Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Doctor Who in the Desert
Recently, I received a message about my post Doctor Who in Arabic from Jon at BroaDWcast, asking about the doctor Who shows I watched back when I lived in Saudi Arabia. The site is a guide to foreign airdates and worldwide transmissions of Doctor Who.
Well, turns out they have a heap of information there about when and where the good Doctor has been broadcast around the word over the last umpty-ump decades. A lot. I think part of it has to do with a search for the lost Doctor Who episodes. A while back, BBC deleted a heck of a lot of archival material - which included many old episodes. There is a hope that may someone, somewhere, stashed some tapes in a cupboard or something.
Anyway, Jon took my vague memories, tracked them back to a particular television station out of Qatar, and even had an episode list of what I most likely saw. FROM 1978 and 1979. WOW.
I do hope I gave him helpful information as well. The episodes were in black and white, dubbed over in Arabic, and subbed in English, which was weird - so who knows, maybe that will be useful? :)
Anyway, it was pretty fun exercise - and help me straighten out some fuzzy memories.
So let this be a lesson - if you have any odd things you've done or strange memories that no one else has - jot them down in a blog post. You never know when or how they might be useful.