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2012-11-20 08:31:59 PM  
Woo Hoo Who!
 
2012-11-20 08:41:16 PM  
Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.
 
2012-11-20 08:44:39 PM  
WHAT?!

WHAT?!?!
 
2012-11-20 09:00:38 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


The last rumors were that Eccleston had finally softened his stance on returning, most likely because filming of Voltron vs. The Bionic Six vs. Jem had been delayed.

/I'll be really impressed if they can get the Bakers in there, and have them both looking relatively like their characters.
 
2012-11-20 09:18:30 PM  
Love to see Eccleston and McGann. Maybe even the regeneration from 8 to 9.
 
2012-11-20 10:31:43 PM  
I'm more interested in seeing Paul McGann make an appearance. It would be an absolute travesty if his only filmed portrayal of the Doctor was that awful Fox movie.
 
2012-11-20 10:35:44 PM  
Obviously, he didn't want to go...
 
2012-11-20 10:37:34 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.



If they got Pertwee, that really would be an accomplishment, seeing he's been dead for 16 years...
 
2012-11-20 10:47:21 PM  
ALLONS-Y!!!
 
2012-11-20 10:48:20 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-20 10:52:42 PM  
They could get all of the Doctors through Tupac-style shenanigans. They could even do a fake out. Have all the Doctors trapped somewhere. A bunch of the companions could have to solve whatever problem arises. Then the 10th Doctor shows up to help. Only, after everything is over and the Doctors are freed the 10th Doctor who helped him was the clone that went with Rose.

/Yes, I have thought about it
//Stop looking at me like that....
 
2012-11-20 10:54:09 PM  

DeathLemur: AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


If they got Pertwee, that really would be an accomplishment, seeing he's been dead for 16 years...


I was going to say something to that effect.

It's been tradition to bring back all the earlier Doctor Whos on the anniversaries, but in this case it would be silly to have twelve characters (of which three actors are dead). Getting a few would be entertaining however. Paul McGann is obvious. Peter Davison seems to be required, seeing as how he's Tennant's father-in-law now.
 
2012-11-20 10:57:04 PM  

Mr_Juche: the 10th Doctor who helped him was the clone that went with Rose.


I like it! 

/Another vote for McGann.
//Still love W&I
 
2012-11-20 11:03:04 PM  
Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.
 
2012-11-20 11:03:05 PM  
Or... subby could have linked the article from Bleeding Cool that Den of Geek was summarizing.
 
2012-11-20 11:06:53 PM  

Surool: Or... subby could have linked the article from Bleeding Cool that Den of Geek was summarizing.


This is Fark. We only link two summaries of Slashdot posts of Reddit threads talking about 2 month old articles.
 
2012-11-20 11:07:38 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


Considering how many years Pertwee has been dead, that would indeed be an accomplishment. A rather awkward one at that.
 
2012-11-20 11:21:35 PM  
This better not be for some lame-ass retrospective interview show with z-list comics and "media personalities" dropping their canned jokes against a green screen background in between clips. "Hey, let's see what Matt Mira has to say about Cybermen; it'll be a HOOT!"

But it probably will be.
 
2012-11-20 11:25:32 PM  

Lernaeus: This better not be for some lame-ass retrospective interview show with z-list comics and "media personalities" dropping their canned jokes against a green screen background in between clips. "Hey, let's see what Matt Mira has to say about Cybermen; it'll be a HOOT!"

But it probably will be.


I'd bet money on it.
 
2012-11-20 11:25:48 PM  

DeathLemur: AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


If they got Pertwee, that really would be an accomplishment, seeing he's been dead for 16 years...


Really? I have to do this?

media.skateboard.com.au
 
2012-11-20 11:30:15 PM  

Lernaeus: This better not be for some lame-ass retrospective interview show with z-list comics and "media personalities" dropping their canned jokes against a green screen background in between clips. "Hey, let's see what Matt Mira has to say about Cybermen; it'll be a HOOT!"

But it probably will be.


I hate that he has penetrated the culture enough to even be name dropped like this. Even insultingly. Please let him never be spoken of again.
 
2012-11-20 11:35:41 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


Finally, a chance to use this in a thread where people might get it

i.imgur.com

/I've been wasting it in the Politics tab lately
 
2012-11-20 11:37:11 PM  

Mr_Juche: They could get all of the Doctors through Tupac-style shenanigans. They could even do a fake out. Have all the Doctors trapped somewhere. A bunch of the companions could have to solve whatever problem arises. Then the 10th Doctor shows up to help. Only, after everything is over and the Doctors are freed the 10th Doctor who helped him was the clone that went with Rose.

/Yes, I have thought about it
//Stop looking at me like that....


i.imgur.com

i96.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-20 11:42:55 PM  

ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.


The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.
 
2012-11-20 11:43:02 PM  

Mr_Juche: Lernaeus: This better not be for some lame-ass retrospective interview show with z-list comics and "media personalities" dropping their canned jokes against a green screen background in between clips. "Hey, let's see what Matt Mira has to say about Cybermen; it'll be a HOOT!"

But it probably will be.

I hate that he has penetrated the culture enough to even be name dropped like this. Even insultingly. Please let him never be spoken of again.


It'll be the last time, I swear.

Unless that guy somehow escapes Hardwick's orbit and becomes his own thing, at which point I'm going scorched earth on dick-waving fanboy culture.
 
2012-11-20 11:59:57 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.


Easy enough to get around -- the time incident that brought them together has caused Baker to age.

As for Pertwee, I've heard his son looks exactly like him.
 
2012-11-21 12:00:15 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.


Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.
 
2012-11-21 12:00:20 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.

The last rumors were that Eccleston had finally softened his stance on returning, most likely because filming of Voltron vs. The Bionic Six vs. Jem had been delayed.

/I'll be really impressed if they can get the Bakers in there, and have them both looking relatively like their characters.


Eccleston seems to actually be getting his career back on track. He's got a big role in Thor 2.
 
2012-11-21 12:14:19 AM  
SQUEEE!
 
2012-11-21 12:16:36 AM  
It's my understanding that Eccleston disliked the behind-the-scenes crew during his tenure. (i.e. Russel T. Davies), it wouldn't surprise me to see his return.

/Though, in hindsight, I would say that the best chance for an Eleven + "previous incarnation" episode would have been The Rebel Flesh... rather than cloning the 11th Doctor, maybe they should have cloned a younger version of the First Doctor...
 
2012-11-21 12:28:34 AM  

The Loaf: /Though, in hindsight, I would say that the best chance for an Eleven + "previous incarnation" episode would have been The Rebel Flesh... rather than cloning the 11th Doctor, maybe they should have cloned a younger version of the First Doctor...


Ha.
There was a scene in that one where Flesh Doctor has his head in his hands, between his knees. Matt Smith's hair did a sort of front-facing spike thing due to gravity, and I thought for a second I was getting a 10 cameo.
Would have made sense there too, if 10's personality really wasn't ready to go, and could assert itself over the newer persona of 11.

That scene was a perfect excuse for any cameo, really. As was the one where 11 asked for an interface and ultimately ended up with himself.
 
2012-11-21 12:32:40 AM  
Wouldn't be complete without these two:
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doctorher.com
 
2012-11-21 12:38:46 AM  

Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.


I'm hard.

And any easy way to explaining the aging of the previous Doctors:
A) Ignore it, like they did on all the other X Doctor's episodes
B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.
 
2012-11-21 12:44:25 AM  
Matt Smith sucks.
 
2012-11-21 01:14:49 AM  
5 Doctors - McCoy to Smith, bring back Sophie Aldred (if not all the other living companions that aren't at risk of brain melting), and use the thing as a backdoor pilot for "The Continuing Adventures of Dorothy Gale McShane"
 
2012-11-21 01:31:54 AM  

Roook: WHAT?!

WHAT?!?!


...WHAT?!?!
 
2012-11-21 01:42:59 AM  

ShawnDoc: Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

I'm hard.

And any easy way to explaining the aging of the previous Doctors:
A) Ignore it, like they did on all the other X Doctor's episodes
B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.


C)The Ten clone regenerated backwards and aged, since he's only half Time Lord.

/One more vote for giving McGann a second chance
 
2012-11-21 02:33:58 AM  
I realize we have to limit the number of episodes that boil down to WHOOOOOAAAA HOLY SHIATBALLS CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY BROUGHT [Rose/a previous incarnation of the Doctor/some long-lost companion/that robot dog] BACK?!?!?!?. And I know that Tennant and Eccleston have other things they're doing now.

But it's a show about time travel. Why not the occasional episode starring a recently-previous Doctor? You'd turn on the TV expecting Matt Smith, the TARDIS would materialize on some random planet, and out comes... Christopher Eccleston. Well, why not? He did exist for a little while. Maybe we're seeing an episode about something that happened to him as foreshadowing for something that will happen to the current Doctor later in the season. It'd be fun, and you wouldn't even need to roll out some elaborate timey-wimey technobabble about how you can possibly be seeing the "wrong" doctor.

In other words, who says we have to watch the Doctor from the perspective of his personal timeline?

Although, as I type this out, I realize why they don't do it: most of the fun comes from the WTF moment of seeing the wrong guy, and internet spoilers would be impossible to avoid.

/cool suggestion bro
 
2012-11-21 02:53:03 AM  
Multiple doctors appearing together isn't unheard of. Tennant's even been involved in such an incident before. And there's even technically a tenth Donna-Doctor available... in an alternate dimension.
 
2012-11-21 03:55:44 AM  
Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

Oh, hellz, yes.
 
2012-11-21 04:12:56 AM  
My thought for some time has been to re-use old footage of the earlier Doctors, somewhat along the lines of Babelcolour's The Ten Doctors. Combine that with the technique used waay back in the early 1990s (and thus presumably affordable today) in Forest Gump to dub in new dialogue and have them interact with the current cast. 

Might only work for limited scenes, but it would let you have the original actor looking like they did when they originally played the part. Then all you'd have to do is fix their voice (Tom Baker sounds very different).

I'm of course assuming that CGI "youthening" of the actors is still prohibitively expensive, or at least too expensive to be convincing within budget.
 
2012-11-21 04:17:44 AM  
Also, Frazer Hines (Jamie from the 2nd Doctor era) does a pretty brilliant Pat Troughton impression, he or David Troughton could do the second Doctor's voice. There's an actor who voiced Hartnell for a recent animated reconstruction of Planet of Giants who does a pretty respectable job too...
 
2012-11-21 04:45:27 AM  

ShawnDoc: B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.


I don't think that'd work. 11 spent around 200 or so years in between the first time he dropped off Amy and Rory at the end of series 6, before The Wedding of River Song and his "death." He didn't appear to have aged a day. Unless you consider his eyes. You could read his age and weariness in his eyes, and that was a fantastic bit of acting.
 
2012-11-21 05:26:35 AM  
I've never gotten why Christopher Eccleston has been so adamant about his "I don't go back to the past" shtick when it comes to Doctor Who. Why the fark would the man take the role, somehow expecting that it would be proper or even possible to sever all ties to the role? Frankly it's a little insulting, and I think that mentality has something to do with the decline of his career in general over the years.

I love the guy's work, but sometimes he comes across as a bit of a dick in real life.
 
2012-11-21 05:28:45 AM  
The plot will have The Master abducting all of the incarnations and forcing them to play ookie cookie.
 
2012-11-21 05:39:43 AM  

OniExpress: I've never gotten why Christopher Eccleston has been so adamant about his "I don't go back to the past" shtick when it comes to Doctor Who. Why the fark would the man take the role, somehow expecting that it would be proper or even possible to sever all ties to the role? Frankly it's a little insulting, and I think that mentality has something to do with the decline of his career in general over the years.

I love the guy's work, but sometimes he comes across as a bit of a dick in real life.


A bit of it was that the show header's didn't think that the new show would take off and told him not to risk anything more than a 1 year contract. By the time the contract came to an end, he'd already signed to other work, but now Who was a hit. He was contractually obligated to leave and well, Davies was intent on gaying up the doctor anyway. I'd be bitter as all hell about it all too.
 
2012-11-21 05:59:45 AM  

gadian: A bit of it was that the show header's didn't think that the new show would take off and told him not to risk anything more than a 1 year contract. By the time the contract came to an end, he'd already signed to other work, but now Who was a hit. He was contractually obligated to leave and well, Davies was intent on gaying up the doctor anyway. I'd be bitter as all hell about it all too.


Meh to that. He knew that it was going to go one way or another, played it safe, and took other work. If he's bitter about not having taken the chance on a longer contract, he should say that he wishes that he'd had a longer contract or one that had a write-in for renewal. Stepping into interviews and talking about how you'd never go back because of some psudo-artistic reasoning is nonsense, whether it's what one actually thinks or is a backhanded way of being bitter. And, frankly, his career on paper isn't good enough that he can make statements like that and try to successfully hold to them as personal policy.

He's a good actor. It's annoying to see him shooting his career in the foot.
 
2012-11-21 06:13:43 AM  
I personally think the 50th anniversary would be a great time to show the Time War and the regeneration of 8 into 9. The Doctor's guilt burden from this has been a recurring theme throughout "New Who" but we've never actually seen it. Not sure how 10 would factor into this plan, though...
 
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2012-11-21 06:56:41 AM  

Valacirca: I'm more interested in seeing Paul McGann make an appearance. It would be an absolute travesty if his only filmed portrayal of the Doctor was that awful Fox movie.


I thought he could have been a fantastic Doctor with the right material. That movie was total dreck despite McGann.
 
2012-11-21 07:06:17 AM  
Ctrl f
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Only one mention? A lot of fail in this thread.
 
2012-11-21 08:18:01 AM  

Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.


1.bp.blogspot.com
My God... It's full of awesome!
 
2012-11-21 08:26:01 AM  

Surool: Or... subby could have linked the article from Bleeding Cool that Den of Geek was summarizing.



This is Fark afterall, linking to a blog referencing another blog, neither of which have any references to anything but rumors are exactly the "not news" this place is famous for.
 
2012-11-21 08:40:19 AM  
The problem with the doctors from the classic series being too old can be explained away in the same manner as the 'Time Crash' special I guess, but it's going to look far more sad than it did in 'The Five Doctors' or even that awful 'Dimensions In Time'. I say get them all in the special but cast them in totally different roles. Problem solved. Sadness averted. Yes, I know it won't happen but I like it.
 
2012-11-21 08:41:17 AM  
i'm not sure how i feel about some Doctors wearing crocs.
 
2012-11-21 08:42:00 AM  
images.doctorwhonews.net
 
2012-11-21 08:52:36 AM  
They should have Tennant play the Master in disguise.
 
2012-11-21 09:08:26 AM  
files.list.co.uk

Is it me, or maybe Tom Baker should play Jon Pertwee's doctor. Okay the voice might be a problem, but that TARDIS is always having accidents.
 
2012-11-21 09:09:46 AM  
images.doctorwhonews.net

For Tom Baker, you could always have his character pulled out of time during the events of The Leisure Hive. Unfortunately, that would mean you'd be stuck with the boring burgundy outfit and scarf.
 
2012-11-21 09:10:28 AM  
I really don't want to see the older Who actors (even Davison and McCoy) trotting around in their old Who costumes. The New Who actors (and McGann), still have their "look." There is no amount of makeup on the planet that can bring Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy back to their prior appearance.

I think just having them cameo in other roles or just have a documentary/interview special with them would be just fine. Have a show that brings about how McGann regenerated.

/there is a new emphasis on bringing McGann back on BigFinish and his turn to wearing/acting like Ecceleston's doctor more...bridge?
 
2012-11-21 09:18:50 AM  
I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary
 
2012-11-21 09:20:53 AM  
Eccleston won't do it because it would require acting in a production people might actually watch.
 
2012-11-21 09:34:56 AM  
I will be surprised if it's actually good... this season has been ass all around.. but the time amy and rory left i was PRAYING for them to be gone finally...
 
2012-11-21 09:46:55 AM  
But will Craig Ferguson be in it?
 
2012-11-21 09:54:39 AM  

BattleFrenchie28: But will Craig Ferguson be in it?


Blimey. It looks like something off of Doctor Who.

Thanks Dad.
 
2012-11-21 10:25:44 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary


Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).
 
905
2012-11-21 10:38:16 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I really don't want to see the older Who actors (even Davison and McCoy) trotting around in their old Who costumes. The New Who actors (and McGann), still have their "look." There is no amount of makeup on the planet that can bring Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy back to their prior appearance.

I think just having them cameo in other roles or just have a documentary/interview special with them would be just fine. Have a show that brings about how McGann regenerated.

/there is a new emphasis on bringing McGann back on BigFinish and his turn to wearing/acting like Ecceleston's doctor more...bridge?


Was just coming in to talk about Big Finish.

For those who haven't heard any of BF's Doctor Who range, you're in for a treat. All of the surviving classic era Doctors (including Tom Baker as of this past year) acting in full audio adventures. You'll find a long list of former companions (Leela, Romana I and II, Ace, Peri, Nyssa and a whole bunch of others) as well.

For McGann fans, he stars in a ton of his own stories. They don't cover actual Time War material (BF isn't licensed to cover any material introduced in the new BBC series, unfortunately), but you get a sense that his adventures are leading up to that.

In fact, some of the folks working for Big Finish also do work for the current TV series as well. Nick Briggs, for example, does a ton of voicework and production for BF as well as voicing the Daleks in the new series.

The other thing that BF does is to explore new territory. While they do have the classic enemies for the Doctor to face, they introduce new ones. He also has new companions that are unique to the Big Finish line. They aren't afraid to take us to new places and meet new folks along the way.

BF also has made some spinoffs from the DW line. The Jago & Litefoot (based on the classic characters from Talons of Weng Chiang) series is brilliant. Gallifrey focuses on President Romana and the Gallifreyan society thrust into turmoil. Dalek Empire was fun.

Link to BF.

Also, I'll chuck in my support for the return of Paul McGann for the 50th. Guy deserves a second chance on the TV.

No Eric Roberts though, I beg you.
 
2012-11-21 10:39:14 AM  
i.imgur.com

/there's a david tennant's teeth tumblr
 
2012-11-21 10:40:55 AM  

adammpower: i'm not sure how i feel about some Doctors wearing crocs.


Time Lords should NEVER wear Crocs. Only toddlers should, if ever.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I really don't want to see the older Who actors (even Davison and McCoy) trotting around in their old Who costumes. The New Who actors (and McGann), still have their "look." There is no amount of makeup on the planet that can bring Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy back to their prior appearance.

I think just having them cameo in other roles or just have a documentary/interview special with them would be just fine. Have a show that brings about how McGann regenerated.

Agreed. I always felt like McGann was a good actor/doctor and got the short end of the stick. I'd like to see an official flashback explaining his part of the timewar.
 
905
2012-11-21 10:43:15 AM  

Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).


Lalla is still very much alive. Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(
 
2012-11-21 10:45:27 AM  

Walt_Jizzney: adammpower: i'm not sure how i feel about some Doctors wearing crocs.

Time Lords should NEVER wear Crocs. Only toddlers should, if ever.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I really don't want to see the older Who actors (even Davison and McCoy) trotting around in their old Who costumes. The New Who actors (and McGann), still have their "look." There is no amount of makeup on the planet that can bring Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy back to their prior appearance.

I think just having them cameo in other roles or just have a documentary/interview special with them would be just fine. Have a show that brings about how McGann regenerated.

Agreed. I always felt like McGann was a good actor/doctor and got the short end of the stick. I'd like to see an official flashback explaining his part of the timewar.


I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.
 
2012-11-21 10:45:59 AM  

adammpower: images.doctorwhonews.net


Apparently only one TARDIS had Grecian 2000
 
2012-11-21 10:52:35 AM  

905: Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).

Lalla is still very much alive.


Oh ok then, my premise would still work. As in: River would tell Romana about the Time War and its ramifications as a way of seeing if Romana could change the course of the Time War itself and/or the ultimate fate of the Time Lords.

Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(

Yeah...*sigh* still haz a sad about both.
 
2012-11-21 11:03:20 AM  

yves0010: I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.


According to the Wikipedia entry on the Time War, it stated that the Time Lords involved in the War were given a new set of regenerations. So I'm not too sure about your theory; then again, when a Time Lord is given a new set of regenerations, do they have to willingly regenerate in order to restart the cycle? Or does the cycle start when they are going to die?
 
2012-11-21 11:38:49 AM  

Rwa2play: yves0010: I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.

According to the Wikipedia entry on the Time War, it stated that the Time Lords involved in the War were given a new set of regenerations. So I'm not too sure about your theory; then again, when a Time Lord is given a new set of regenerations, do they have to willingly regenerate in order to restart the cycle? Or does the cycle start when they are going to die?


My theory can still hold ground because he is still war born. Even if he was forced to regenerate like the 2nd Doctor. He would have regenerated because of the war. He was a solder and fought in the war. And we know it was he who had control of "the moment" due to The End of Time part 1 and 2 where we are given that information. He also talked about him being the one that killed all the Time Lords seen multiple times in the New Who series, notably the Fear me talk in The Doctor's Wife.
 
2012-11-21 11:50:26 AM  
I'd like to add another "Matt Smith sucks" to this conversation.

That is all. Carry on...
 
2012-11-21 11:57:36 AM  
The Doctor bringing in his other incarnations to fight the Time War would be epic, but that would require 8 & 9 primarily - unless it's about 11 going back to try to mitigate the damages done and releasing the 'good' timelords. He's made it very clear he's lonely for his own kind and is seeking anyone who may have gotten out of the time-lock like the Daleks did.

Or: The Valeyard. That is all.
 
2012-11-21 12:03:32 PM  

Mr_Juche: They could get all of the Doctors through Tupac-style shenanigans


i.imgur.com

Or R. Kelly shenanigans

/there's enough space for everyone
 
2012-11-21 12:09:59 PM  

905: Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).

Lalla is still very much alive. Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(


And the original Romana. I think that was where he got confused. She passed away earlier this year.
 
2012-11-21 12:19:26 PM  

Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).


She got better
 
2012-11-21 12:23:39 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: 905: Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).

Lalla is still very much alive. Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(

And the original Romana. I think that was where he got confused. She passed away earlier this year.


Yes, Mary Tamm, who remains poorly represented on the "hottest companion" lists.

/same with Janet Fielding
 
2012-11-21 12:27:56 PM  
I'm sorry. I am so sorry.
 
2012-11-21 12:29:00 PM  

Dimming: I'd like to add another "Matt Smith sucks" to this conversation.

That is all. Carry on...


Matt Smith doesn't suck. Matt Smith has been horribly underutilized in the two seasons he's appeared on The Amy Pond Show.

Maybe now we'll get a chance to see just what kind of a Doctor Matt Smith can be.
 
905
2012-11-21 12:39:17 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: 905: Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).

Lalla is still very much alive. Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(

And the original Romana. I think that was where he got confused. She passed away earlier this year.


Oh, you're absolutely right! Forgot Mary Tamm had passed away during this past summer.
 
2012-11-21 01:04:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Maybe now we'll get a chance to see just what kind of a Doctor Matt Smith can be.


He does the 'Old man in youthful body' SO very well. You look at him when nobody else is around and he looks ancient somehow.
 
2012-11-21 01:12:55 PM  

adammpower: i'm not sure how i feel about some Doctors wearing crocs.


Time Lords wear crocs now. Crocs are cool.
 
2012-11-21 01:27:22 PM  
I've got your next Doctor and companion right here.
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2012-11-21 01:43:08 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: 905: Rwa2play: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I will add that a plot could work: an enemy has managed to trap several Doctors through time and prevent them from regenerating, just forcing them to grow old over the centuries in a sort of never ending cycle. As a result, the current Doctor's incarnation weakens severely, enough that this enemy somewhat takes over. It becomes up to the 11th Doctor to free his past selves, forcing them to regenerate and send the energy back to him so he can deal with the threat.

/meh. Still prefer documentary

Can I add to that:

-- EVERYBODY comes back for this one including River, his "daughter" and...Captain Jack.
-- Sadly Lalla Ward passed away IIRC...part of my idea was River knowing about the Time War and telling Romana so that when she entered that period she would figure out a way to end the Time War. Something that would be dealt with at the end of the 50th Anniversary season. (Since there's no way you accurately represent the Time War itself, might as well give it a proper ending)
-- River regenerates at the end of the story (the how I'm still thinking about).

Lalla is still very much alive. Elisabeth Sladen passed recently as did the Brig. :(

And the original Romana. I think that was where he got confused. She passed away earlier this year.


Yep, my bad.
 
2012-11-21 01:45:19 PM  
It would be great to see Leela again. Has she aged well? Perhaps she has finally merged the Svr Team and the Tech?
 
2012-11-21 01:46:06 PM  

yves0010: Rwa2play: yves0010: I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.

According to the Wikipedia entry on the Time War, it stated that the Time Lords involved in the War were given a new set of regenerations. So I'm not too sure about your theory; then again, when a Time Lord is given a new set of regenerations, do they have to willingly regenerate in order to restart the cycle? Or does the cycle start when they are going to die?

My theory can still hold ground because he is still war born. Even if he was forced to regenerate like the 2nd Doctor. He would have regenerated because of the war. He was a solder and fought in the war. And we know it was he who had control of "the moment" due to The End of Time part 1 and 2 where we are given that information. He also talked about him being the one that killed all the Time Lords seen multiple times in the New Who series, notably the Fear me talk in The Doctor's Wife.


That does make sense.
 
2012-11-21 02:24:44 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: It would be great to see Leela again. Has she aged well? Perhaps she has finally merged the Svr Team and the Tech?


No. Louise Jameson was the "special guest" on Doc Martin last year. Add about 70 to 80 pounds.
 
2012-11-21 03:23:15 PM  

yves0010: Rwa2play: yves0010: I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.

According to the Wikipedia entry on the Time War, it stated that the Time Lords involved in the War were given a new set of regenerations. So I'm not too sure about your theory; then again, when a Time Lord is given a new set of regenerations, do they have to willingly regenerate in order to restart the cycle? Or does the cycle start when they are going to die?

My theory can still hold ground because he is still war born. Even if he was forced to regenerate like the 2nd Doctor. He would have regenerated because of the war. He was a solder and fought in the war. And we know it was he who had control of "the moment" due to The End of Time part 1 and 2 where we are given that information. He also talked about him being the one that killed all the Time Lords seen multiple times in the New Who series, notably the Fear me talk in The Doctor's Wife.


I'll nerd out here for a moment and join your conversation. Since we know that he regenerated into 9 either at or near the end of the Time War since he got his first look at himself during the episode,"Rose." We know that Time Lords are more or less indestructible when regenerating as well so one could assume that 8 used this fact as his ace in the hole. He could have mortally wounded himself prior to using The Moment so he could simultaneously regenerate himself right back into existence while everybody else perished.

I'm speculating of course but that's what one does while they're in the toilet.
 
2012-11-21 03:28:30 PM  

there4igraham: yves0010: Rwa2play: yves0010: I always pictured he was fighting during the Time War and was "killed." Regenerating into the 9th Doctor, making sense that the 9th Doctor was war born and had did not mind killing people. Seeing that the Doctor was the one that ended the Time War by using "The Moment" and committing genocide of two races.

According to the Wikipedia entry on the Time War, it stated that the Time Lords involved in the War were given a new set of regenerations. So I'm not too sure about your theory; then again, when a Time Lord is given a new set of regenerations, do they have to willingly regenerate in order to restart the cycle? Or does the cycle start when they are going to die?

My theory can still hold ground because he is still war born. Even if he was forced to regenerate like the 2nd Doctor. He would have regenerated because of the war. He was a solder and fought in the war. And we know it was he who had control of "the moment" due to The End of Time part 1 and 2 where we are given that information. He also talked about him being the one that killed all the Time Lords seen multiple times in the New Who series, notably the Fear me talk in The Doctor's Wife.

I'll nerd out here for a moment and join your conversation. Since we know that he regenerated into 9 either at or near the end of the Time War since he got his first look at himself during the episode,"Rose." We know that Time Lords are more or less indestructible when regenerating as well so one could assume that 8 used this fact as his ace in the hole. He could have mortally wounded himself prior to using The Moment so he could simultaneously regenerate himself right back into existence while everybody else perished.

I'm speculating of course but that's what one does while they're in the toilet.


It's been pretty well established that the opposite is true: if you interrupt a Time Lord's regeneration, it finishes them off. I think this concept came about in the switch from Baker to Davison.
 
2012-11-21 03:38:13 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer:
It's been pretty well established that the opposite is true: if you interrupt a Time Lord's regeneration, it finishes them off. I think this concept came about in the switch from B ...


Sorry. I meant to say post-regeneration. If you cut their hand off they essentially grow a new one.
 
2012-11-21 05:04:28 PM  

there4igraham: whizbangthedirtfarmer:
It's been pretty well established that the opposite is true: if you interrupt a Time Lord's regeneration, it finishes them off. I think this concept came about in the switch from B ...

Sorry. I meant to say post-regeneration. If you cut their hand off they essentially grow a new one.


True, but I'm not sure if the writers want to go into the "invincible" thing. The Tennant hand was cute, but was due from the excess energy (probably) he had absorbed from the TARDIS. It seemed to me a one-and-done deal.
 
2012-11-21 07:04:35 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer:

True, but I'm not sure if the writers want to go into the "invincible" thing. The Tennant hand was cute, but was due from the excess energy (probably) he had absorbed from the TARDIS. It seemed to me a one-and-done deal.


Except in Let's Kill Hitler, when River absorbed and blasted back out several rounds of ammo shot from the germans.....
 
2012-11-21 08:55:13 PM  

DeathLemur: AdolfOliverPanties: Kind of expected that.

If they can get Eccleston or Pertwee, then they will have accomplished something.


If they got Pertwee, that really would be an accomplishment, seeing he's been dead for 16 years...


i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-21 10:59:02 PM  

ShawnDoc: Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

I'm hard.

And any easy way to explaining the aging of the previous Doctors:
A) Ignore it, like they did on all the other X Doctor's episodes
B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.


Not even that. Could just be fake versions of their selves, collected by some insane person who collects Doctors, like some sort of clone or something. Then they could interact and i wouldn't even feel guilty if Sylvester McCoy then dies repeatedly (his Doctor was like watching a shiatty actor imitate Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka).
 
2012-11-22 11:56:43 AM  

MadSkillz: ShawnDoc: Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

I'm hard.

And any easy way to explaining the aging of the previous Doctors:
A) Ignore it, like they did on all the other X Doctor's episodes
B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.

Not even that. Could just be fake versions of their selves, collected by some insane person who collects Doctors, like some sort of clone or something. Then they could interact and i wouldn't even feel guilty if Sylvester McCoy then dies repeatedly (his Doctor was like watching a shiatty actor imitate Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka).


I never liked McCoy as the Doctor except for "The Curse of Fenric."

/always thought Colin Baker got the shaft
 
2012-11-22 01:17:00 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: MadSkillz: ShawnDoc: Badgers: Dwight_Yeast: ShawnDoc: Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.

The problem with Tom Baker now isn't that he wouldn't do it (I suspect he would) but that he looks more like the Doctor's Grandfather than the guy who regenerated in the early 1980s.

Former Time Lord Tom Baker will return to 'Doctor Who' to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

I'm hard.

And any easy way to explaining the aging of the previous Doctors:
A) Ignore it, like they did on all the other X Doctor's episodes
B) Pull the past incarnations from alternate timelines where that version of the Doctor was never forced to regenerate and continued to age.

Not even that. Could just be fake versions of their selves, collected by some insane person who collects Doctors, like some sort of clone or something. Then they could interact and i wouldn't even feel guilty if Sylvester McCoy then dies repeatedly (his Doctor was like watching a shiatty actor imitate Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka).

I never liked McCoy as the Doctor except for "The Curse of Fenric."

/always thought Colin Baker got the shaft


He did.

The basic character was sound, but the Technicolor Dreamcoat, a producer that overstayed his welcome and should have left at the end of the Peter Davison run, a BBC Controller that was a total jerk-off and out to kill the show by any means necessary, and just average to bad stories combined to turn Colin Baker's run sour.

Of course, we did get Vengeance on Varos, and one last serial with Patrick Troughton out of the deal.

Oh, and these

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