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Old 02-04-2018, 06:21 AM   #141
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It is Region Free, but it is 1080/50i encode which pretty much all US SONY players (except PS4) will choke on since Sony intentionally disabled that function.

Most (not quite all) non Sony players will play it fine


Fingers crossed my Samsung will.

Though I'd read complaints about the discs, and that they did actually play the menus on some players, but just wouldn't load anything else other than the menus.



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Old 02-05-2018, 07:09 PM   #142
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Order Date: 2018-01-22

Ship Date: 2018-01-23

In Hand (Los Angeles): 2018-01-30

Not Amazon Prime, but not too bad.


Well, mine was ordered this past Friday, 2nd February, and was being 'processed' over the weekend. (I know, because I kept logging-in like a little kid, and checking! LOL)

I received an email from Zavvi today (Monday 5th of February) confirming my Steelbook had been shipped, and that the Delivery dates are to be between Monday,19th February, and the Tuesday,20th of February.

(I live in Ohio)



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Just curious, but WHO delivered to your house?

Was it U.S. Postal Service, UPS, Fed-EX, or another?

Did you have to sign for the item?
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Just curious, but WHO delivered to your house?

Was it U.S. Postal Service, UPS, Fed-EX, or another?

Did you have to sign for the item?
Every item I've gotten from Zavvi using normal shipping came by USPS -- averaging 14 days.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:28 AM   #144
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Every item I've gotten from Zavvi using normal shipping came by USPS -- averaging 14 days.


Cool.


Thank You for that feedback, it gives me an idea of when to expect it, as well as just who will be delivering.


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Old 02-10-2018, 05:49 AM   #145
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Order Date: 2018-01-22

Ship Date: 2018-01-23

In Hand (Los Angeles): 2018-01-30

Not Amazon Prime, but not too bad.


Actually I wanted to ask you if you don't mind...


Did you order from the US Zavvi site

https://us.zavvi.com/blu-ray/doctor-...FQK4swod5i0N4A



OR did you order from the Zavvi UK site?

https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/doctor...ductsuggestion



I was just curious...





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Actually I wanted to ask you if you don't mind...

Did you order from the US Zavvi site

OR did you order from the Zavvi UK site?
I've never ordered from the US site -- higher shipping cost (though much closer now than it used to be) and as far as I can tell it's still shipped from UK from reading other comments.

My Shada SB
Ordered 1/30
Never received shipment email, but listed as dispatched on Zavvi site around 1/31 with ETA 2/13 - 2/14

Delivered by USPS 2/7
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I've never ordered from the US site -- higher shipping cost (though much closer now than it used to be) and as far as I can tell it's still shipped from UK from reading other comments.

My Shada SB
Ordered 1/30
Never received shipment email, but listed as dispatched on Zavvi site around 1/31 with ETA 2/13 - 2/14

Delivered by USPS 2/7


Thank You.

I appreciate that info, as it gives me an idea of what to expect in my dealings with Zavvi.

I myself had ordered from the Zavvi US site. Though I did suspect that the shipment would be from the UK.

The Shipping was $2.99.

I thought that was very cheap considering it was coming from the UK.

Especially when I see the UK sellers on Ebay asking for $20, or more for Shipping.

I wish I could have afforded the Tracking, but it was $20, and there's no way I could justify that.


Thank You again for the additional Shipping info.



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According to sales statistics classic Who actually sells way more DVDs and Blus than the new series, so it's perhaps unsurprising the BBC wants to do more special editions and animations!

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-...f-2017__21680/
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:28 AM   #149
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According to sales statistics classic Who actually sells way more DVDs and Blus than the new series, so it's perhaps unsurprising the BBC wants to do more special editions and animations!

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-...f-2017__21680/


That's really good to know, as I'm a huge fan of the original classic series, but have hated the series reboot since it came back in 2005.

Thank You for that link.

I liked Christopher Eccleston as the Doc in that first season of the 2005 reboot, I thought he was good, and the series felt as if it had some potential early on in that first season, but unfortunately it soon became obvious the writers / producers of the reboot had no intention of making the series as it had been in the past, and the character, and manner of the Doctor were to be different, chiefly his relationships with his assistants. Which in the past were based on friendship, but were now to be more...romantic?! Quite ridiculous really (in my opinion), I mean the Doctor in 'love'? With his assistants?

Also the 2005 series reboot was obviously, intentionally meant to be more (for want of a better word), 'comedic' than its predecessor, and it's just been too odd, and silly in my opinion. The original was odd as well, yes, but not odd stupid, as the newer series has been.

The stories have been mostly dreadful, and just plain stupid. The characters annoying.

The reboot to me wound up being a huge disappointment, and I left it after the dreadful David Tennant took over, as by then it sunk in, it was never going to be anything other than what the new writers / producers wanted it to be - a Romantic Comedy set in time, and space.

I just can't relate to it, and don't wish to.

I really feel the BBC damaged the legacy of the original by bringing it back.

Sorry, I digress, I like the original only, but understand the reboot has been very popular.




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The sad thing is, I actually thought it was getting back on track somewhat with the first Matt Smith season (not least as his character seemed more like the Doctor of old)... and then it went careering wildly out of control for the rest of the Moffat era.
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The sad thing is, I actually thought it was getting back on track somewhat with the first Matt Smith season (not least as his character seemed more like the Doctor of old)... and then it went careering wildly out of control for the rest of the Moffat era.
Agree completely. Series 5 was brilliant. Series 6 was such a let down and by 7 I decided it was time to stop watching.
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The sad thing is, I actually thought it was getting back on track somewhat with the first Matt Smith season (not least as his character seemed more like the Doctor of old)... and then it went careering wildly out of control for the rest of the Moffat era.
Indeed. Series 1 and 5 are by far the best New Who seasons, heck even the one genuinely poor 2005 episode is well directed and kind of fun making it way better than later troughs. After series 5 IMO both Smith's potentially old school characterisation and Moffat's story arcs quickly and seriously went off off the rails never to recover, to the point he pretty much wasted his last four years and potentially one of best actors ever to play the Doctor.

It's no secret I have little to no belief things will change for the better under Chibnall. Who as I know and love it is very much dying and will probably be dead come episode 10 series 11 (figuratively rather than literally as haven't series 12 and 13 already been commissioned?) Which is a shame.

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:51 AM   #153
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I liked Christopher Eccleston as the Doc in that first season of the 2005 reboot, I thought he was good, and the series felt as if it had some potential early on in that first season, but unfortunately it soon became obvious the writers / producers of the reboot had no intention of making the series as it had been in the past, and the character, and manner of the Doctor were to be different, chiefly his relationships with his assistants. Which in the past were based on friendship, but were now to be more...romantic?! Quite ridiculous really (in my opinion), I mean the Doctor in 'love'? With his assistants?




I felt the same about the 1996 Who movie. I thought the movie itself was absolutely dreadful, and was unfortunately a harbinger of things to come on the reboot which was still almost 10 years away, but that the actor chosen to play the Doctor (Paul McGann) was an excellent choice.

I liked McGann a lot, and thought him to be worthy, he looked the part, and played it well - with confidence. He had a charisma much like Pertwee, and Baker did, but unfortunately the movie was as I said, a warning for the future Who universe, and the direction it was to take, featuring a very different Doctor, a Doctor in love.

A shame that McGann was never called upon to continue as the Doctor in the 2005 reboot, though ultimately I don't suppose it would've made a bit of difference as the writers / producers were still going to have it their way, regardless of who played the role, and it was, and still is a way I could never be interested in.

While we're on the subject, it wasn't so long ago I stumbled on an interview with the actor Christopher Eccleston, who of course played the Doctor so well in that '05 season, and Eccleston dropped hints at just why he left the series after only one year. Apparently Eccleston had signed on expecting a different series from the one we saw, he'd excepted a more serious show himself, and had trouble with some of the comedy aspects featured. In short - he felt it was too funny. Now he doesn't come straight out, and say that, as he was careful with his words, but that was his meaning. I'm an even bigger fan of his now for knowing it. I was initially sad to see him go after such a short time on the series, but after (finally) hearing his reasons all these years later, and I'm in total agreement with him, and having respect for him as to why he left.

Apparently he protested, and the producers didn't agree with him, so it was by mutual decision that he left the series after only one season.

Our loss, as he was a good Doctor.




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While we're on the subject, it wasn't so long ago I stumbled on an interview with the actor Christopher Eccleston, who of course played the Doctor so well in that '05 season, and Eccleston dropped hints at just why he left the series after only one year. Apparently Eccleston had signed on expecting a different series from the one we saw, he'd excepted a more serious show himself, and had trouble with some of the comedy aspects featured. In short - he felt it was too funny. Now he doesn't come straight out, and say that, as he was careful with his words, but that was his meaning. I'm an even bigger fan of his now for knowing it. I was initially sad to see him go after such a short time on the series, but after (finally) hearing his reasons all these years later, and I'm in total agreement with him, and having respect for him as to why he left.

Apparently he protested, and the producers didn't agree with him, so it was by mutual decision that he left the series after only one season.

Our loss, as he was a good Doctor.

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That's odd because a few interviews I've seen with him speaking about it he said he did Doctor Who because he had never done a family show before and wanted to try something more comic for the first time. He's been quite open about leaving the show because the production was so chaotic and didn't respect the way one of the directors treated the cast.
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That's odd because a few interviews I've seen with him speaking about it he said he did Doctor Who because he had never done a family show before and wanted to try something more comic for the first time. He's been quite open about leaving the show because the production was so chaotic and didn't respect the way one of the directors treated the cast.
Don't remember hearing him say he specifically wanted to do something more comic but I do remember him talking about wanting to a family show and considering the behind the camera talent involved and the show's reputation it seemed an ideal part to go for.

Never figured out which director he had such a problem with other than it wasn't Joe Ahearne who he's expressed admiration for.
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That's odd because a few interviews I've seen with him speaking about it he said he did Doctor Who because he had never done a family show before and wanted to try something more comic for the first time. He's been quite open about leaving the show because the production was so chaotic and didn't respect the way one of the directors treated the cast.


Hmmm...Well I wish I could find the interview for you to read.

I found the interview, read it, then deleted the link weeks ago after I had originally bookmarked it, as I was done reading it.

I found it, because I had (several weeks ago) come across a video interview with Christopher on Australian TV (of all things) speaking of his role on the Drama 'The A Word'.

I'm a fan of Christopher's, as well as 'The A Word', so I watched the video, and was pleasantly surprised when Christopher was then asked (briefly) about his time on Doctor Who, as I had never heard him speak at all of Doctor Who since he'd left the series abruptly.

He didn't say much about the series, but I was intrigued, and decided to 'google' Christopher Eccleston, as I was hunting for any further comments from him regarding Doctor Who.

It was then I found an interview (can't say when the interview was from - how old it was?) with Christopher discussing his departure from Doctor Who, and since I had always liked him, and been very disappointed when he had left, I read with much interest.

Now I know Christopher is a very versatile actor, and he doesn't mind comedy. I've seen him do it, and he obviously does it very well, (just see him on 'The A Word' he does a fair amount of comedy mixed with drama on that series) but I think what he was saying in the interview, was that even though he knew there was going to be some comedy in Doctor Who, there was more comedy in the Doctor Who role that he was required to do than he had initially been led to believe when he was signing on.

I guess he thought the series was going to be more serious than what it was, and he disagreed with producers about the comedy aspect, and so that was that. He couldn't reach an agreement with them, and left by mutual decision.

I really wish I could find that interview for you, if I do, I will let you know.



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Don't remember hearing him say he specifically wanted to do something more comic but I do remember him talking about wanting to a family show...

That could explain why he joined the cast of 'The A Word'.

It really is a family drama.

A good series, and I've enjoyed Christopher's character on it.



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A shame that McGann was never called upon to continue as the Doctor in the 2005 reboot, though ultimately I don't suppose it would've made a bit of difference as the writers / producers were still going to have it their way, regardless of who played the role, and it was, and still is a way I could never be interested in.
Have you heard any of the Big Finish productions starring McGann? I know it's not really a substitute for a TV series, but it did give McGann a chance to stretch his legs and properly become the Eighth Doctor. I haven't listened to that much of his series, but what I have heard was good. Chimes at Midnight lived up to the hype.
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Have you heard any of the Big Finish productions starring McGann? I know it's not really a substitute for a TV series, but it did give McGann a chance to stretch his legs and properly become the Eighth Doctor. I haven't listened to that much of his series, but what I have heard was good. Chimes at Midnight lived up to the hype.


Yes I have heard of those.

Here in the U.S., back in the late 1990's / early 2000's I used to get a popular SCI-FI merchandise magazine in the post called '1 800 Trekker'.

That magazine had a fair amount of WHO merchandise, and I can recall the Big Finish Productions from then.

(Unfortunately the 1 800 Trekker business seemed to depart this planet as suddenly as the TARDIS! Which was a shame, as I had ordered some nice WHO goodies back in the 90's from them, items that were all UK import, and at that time still hard to get over here in the states)

I do remember though, Thank You for bringing that up.

I never did listen to any, but maybe one day, as it's obvious that the new TV series itself will never have anything of any worth to offer me.



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As you're clearly a big Who fan I think Big Finish are absolutely worth a shot, and not just the McGann stuff. If you're more interested in the Classic stuff, they have a range where they go back and produce commissioned but unfilmed scripts (Lost Stories), some are definitely better than what we actually got on TV... Can't guarantee you'll like BF, as they have a different vibe to the Classic series, but in my opinion they're miles ahead of what the new series is doing.
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