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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    So what's his mission? To travel back in time and just keep an eye on things?
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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    I heard many local PBS stations stopped carrying it a long time ago because it became too expensive. I loved the Tom Baker episodes.

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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    Quote Originally Posted by FurlingChieftan
    What didn't you like about it? I thought it was cool the autons were great!
    I did like it overall, but it was flawed. The biggest problems are:

    1.) The sound mix. There are huge chunks of dialogue that get lost to the music and soundfx, making it difficult to make out at times. This actually could get fixed before the 26th.. they do have time.

    2.) The music. Just frelling awful. Loud, blaring, corny, and completely at odds with what's happening onscreen. There are a few auton scenes that should be menacing, but aren't because the music was all bombast and techno. Keff Mcullough wasn't this bad. Wish they'd gotten Mark Ayres.

    3.) The pacing. Roses's introduction is rushed. The auton story is rushed. It's all a case of too much in not enough time... but it's a pilot, and barring having made it in 2 parts, I'm not sure what could have been done about it.

    That's all just the flaws to my perspective. As for why the Sci-Fi Channel would pass on it... I can just see this being a tough sell to an American network. The fact it's shot on processed video, and it's at times corny humor... unless you're an American who likes British stuff (as I am), it would have been a very tough sell. Visually it won't compare with the likes of the Stargates and BSG.

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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    Quote Originally Posted by DownFallAngel
    So what's his mission? To travel back in time and just keep an eye on things?
    "The Doctor is a legend woven through history..."

    He doesn't have a mission per se. He just sort of travels through time and space, anywhere there's trouble, and he fights evil and helps things be as they should be. He's sometimes referred to as "Time's Champion."

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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    The more I read, the less I think this has any chance with American audiences. It makes Farscape seem much more palatable.

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    Default Re: Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMForeman
    "The Doctor is a legend woven through history..."

    He doesn't have a mission per se. He just sort of travels through time and space, anywhere there's trouble, and he fights evil and helps things be as they should be. He's sometimes referred to as "Time's Champion."

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    That sucks!


    I was really looking forward to new Who. Maybe they'll wise up and take a risk.
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    I'm an American and I loved Dr. Who. . .translated okay with me.

    Tom Baker was the best. . had a crush on Peter Davison. Sort of disappeared around here though, sadly.

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    Smile Re: Doctor Who UK Air-date and US Network Rumors.

    Dr. Who will air in Canada on April 5 on the CBC.

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    Post SF Crowsnest -- HUGO Nominees & Free Dr Who E-books

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    Hugo nominees in short fiction categories available online for 2005.

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    Hugo fiction online
    20/05/2005 . Source: Jessica Martin

    The organisers of Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention, have written in to point out that works nominated in the short fiction categories of this year's Hugo Awards are available online.

    To facilitate those who wish to find the online versions, the Interaction Web site now contains a page of links to the various sites where the stories are held.

    "The short fiction categories of the Hugo Awards have always been among the most difficult to vote for because the stories are published over the period of a year and in various publications," said Vincent Docherty, Co-Chairman of Interaction. "However, with the coming of the Internet, authors and publishers have increasingly elected to make their nominated works available online, in most cases at no charge. We are delighted that the best work of 2004 is now more accessible, and that members will be able to enjoy all of the stories as well as having a more informed choice when they come to vote."

    For more details check out these coordinates: http://www.interaction.worldco*n.org.uk/hugolink.htm

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    Free Dr Who E-books
    15/05/2005 . Source: Jessica Martin

    The good old BBC are making some of their out-of-print Doctor Who novels available as free e-book downloads.

    They include titles such as The Dying Days By Lance Parkin (can the Eighth Doctor thwart an Ice Warrior invasion?), and Scales of Injustice By Gary Russell (the Silurians come up against a sinister government department).

    Check them out over at http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/ebooks/index.shtml


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    Default Brits love Doctor Who - official

    Doctor Who has topped a poll to find the best British fantasy show. The recently-revived science fiction drama beat comedy classic Red Dwarf into second place in a survey of 4,000 readers of SFX magazine.

    SFX magazine editor Dave Bradley told BBC online that Doctor Who was "a great British institution which has entertained people for generations... The recent series has just introduced a whole new generation to the concept and reignited our love for it."

    Other series to make it onto SFX's top 10 include cult classic The Prisoner (5), and old favourites such as Blake's 7, Quatermass (7), surely due for a revival in these anxious times1, and The Avengers (9). Most of the places in the list are occupied by genre classics but Channel 4's hip vampire drama Ultraviolet lends the run-down a more contemporary edge. ®

    1. Doctor Who
    2. Red Dwarf
    3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    4. Blake's 7
    5. The Prisoner
    6. Sapphire and Steel
    7. Quatermass
    8. Ultraviolet
    9. The Avengers
    10. Robin of Sherwood

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    Woooooooo
    My top 3 fave brit sci fis are at the top 3
    Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and The Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy own all british sci fi.
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    Yippee!!! Go the Doctor!! Good to see Quatermass in there too - saw the DVD of the Quatermass trilogy in Dymocks today... Christmas is lookin' good!!

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    Glad to see Doctor Who came first and Ultraviolet was in there. Shame they never made a second series of that.
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    Default Re: Brits love Doctor Who - official

    Robin of Sherwood?

    ugh
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    Default Re: Brits love Doctor Who - official

    I can't think of a better all round SciFi show than Dr Who.

    I loved Blake 7 but haven't seen it for many years. Red dwarf / HHGTTG are both funny and brilliant in fact interesting that all top three shows are a mixture of humour and straight SciFi. You guys have great taste.

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    Glad to see Red Dwarf and Dr Who at the top they are so cool. But Sapphire and Steel, wasn't that in the early seventies? I don't ever remember watching repeats of it either. And robin of sherwood hmmmm....are they making it up!

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    I'm stunned and very happy to see Ultraviolet there, despite only having a single series. (It didn't get cancelled, the people making it just decided not to make a second series. Grrrr.)

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    Should I be embarrassed to admit that I loved Robin of Sherwood and never missed an episode if I could avoid it?

    I plead irresponsible youth - I was in my early teens and didn't know any better.

    It was superbly loopy though - all that stuff with a dude wearing a stag's head on his bonce and dispensing wisdom while standing in front of a huge spotlight and smoke machine. Add a slightly maniacal/borderline doolally Sheriff of Nottingham and a suitably lunkheaded sidekick, all the requisite stereotype merry men etc. etc.

    Mind you, I've caught a few episodes on ITV3 since then, and wondered what on earth I was thinking back when it first aired.

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    Come on; you know Ultraviolet would've gone down the tubes in a second series. I love the fact it took a graceful bow at the end of its run. Didn't the guy direct Dalek? Joe Ahearne, I mean.

    They redid Quatermass just this year. BBC 3, live broadcast: fantastic stuff. Had David Tennant in it and all. Love Dr Who, but the new Quatermass knocked the early episodes of this new series into a cocked hat for tension, although Who got its stuff together for The Empty Child, right enough.
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