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RKMtwin
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Since: 1.3.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.67
I guess this news broke only twelve hours ago! If there was any doubt about BBC's dedication to Doctor Who, especially in its 40th anniversary year, let it get squashed NOW!

Click Here (news.bbc.co.uk)

Are there any Doctor Who fans out there? I KNOW there's gotta be! If so, it is truly an awesome day for us all!

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Since: 27.7.03
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Awesome! This is one of the best British shows ever produced(Next to Monty Python....of course).It'll be good to see the Tardis fly again and the Master menace the Doctor.One question should the Doctor be Sylvester McCoy(um is he still alive) or the guy from 1996's special on I believe it was Fox stations?

(edited by Melon' Head on 26.9.03 0855)
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Since: 16.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
Interesting, but sounds pretty vague so far. Wonder if they'll acknowledge the Fox movie -- if Paul McGann is even available -- or just retcon it away?



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Since: 11.9.02
From: Darkest Michigan

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I certainly hope that they'll use Mcgann. He's been active recording thsoe officially sanctioned DW audio dramas. With those, and the 8th doc's presence in the series of novels, it's not like fans have forgotten him since '96.


Of course, I'm not going to get too overjoyed until it's actually in production, with a cast, crew, and finished script. The Beeb have dropped the ball more than a few times since 1989, most notably in '93 for the 30th anniversary. If they really cared about the 40th anniversary, this thing would have gone into production two years ago. It seems to my admittedly cynical nature, that BBC has been stringing along fans since 1989 by saying, "It'll be back eventually, just hang on. . .Here it is! Oh, wait, no, it's not. Hang on some more!" and in the meantime soaking up the merchandising dollars (pounds, whatever).

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Since: 1.3.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
Well, a few things to note:

At Gallifreyone.com, there's a more in-depth story about Doctor Who's revival. Apparently, the controller of BBC One is a staunch Doctor Who supporter, and has been pushing to get the rights to create a Who project for the last two years.

Shem-- Also, as far as who the Doctor may be, the rumor going around is that either Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant (who will actually portray the NINTH Doctor in an internet broadcast on bbc.co.uk in November) or (I think his name is) Alan Davies, a British comedian, are in the running to play our favorite Time Lord.
Click Here (gallifreyone.com)

Bishoplaud, I feel you all the way, man. I mean, good grief! The Star Trek legacy has been able to live on in the present (albeit very VERY badly), Star Wars is still immensely popular, and newer series like Babylon 5 have been able to garner a solid base of fans. One would figure that the LONGEST running sci fi TV show of ALL TIME would have been back by now.

Let's hope BBC won't drop the ball again!

Oh, and Melon'Head, as far as I know, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy (the fourth thru seventh Doctors, respectfully) are all still, fortunately, alive.



(edited by RKMtwin on 26.9.03 1215)

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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
Alan Davies would be an interesting choice, but Richard E. Grant would fucking rock as the Doctor. "I demand some BOOZE!" "You've had ENOUGH, Doctor!" Heh.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Bah. I want Rowan Atkinson or Joanna Lumley again.



(edited by vsp on 27.9.03 0518)


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Since: 2.1.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

As I said elsewhere on the net, I'd love to see:

Stephen Fry as the Doctor and Hugh Laurie as his companion.

Branauch as the Doctor and Emma Thompson as his companion.

Colin Firth as the Doctor and hundreds of adoring females as his companions.




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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
I think it's a real shame they cut the show off as McCoy was hitting his stride.

Tom Baker is definitely my favorite of the bunch (as well he SHOULD be!) - but McCoy was really giving us a good feel as the "Doctor", and I'm greatly disappointed that it took so long to get it back.

Now I can only hope they don't completely alter what the show was about by changing things too drastically. No NEW AND IMPROVED super tardis' please. No ULTRA POWERFUL Cybermen.

I simply enjoyed the evolution of things slowly. From watching the Daleks go from creatures who stun (and kill you later if you piss them off twice), to heartless machines using bullets...later lazers...and later being able to climb stairs - proving they could adapt. I just don't want to tune in and see 9000 new features to these machines.

I have faith they'll stay true to the purist form while making the subtle changes to keep it fresh today.



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Recently here in Denver, KBDI Channel 12, the second, more independent public TV station in town, just finished running the McCoy seasons. It had been quite a few years since I saw those episodes and I was absolutley SHOCKED at how excellent every single story was! If it wasn't for bad timing, a BBC controller who didn't like Doctor Who, and the fact that the Sylvester McCoy era was so ahead of its time, I bet Doctor Who would have run quite a few more years.

Oh, and cfgb, count me as another who likes Tom Baker the most of all the Doctors. If you and other 4th Doctor fans want to check out something that's sure to make you laugh HARD, check this out!
Click Here (bbc.co.uk)

Man, it STILL hasn't sunk in that Doctor Who is coming back!!! WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!



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Since: 2.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

I loved Who as a teenager, but I wonder if "time hasn't passed it by," since it's built on decent writing and cardboard BBC sets and filmed in quarries.

Does Dr Who lose some of its luster if it's made now with state of the art SFX?

I was thinking the same yesterday, when watching the Hitchhiker's DVD and the making of footage.




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Since: 11.9.02
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I think DW could work in the 21st century, but it has the huge job of attracting new viewers while acknowledging a 40 year history that many of those new viewers might not know exist (at least in the US). The 1996 movie did an okay job IMO, but slipped into some pretty nonsensical territory (the whole "I'm half human" thing) and suffered from at times incomprehensible plotting. For me, DW always was at its best when the story was strong enough that the visual effects didn't matter or weren't needed at all, such as most of the early Tom Baker stories, Ghostlight, Curse of Fenric, and the like.


So, to finally answer Odessasteps' question, no--I don't thing it necessarily has to lose its luster in this modern age. However, I think it certainly will if the producers and writers aren't careful.


And I do agree with RKMtwin that McCoy's era was great and badly under-rated at the time. Although, I think there are some real klunkers in there (Silver Nemesis, Time and the Rani). When Andrew Cartmel came on as Script Editor in '87, it was the first time since 1980 that someone wanted to take DW in a new direction and I think it really paid off. The plans for what they would have done if the show wasn't cancelled were pretty cool.

Shem the Penman
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Since: 16.1.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
I agree -- McCoy is my favorite Doctor, even working off sucky scripts like "Paradise Towers" or "Delta and the Bannermen." Shame to think what he could've done with writing the quality of what it was back in the Tom Baker era.



"I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.

The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"

-- Bob Harris
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