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  • Clarification to the broadcast dates of "An Unearthly Child"

    In my “Cave of Skulls” post, I mentioned that (due to both the Kennedy assassination the day before and a widespread power outage on 23 November, the day it first aired) “AUC” was reshown on 30 November. It had been my understanding that this caused a delay in transmission of the second episode, but my research for last night’s review claimed that “The Cave of Skulls” was also first aired on 30 November. My curiosity was piqued; was the “repeat transmission” story just old fannish myth? So I did a bit of checking and discovered both stories were correct. The first episode was repeated on 30 November…with the second episode immediately following! It’s not clear to me whether “An Unearthly Child” was shown at an earlier time with the second episode in the regular timeslot or whether “Cave of Skulls” was aired quite late, but…I think I’m going to let that one go.

    While I have all five of you who read this blog here, I do have a question. Ketina and I would find some feedback about our episode postings very informative. What do you like about them? What don’t you like? Would you like to see more information about the production or the story? Would you like a different format? (My section is a bit more free-flow than I’d like right now, so I’d certainly appreciate any ideas you have.) Do you like that we seperate our sections or should we integrate things more? Essentially, what do you like or dislike and what might you like to see? I await any comments with baited breath. Until next time, I remain