1. Anonymous said: I just torrent the whole of the Classic series. Although, be forewarned, I believe it's 300+ GBs last I checked.

    Golly! Well, there you go, curious peeps: If you’re prepared to download a heaping gob of video, that is also an option.

     

  2. Anonymous said: I'm caught up on the modern doctor who and I wanted to watch the classics but I couldn't find them anywhere. Do you know any websites I could watch them on? :)

    Sure! If you have a subscription to Hulu Plus, Netflix, or Amazon Prime, all of those services have selections of Classic Who available. (Though for some reason - probably some quirk of their streaming rights agreements - each platform has gaps in its collection, even aside from the audio-only “missing” episodes.)

    If you don’t mind going the unauthorized route, there’s Dailymotion. Videos go up and get taken down there so often it’s hard to keep an accurate count, but there’s usually most if not all of the series uploaded there between various users. The easiest way to find stories there is by searching for their serial title - Wikipedia has a full list.

    If you do go the Dailymotion route, please consider buying the DVDs for the stories you like best! (Classic Who DVDs are packaged by individual stories rather than seasons, so it’s very easy to select just your favorites.) You’ll be supporting releases of classic television, plus you’ll get to watch the gobs of bonus features they have!

     
  3. doctorwho:

    7 Best Old-School Doctor Who Stories To Stream

    The ability to stream TV shows over the internet is nothing short of amazing. I occasionally just have to stop and look at the technology and go “wow” a bit. It’s so incredibly awesome that I pretty much take it for granted now.

    The most popular ways to stream TV these days seem to be Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Of the three, Netflix and Amazon Prime carry old school Doctor Who episodes. Yes, you can sit back in the comfort of your own home and watch TV shows so old they hadn’t even conceived of streaming technology at the time the shows were made.

    If you’re someone who’s only seen new Who, but want to try the new, this is a great option for you. But where to start? Well, here’s a helpful list for you. These are the best stories (one for each Doctor), to stream on either Netflix, Amazon Prime, or both….

     

  4. doctorwho:

    When the Encyclopaedia Gallifreya ‘leaks’ and we hear knowledge ebbing from its container, you might just be able to catch the familiar voice of Timothy Dalton – in other words, Rassilon himself from The End of Time.

    Immediately after Bram tries to dismantle the TARDIS console we hear an audio mosaic of lines from previous episodes– some more clearly than others… We initially catch the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan, from An Unearthly Child, revealing how the initials of TARDIS stand for Time and Relative Dimension in Space. Also from that story, towards the end of the sequence, you can hear one of the people she was addressing – Ian Chesterton – expressing his astonishment at the nature of the ship! The clips from that scene are taken from:

    • An Unearthly Child, episode 1. (see above)

    • Colony in Space, episode 1. The Third Doctor explains to Jo Grant that the TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental.

    • The Robots of Death, episode 1The Fourth Doctor discusses trans-dimensional engineering with Leela.

    • The Doctor’s WifeThe TARDIS asks if ‘sexy thing’ is her name!

    • RoseThe Ninth Doctor assures Rose that the assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through ‘that door’.

    • The Beast BelowAmy Pond reflects that she is in space…

    • Smith and JonesMartha Jones struggles to understand the TARDIS.

    For more details on this weekend’s episode check out the Fourth Dimension post from the BBC Doctor Who site.

     

  5. Where’s a good season to start Classic Who?

    So yeah, not only have I caught up on New Who but I’ve pretty much caught up on every single TV show I watch (except Supernatural because it’s a policy with me to wait until all episodes have come out), and I’m really not sure I want to go back all the way to the 60’s yet, but if you guys think that’s where I should start then I’ll do just that. :)

    Given the easygoing continuity of the classic series just about every story makes a decent “start”, but if you’re wanting to watch it strictly in order then the best place aside from the very beginning would probably be Spearhead in Space, the first story for the Third Doctor.

    Not only is it the first story for the Third Doctor, it’s also the first story to be broadcast in color, and at the time was intended to be a slight revamp of the show, with the Doctor stranded on Earth and dealing with alien invasions alongside UNIT (don’t worry though, Three gets to use his TARDIS again eventually.)

    I do recommend watching the 60s-era stuff because there are some darn good stories in there, but if you’d rather skip them for now then it’s easy to start further along without missing out on too much continuity stuff. :]

    (Source: morbiddexterity)

     

  6. feeny-chan:

    Wait. When WAS Doctor Who created? Didn’t it start in the sixties or something? And aren’t there, like, 20 doctors? Guh, see? It’s stuff like this that confuses me and makes me hesitate getting into the show.

    Doctor Who started in 1963. The original series ended in 1989, and the modern version debuted in 2005. The current Doctor, Matt Smith, is the 11th.

    A show that big can be pretty daunting!  But thankfully, there are plenty of good places for a newbie to dive in.

    If you’re really fond of retro sci-fi, you could watch the classic series first. (Just about any story makes a good first one, as the classic series is very laid-back about continuity.)

    If you’d rather watch the modern stuff first, the best starting places are either “Rose” (the first episode of the modern series and the 9th Doctor) or “The Eleventh Hour” (the first episode for both the current showrunner and the current Doctor.)

    The modern series is a direct continuation of the classic series, but you don’t have to watch the old episodes in order to understand the new ones. The modern series does a good job of getting new viewers up to speed on the basic concept. (900-year-old alien, time-traveling phone box, etc.)

    Of course, if you end up liking the modern series, I do recommend going back and watching at least a bit of the classic show! :]

     

  7. The Doctor’s Granddaughter

    If you’ve been keeping up with the newest episodes of Doctor Who (Series 7.2 as the kids are calling it) you may have noticed a line in The Rings of Akhaten where the Doctor mentions visiting with his granddaughter. Just who is this kid, anyway?

    Meet Susan, played by Carole Ann Ford.

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  8. doctorwho:

    DOCTOR WHO Revisited: JON PERTWEE - Mar 31 BBC AMERICA

    2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.

    This month, it’s Third Doctor JON PERTWEE!

    Don’t miss the Premiere of the third DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Third Doctor storyline “Spearhead from Space” *** Sunday March 31 at 8/7c *** only on BBC America.

    Take an in-depth look at the third incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought action and stunts to the series. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, executive producer CAROLINE SKINNER, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey) and more! 

    Then, in the story “Spearhead from Space,” a swarm of meteorites fall on the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness - a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor is forced to race against time, in order to stop humanity from being replaced by a generation of terrifying plastic replicas.

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  9. recycledmoviecostumes:

    This beautiful gown has an especially fun history. It was first made for the fifth doctor serial of Doctor Who entitled Black Orchid during the show’s nineteenth season. The episode aired in 1982 and the costume was seen on Barbara Murray as Lady Cranleigh.

    Ten years later the gown was used for Annie Lennox music video Walking on Broken Glass.

    It made another appearance in the new series of Doctor Who, in the second season episode entitled The Girl in the Fireplace. It aired in 2006 and the costume was seen on Sophia Myles as Madame du Pompadour. Despite it’s age, it appeared to still be in excellent condition. The same dress used in the same show - more than twenty years later!

    The dress recently went up for auction at Bonhams, which confirms it was created for Doctor Who, and describes the dress as: “An eighteenth century styled full length dress of peach coloured teffeta, heavily embroidered on front with floral motif, having lace collar and cuffs, with corset on top, labelled inside with measurement details.”

    Costume Credit: Katie S.

    Find Hundreds of reused costumes from every era at Recycled Movie Costumes

    Have you found a Recycled Movie Costume not in any of the galleries on our site? Use the “Submit” button at the right, or e-mail your submissions and photos to submissions@recycledmoviecostumes.com

    The magic of long-running series: A show that used to borrow props from other shows has started borrowing props from itself!

     

  10. dragonsatmidnight said: What's going on with Netflix is that copyright and licensing is different in America than in Britain, and because some seasons only have individual episodes for sale, Netflix would have to negotiate individually for all of the episodes... So yeah. It's a bit complicated. Daily Motion frequently has it available online though.

    Hey, an explanation for Netflix’s patchy selection! Thanks, pal.