Posted: 1/30/2013 5:16:20 PM
But black and white episodes have weak video quality with many Troughton episodes losted.
I was somewhat suprised they had the Hartnell episodes that made up The Aztecs seriel. I'm pretty sure they used "Kinescope" (aka " "Telerecording" in Britain), which was filming television off a video monitor, to record the early Hartnell and Troughton shows and most of those were NOT saved. also when BBC switched to video tape, they taped over many Troughton episodes
it will be interesting to see what seriel they pick for the upcoming Troughton special which should play sometime in Febuary.
Jon Pertwee and esp Tom Baker were definately the most popular of the early Doctors. Sylvester McCoy was pretty well received too. I think all three of the "modern" Doctors, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and the current Matt Smith, have been excellent as where the "companions" Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, the VERY tasty Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones, Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and here husband Rory Williams played by Arthur Darvill who, unfortunately, have all been written out of the script. it will be interesting to see WHO replaces them. I think that Alex Kingston as River Song still remains.
my favorite "companions" of all time were Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, who first appeared with Pertwee and continued with Baker. I believe she is the longest running "companion" even appearing in two of the 2008 episodes with Tennant, the Brigadier, commander of UNIT, who was played Nicholas Courtney was a recurring character from the Troughton era thru Sylvester McCoy, Louise Jameson as "Leela of the Sevateem", and (of course) John Leeson as the voice of K-9, both with Baker. Martha Jones and River Song are my favorites of the "moderns". I wish the modern show would revitalize K-9
favorite "adversaries" of all time that are NOT Daleks or Cybermen have to be Davros, who invented the Daleks, the Doctors fellow "evil renegade" Time Lord, The Master, who is loosly based on the Sherlock Holmes character Professor Moriarty, and the pompous, militaristic Sontarans. I think the Weeping Angels, the Silence and the Ood are the best of the moderns although the Ood really are not villainous. they are just an alien race that has been enslaved trying to get free of their human masters.
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