That is one of my favorite episodes I've seen so far. It is such a great introduction to the characters. I love how mysterious and even hostile the Doctor could be then. It gave him an edge that I liked. Good old Billy Hartnell.
I also loved Hartnell's little speech about being wanderers in the fourth dimension. Hartnell truly gives weight and mystery to it. I wish the BBC had saved those lost episodes. I also enjoyed Carole Anne Ford's performance as Susan. She starts off as interesting, only to end up as the screamer. That was a shame to me.
Oh, I didn't mind RTD. (at least not as much a lot of people seem to) I really liked Eccleston and Tennant. Although the show really seems to be back on track now with Moffat and Smith. I always liked his (Moffat's) scripts best. Series 5 has been really fun.
He was the first Doctor Who i ever saw! I still rember being quite afraid of the plasic monsters that came to life and the evil master! and i had a crush on Jo! Back in the early 70s when I was barely 12.
That show changed my life! After Pertwee i watch tom baker for years and years. just recently my wife and i (she is a pure Whoovian) have gotten in the first two doctors by buying their dvds. We never saw them before that.
I never could get into Peter Davidson. He was like yoko- i think he killed the show. And the other two after him- i don't even know their names.
The new Doctors have all bene pretty intersting. I liked the big nosed baldish guy (i don;t rmember his name) and of course David Tennant. Haven't seen teh newest doctor. they say he's a youg one again. another Peter Davidson type, probably. Hope he doesn't kill the new series.
Pertwee was certainly fun. I still like his episodes a lot. I've actually liked all of them (I met Patrick Troughton and Colin Baker several years ago). I'm definitely going give Matt Smith a shot. I think with Moffat writing the show it'll be well worth watching.
You can find downloads of all the classic series online. The missing Hartnell and Troughton episodes have been reconstructed with the original audio and usually just photo stills but you can get the gist of them.
I have seen the End of Time. He's still not ginger, darn it.
Their fixing up all the old ones, the big problem is that there was this fire, and the original copy's of most of the second doctor stuff was destroyed, so there's some sort of search for people who managed to record them.
Actually, it wasn't a fire. The BBC just taped over them. They were on video and instead of buying more video tape -they taped over the 1st and 2nd Doctor episodes. There reconstructions of all those episodes in one form another. Usually just the sound and (still) images going along with them. I've seen them all or at least the reconstructions. Great stuff. The second is still probably my favorite of the 11.
We should compare data sources, and include my brother in this conversation, feel free to pester him independently, he's on my watchers list, Twoscrewsloose, he isn't on DA often, but you might be able to catch him. (dads Christmas present from him this year was a put together first doctor episode, the video itself was bad quality, but you really couldn't tell he had pulled it together from a bunch of different bits).