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2011-11-23 02:40:47 PM  
This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.
 
2011-11-23 02:52:30 PM  

RocketRod: This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.


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2011-11-23 02:54:51 PM  
This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.

No problem.

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2011-11-23 02:56:28 PM  
:D
 
2011-11-23 02:57:26 PM  

Sarcastica75: RocketRod: This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.

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I declare this thread OVER!
 
2011-11-23 02:57:58 PM  

RocketRod: This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.


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2011-11-23 02:58:02 PM  
I love the First Doctor. He's such a dick. It's too bad more of Hartnell's episodes didn't survive the BBC's short sightedness.
 
2011-11-23 02:59:01 PM  
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/got season 6 on DVD from Best Buy yesterday for under 40 bucks. Thanks for the pricing screw-up, guys!
 
2011-11-23 02:59:12 PM  
Yeah BUT...
Mystery Science Theater is 23 tomorrow. Join us. Joooooooin uuuuuussssss!
 
2011-11-23 02:59:40 PM  
www.radioclashblog.com
 
2011-11-23 02:59:45 PM  
The programme is the "most successful" science fiction series of all time, in terms of its overall broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, iTunes traffic, and downloads.

Really surprised about that, thought that Star Trek, TOS and or Next Gen would have beaten Doctor Who by a ton in those categories.
 
2011-11-23 03:01:06 PM  
Pish. What's 48 years to a Time Lord?
 
2011-11-23 03:03:31 PM  

Snapper Carr: I love the First Doctor. He's such a dick. It's too bad more of Hartnell's episodes didn't survive the BBC's short sightedness.


Plenty of Hartnell's episodes survived, expecially compared with Troughton's run.

A Third of Hartnell's serials, 9 out of 27, mostly from the third season, are missing.

Compared to Troughton's run, in which almost everything from his first two seasons is missing, leaving only 6 fully intact serials out of 22, and a couple more serials that are close enough to complete that they can be restored for home video with animation and audio soundtrack recordings.
 
2011-11-23 03:03:38 PM  
Link (new window) PNSFW
 
2011-11-23 03:05:34 PM  
greywulf.net
 
2011-11-23 03:09:05 PM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: The programme is the "most successful" science fiction series of all time, in terms of its overall broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, iTunes traffic, and downloads.

Really surprised about that, thought that Star Trek, TOS and or Next Gen would have beaten Doctor Who by a ton in those categories.


Never underestimate how much the Brits love a oddly dressed braniac with a penchant for saving the world.

Seriously though, if you look at how long the show was on between first airing and when it was finally, officially "cancelled" the first time it beats anything else out there by a huge margin. It wouldn't have been on that long if it wasn't so amazingly successful.
 
Ab3
2011-11-23 03:14:29 PM  
Doctor Who is my favorite show ever... it means the world to me.

But I am worried about the movie they are planning...

I am even more worried that there is an online petition to cast Justin Bieber in the role of the Doctor for the film... (new window)

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2011-11-23 03:14:52 PM  
Inspector Spacetime had waaaaaaaay sexier companions!
 
2011-11-23 03:15:40 PM  
Susan had a nice rack.
 
2011-11-23 03:17:19 PM  
48 YEARS? I suddenly feel ancient. The same week Aldous Huxley died. And, oh yeah, Kennedy too.
 
2011-11-23 03:19:58 PM  

PhotoCindy: [greywulf.net image 468x577]



Nom nom nom nom nom.....


Had no idea this series premiered one day after JFK's untimely demise until now.
 
2011-11-23 03:22:53 PM  
In before people whine about how Matt Smith is in no way as super-awesomely awesome as David Tennent was...
 
2011-11-23 03:23:34 PM  
The only reason I can put up with the idea of having very few episodes next year is the kick-ass hope and possibility of having one really big, remembering-it-20-years-later, episode or miniseries or movie or whatever for the 50th anniversary in 2014.

Seriously, I can forgive and forget almost anything, including Doctor Who withdrawals, if it means that money, time, effort is being put forth to provide fans with a 50th that they will never forget.

/looking forward to it
//wishes I had a TARDIS to go see it now
///then again and again and again and again...
 
2011-11-23 03:25:06 PM  
ZMugg


which one of those is supposed to be sara jane smith
 
2011-11-23 03:25:49 PM  

Sarcastica75: RocketRod: This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.

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He's making a "Not sure if serious" face. How modest of him.

Ab3: Doctor Who is my favorite show ever... it means the world to me.

But I am worried about the movie they are planning...

I am even more worried that there is an online petition to cast Justin Bieber in the role of the Doctor for the film... (new window)

[images.postling.com image 400x423]


Better they cast him as Susan.
 
2011-11-23 03:27:02 PM  

aearra: 48 YEARS? I suddenly feel ancient. The same week Aldous Huxley died. And, oh yeah, Kennedy too.


IIRC, The first episode was delayed a few minutes for Assassination coverage.

It was that, and black-outs that led the BBC to replay the episode again the next week to allow people to try the series out.
 
2011-11-23 03:27:40 PM  
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2011-11-23 03:28:55 PM  
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2011-11-23 03:31:57 PM  

Fiction Fan: ZMugg


which one of those is supposed to be sara jane smith


The left-handed, lesbian, midget, albino Eskimo.
 
2011-11-23 03:33:40 PM  
Fark you Robert Mugabe for holding onto those lost episodes.
 
2011-11-23 03:48:19 PM  
Today marks the 48th Anniversary of Doctor Who. So here is where it all started

Britain?

/Stupid Subby the whole English.
 
2011-11-23 03:59:32 PM  

Fiction Fan: ZMugg


which one of those is supposed to be sara jane smith


Top row, third from the right. Between Jo Grant and Leela.
 
2011-11-23 04:00:28 PM  
I finally got into watching Dr. Who when my cable company got BBC America last summer just in time for the start of the latest series. Later I found the newer series' with the 9th-11th Doctors and some old ones on Netflix streaming from the 70s or 80s. I knew going in the quality/special effects for those older shows wouldn't be as good as the newer series but figured it would be like younger people finding the original Star Trek after growing up on Next Generation or Voyager. Nope.

Maybe I just haven't found the right episodes but my goodness those old shows were slow and boring. I couldn't watch them after 20 minutes. I assume that there are better episodes from the 60s and 70s lost or not streaming out there? Maybe on YouTube (where I haven't looked before today)?
 
2011-11-23 04:01:36 PM  

ZMugg: Fiction Fan: ZMugg


which one of those is supposed to be sara jane smith

Top row, third from the right. Between Jo Grant and Leela.


Would've thought it would be obvious enough from the haircut...
 
2011-11-23 04:17:11 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img819.imageshack.us image 639x960]


:: Deeep sigh, eyes go big and shiny, cartoon hearts start floating up from my head ::
 
2011-11-23 04:29:48 PM  
This thread needs more Rory and less Bieber.
 
2011-11-23 05:05:25 PM  

ZMugg: Fiction Fan: ZMugg


which one of those is supposed to be sara jane smith

Top row, third from the right. Between Jo Grant and Leela.


Chronological, if that's a hint, up to Rose Tyler.

(I think they even include the McGann Companion)

/excellent picture!
 
2011-11-23 05:14:02 PM  

ZMugg: RocketRod: This thread begs for pics of the Doctor's hot companions over the years.

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don't forget about the other one.

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Linky if image breaks (new window)
 
2011-11-23 05:39:35 PM  

Ab3: Doctor Who is my favorite show ever... it means the world to me.

But I am worried about the movie they are planning...

I am even more worried that there is an online petition to cast Justin Bieber in the role of the Doctor for the film... (new window)

[images.postling.com image 400x423]


What?

WHAT?

...

What.

/Haven't seen a Doctor yet that I disliked, but Tennant is still my favorite.
//But seriously, WHAT. Is there a way to, you know, anti-sign that petition? Or perhaps introduce it to a source of antimatter?
 
2011-11-23 05:40:21 PM  
I'd recommend to all fans of Doctor Who to check out the original unaired pilot. The tone was a bit darker. Instead of Susan wrestling with her grandfather over the controls and knocking them into the past, it was Ian and the Doctor getting into almost a fistfight. And when the TARDIS activated, it made weird musical notes, not the familiar growl. Also, Susan was a lot more of a space-cadet in the original. And interestingly, the Doctor and Susan claimed to be from the year 5000 or something like that, and not aliens. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if the original pilot had been picked up, and not reshot.
 
2011-11-23 05:47:52 PM  
I hate the revamp show so very much. In adding special effects, they lost the goofy heart.
 
2011-11-23 05:58:15 PM  
My word, I remember that episode. I saw it when it was broadcast. The original series varied between trips to the past (which were boring) and trips to the future. My memory isn't what it was, but I think the first trip to the future involved the Daleks. If I'm wrong, let me know - I won't mind.

Never liked Troughton - he seemed to be vaguely embarrassed by the whole thing.

Favourite partner? I rather liked the one played by Mary Tamm.
 
2011-11-23 06:00:36 PM  

Tillmaster: My word, I remember that episode. I saw it when it was broadcast. The original series varied between trips to the past (which were boring) and trips to the future. My memory isn't what it was, but I think the first trip to the future involved the Daleks. If I'm wrong, let me know - I won't mind.

Never liked Troughton - he seemed to be vaguely embarrassed by the whole thing.

Favourite partner? I rather liked the one played by Mary Tamm.


It did. According to Chesterton! (as the Doctor referred to him) they functioned by the static electricity traveling through the floor. Then he climbed inside one and drove it around.

/spent a few months collecting every episode, even the ones that no longer exist. Internet is a magical place.
 
2011-11-23 06:04:14 PM  

Tillmaster: Never liked Troughton - he seemed to be vaguely embarrassed by the whole thing.


The man died while attending a sci-fi convention. He loved being the Doctor. And he was awesome.

Vacation Bible School: Internet is a magical place


There are farkers that have magical HDDs full of every episode.

damageddude: I assume that there are better episodes from the 60s and 70s lost or not streaming out there?


They're all slow. Some of them are still spectacular, mind you, but they're all slow. They work best if you watch them in a way similar to how they aired- one episode at a time.
 
2011-11-23 06:10:23 PM  

t3knomanser: Tillmaster: Never liked Troughton - he seemed to be vaguely embarrassed by the whole thing.

The man died while attending a sci-fi convention. He loved being the Doctor. And he was awesome.

Vacation Bible School: Internet is a magical place

There are farkers that have magical HDDs full of every episode.

damageddude: I assume that there are better episodes from the 60s and 70s lost or not streaming out there?

They're all slow. Some of them are still spectacular, mind you, but they're all slow. They work best if you watch them in a way similar to how they aired- one episode at a time.


Definitely.

I can do two 25 minute episodes in a row before needing a break. That's roughly equal to one modern Who episode.

/And in one Colin Baker season, the episodes were double length anyway.
//And yes, Troughton was one of the best, Doctors, but lack of surviving episodes means he doesn't get the recognition of later Doctors.
 
2011-11-23 06:14:48 PM  
Here's my cool story, sis:

I was at a huge Doctor Who convention in Chicago in the early 80s. I was a wee little pre-teen TheHopeDiamond then! Anyway, while running around the hotel like an over-excited preteen geek girl (which I was), I rounded a corner and slammed face-to-chest with Mark Strickson.

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(Damn near broke my nose) He helped me up, while all the older geek girls seethed in jealousy. I thought it was pretty funny, if hugely embarrassing.

Fast forward two years. I am at the same hotel for another massive Doctor Who convention, While on the escalator (not acting like a geek for a change) something happened behind me to send everyone staggering forward. I finally stopped, POW face-to-chest with.

i2.listal.com

His look of befuddled confusion got downright precious when I said, "Yep, it's me again." In a perfect Hollywood world, we'd be married. Alas ...


/ Hey! Maybe I need to start attending conventions again ... !
 
2011-11-23 06:33:27 PM  

damageddude: I finally got into watching Dr. Who when my cable company got BBC America last summer just in time for the start of the latest series. Later I found the newer series' with the 9th-11th Doctors and some old ones on Netflix streaming from the 70s or 80s. I knew going in the quality/special effects for those older shows wouldn't be as good as the newer series but figured it would be like younger people finding the original Star Trek after growing up on Next Generation or Voyager. Nope.

Maybe I just haven't found the right episodes but my goodness those old shows were slow and boring. I couldn't watch them after 20 minutes. I assume that there are better episodes from the 60s and 70s lost or not streaming out there? Maybe on YouTube (where I haven't looked before today)?


Back in the day we took our sci-fi tv any way we could get it and we loved it. I remember another show that came on pbs either right before or after The Doctor called The Tripods, I loved Doctor Who back then but the Tripods was boring as hell, there were these big tripods towering over the trees, I seem to remember an arm coming out of one reaching down inside a house grabbing people but that hardly ever happened, what I do remember is sometimes the whole show would be about something else they wouldn't even mention the tripods it would be like a regular tv show that old people would watch, but every now and then there would be a long shot and you would see the tripods walking around slowly. It was boring but I still watched the hell out of it and we'd all climb a tree the next day and sit there and talk about it and Doctor Who
 
2011-11-23 06:56:53 PM  
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My favorite Doctor. Jon Pertwee.
 
2011-11-23 07:23:17 PM  

t3knomanser: There are farkers that have magical HDDs full of every episode.

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Yes, some of us do.
 
2011-11-23 07:26:32 PM  
Aha, this explains the urge to binge on watching the Doctor today.

TheHopeDiamond: I hate the revamp show so very much. In adding special effects, they lost the goofy heart.


I don't even notice special effects. They're just wallpaper.
 
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