Hmm...you've highlighted the sentence that I had already previously taken some exception with. Sega's (who I think we have established lives in Canada, not Bill Baggs) other points within his posted paragraph were at least a coherent argument of defence, but the wording that Doctor Who would have never continued to survive without mainly BBV is a little hard to believe. I will give credit that BBV often enhanced my experience of Doctor Who while the show was off the air, but I don't think that company's existence ever made the grade where BBC headquarters felt they needed it.
Indeed am Canadian, if anyone wants to verify, feel free to YouTube me lol.
I was referring to keeping interests and interests alive. While yes BBC did license novels and whatnot, actors dont get to reprise or keep flames alive themselves through those mediums, and who knows what the world of Who would have been like without companies like BBV. I don't mean they are the only company, but they definitely were the most prominent, and yes, MANY NuWho people and BF people got their starts with BBV, if not were there in the beginning. ... It does beg the question, would Doctor Who have maintained such a strong interest without these licenses and productions from companies like BBV? ... FUN FACT many people don't know, the only reason the Autons appear in Rose is because they had to get permission/license them from BBV.
That sounds like a out of body experience. Last time I checked the mirror, pretty sure I wasn't Bill.
It's called humour... which I thought you'd appreciate, as making the claim that BBV were the "main" company keeping Doctor Who alive during the wilderness years is obviously your own attempt at humour!
"FUN FACT many people don't know, the only reason the Autons appear in Rose is because they had to get permission/license them from BBV." Two things...
1. Source being whom? Bill Baggs, someone who has been shown to be a liar and cheat, who is hated by most people he worked with 2. The statement is wildly incorrect, simply due to the fact that Autons would have appeared because RTD or someone else in the creative team would have written it in. At most, BBV might have owned the rights and the BBC would have asked for them. BBV would haven't had any say in RTD pursuing the characters/alien race.
Anyways, my thoughts on BBV as a whole, is sure, BBV had a impact on the wilderness years, even if done in shady ways leading to Baggs being left behind by all, they sure as hell don't have any nowadays. I don't see that we need to care about Baggs anymore, and just leave him in the dust.
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