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Quote from: pigamus on May 27, 2022, 07:47:06 AMWhen did they start to be called 'seasons', and who started it? Presumably nobody was talking about Season Seven in 1970, for example?
Quote from: Replies From View on May 27, 2022, 04:44:49 PMWell not the general public no, because in those days nobody was buying DVD box sets. It was a show called "Doctor Who" and recently broadcast episodes were called things like "the latest episode of Doctor Who".Just like nobody was saying "series 11 of Grange Hill" until the prospect of owning them all became a reality.
Quote from: pigamus on May 27, 2022, 05:19:32 PMYeah but when I bought my first issue of Doctor Who Magazine in 1988 they were called seasons, and DVD boxsets were still a fair while off at the time.
Quote from: Alternative Carpark on May 27, 2022, 07:59:20 AMNo, they were always 'seasons' on production paperwork in the DW office. The reason likely being that they were generally shown over 6 - 9 months each year until the early 80s, I believe that's partly where the term originates from in this context, a series that would be shown over at least one season of the year, Autumn, Winter etc. Fans have also been calling them so since at least as far back as the 1981 Programme Guide books by Jean-Marc Lofficier. Possibly earlier, I don't know whether 70s fan newsletters also had the term.
Quote from: crankshaft on May 27, 2022, 03:44:50 PMHe was rude about the NAs, saying that they were often unreadable
Quote from: pigamus on May 27, 2022, 05:29:20 PMWhen did Doctor Who Weekly start - 1979? Be interesting to see if they used the term.
Quote from: purlieu on May 27, 2022, 03:38:42 PMNext time on The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, it's Dave Stone again. Expect silliness.
Quote from: purlieu on May 27, 2022, 05:49:12 PMAnd yet
Quote from: pigamus on May 27, 2022, 06:14:13 PMI wonder if it's in the 1973 Radio Times special? I think that had a fairly influential story guide in it
Quote from: Ron Maels Moustache on May 27, 2022, 06:44:23 PMIf it's the one I think it is, it's one of Stone's least silly books, relatively speaking.
Quote from: Replies From View on May 19, 2022, 11:00:27 PMThis popped up in my recommendations today. Thought I'd share it here in case any of you haven't seen it.
QuoteThe titular monster is difficult: it's either a wonderful unknowable, Lovecraftian being, or a shoddy, badly defined generic threat. When reading the scenes involving it I edged towards the former, but in hindsight the latter seems more likely.
Quote from: Bad Ambassador on May 29, 2022, 05:43:00 PMThe next book introduce Fitz Kreiner, who'll be around until the end of the EDAs, so it'll be interesting to see what impression he gives.
Quote from: Replies From View on May 27, 2022, 05:24:49 PMAC has covered it (below).The DWM would have been referring to production information, and that would have filtered into fan discourse as they read the magazines.But I was speaking about the less obsessed public really, who presumably don't know which season of Eastenders is currently being made, for example.
Quote from: Replies From View on May 29, 2022, 06:07:03 PMI'm hoping he'll do a Wogan, a Savile and a Roger Moore.
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