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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2014, 05:22:39 PM »
Series 8 full length season trailer:

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2014, 06:14:53 AM »
Ooooohhhhhh Yeeeaaaahhh!

Can't wait!

Jon Pertwee was my 'first Doctor', but I've liked them all - some more than others - but it's all good.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2014, 07:48:02 PM »
I was your first Doctor?

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2014, 08:11:26 PM »
Cute, but he went by 'Jon'.

It was too many years ago, but I was immediately hooked.  Between 'The Avengers' with the delectable Diana Rigg as Emma Peel and the debonair Patrick Macnee as John Steed and  the various Doctors of 'Doctor Who', I quickly became an Anglophile.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
I don't get BBC America on my cable package, so I'll have to wait for the DVD set. It's already up for pre-order on Amazon, but no release date is specified. Amazon UK has it listed as November.

But, the trailer confirms my theory about the Doctor's age. He was already 1200 years old when he landed in Christmas in "The Time of the Doctor." He sent Clara away in the TARDIS, and it took 300 years for it to return because she was clinging to the outside of it. The Doctor had visibly aged, but not too badly. When Tasha Lem returns Clara to the Doctor as he is about to die, his age has greatly advanced. He looks about 90. I had hypothesized that about 500 years had passed, making the Doctor now 2000 years old. In this trailer, the Doctor states he is now over 2000 years old! Where do I collect my non-prize?

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2014, 08:56:07 AM »
Ooooohhhhhh Yeeeaaaahhh!

Can't wait!

Jon Pertwee was my 'first Doctor', but I've liked them all - some more than others - but it's all good.

I can relate. The first Doctor Who I saw was DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS back in 1975...after a year or two of PBS broadcasts it disappeared only to return a few years later with the Tom Baker episodes. Been watching ever since.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2014, 12:58:24 PM »
In the story Time and the Rani, the newly regenerated 7th Doctor says he is 953 years old. The 9th says he is 900 years old. Who was lying? The 7th used his age as the code to a door, and guessed correctly since The Rani was the same age and used that number as the code for the lock.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2014, 11:49:32 PM »
In the story Time and the Rani, the newly regenerated 7th Doctor says he is 953 years old. The 9th says he is 900 years old. Who was lying? The 7th used his age as the code to a door, and guessed correctly since The Rani was the same age and used that number as the code for the lock.
In "The Day of the Doctor", the Tenth Doctor says he's 904. Eleven claims to be 1200, "...unless I'm lying, which I could be, because I'm so old now I sometimes forget just how old I am." There seem to be some continuity errors between the original series and the new series. For instance...where's The Valyard?

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2014, 09:32:59 AM »
Eleven's claims to be over a thousand is probably accurate, more accurate than 10's..the War Doctor incarnation was around for several centuries before he became Eccleston..the Doctor was already well over 900 years old by then. Eleven spent a few hundred years(by his reckoning) between the events of THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT and WEDDING OF RIVER SONG. Add to this the fact that he spent hundreds of years defending Trenzalore during the events of TIME OF THE DOCTOR and this would put him at well over 1200 years old easily. Capaldi's Doctor claiming to be over 2000 could very well be accurate.

As for the Valyard, he was an amalgamation(or shade) of the Doctor's darker nature, not an actual incarnation. This is why he wanted the remaining regenerations at the time he encountered the Colin Baker Doctor., he had no real lives of his own and the corrupt Time Lord council at the time had promised him the Doctor's if he destroyed him after he uncovered the scandal of Ravalox(Earth). The Valyard has been mentioned a couple of times in the new series, usually in conjunction with what the Doctor may become if left unchecked by his companions.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2014, 10:31:42 PM »
I never understood why the Time Lords would have given the Valyard lives at all. He was much more dangerous than The Master. He was insane, but The Valyard would have been pure evil genius.

I know the entire ending to the season had to be created overnight when Saward withdrew his rewrite of the Robert Holmes script. JNT had to brief Pip and Jane about episode 13 with a Lawyer in the room. The original ending had The Doctor and Valyard tumbling through space in a "will they survive" cliffhanger.




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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2014, 10:43:48 PM »
Yeah, they really treated Colin Baker rather shabbily when it came to releasing him from his contract. Yet, he adores "Doctor Who" to this day, and says Eccleston was the way he wanted to play the Sixth Doctor: dark clothes, no goofy affectations, just sort of blend into the crowd. I've noticed that the current production team always seems to make sure Colin Baker's Doctor is included whenever they show footage of past Doctors. Was really glad to see Paul McGann (#8) back for "Night of the Doctor", too.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2014, 08:36:18 AM »
Christopher Eccleston has been my favorite of the Doctors since the show was revived. I wished he had stayed at least one more season..I enjoyed stories from Tennant's run and far less of Smith's. Hoping Capaldi brings back some of the seriousness to the role that Eccleston showed.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2014, 08:34:54 PM »
Christopher Eccleston has been my favorite of the Doctors since the show was revived. I wished he had stayed at least one more season..I enjoyed stories from Tennant's run and far less of Smith's. Hoping Capaldi brings back some of the seriousness to the role that Eccleston showed.
Capaldi's Doctor looks like he's going to be pretty serious. He's on a mission to correct his "many mistakes" of the past, it seems. Even Clara seems uncertain about him...which is good!

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2014, 08:08:49 AM »
It's almost time..

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2014, 10:31:25 PM »
Got my ticket for the theatrical broadcast on August 25.

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