Classic Who, Gone But Not Forgotten

Posted by: Dr. Geek

The BBC have just done a great thing, they have created a Youtube Channel for Classic Doctor Who. Yes, that is right, It is your father’s Who, but believe me that is a great thing for the franchise as a whole. It means the BBC has not forgotten how this whole thing started and that maybe just maybe the classic series is good for more than the occasional DVD release.

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Speaking of DVD releases, would it not be awesome if one day 2Entertain decided to do series sets for the classic series? I mean The Key to Time and The Trial of a Time Lord aside, the classic series has not had such a comprehensive treatment and it sure would make life easier on the collector if they just made series sets. Given the lost episodes and the reduced size of the later series, maybe they could do “Doctor Sets” … Who’s with me?

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Dr. Geek holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and modern storytelling. He appreciates the history and mythology woven together in the Doctor Who shows.


  1. Michael  January 18, 2011

    I think that at some point, they may box up all the stories into full season releases, but I’ll admit I’m far happier with the single story releases.


    Because of the care given to each one. At minimum, we get restored video and audio and a commentary. Or you get a full disc of extras like “the War Games.” Either way, you get a lot for your money and I don’t think the extras would be as comprehensive if the series were done in box sets….the budget wouldn’t be there for it.

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  2. Dr. Geek  January 18, 2011

    Very good point. Some of those extras are very good. Also the single disk releases sometimes have special edition versions of the episodes whch can be fun to have.

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