A Conversation for Doctor Who Episode Guide: the 1960s

Episode Guide

Post 1

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

I know you've all worked hard to create this entry in the guide, and don't mean to be overly critical, but I feel that the finished guide entry for the Doctor Who Episode Guide is slightly over-edited. Presumably, the original idea behind the guide was to create something that people could access as a useful tool to assist with whatever subject they happened to be interested in at the time.
For instance, when I accessed this page I expected to see not only the title of the episode, but a description, however brief, of that episode's plotline. I suspect that others so doing would also expect the same.
To edit an episode guide further than that point merely creates an episode list.
Perhaps this entry should be re-named the `Doctor Who Episode List` and another slightly more informative page could become the `Episode Guide`?
Please don't think that I am in any way denigrating the hard work that has already been achieved, it's just that when it comes to editing something so popular as Doctor Who I feel it's very easy to lose sight of what you were trying to achieve in the first place and believe that may have happened here.


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Post 2

spook

I don't think this is over edited at all. I think it's just right. It is easy to read and understand, all the information is there, and if it was just an episode list then it would just have been one long list of episodes, and would not contain any of the information that is in this entry.

spooksmiley - aliensmile


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Post 3

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

Fair enough Spook, you have a point I suppose. It's down to personal preference at the end of the universe. I prefer to see an episode guide with a little more plot detail that's all.
Coincidentally, I've just been looking at some of the other Who related stuff using the search bar and came across a Babylon 5 episode guide currently under construction by Greebo T Cat ACE (Entry no. A687350). Although it's still being written, the format is exactly as I was hoping your episode guide would be when I first discovered it. Still, as I say, each to their own eh? Well done anyway by the way, Greebo too for that matter.


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Post 4

spook

I understand what you mean however what greebo is doing to me is a story guide, writing a bit about each story. I'm not sure if there is much dfference though.

I may also do a story guide, however, I have 3 main problems:

1. It's very long and would take me a while
2. I don't own all the epiodes
3. Not all of them excist anymore

Now you've mentioned it though, I may include a doctor who story guide in my doctor who university project on h2g2, however, I won't put it as one big thing, i will seperate it and do an analysis of each doctor and include each doctor's stories in that, maybe.

spooksmiley - aliensmile


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Post 5

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

Feel free to ask if you are in need of any info. I have quite an extensive collection of sci-fi videos & magazaines. My Doctor Who collection is particularly large; all the usual videos, plus Reeltime, BBV etc., Most New & Missing Adventure books, audio tapes, magazines and I think I may even have a copy of some scripts somewhere from the Troughton era, but sadly they're not missing episodes (and almost as sadly they're 'copies' of scripts).
In fact, when I look at what I have got here it's tempting to write a guide entry myself. I've been racking my brain to think how I can best contribute to the guide (I'm a relative newcomer to h2g2),and it could be that's one of my best options.
I must admit though, a Doctor Who 'story guide' would be a huge task... it's certainly a bit daunting for a newbie like me. Also, there seems to be quite a bit of Doctor Who coverage already, and it comes down to whether it's better to be comprehensive about existing coverage or expand the subject range. I did think about doing an Avengers guide, but I see there is one under review already. Maybe I should do a Tenchi Muyo guide, or cover something like Dark Season, Century Falls etc.
Oh dear, it's going to be a long summer...


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Post 6

spook

u can write about anything u want here on h2g2. i'll do the doctor who story guide, but i may ask u for some information if i need it if that's ok.

spooksmiley - aliensmile


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Post 7

GTBacchus

Hello Radox, welcome to h2g2! smiley - ok Hi, Spooksmiley - aliensmile, howzitgoin?

I'm still lined up to Sub the Doctor Who Uni Project right? Is that still in the pipeline? I wonder, Spook, whether you were planning to write all the entries for it, or to enlist the help of some of h2g2's other knowledgable fans...

GTB


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Post 8

spook

I’m probably gonna write most of it myself, however, i’m willing to except anything from anybody, and, if i haven’t already, i’m gonna request the help of the members of the h2g2 doctor who group, but if i get no response, then it’ll just be me.

spooksmiley - aliensmile


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Post 9

Meddling Jackanapes

Yes. Extra information would be helpful. I mean....there is absolutely NOTHING on the internet about Doctor Who. Nor have there ever been any comprehensive books published, and there is certainly a gap in the market for an informative monthly magazine.


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Post 10

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

I think perhaps you are missing the point of the H2G2 site. Namely to be a guide to life, the universe and everything. Within that idealistic framework, all Doctor Who information (and for that matter every other guide entry) should therefore be treated with the respect due to a work that will one day be the casual reader's first encounter with all such facts, as the more information that goes into the guide, the more people will turn to it as their primary information source.
Perhaps you don't believe that the guide will ever achieve that level of respect. Think again. As the guide becomes more informative, more people will be tempted to join up as researchers etc., and the knowledge base within H2G2 will become a truly respectable entity.Why bother to surf the net for information if it's all here on just one site owned by the BBC? H2G2 is the future of the internet... shame about the colour.


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Post 11

GTBacchus

"...shame about the colour."

Which skin are you using?


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Post 12

RadoxTheGreen - Retired

Does it matter? No, seriously, that reference was to Brunel but to be honest I find that after forcing myself to keep it on sceen for a while it's beginning to grow on me(not in the literal sense of course). Alabaster I find preferable for reading long threads in - it's easier on the eye, but it's such a pain to keep switching preferences that I don't bother. I have noticed though that since switching to Brunel I dont visit H2G2 as much as before. As for Classic Goo, it looks like something the cat brought up! No way could I write with that on screen.smiley - yuk


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