History Trivia / DoctorWho

8th Dec '16 5:15:02 PM RAMChYLD
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** Indirectly screwed by the satellite provider monopoly Astro in Malaysia back in 2009, when said provider screwed BBC Entertainment over by dropping it from their channel lineup. The show, along with other BBC programming, remained unavailable in Malaysia until 2012 when a IPTV provider, Hypp TV, finally picked up the channel. Hypp TV dropped the channel in December 2015, but it turned out that Hypp TV was advised by Creator/TheBBC that they were going to discontinue BBC Entertainment in 2017 and to not renew their contract. They picked up BBC First in October 2016, as soon as the BBC ended the trial in Singapore and opened up the VOD service to other providers in Asia.

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** Indirectly screwed by the satellite provider monopoly Astro in Malaysia back in 2009, when said provider screwed BBC Entertainment over by dropping it from their channel lineup. The show, along with other BBC programming, remained unavailable in Malaysia until 2012 when a IPTV provider, Hypp TV, finally picked up the channel. Hypp TV dropped the channel in December 2015, but it turned out that Hypp TV was advised by Creator/TheBBC that they were going to discontinue BBC Entertainment in 2017 in favor of launching the BBC First VOD service and to not renew their contract. They picked up BBC First in October 2016, as soon as the BBC ended the trial in Singapore and opened up the VOD service to other providers in Asia.
8th Dec '16 5:14:42 PM RAMChYLD
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** Indirectly screwed by the satellite provider monopoly Astro in Malaysia back in 2009, when said provider screwed BBC Entertainment over by dropping it from their channel lineup. The show, along with other BBC programming, remained unavailable in Malaysia until 2012 when a IPTV provider, Hypp TV, finally picked up the channel. HyppTV dropped the channel again in December 2015, but it turned out that Hypp TV was advised by Creator/TheBBC that they were going to discontinue BBC Entertainment in 2017 and to not renew their contract. They picked up BBC First in October 2016, as soon as the BBC ended the trial in Singapore and opened up the VOD service to other providers in Asia.

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** Indirectly screwed by the satellite provider monopoly Astro in Malaysia back in 2009, when said provider screwed BBC Entertainment over by dropping it from their channel lineup. The show, along with other BBC programming, remained unavailable in Malaysia until 2012 when a IPTV provider, Hypp TV, finally picked up the channel. HyppTV Hypp TV dropped the channel again in December 2015, but it turned out that Hypp TV was advised by Creator/TheBBC that they were going to discontinue BBC Entertainment in 2017 and to not renew their contract. They picked up BBC First in October 2016, as soon as the BBC ended the trial in Singapore and opened up the VOD service to other providers in Asia.
8th Dec '16 5:14:00 PM RAMChYLD
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** Indirectly screwed by the satellite provider monopoly Astro in Malaysia back in 2009, when said provider screwed BBC Entertainment over by dropping it from their channel lineup. The show, along with other BBC programming, remained unavailable in Malaysia until 2012 when a IPTV provider, Hypp TV, finally picked up the channel. HyppTV dropped the channel again in December 2015, but it turned out that Hypp TV was advised by Creator/TheBBC that they were going to discontinue BBC Entertainment in 2017 and to not renew their contract. They picked up BBC First in October 2016, as soon as the BBC ended the trial in Singapore and opened up the VOD service to other providers in Asia.
28th Nov '16 6:48:03 PM RAMChYLD
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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.

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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, 2016]], making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
28th Nov '16 6:46:13 PM RAMChYLD
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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the show, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.

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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the show, good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
28th Nov '16 6:46:07 PM RAMChYLD
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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up BBC First HD in October 2016).

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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First HD Video-on-Demand service in October 2016).2016, making the show, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
28th Nov '16 6:44:35 PM RAMChYLD
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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement.

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** In 2009, Astro Malaysia dropped BBC Entertainment from it's channel lineup. As it was the only Pay TV provider carrying the channel, Malaysians were denied off the show until 2012, when competing provider Hypp TV picked it up. Unfortunately, Hypp TV decided to drop the channel on December 1st, 2015, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, [[NetworkToTheRescue the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up BBC First HD in October 2016).
12th Nov '16 6:00:37 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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** An extreme example is Peter Purves, who debuted as Steven Taylor in the last time episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]], having previously played the role of Morton Dill in an earlier episode of ''the same story''.

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** An extreme example is Peter Purves, who debuted as Steven Taylor in the last time episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]], having previously played the role of Morton Dill in an earlier episode of ''the same story''.
12th Nov '16 5:57:45 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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** An extreme example is Peter Purves, who debuted as Steven Taylor in the last time episode of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]], having previously played the role of Morton Dill in an earlier episode of ''the same story''.
20th Oct '16 7:37:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The latter stages of Series 22 had a troubled time thanks to some location filming mishaps. The initial location shoot for "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani The Mark of the Rani]]" had to be abandoned halfway through due to atrocious weather conditions, forcing it to be remounted later on at considerable cost. Then, midway through the already-expensive Spanish location shoot for "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]", the production team were informed by the film processing lab that the footage which had already been shot was unusable due to a scratch on the negative, forcing them to extend the shoot and fly guest actors James Saxon and Lawrence Payne back out to Spain, only for the team to later be told that the lab had made a mistake, and that there was actually nothing wrong with the original footage. During the shoot there was also a major spat between director Peter Moffat and Producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner, which resulted in the latter deciding not to hire Moffat for the show again (and possibly also not film outside the UK again, although it ended up being academic due to the latter seasons not having big enough budgets to permit international shoots). As a result of the money eaten up by these two serials, Nathan-Turner ordered script editor Eric Saward to put a script named "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash Timelash]]" into production next, as it could be done on a low budget. Saward objected to this, as he had wanted to move it back to the following year due to the writer's glaringly obvious inexperience, but Nathan-Turner overruled him. Making things worse, Saward didn't have much time to mentor the writer, as he himself was busy writing "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]", and further budget cuts to "Timelash" ended up resulting in an infamously cheap, poorly-regarded story. Then, just to ''really'' stick the knife in, the BBC told the production team that they were pulling the plug on the show, as they felt it had gone too far off the rails...
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