No posting because I’ve been watching–free!–Doctor Who episodes.
Since most posts here are on social and political issues, and today is an apathy day, no posts so far.
As far as the show, in two years it’ll be fifty years old. I think the first Batman serials were around 1945, but the Caped Crusader had been redone and rebooted at least 3 times since then. The Whoniverse has steadily progressed.
I’d heard the earliest ones were very cheaply done, but nothing can prepare you for those jaw-dropping shows. The sets were one thing, but the fight scenes! I’ve never seen worse. Never. I did summer stock theater acting in my teens, and no rehearsal was as fake-looking as those. They shot past pathetic into something grimly amusing. On network telly! Considering what they broadcast, they couldn’t have done many retakes. I’m surprised they afforded the first.
Ed Wood’s production values were better.
The pacing was of course gla…..ci…..al. Still, the entire time Whoville has played with ideas far in advance of technology. And the show improved as tech did. The modern one is very enjoyable.