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Metdude
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« on: 11-23-2003 12:25 »

It's now officialy 40 years since Doctor Who first began. UK Gold have been doing a special weekend-long celebration and they're doing a pretty good job too. Much better then the BBC's pitiful efforts. A 5 minute bit on Blue Peter and a jaw-droppingly appaling sketch on Children In Need. Let's hope the documentary for next month is better.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #1 on: 11-23-2003 13:21 »

I heard something about a Cartoon version.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #2 on: 11-23-2003 13:57 »

who was your favorite Who? i always thought tom baker was the best.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 11-23-2003 18:05 »
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Tough one.  Either Jon Pertwee or Peter Davison.

I caught the lead in to Attack of the Cybermen on UK Gold.  Even 20 years older Nicola Bryant still looks cute!   love

[EDIT}Nurdy, there's a cartoon version that is/will be shown on the Internet.

But more importantly, there's a new series of Doctor WHo starting in 2005!!!  smile[/EDIT]
winna

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« Reply #4 on: 11-23-2003 18:15 »

I like Tom Baker best too... In fact I have a Tom Baker video collection somewhere here...  Aren't they starting a new Doctor Who (oh wait someone just said that)... What life will he be on, and who will be playing him?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #5 on: 11-23-2003 19:13 »
« Last Edit on: 11-23-2003 19:13 »

It's Time Lord, not timelord, darn it.

 
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...a jaw-droppingly appaling sketch on Children In Need.
Ah, Dimensions in Time.  "Pickled in time, like gherkins in a jar."  And those Spitting Image heads of Hartnell and Troughton.  You know, I'm one of the relatively few people in the world who's seen the "Big Ron" version of that, though I'm probably also one of the relatively few people in the world who even remembers it.
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 11-23-2003 19:51 »

They made a Dr. Who tv movie for Fox one time, I remember seeing it and thinking how weird yet I wanted to see it sooo bad and did.  I think they wasted a whole life for that tv movie....
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« Reply #7 on: 11-23-2003 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Metdude:
... a jaw-droppingly appaling sketch on Children In Need....

You expect something good from "Children in Need"? Children in need is an annoying event in my callendar now. Red Nose Day has the right approach, their Bi-Annual appeal means that it's not been over campaigned and i still try and tune in for it, it's organised much better too.

Dr. Who? I'm not old enough to remember him much, i can remember him and watching him, but i remember nothing about him or anything about the shows i've watched.

PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 11-23-2003 20:08 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
Aren't they starting a new Doctor Who (oh wait someone just said that)... What life will he be on, and who will be playing him?

Assuming they count Paul McGann (from the FOX TV movie) as the 8th Doctor, the 2005 Doctor will be the 9th.

Several candidates for the role are:

Alan Davies (the media's choice)
Antony Head (the fan's choice)
Eddie Izzard (Tom Baker's choice)
Bill Nighy (RTD's choice)
Richard E Grant (Appearing in the internet cartoon)
Stephen Fry (His name keeps coming up for some reason)
Sean Pertwee (son of Jon)

Tom Baker has also said that he'd like to play the Master...
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« Reply #9 on: 11-23-2003 21:00 »

just once i'd like to see a star as Who. not that we need to turn the series into a James Bond saga, but it  would be interesting to see and could be a real boon for the show. 
and how about companions? i always had a thing for Sarah Jane Smith.....(*insert tongue roll*) and who could forget the lovely Leela?   hmmmm?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 11-23-2003 21:05 »

I don't think a big star's such a good idea.  The new show needs to be finding it's audience, not puffing up the already bloated ego of some big name.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #11 on: 11-23-2003 21:20 »

well maybe not a "big"star.. how about Mr. Bean?
(just joking)
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #12 on: 11-23-2003 21:46 »

I've been watching the Doctor since 1978, and have only become more of a fan as the years went by.  Here's a tidbit for any Whovians around here, I'm gonna go check out the new Looney Toons movie, why you may ask?

Because:


So, I'm going to check it, and see if he's pulling my leg or not.

Favorite Doctor: Seventh, kicked butt like I thought a Time Lord shoud.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #13 on: 11-23-2003 22:03 »

Yeah, Sylvester McCoy's probably my third favourite.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #14 on: 11-23-2003 22:06 »

As for who should play the new Doctor, I really like Alan Davies.  He's got a quirky style about him, which is what the Doctor needs in my opinion.  Next choice would be Richard Grant.
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« Reply #15 on: 11-23-2003 22:56 »

Tom Baker as the Master... how odd.  Isn't the 9th life like the last or something?  And what life is the Master on now?  It's been awhile.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #16 on: 11-23-2003 23:13 »

The 13th is supposed to be the last.  The Master was on his last but he took over another body to keep on living.  But if you count the TV movie, he became a sort of liquid creature.  Anyway, I think they ought to just kill him off for good.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-24-2003 00:43 »

 
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The 13th is supposed to be the last. The Master was on his last but he took over another body to keep on living. But if you count the TV movie, he became a sort of liquid creature. Anyway, I think they ought to just kill him off for good.

However, in the 5 Doctors, the Time Lords did offer the Master a completely new set of lives, and he was on a borrowed body when they told him that.  And Doctor Who has played fast and loose with continutiy when it had to, they could probably give him a new body, and explain it away
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« Reply #18 on: 11-24-2003 00:59 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
They made a Dr. Who tv movie for Fox one time, I remember seeing it and thinking how weird yet I wanted to see it sooo bad and did.  I think they wasted a whole life for that tv movie....

I dont get why everyone Hates the Doctor Who movie. I liked it.
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« Reply #19 on: 11-24-2003 01:20 »

Yea I mean it wasn't the best WHO out there but it was better then some old episodes I have seen. Although I hated the Eye Of Harmony being on the T.A.R.D.I.S. But they did waste a life since they won't bring McGann back. So it would have to be on to #9.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-24-2003 01:49 »

I didn't say I hated it... I generally liked the movie... although it was like a whole series in about an hour and an half...
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« Reply #21 on: 11-24-2003 02:07 »

I say Rowin Atkinson should be the next Doctor.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 11-24-2003 09:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
The 13th is supposed to be the last.  The Master was on his last but he took over another body to keep on living.  But if you count the TV movie, he became a sort of liquid creature.  Anyway, I think they ought to just kill him off for good.

Nah, you've GOT to have the Master!  But Eric Roberts was the worst possible choice to play him.  I cheered when he got eaten on South Park.  smile

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« Reply #23 on: 11-24-2003 12:38 »
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You can watch the online cartoon here, in case anybody was wondering. I need to see the next few installments before I can decide whether it's any good or not. The animation is pretty bad though. I guess you can't expect too much from an internet cartoon, but the faces don't show any emotion at all and it annoys me.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #24 on: 11-24-2003 14:51 »

*watches part one and gives up part way through*

Laughably bad.  The opening scene of the two guys watching the meteorite crash looks like it was animated by the South Park team.  And the title sequence looked more like Ghostbusters Extreme than Doctor Who.  puke
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« Reply #25 on: 11-24-2003 15:25 »

Hmmm. I'll check it out tommorow. PCC Fred isn't a true nerd so his opinion does not count.
Metdude
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« Reply #26 on: 11-24-2003 15:33 »

My favourite doctors are Pat Troughton and Jon Pertwee. I was watching the survivng episodes of The Faceless Ones and The Web Of Fear today due to BBC Video's new release. They're pretty good especially Web. It is as good as everyone says it is. Shame the other episodes don't exist.
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #27 on: 11-24-2003 17:01 »

Have to go for Pertwee as the best Doctor so far. I was a big fan back then, but I guess I’ve lapsed. As for the candidates to take over the role, I’d say Alan Davies would make a good job of it.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #28 on: 11-24-2003 17:13 »

Has anybody listened to Real Time on the BBC's site.  I've gotten through the first segment, and am going to listen to the rest over my Thanksgiving holiday.  What do you think of the new Cyberman designs?  Would you like to see that on the new episodes, or something closer to my favorites, the Earthshock style?

I was on my Trek board earlier today, and someone posted that Terry Nation's estate is in a definite argument with the BBC, to the point that they will not let the Daleks appear on the new Doctor Who series.  Any one know the reasons behind this?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #29 on: 11-24-2003 18:04 »
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PCC Fred isn't a true nerd

Phew!

With today's video release of odd episodes from several stories, the BBC have released EVERY existing Doctor Who episode.  That's almost 600 episodes over a period of 14 years!!!

*hugs his twelve year old copy of The Five Doctors and weeps*
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« Reply #30 on: 11-25-2003 03:43 »

 
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who was your favorite Who?

I like Tom Baker the best.  All of the other Doctors that I've seen were pretty good, but not as good as Tom Baker.

 
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and how about companions?

My favorite was always Romana.   love

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« Reply #31 on: 11-25-2003 05:34 »

BBC I have got a online new dr who series with Richard E Grant as the dr I was wondering does any one know if its any good?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #32 on: 11-25-2003 09:31 »

I've seen part of it and didn't like it, but you can judge for yourself by clicking here.

Nurdbot

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« Reply #33 on: 11-25-2003 09:53 »

Oh and Tom Baker was the best Doctor.
PIFLNJFC

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« Reply #34 on: 11-26-2003 10:57 »

thx pcc fred
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« Reply #35 on: 11-26-2003 11:04 »
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Personally ive only seen random episodes and when the BBC repeated them for a while, they Were amazing i loved them as a child and being my age i don't really remember them that much, also i ain't seen the anim,

having a 56k modem stops me cause i have Short intension span to wait for it to load   big grin

looking forward to the new Dr. Who but i don't think it will not be as good as the originals, but then i can't really judge cause i ain't seen all episodes of Dr. who   big grin

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PIFLNJFC

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« Reply #36 on: 11-26-2003 11:32 »

Thx for the n put flas can u remember what episoded u sore?
work those brain cells
FlasUrama

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« Reply #37 on: 11-26-2003 11:35 »
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Not really oh though it did have the daleks in it


work those Guns
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« Reply #38 on: 11-27-2003 08:07 »

 
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And Doctor Who has played fast and loose with continutiy when it had to, they could probably give him a new body, and explain it away

"Continuity" (in Doctor Who terms) is merely something that fans do to make themselves feel important.  Some have even made a career out of it    laff

"Leela, there's nothing wrong with anything."
PCC Fred

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« Reply #39 on: 11-27-2003 08:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Wonderbee31:
 However, in the 5 Doctors, the Time Lords did offer the Master a completely new set of lives, and he was on a borrowed body when they told him that.  And Doctor Who has played fast and loose with continutiy when it had to, they could probably give him a new body, and explain it away

The Doctor's saved the Time Lords on several occasions.  By now they must owe him a favour or two.
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