Saturday, 20 November 2010

Here's the plan......


I've been thinking about how I'm going to do this. I've got a format for the top of my posts which looks a bit like this:

EPISODE: Destiny of the Daleks: Part One
TRANSMITTED: 01 September 1979
WRITER: Terry Nation
DIRECTOR: Ken Grieve
SCRIPT EDITOR: Douglas Adams
PRODUCER: Graham Williams

FORMAT: DVD - Destiny Of The Daleks

All the basic information for the episode plus an opportunity to click through and buy the story where it's still available. I've written an Excel model to generate the HTML for me and harvested the data from various websites. The excel model has already told me one interesting fact: If I stick to schedule, which involves K9 & Company between Logopolis & Castrovalva, Time & the Rani 2 will be the only episode, apart from An Unearthly Child, that I'll watch on the day it was broadcast. But I'm willing to bet we'll have slipped a bit by then!

After that I'm going to talk. Obviously I'll try to say something about the episode in question but since I'm not playing Just A Minute there will be some deviation round the subject to talk about people in it, who made it, anything connected with the episode and anything else it brings to mind. And I can't be done for repetition either so some subjects may keep coming up. Please forgive any hesitation if I miss a day or so here and there.

I'm hoping to get a few other people involved on the way. My wife Liz will probably be making frequent appearances, but maybe not that regularly until we get to the colour episodes ("I don't like Black & White!"). And seeing as I have some friends who like their Doctor Who some of them might be showing up too from time to time.

I'll be referring to a few books too. Wiped! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes by Richard Molesworth and Doctor Who on Location by Richard Bignell are both likely to pop up regularly. If you're a Doctor Who fan you need both books.

I'd be failing in my duty if I didn't point you at Amazon's Doctor Who DVD sale as there's some incredible bargains to be had there if you want to buy some DVDs so you can watch along with me.

Oh yeah: COMMENTS. PLEASE comment. Then I know you're reading.....

We'll finish our look at the three formats I'll use with something about the missing episode CDs tomorrow. Then on Monday we'll have a rehersal for the real thing using Doctor Who's rehersal for the real thing from 1963....


  1. OK, here's a comment:) Looks interesting.

  2. Looking forward to this, and disagreeing with you when it's time to review Destiny of the Daleks!

  3. I know I see Destiny slightly differently to the rest of the world and I look forward to converting the rest of you!