1. This refers to the episodes that were known to be with private collectors. 2. That was in itself not totally new or unsuspected information; only it had recently been mentioned with a specific number. 3. Said specific private collectors had declined until now to share their property. 4. So nothing has actually changed and we're no closer than before (except for knowing that this applies to at least 5 episodes).
Post by Richard Develyn on Aug 28, 2020 14:22:59 GMT
At least you oldies had a chance of actually seeing them, even just the once (or twice in the case of Evil).
Actually, I was born August '63, but then spent my first 10 years in Argentina so I had no chance to see them, to my annoyance. I did see an episode of The Green Death pretty soon after arringing in this country (I think it was June 10 1973 when I arrived). I also remember clearly seeing an episode of Invasion of the Dinosaurs, perphaps part 1, part 1 of Death to the Daleks, a bit of Spiders and then really got going with Ark in Space.
The annoying thing was as my obsession deepened, particularly through the target books, I remember talking to lots of older people who remembered all of the old stories - because, of course, by then the series was only 10 years old, and what's 10 years to someone in their 30s :-|
I was born in 65 but didn't start watching regularly until 76. Missed a fair bit before then through playing football with pals, and not just Doctor Who. Have spent the rest of my life in catch-up mode!
Post by Richard Marple on Aug 28, 2020 20:54:42 GMT
My (sadly late) Dad was an avid watcher during the early years, but he missed most of the Troughton years because he was at university and often didn't have access to a TV. He started to watch again during Pertwee era and into the Tom Baker years.
I can honestly say I’ve watched pretty much from the start, although my earliest memory of the program was that Dr Who on the original start looked like Dr Omo, (like the old washing powder, it really does, check it out!!) and very vague recollections of watching The Savages.
My father was a fan & used to sit me in front of the TV when he thought I might like something & I soon got hooked.
It’s great seeing the animations because it brings back memories of watching the originals, I remembered bits of the Macra Terror I’d completely forgotten about.
... the original start looked like Dr Omo, (like the old washing powder, it really does, check it out!!) ...
Actually, Doctor OHO.
There's a reason for that. They used an O and half an H as a seed for the howlround effect. Then they mirror-imaged it. And reversed the film, so that it seemed to emerge from the effect, rather than disappear into it.
Post by Richard Develyn on Aug 30, 2020 9:54:45 GMT
The distinct impression I got from talking to people who grew up with the program was how much respect Doctor Who had. I remember my uncle saying to me back in '73 when he put it on and we watched Death to the Daleks that this was the only decent thing on television. A friend of mine, Terry Reason, who took those pictures of Evil that we saw some years ago, also told me how unique it was at the time - the rest of TV was *so* boring in comparison. You had some quiz program, or pop program, or soap - and then you had the Yeti in the underground!