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Old December 6 2014, 03:17 AM   #1
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Adventure in Space and Time

I didn't see a thread addressing this, so i'll just throw it out there.

I bought this on a whim. I was under the impression is was a documentary, the ordinary sort, just clips and interviews about Who's history.

Instead what I saw was a wonderfully moving tribute to Hartnell and Who's origins. Damn, it nearly drove me to tears on a few occassions.

If they could only do something half as good as this for Trek's 50th, I would be overjoyed.
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Old December 6 2014, 04:06 AM   #2
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Yeah it was very well done. I wasn't expecting to be that interested in it but I really liked it. Matt Smith's cameo was particularly touching.
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Old December 14 2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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In the same way I consider Galaxy Quest to be the best Star Trek movie--this was the best Dr. Who story.
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Old December 17 2014, 12:28 AM   #4
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My own review for this wonderful story is HERE.

Such a touching tribute. Something like this for Trek 50 would be brilliant.
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Old December 17 2014, 12:36 AM   #5
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I liked the movie but I think it went on too long, I saw it more as a tribute to Verity Lambert and it seemed to be her story for the first two thirds. It should have ended when she left the show instead of switching focus to Hartnell.
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Old December 17 2014, 12:40 AM   #6
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It was about the two of them. Two ends of a rapidly changing industry, and their struggles to make something different.
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Old December 17 2014, 02:26 AM   #7
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Budget issues: early scripts had a lot more flashback material about Hartnell's childhood, and when that got cut Vetity became more of a joint lead.
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Old December 17 2014, 10:53 PM   #8
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Mostly where I think the treatment of Verity falls down is that she just suddenly stops being a viewpoint character about halfway through. Up until that point it's all been about her desire to get this show made, then all of a sudden Hartnell's being told she's leaving the show-- an important decision has been made by one of the protagonists and we don't know a thing about it.
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Old December 17 2014, 11:03 PM   #9
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Well it is a documentary of sorts a docudrama.
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Old December 19 2014, 07:48 AM   #10
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It was my favorite of the 50th anniversary celebrations last year. I would love for something similar to happen for trek but it really is sad to hear what is going on for the movie. I worry the 50th for trek won't amount to very much.
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Old December 19 2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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I also enjoyed The Five(ish) Doctors as part of the cebrations. The BBC did quite a bit to celebrate DW's 50th the question in relation to ST is what will CBS/Paramount do over and above the planned film.
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Old December 19 2014, 03:13 PM   #12
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It should be seen as a movie though, it's really historically accurate in places. But it is a great movie though and a great addition to Doctor Who.
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