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     Home »  The William Hartnell Era »  "The Beginning" set is out!
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    "The Beginning" set is out! Views: 3090
     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 05:57 PM EST
    Friday was a joyous day, thanks to the arrival of Doctor Who "The Beginning" DVD set I ordered through Amazon.com via The Gallifreyan Embassy.

    I can't tell you how tickled I am to see Doctor Who getting it's name out there. It was only last week when I was in Portsmith with my girlfiend, that I spotted this boxset under 'new releases' at Best Buy!

    At any rate, I'm thrilled to have a piece of history-- to see where it all began. To explore more of the William Hartnell era! With the summer cold I have inherited this just in time for the weekend- I'll have the time to watch them all.


    Just had to share a positive! Wink

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 08:15 PM EST

    My set arrived the Thursday before the release date. I was pleasantly surprised. I've looked at most of the extras, and will start viewing when I'm ready to embark on a Who marathon, as I now have every story of the classic series (audio for the missing episodes).

    Taras

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 08:35 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    My set arrived the Thursday before the release date. I was pleasantly surprised. I've looked at most of the extras, and will start viewing when I'm ready to embark on a Who marathon, as I now have every story of the classic series (audio for the missing episodes).

    Taras


    I got the set as well. I can't wait to start exploring it...

    As for a "Who marathon" -- one of the most enjoyable things I did was a huge Doctor Who marathon of every available episode/story made for television. Now, I did this about hmm... about 13 to 15 years ago (early to mid-90's... can't remember exactly when I started it). I watched at least one episode a day starting with The Unearthly Child and ending with Survival (this was prior to the TVM). It took me a couple years... but it was truly enjoyable to watch the entire series from beginning to end in order and see the natural progression of it all.

    I would love to do it again sometime. Especially since there are all these audios of lost episodes available today.

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 09:13 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis] I got the set as well. I can't wait to start exploring it...

    As for a "Who marathon" -- one of the most enjoyable things I did was a huge Doctor Who marathon of every available episode/story made for television. Now, I did this about hmm... about 13 to 15 years ago (early to mid-90's... can't remember exactly when I started it). I watched at least one episode a day starting with The Unearthly Child and ending with Survival (this was prior to the TVM). It took me a couple years... but it was truly enjoyable to watch the entire series from beginning to end in order and see the natural progression of it all.


    Since the new series began last year, I've "acquired" almost all available eps from Hartnell to McGann and I've watched them all, finishing up just a few weeks ago. I didn't do the reconstructions, but I've listened to some of the recon audios.

    I must admit it got to be a little heavy slogging through Docs 6 and 7, but I've really enjoyed Colin and Sylv on the BF audios and think Colin especially has redeemed his portrayal, overcoming what I think were some pretty bad scripts. I'm just finishing up getting the rest of the Pertwees and extant Hartnells (non-recon) - I only have a few to go.

    Now it's on to the books! I've already eBayed myself to near poverty on action figures and books! Someone's got an auction up of 155 Target novelizations!

    Pat

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 09:20 PM EST

    I don't want to discuss Ebay and the novels... Oops!

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 09:28 PM EST
    Sorry. Frown

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     Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 09:37 PM EST

    That shouldn't disuade you from discussing it...

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     Sunday, April 02 2006 @ 08:20 AM EDT
    Hope you like its an excellant set. By the way do not watch the feature Over the edge, unless you have seen the 2005 series first. there are some spoilers for Boom town and Parting of the waves.

    Dr Who is back baby Yeah !!!
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     Monday, April 03 2006 @ 08:12 PM EDT
    spoilers? Oh well!

    I'm frustrated with my lack of veiwing options for the good Doctor. When I saw the short clips of the 2005 season on the "The Beginning" box set, it made me want to see the new stuff even more! Smile
    So, I've decided. It's final. I'm spending the $$$ next paycheck and getting the 2005 DVD set sent from Canada! Eek! I want my Doctor Who 2005 series, and I want it now!! Twisted Evil To heck with the Sci-Fi channel! Wink

    **deep breath** That's just me. Smile I want to pretend like I'm watching it on PBS with no interruptions. Mr. Green

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     Tuesday, April 04 2006 @ 12:01 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tempis Fugid] I want to pretend like I'm watching it on PBS with no interruptions. Mr. Green

    Can we get Louis and Ken to record a simulated pledge break that you can watch before every 4th episode to give you that full public broadcasting experience? Twisted Evil

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     Tuesday, April 04 2006 @ 02:01 PM EDT
    Well, my “In the Beginning” set arrived yesterday from amazon and I gave Unearthly Child/Cave of Skulls/Forest of Fear/Firemaker a spin in the player and I’ve got to say I really enjoyed episodes 2 to 4 much more than what I remembered. I remember finding 2-4 a bit dull, but now I have to say the direction is well paced; well acted (as much as you can with people playing cave men); well characterized; and the performance of Hartnell is really amazing (he didn’t trip up his lines ONCE!).

    Some classic lines in it too, “The old woman does not say she does this… the old woman does not say she does that…. The old woman is dead!,” Talk about a melodramatic caveman! He certainly was the Shakespeare of his time! Play to the crowd Kal, play to the crowd! Big Grin

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     Tuesday, April 04 2006 @ 09:00 PM EDT
    [Quote Can we get Louis and Ken to record a simulated pledge break that you can watch before every 4th episode to give you that full public broadcasting experience?


    That would be hilarious! What about it Louis? How about a quick feed via Podshock of a fundraiser campaign...but instead of it being for PBS, you can do one for the Podshock show! Yes!! Mr. Green I see ficticious give-aways like they use to have... duffle bags, signed autographed picturs of the Podshock crew!

    I like what I'm thinking! A 5 minute pledge drive with the sound of phones ringing in the background- priceless!


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     Tuesday, April 04 2006 @ 09:34 PM EDT
    DSCFord, your observations on the melodramatic caveman made me laugh out loud. I thought it was classic when he said that in the episode.

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     Wednesday, April 05 2006 @ 01:32 AM EDT
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    [Quote Can we get Louis and Ken to record a simulated pledge break that you can watch before every 4th episode to give you that full public broadcasting experience?


    That would be hilarious! What about it Louis? How about a quick feed via Podshock of a fundraiser campaign...but instead of it being for PBS, you can do one for the Podshock show! Yes!! Mr. Green I see ficticious give-aways like they use to have... duffle bags, signed autographed picturs of the Podshock crew!

    I like what I'm thinking! A 5 minute pledge drive with the sound of phones ringing in the background- priceless!



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     Sunday, April 09 2006 @ 11:46 AM EDT
    I also enjoyed the "caveman" story much more than I was expecting to. These actors all look like they stepped right off the stage at the National Theatre and have no idea how to act in front of a camera. Preferring live theatre myself, I get a kick out of it. I thought the Old Woman was played wonderfully; and the melodramatic argument scene mentioned above is played just like the forum scene in JULIUS CAESAR with simpler lines. Fake iambic pentameter is all over the Hartnell years, according to "About Time" vol. 1 (which I now consider to be an invaluable resource). Get "About Time" if you haven't already, and want to really know about the early years!


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