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« on: 14 Nov 2013, 04:35 »

50th Anniversary is coming very shortly and thought it might be OK to start a discussion about the show, both classic and current editions.

There was a mini-episode released in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary episodes that surprisingly stars the 8th Doctor and a group last seen in "The Brain of Morius" and answers a couple of unanswered questions that weren't addressed yet but still leaves things open for future exploration...

edit: bad link fixed. Never try to do two things at once...especially when you are copying/pasting links. :roll:
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #1 on: 14 Nov 2013, 11:43 »

Getting an error message for that Vid
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« Reply #2 on: 14 Nov 2013, 11:54 »

Getting an error message for that Vid

Me too actually, though I've seen it several times already.

Without spoiling anything I will say that its well worth the watch.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #3 on: 14 Nov 2013, 13:12 »

There are already two different Doctor Who threads
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« Reply #4 on: 14 Nov 2013, 15:30 »

Yeah, but at least one is about a specific season so we might as well just have a general one.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #5 on: 14 Nov 2013, 15:46 »

is there any reason not to just merge them all into one comprehensive thread?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #6 on: 14 Nov 2013, 17:50 »

Getting an error message for that Vid

Sorry, fixed it now.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #7 on: 14 Nov 2013, 17:51 »

There are already two different Doctor Who threads

Sorry, thought that was just about discussing the 12th...but if they were to be merged no big deal to me.
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« Reply #8 on: 14 Nov 2013, 18:19 »

There's no need to merge.
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« Reply #9 on: 15 Nov 2013, 11:10 »

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« Reply #10 on: 15 Nov 2013, 11:33 »

Wait, is it an actual thing to use periods instead of colons for time? (14.50 instead of 14:50)
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« Reply #11 on: 16 Nov 2013, 03:52 »

I always do. I have always assumed that the colons are an American thing, but actually I don't know if that's true.
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« Reply #12 on: 16 Nov 2013, 09:30 »

Colons for time and periods for money are an American thing.

GAH! The 50th anniversary is showing at a theater near where I live (they aren't showing it at very many of them where I live) and I can't wait to see it! I am stupid excited for John Hurt.
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« Reply #13 on: 17 Nov 2013, 06:13 »

Time and the punctuation thereof are irrelevant. Especially in a Dr. Who thread.
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« Reply #14 on: 17 Nov 2013, 12:49 »

I can't imagine anywhere where time would be more relevant.
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« Reply #15 on: 17 Nov 2013, 13:48 »

I can't imagine anywhere where time would be more relevant.

Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey thing, it goes into style then gets replaced by something more complicated then gets dropped altogether when English becomes the international and interstellar standard during the First Glorious Earth Empire  :-D
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« Reply #17 on: 18 Nov 2013, 04:37 »

I always do. I have always assumed that the colons are an American thing, but actually I don't know if that's true.

I've always used colons.  I don't have my copy of the Oxford Guide to Style (aka Hart's Rules) to hand; but Oxford University's style guide says this (which I had no idea of):

use either the 12- or 24-hour clock – not both in the same text. The 12-hour clock uses a full stop between the hour and minute; the 24-hour clock uses a colon
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« Reply #18 on: 18 Nov 2013, 11:04 »

Actually yes, that makes sense. I pretty much only use the 12 hour clock but I would, come to think of it, use a colon in the 24 hour one.
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« Reply #19 on: 18 Nov 2013, 20:43 »

The 24-hour clock isn't used much in the States (although I like it and my phone's clock uses it). Although speaking of full stop/period, I'm curious.

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« Reply #20 on: 19 Nov 2013, 00:29 »

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« Reply #21 on: 19 Nov 2013, 00:35 »

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« Reply #22 on: 19 Nov 2013, 00:51 »

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« Reply #24 on: 23 Nov 2013, 10:06 »

sitting in the tram on my way to the anniversary special. I'm excited. Also note that this is the first time that I get to see an episode right at the release.
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« Reply #25 on: 23 Nov 2013, 13:39 »

So fucking awesome!

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« Reply #26 on: 23 Nov 2013, 13:50 »

So fucking awesome!

Damn, Wiki contributors will have one hell of a night.

They can rewrite how the 8th and 9th came into being now, finally put a rest some of the Time War stuff.

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« Reply #27 on: 23 Nov 2013, 17:10 »

Did anyone manage to watch An Adventure in Time and Space? I heard it was pretty good.
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« Reply #29 on: 23 Nov 2013, 22:50 »

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« Reply #30 on: 24 Nov 2013, 03:52 »

It was good.  I haven't followed Dr Who regularly since the hiatus (though I've watched some odd episodes) - but having watched the original broadcast of the first episode, I felt honour-bound to watch the 50th anniversary one, and I was not disappointed.
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« Reply #31 on: 24 Nov 2013, 08:45 »

Did anyone manage to watch An Adventure in Time and Space? I heard it was pretty good.

Not so bad of a movie, this would have made a great miniseries though as it sped through the years pretty fast in the second half and didn't give much emphasis on the companions' lives outside three scenes.
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« Reply #32 on: 24 Nov 2013, 09:28 »

Now that the 50th has aired the BBC released this tongue in cheek parody webisode, written, directed, and starring Peter Davidson. Not sure if this is a joke about the media's pestering of them for the last year or if it was a true way of getting the
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« Reply #33 on: 25 Nov 2013, 15:56 »

Heading to the theater to see the special! WOO!

Edit: I loved it! Also there was a Sontaran special message about not using cell phones or recording devices and it was hilarious and I wish it would be shown before every movie ever from now on.
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« Reply #34 on: 26 Nov 2013, 05:59 »

This episode relit a fire of joyous youth in my heart, the same kind of geeked-out, childish excitement that I had when I saw Avengers Assemble the first time. Like all great, warm-hearted art, it didn't require me to have any real investment in the characters to understand the beauty and simplicity of something that just says 'look how fucking awesome it is that we have all these doctors in one place.'

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« Reply #35 on: 26 Nov 2013, 09:52 »

I don't think it was a body double - I think it was clever CGI? I didn't notice anyway. I liked the episode  but I didn't completely understand it. Then again I never do!
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« Reply #36 on: 26 Nov 2013, 11:06 »

I think there was too much CGI at the ending.

and not enough living Doctors made an appearance.

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« Reply #37 on: 26 Nov 2013, 11:45 »

I don't think it was a body double - I think it was clever CGI? I didn't notice anyway. I liked the episode  but I didn't completely understand it. Then again I never do!

It was CGI and from clips from the show mixed together.
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« Reply #38 on: 26 Nov 2013, 15:14 »

I still don't get why Eccleston couldn't take ten thousand quid to show up for fifteen seconds. (I don't know how much they offered him or if they even asked but yeah)
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« Reply #39 on: 26 Nov 2013, 16:26 »

apparently he met with moffat and considered coming back, but decided against it.

has it ever been stated definitively why he left after only one season? i'm wondering if he might have been fired & is still pissed about it.
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« Reply #40 on: 26 Nov 2013, 18:17 »

I'm pretty sure he just only wanted to do one season. He might have too busy with Thor 2 coming out. I know actors usually have to travel around a lot for promo stuff and maybe his schedule just didn't line up.

In my understanding, I thought Eccleston, while appreciative of his fans, did not want to be known for just being The Doctor. Which I completely understand, because Doctor Who is very different than anything I've ever seen him in. He's a very dramatic, serious actor and tends to play darker roles.

There are also other Doctors that are also still alive that didn't make an appearance, such as Sylvester McCoy (who might be busy with Hobbit related stuff). I would have expected to see more of them at the end during the thank yous from cast, but whatevs. I was pleased with how it ended, even if it was CGI.
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« Reply #41 on: 26 Nov 2013, 18:26 »

I still don't get why Eccleston couldn't take ten thousand quid to show up for fifteen seconds. (I don't know how much they offered him or if they even asked but yeah)

The same reason Tom Baker didn't show up in the 20th anniversary special "The Five Doctors"- he claims he has moved on from the part or something like that.

But think about it, if he really was involved the whole story would have been different. At least we know that they left it open that he could have appeared at any point if he changed his mind, but he didn't...
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« Reply #42 on: 26 Nov 2013, 20:35 »

Yeah, but you can also explain the older Doctors not appearing by "they've aged too much".
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« Reply #43 on: 26 Nov 2013, 22:05 »

Yeah, but you can also explain the older Doctors not appearing by "they've aged too much".

No, the aging is explained in a trick they used in the past: meeting your future self ages the younger self...it was used to explain why Patrick Troughton looked much older in The Two Doctors. Plus given the storyline, they weren't really needed in the special. It might have been nice to have them appear with new voiceovers for their old footage but that is about all they could really contribute to the special without drastically altering a carefully crafted story that spanned all seven previous seasons of the show.
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« Reply #44 on: 27 Nov 2013, 01:16 »

I believe there was some bad feeling between Christopher Ecclestone and the production team of the series he was in, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #45 on: 27 Nov 2013, 01:58 »

The gist of it from his own mouth was that he didn't enjoy the environment the actors and production staff had to put up with which was an issue with the BBC more than anything.  Given that they screwed up his announcement and led to the same uncertainty about the reason for leaving that is being discussed here he was proven right in his mind.

It was the BBC's own fault for giving him a three year contract like the others, they erred on the side of caution and lost a great actor for the series in the process.
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« Reply #46 on: 30 Nov 2013, 16:17 »

I think he's going to regret that eventually.


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« Reply #47 on: 01 Dec 2013, 21:04 »

wish there were events like that here in the USA.

for a fictional character...

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« Reply #48 on: 02 Dec 2013, 17:24 »

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