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Poll #449492 Whovian expectations

Will you be watching the new Dr Who?

I worked on it!
Counting the minutes..
Not a chance
Heh! Actually, I've still yet to see the Fox production.. I've heard it actually wasn't that bad, but not quite the Doctor somehow. Pity it stalled so dramatically, though.. hopes had been raised by that, and then it just fizzled out quickly afterwards.

I'm itching to see the series, I admit. ^_^ I just hope the BBC will make the series available on DVD soon after airing, ideally as a box - they have such a gigantic archive, yet their DVD releases only ever seem to trickle out sporadically, except if the names "David Attenborough" or "Michael Palin" appear on the covers. Not that they're unwelcome, of course. (I wonder if he visited Bhutan during the recent Himalaya series? That's another country I'd love to get to see.. the fact they're also home to red pandas does factor into that, yes :)

That reminds me - I need to pick up a copy of The Box of Delights when I can. It had been available on VHS, but that went OOP some time ago; it finally appeared (or at least, was due to) on DVD a couple months ago.

I'm confident Ecclestone will settle easily into the role - the right person at the right time, as it were.

Agh, I just hope it goes down well and prompts the powers that be to get cracking on another season! Probably wouldn't be ready for another year or so, but I suppose if it did really well, they might try for another towards the end of the year. It's apparently going to be shown in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with something of a "maybe" on.. Universal's HD channel, or something like that. Still, anyone outside broadcast range can likely download the show. :)
Box of delights eh, I remember that!

I had to buy some dad's army from Canada due to BBC's Videos lack of anything really ...

I still haven't bought all the BBC's DVDs of doctor who, i'll have to check which ones i have... if you have bought them on VHS and DVD'ed them off UK Gold... then you buy them at retail on DVD, then they go "on sale" it kinda (no pun intended) puts you off!
Ah, it was quite a magical series.. literally, I suppose. ^_^ Even though it was quite brief, I do recall that short animated sequence, where they go for a walk in the woods, as deer.. (funny how little things like that persist in one's memory, evidence of furriness from the outset)

I have quite a good record of buying DVDs and LDs at full price, only to see them in the bargain bins a few months later.. quite what that says about my tastes, I'm not sure. ^_^; (Including Get Shorty, which I found to be wonderfully tightly written and edited, almost to the extent of, say, The Big Lebowski) I suppose there's the rare exception, like the Liquid Sky DVD, which apparently can fetch quite silly money on eBay. Although some might say not much can't.. >chuckle< (Okay, you must've seen some items go for way more than they should - got any tales to tell?)