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An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America 22nd Nov 9pm ET)

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    steamheaduk

    [1]Nov 21, 2013
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    This is a 90 minute drama featuring the story of Hartnell's time on Doctor Who, from it's inception, almost being cancelled after 4 episodes, it shows the rise of the program in popular culture and takes us to the departure of the first Doctor in 1966.


    Made in exquisite detail, we get to see sixties period clothes and technology, and all of the original sets recreated in fantastic detail. To see the original TARDIS set is an absolute joy. Also quite nice to see all this in colour too, which shows up especially well in the recreated scenes from Marco Polo. And of course the infamous smoking Mondas Cyberman.


    Also watch out for cameos, there are plenty of original companions in there.


    I heartily recommend this movie to classic Who fans.

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    dcpgaus

    [2]Nov 24, 2013
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    I saw this. I was expecting a doco-style look at early doctor who - but instead it was a recreation of the first years of doctor who. The focus being Verity (the producer) and Bill (doctor no .1). It was very good but I felt I was watching a show exploring Bill's descent into illness and senility - and this was a little sad. The ending was sad and happy at the same time.
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    pferreira86

    [3]Nov 24, 2013
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    It was really good. It was both sad but very well written. It's not just for Doctor Who fans but for anybody to watch generally.

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    steamheaduk

    [4]Nov 25, 2013
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    It was beautifully done, treated the topic with respect, even if that topic had some unpleasant elements.


    I suspect some awards in order for this show. Fantastic attention to detail, and engaging story, and beautifully acted.


    The DVD release actually has more scene reconstructions not seen in the program itself.

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    archangelwho

    [5]Jul 1, 2014
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    As many of you know I have Netflix and a very old computer so I have to wait for the DVD which in many cases you get more so it is worth the wait. Just got around to watching it today. I agree it was great and well done. I also agree that it is not just for Doctor Who fans but for anyone who want to know how things work when it comes to putting a show on the air. I have one question. Was I the only one who choked up a little when Matt Smith pop in. I was not expecting Matt Smith and there was just something about the two loking at each other that got to me. A great ending to an overall great story.

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    steamheaduk

    [6]Jul 1, 2014
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    Yes the Matt scene was a little tear jerking, but for me the most powerful moment was the Policemen asked him to move along as he was "in the way", a very clever line.

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    archangelwho

    [7]Jul 1, 2014
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    steamheaduk wrote:


    Yes the Matt scene was a little tear jerking, but for me the most powerful moment was the Policemen asked him to move along as he was "in the way", a very clever line.


    WherewithSmith itwas a happy sadness that moment was more of a lonely sadness. A feeling I'm starting to get at my job. I will start my 21st year in Oct. and with the turnover in staff and me not accepting the changes as well as I should I see a lot of my life in the last years of Hartnell time with Doctor Who. I wonder how much longer before someone tells me to move along I'm in the way?

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