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Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 00:24 Edit Quote

OK, so when I was young, I was a huge Dr. Who geek. Watched it every Saturday night on PBS. I still have a load of books and a toy Dalek or two tucked away somewhere. (Plus Peter Davison's autograph.) I even caught the movie they aired on Fox years ago that failed to resurrect the series here in the U.S.

I was mildly excited to hear they restarted the series recently, and I've become more interested as I've heard it's actually not bad. And, interestingly, I've been dating a girl who, as it turns out, was a Dr. Who geek when she was young, as well. (We're both cool enough now that watching such things makes us interesting, not nerdy. )

Well, as luck would have it, the SciFi Channel is premiering the new series on March 17th! I haven't seen any publicity on it -- I just happened to see it on the SciFi site when I was checking some Battlestar Galactica info (seriously, I'm really not that into sci-fi) -- so, I thought I would just share this news with any closet fans here who didn't happen to know about it.

>Humming the Dr. Who theme<

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 00:32 Edit Quote
quote:

Wes said:

We're both cool enough now that watching such things makes us interesting, not nerdy.



Just for reference

briggl
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New England
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 01:53 Edit Quote

Hey, thanks Wes, I for one will be looking forward to it.


Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 01:54 Edit Quote

I only managed to catch four or five of the last series, but I liked them, some of them I really liked actually, come to think of it again.
Have you checked some of these links before Wes? ~Beware the first one plays the theme tune automatically~
Cult
Dr Who webcasts
Or for the perfect gift, one size fits all:
Dr Who scarf
Here's some stuff on the new series. This link has a really annoying sound loop at the beginning. Whoops, just noticed, that the site may only be good for the UK.
Dr Who homepage


::tao:::: ::cell::

(Edited by Tao on 03-01-2006 02:05)

F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 02:07 Edit Quote

I've seen the whole first season of the new Doctor WHO, it already aired on the CBC. You won't be disappointed. The Christmas special (which I don't know if it will air on SciFi or not) was the introduction to the next Doctor. I'm giddy to see season two of WHO now.

I've been a WOHvian since I was a very young man. I've got two scarves, one 11 1/2 feet, the other 15 feet. Nicley striped and all. Lots of other odd assorted bit of novelty and nostalgia. My wonderful bride has instructed me that I need to build a lifesize TARDIS, she too is now a WHO fan since seeing the new WHO.

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-01-2006 07:19 Edit Quote

WOO-WHO!!

INSANEdrive
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Therapy Department 117 :Skining and Mods
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 03-02-2006 02:29 Edit Quote

So THATS were the daleks Came from.... ( friend is makeing a mod that adds daleks into the game with AI and all... and Ive been wondering , Where they came from)

******@******
"Some people think Inside the Box... Some people think Outside the Box... But I
Prefer.. to think out of my Mind" -INSANEdrive

F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-02-2006 02:50 Edit Quote
quote:

INSANEdrive said:

So THATS were the daleks Came from.... ( friend is makeing a mod that adds daleks into the game with AI and all... and Ive been wondering , Where they came from)



Failed the Geek Check! Bow your head in SHAME!!




hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-02-2006 05:33 Edit Quote

Thanks Wes,

I saw an ad on the Sci-Fi channel last week that Dr.Who was coming but they didn't say when.

Our PBS channel dropped Dr. Who last year because the BBC stopped licencing the old Dr. Who in the US when they started production on the new one. I've been waiting ever since for the new one to be shown.

.



-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-03-2006 04:17 Edit Quote

I can't believe you Yanks haven't got this yet!!

There was a nifty Dr. Who boxset out here before Xmas (if you have multiregional it is well worth it).

I was worried but they did a great job. I was worried about the new Doctor (even though the Whojadeen/Whositas I know had given it the thunbs up) but the Xmas special put that one to rest and he says he is in for the long haul which is great too.

Now we have to see if they can work their magic with the Torchwood (yes its an anagram) spin off that stars (well I won't spoil that one for you if you haven't seen the new series) and was set up in the Xmas special too.

Seems like the great days of Doctor Who are back - time to hide behind the sofa (seems someone has moved it back a bit since I was a kid as there seems far less room back there now).

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F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-03-2006 04:54 Edit Quote

I don't think Torchwood is gonna be all that great. It's a Doctor spin-off, not the Doctor. However I must be dense, I don't get how they set it up in the Xmas special? I've seen the special, I just don't remember anything that screamed "Torchwood".


BTW if you want the new WHO boxed set, it'll be available here in the states this summer. Part of the deal with SciFi was to push the release back a bit.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-03-2006 05:25 Edit Quote

Didn't realize there were so many losers in here like me.

Looks like we might outnumber you, DL.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-03-2006 21:08 Edit Quote

Did I leave my anorak in here?
Dr Who online: series two
A brief history of Time (travel)
Outpost Gallifrey
The classic series

::tao:::: ::cell::

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-17-2006 18:45 Edit Quote

Just a reminder, kids. Tonight's the night!

F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-17-2006 19:21 Edit Quote

That's two episodes for the price of one!

Time is limited (unless you've got a TARDIS key), so don't miss it.




F1_edit: damn K9 hiding the key.....

(Edited by F1_error on 03-17-2006 19:23)

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-19-2006 07:13 Edit Quote

Found it! (Told you I was a Dr. Who geek.)



lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-19-2006 10:11 Edit Quote

Wes, what a legend

I had a dig in the 0 1 cluttered part of my shoebox and; Ta Dah!

Just for you:

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-19-2006 19:44 Edit Quote

OK, I've got to go through my parents' attic now and find my Daleks.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-23-2006 05:30 Edit Quote

Found one! He and his army of tiki heads now guard my dusty CPU.

Resistance is useless!



lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-23-2006 09:28 Edit Quote

Yaaaaaaay .......

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-25-2006 15:38 Edit Quote




I thought it was about time I had one of these too

::tao:::: ::cell::

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-26-2006 22:54 Edit Quote

errrm... maybe I am missing something, but does the show get any better than the first 2 episodes? I was kind of hoping for a whole lot more than that...?

F1_error
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: EN27
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2006 00:58 Edit Quote

*sigh* some people just don't have what it takes to appreciate fine television programming.

Perhaps, you should try and check out some of the old episodes. Doctor Who is, and always has been, one of the best programs around. Not counting that icky 1999 Fox movie, that was just awful.

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-27-2006 07:05 Edit Quote

Izzy, I reckon it's a bit like avocado; doesn't matter how much ya eat - if ya don't like it ta start with, ya never will

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-29-2006 00:57 Edit Quote

huh. Point taken, I have always hated avocados. I think I am just sad that Galactica wont be back until october. meh.



Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-29-2006 05:36 Edit Quote

I'm still working on this last season of Galactica. The girl I've been dating hadn't seen it, so I taped the third season while we watched seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. Now I've got her hooked.

velvetrose
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: overlooking the bay
Insane since: Apr 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2006 07:03 Edit Quote

omg, I loved the first two episodes, well, 3 now
if Dr Who was on PBS, then i missed it - must have been when i was thinking only the boring watched the "boob tube" .. LOL a bit snobby i know, but hey, we all make mistakes

and thanks for all the links

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-30-2006 18:47 Edit Quote

velvetrose:

These new episodes of Doctor Who have not been on PBS. It seems the BBC has been making it increasingly harder for the PBS stations here to show Doctor Who over the last five years. The PBS station here continued to show older episodes until last year when the BBC cut off export of Doctor Who to the US altogether in Feb 2004. They were one of the last two or three stations still showing Doctor Who.

Apparently the BBC sees more money available to them by distributing Doctor Who through the Sci-Fi channel than through the PBS stations. By only allowing distribution through Sci-Fi and creating box sets of DVDs that can be sold through Sci-Fi, they hope to create a new marketing channel.

Yes, I agree with you theses new shows are very good. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the quality is as good or better than the older shows.

.



-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

moaiz
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Nov 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-09-2006 19:14 Edit Quote

I so want a season 18 scarf

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 02:07 Edit Quote

Here we go again New Earth Only 17 more hours to go

::tao:::: ::cell::

[doh]fixing linkage and adding
radiophonatron
'cos I lurve you madly. [/doh]

(Edited by Tao on 04-15-2006 02:14)

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 02:16 Edit Quote

Thanks for the heads up, Tao.

The trailer looks great, but that modern Dr.........hmmmm........I must be gettin' old and crochety

[sense] Organisation is anathema to organisations [/sense]

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 03:21 Edit Quote

I know what you mean Ian, he's nothing but a schoolboy! I tell ya Time Lords are getting younger by the minute.
I've just realised, if you are up then it must be late for me. ~Looks outside, still dark, perhaps I should attempt to throw some Zeds at the ceiling.

::tao:::: ::cell::

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-15-2006 22:29 Edit Quote

I very nearly missed the New Earth episode today, I don't have a TV so was dependent upon watching it somewhere else. I arrived "somewhere else" late so missed the first five minutes which meant I was the fool on the floor (all chairs being taken) saying "who's that, what's wrong with them?" to a chorus of Shhhhh! and thrown sweet papers.
Still takes a bit of getting used to, the scenery not shaking, but I really enjoyed it.
The story went like this:
New Earth is Hmmmmm~!*^*?



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