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I'm surprised to hear that it took you so long to get into CLASSIC Who, Bryan.

I got started in high school, watching reruns on PBS, out of San Antonio; my first Doctor was Jon Pertwee in "Day of the Daleks." To this day, I miss the Ogrons. Before long, Tom Baker got in there, and it was odd and took some getting used to, as the Doctor grew younger and more Bohemian. Sarah Jane Smith helped. I had SUCH an adolescent crush on her! So help me, I actually cried when Elisabeth Sladen died!

Keep up the good work.

Elisabeth Sladen was a lovely person and a terrific actress and lordy, she put up with a lot. Her character wasn't actually that bad in the old Tom Baker days, but what they did to her in "The Five Doctors" was unforgiveable. Then she came back with Tennant and she was fabulous and poignant and brilliant and sad. And then she got her own series.

 

I'm so glad they gave her her own series.

 

I cried too, rather a lot.

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Just thought I'd pop in and say that I'm leaving for my Honeymoon in Cardiff tomorrow. If you don't know, Cardiff is where Dr. Who is filmed and they're filming the 50th anniversary episode while I'l

Red Dwarf is awesome, and a part of me demands a crossover be made. A different part of me fears that such a crossover would cause more insanity then C'thulu showing up wading up the Thames

I find the Heresy minis Dr who to be better and he does free shipping from England all the time.   As for the Tardis, if you want a 32mm one, I got two of these from Demo's Laser Cut designs for a d

I want those Hasslefree minis, but shipping from them to the states is a bit of a bugbear.

 

What I need is a TARDIS so I can recover the lost episodes.

 

yes, that's right. If I had a TARDIS I'd use it to go recover the missing episodes of Doctor Who. Not to save lives or prevent wars or educate my kids. I'ds watch TV.

 

I've bought direct from Hasslefree many times without the slightest problem. UK shipping is for some unknown reason faster and cheaper (in my experiences) than shipping from some place far away like Canada.

 

Back to the original topic - I started watching Dr Who back when the Pertwee episodes were new. At this point, I have not seen any of the latest Dr's episodes.I've liked every one of them. The new series has a higher budget, but the shorter single episode stories don't work as well for me as the older serials (4 episode serial condenses into a 90 minute story when all the middle sets of credits are removed).

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I want those Hasslefree minis, but shipping from them to the states is a bit of a bugbear.

 

I find the Heresy minis Dr who to be better and he does free shipping from England all the time.

 

As for the Tardis, if you want a 32mm one, I got two of these from Demo's Laser Cut designs for a diorama that I want to do for my 10th doctor obsessed soon to be bride. The ones they keep in stock are scaled to 25mm at 40mm height and so you'd want to do what I did and ask them to scale them up to about 54mm in height (which is in proper scale with the Heresy 10th doctor)--though that doubled the cost. I went with laser cut as I want to wire it up with an LED.

 

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I want those Hasslefree minis, but shipping from them to the states is a bit of a bugbear.

I find the Heresy minis Dr who to be better and he does free shipping from England all the time.

 

As for the Tardis, if you want a 32mm one, I got two of these from Demo's Laser Cut designs for a diorama that I want to do for my 10th doctor obsessed soon to be bride. The ones they keep in stock are scaled to 25mm at 40mm height and so you'd want to do what I did and ask them to scale them up to about 54mm in height (which is in proper scale with the Heresy 10th doctor)--though that doubled the cost. I went with laser cut as I want to wire it up with an LED.

 

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That TARDIS is cool, and one I was unaware of. I like that you can fit it up with a light.

 

In its "terrain" section Hasslefree sells a resin "Glaswegian Police Box" based on historical photos. The size is perfect, although a few details differ from the series prop.

 

Hornby Hobbies also makes a blue police box for model railroaders in 1/72 scale, a smidgen small but perfectly detailed.

 

I seem to recall seeing an actual, official licensed mini of the TARDIS somewhere. It was metal and wobbly, and the details were terrible.

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I have! I adored Eccleston. I loved him so much, in fact, that I refused to accept Tennant for a year, and only after he got a second season did I go back and watch his first. I just didn't want the new doctoring to become an annual thing. Once I gave him a chance, I loved Tennant, too. I like Smith more than my youngest son does, but that's because Smith is so very Troughton.

 

Honestly - I'm one season behind on Smith. The current season, which I'm told is incredible, I have yet to sit down and watch.

 

But I cried when Sarah Jane came back for Tennant, and I cried when Rose left and I love Smith forever for A Good Man Goes to War.

 

In doing this blog, I've seen a lot of other Who blogs, and there's two kinds. NewWho, and ClassicWho and the two of them hate each other. I'm neither of those. I like BOTH

 

I intend to follow this through to current, I should be caught up in a little over a year, so I expect to be doing reviews of "year 51" stuff while it's still fresh from the airwaves.

I have to agree about Eccleston, it seems there's some truth to the saying of you don't forget your first Dr, I actually liked tennant after the first couple of episodes now the new guy smith i think it is? I Despise his take on the dr.

 

on a more pleasant note, any advice to watch the Old who material? amazon has Some of it under the prime account that i've been watching.

 

Pssh. All you silly Whovians. Everyone who's cool knows Red Dwarf is where it's at.

 

Ok, ok. So I like the Doctor(s). Not as much as my wife, though, she's still creeped out by Daleks (and their voices) and giggles hysterically anytime a Dr. Who episode or trailer comes on.

-Dave

 

 

 

From my hubby. For all of you.

<3

 

I loved season X even it was entirely too short.

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Sylvester McCoy was technically my first Doctor but I probably saw the Jon Pertwee era more often as it was repeated heavily on Saturday daytimes when I was young, it includes some of my favourite episodes as well. I loved the Brigadier and the Sea Devils.

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Pingo and sethoman, I totally agree with. Pingo's assessment of the Sarah Jane period is spot on.

I regret Black Tree's bizarre shipping problems. After the third time they screwed things up, I simply concluded this was not a company that was terribly interested in my business. Shame Reaper couldn't latch onto the license...

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well they have Chronoscape. A set of 1930s-60's London street pieces with a call box and a red phone booth isn't out of the question, is it? Daleks would be hard, but not-cybermen might be feasible. Now if only there was a way I could make suggestions to Reaper, some thread somewhere for thing like this.....

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I am enjoying following along on this, and it has made me want to go back and watch a lot of the Doctors I avoided before. Of course now I want to walk around all day with my great coat, fedora, and scarf. I blame you Byran.

 

We wants a Tardis!

 

I always thought (probably wrong) that Dark Toaster in Secret of Evermore was a nod to K-9.

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