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by drmih
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that had different titles in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2561

Re: US TV shows that had different titles in UK

Not sure about the US, but Midsomer Murders is called Inspector Barnaby in Europe, which probably explains why , when John Nettles left, he had to be replaced by another 'Barnaby'.
by drmih
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Time Team - extended episode
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

Re: Time Team - extended episode

It's a patreon sponsored thing but no Tony or Phil (he lives close by and is always great to chat to - he's working on the Waterloo dig but obviously can't travel at the moment)- so a bit thin on personalities, as Mick and Victor are no longer with us.
by drmih
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I think that Whitehouse did get to the BBC hierarchy (wasn't there an apology over The Deadly Assassin) and there was a desire to tone the violence down, but I'm not sure that there were lots of complaints from the general public. However, that aside, wouldn't Target have been a step up from DW, giv...
by drmih
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Hinchcliffe did not last long precisely _because_ he was controversial. Most houses only had one television set and the adults that controlled those sets had *very* different views of Saint Phillip and Saint Bob than their kids did. I'm not sure this is factual, rather than your opinion. Yes he did...
by drmih
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If they'd had wanted to do complete seasons, they'd have had to start with the 12th I guess, as where else could you logically start. The good thing with the current releases is that soon the 2nd Doctor becomes viable, albeit through animations.
by drmih
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

How is that different from the long waits for the individual story releases? I'll let you work that out for yourself. Search 'Doctor Who DVD Releases' if you get stuck. My point was that it still took years for everything to be released. The first DVD was released in 1999, wasn't it? And, even excl...
by drmih
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Not so much Resolution but Revolution but it was a bit naf:) The drawn out companion exit went on and on and are there really fans out there who were attached to them? It really does need a reboot as I'm not sure that it works either side of the camera nowadays.
by drmih
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think the Doctor will be in prison for a portion of the special before no doubt Jack rescues her. It's ok though, as those most capable companions will deal with the Daleks on Earth:)
by drmih
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 20185

Re: Is it all over....?

I'm not sure of the source, but the Target series I have, and I assume are readily available, look as good as dvd rips, and I wouldn't dip for a commercial release unless there were some amazing extras.
by drmih
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Jodie Whitaker is far more of a 'Doctor' than, for instance, the awful version played by Colin Baker - I'm not keen on the current Doctor but there are plenty of ticks in boxes for the principles shown across the years. I can't help but feel that, as ever over the last couple of years, it's all abou...
by drmih
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think the biggest hole in this argument is that quite clearly during a regeneration, as well as the body, the personality changes as well - a couple of the cases you mention are fine, where there was a possession of another body by the same 'personality', but each Doctor has been significantly dif...
by drmih
Thu May 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think the new team were just trying to find a way round the 12 regenerations problem if/when they had to recast. However in The Five Doctors the master said that the Time Lords had got his co-operation by promising him a "New regeneration cycle" so wither they were lying or the new idea didn't ha...
by drmih
Sun May 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I'd prefer not to be preached to regarding the issues of the day (plastic; environment;sexism etc) but I've realised the issue is the Doctor and (too many) companions - the acting just seems to leave much to be desired and it's often very obvious because of the calibre of the supporting actors. When...
by drmih
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

They did show the previous Doctors ( How ever many there are now!). I meant ones we didn't know about - there was Ruth and the production team from Morbius as photos but if they didn't have the wiped matrix there should have been loads there - all of the 'murdered' kids for a start and then however...
by drmih
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

The biggest fuss over it seems to be about the so called re-write of the show's history, but it's obvious The Doctor isn't the Timeless child. No one seems to have mentioned the scene in the Matrix, when it all goes blank and The Master says he can't access the information because it's corrupted an...
by drmih
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Well that was a bit rubbish although it looked good. The core cyberman story was a bit weak, especially split across two episodes - re-animated cybermen work with Master to conquer the universe and then don't. However, it was the Timeless nonsense which was just an add on and didn't really need to b...
by drmih
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Wasn't there a bit of the misogynist getting his comeuppance. It was a better story but I'm just not convinced the main cast are capable actors - it really stands out when you get good guests, as has been the case on a few occasions.
by drmih
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think the logic of shoving her in between 2 and 3 is because it's the only regeneration we never saw, albeit Pertwee did stagger out in Troughton's clothes, and Troughton did have a screwdriver. However, I think it'll be more complicated and less problematic than that - in the brief flashbacks to ...
by drmih
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Wasn't it good, after years of leaks, set-pics and rumours, to watch an episode when you thought WTF! The core story was very much join the dots, but a bit like Spyfall, this acted to cover big reveals. Whether they are resolved properly later in the series is always an issue, or the concepts upset ...
by drmih
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

Legend!
by drmih
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I enjoyed "His Dark Materials", which I know is adapted from the book (which I hadn't read) and it was an expensive co-production, but the writing was miles ahead, although the last episode was somewhat anti climactic. I think the ending had to draw a line for the next series. The first series wasn...
by drmih
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I'm not sure of your logic re: Star Trek - Discovery is about 14 40 min episodes per year and I think Picard will be 10 episodes, so pretty much the same as DW. Discovery can certainly be a bit hit and miss like DW, and give the choice I'd go for The Orville over both of them.
by drmih
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Too lazy to go and check but how did the Doctor wipe Donna's memory?
by drmih
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I think it's time to get over the issue of the actor being a woman - she'll be gone sooner rather than later as 3 years seems tops nowadays (even the end of this season chronologically). I'm just not keen on her portrayal of the role and with hindsight wonder what it would have been like with Phoebe...
by drmih
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: BBC: A Christmas Carol

It was way too long, with the uplifting bit (what there was of it) crammed in at the end. It should be a story to make you feel good at the end, not depressed. So many pointless changes (e.g. character names); key people missing and 21st century ideas crow-barred in. I don't think it'll be reappeari...
by drmih
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 415801

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Has anyone watched the Series 12 episode yet? I ask as I haven't. (And that shows how low the show has fallen for me...) If anyone has seen it, is it just More Of The Same? Thank you. It looks very good and is a two parter - the second part is next Sunday, so I'm being careful what I say plot-wise....
by drmih
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 42
Views: 12382

Re: Britbox - UK version

I saw that they are going to have every surviving episode of DW from January, including the animated stories, so I wonder whether they'll be funding new animations to provide 'original' content?
by drmih
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I dont think I'm defending anyone, but you're the expert who seems to have read a book and then come to all sorts of conclusions about someone I can't remember being criticised by his collegues, and who obviously doesn't have the right of reply. I'm sure that Talons is shown on various global channe...
by drmih
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

So you've read a book and decided that he was a sexual predator (although that got shot down pretty quickly), was unpleasant to someone he was getting divorced from, and now that he had mental health issues - I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess that you're not medically qualified to make ...
by drmih
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 696
Views: 159492

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wonder what people made of the Mission to the Unknown recreation that the University of Central Lancashire made? For those who haven't seen it, it is on the official Dr Who youtube channel - they actually broadcast it at the same date and time that it actually went out (albeit 54 years later) but ...