 London London
I would recommend getting The Five Doctors on Region 1 as it has a very good commentary from Terrance Dicks and Peter Davison.
RR
Ronnie Rowlands
Never knew about that one. I have the DVD made in 1999, with no commentary. The only extra on it was a few music tracks from the episode that were lower in pitch Confused
JO
Johnny83 London London
Good idea to do a seperate thread, that was my fault discussing classic series in the current thread Embarassed Laughing

Since watching the "City Of Death" I have an interest in the old series now. One question about that episode, Romana is supposed to be a school girl, judging from her attire, yet she says she isn't from Earth and is 127 years old! What planet is she from?
CY
cylon6 London London
Ronnie Rowlands posted:
Never knew about that one. I have the DVD made in 1999, with no commentary. The only extra on it was a few music tracks from the episode that were lower in pitch Confused


Apparently the theme is recorded wrongly on that DVD but it's correct on the US version. The US version also comes with a Who's Who feature on the disc itself rather than as a booklet. What I do love about it though is the TARDIS console being used as the menu which they should have continued doing with the other DVD's. I think I'm correct in saying that this was the very first Doctor Who DVD so it was a case of trial and error.

The US also had a release of the entire Key To Time series starring Tom Baker as a boxset for years. I was tempted to buy as some stories had commentaries from Tom Baker and Mary Tamm; but held off in the hope it would be released in this country, and now they're finally going to release it in the UK.
RR
Ronnie Rowlands
That's because Romana is from Gallifrey, like the Doctor, she is a time lady Razz
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A former member
is there any place where i can found out about this Time War?
RR
Ronnie Rowlands
cylon6 posted:
Ronnie Rowlands posted:
Never knew about that one. I have the DVD made in 1999, with no commentary. The only extra on it was a few music tracks from the episode that were lower in pitch Confused


Apparently the theme is recorded wrongly on that DVD but it's correct on the US version. The US version also comes with a Who's Who feature on the disc itself rather than as a booklet. What I do love about it though is the TARDIS console being used as the menu which they should have continued doing with the other DVD's. I think I'm correct in saying that this was the very first Doctor Who DVD so it was a case of trial and error.



Can't say I liked the Tardis menu. Like the current one better, clips of the episode and all that.
RR
Ronnie Rowlands
623058 posted:
is there any place where i can found out about this Time War?


Far as I know, only from the current series, and it might be included as a story or comic strip in an annual or the magazine.
JO
Johnny83 London London
cylon6 posted:
Ronnie Rowlands posted:
Never knew about that one. I have the DVD made in 1999, with no commentary. The only extra on it was a few music tracks from the episode that were lower in pitch Confused


Apparently the theme is recorded wrongly on that DVD but it's correct on the US version. The US version also comes with a Who's Who feature on the disc itself rather than as a booklet. What I do love about it though is the TARDIS console being used as the menu which they should have continued doing with the other DVD's. I think I'm correct in saying that this was the very first Doctor Who DVD so it was a case of trial and error.

The US also had a release of the entire Key To Time series starring Tom Baker as a boxset for years. I was tempted to buy as some stories had commentaries from Tom Baker and Mary Tamm; but held off in the hope it would be released in this country, and now they're finally going to release it in the UK.


That explains why the DVD cover looked different if it was the first one release, unlike BBC not to be uniform in it's DVD releases
JO
Johnny83 London London
Ronnie Rowlands posted:
That's because Romana is from Gallifrey, like the Doctor, she is a time lady Razz


Ah thanks for that, what happened to her in the end?
RR
Ronnie Rowlands
Well she was first played by Mary Tamm, but she refused to sign on for another series, so she regenerated and was played by Lalla Ward from then on.

Her final television appearance was in Warriors' Gate, where she leaves the Doctor with the robot dog K-9 to forge her own path in the parallel universe of E-space. She also appears briefly in the 20th Anniversary special The Five Doctors through the reuse of footage from the uncompleted story Shada and in the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time.

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