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(Den Of Geek)   Yes. David Tennant will be back in time for the Doctor Who anniversary. Be prepared to be surprised   (denofgeek.com) divider line 17
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2012-11-21 02:33:58 AM  
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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
2012-11-20 10:37:34 PM  
2 votes:

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...
2012-11-21 08:42:00 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-21 06:56:41 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:39:43 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:53:03 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:44:25 AM  
1 votes:
Matt Smith sucks.
2012-11-21 12:38:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:40 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-20 11:59:57 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-20 11:37:11 PM  
1 votes:

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....


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2012-11-20 11:30:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:03:04 PM  
1 votes:
Now get Tom Baker back and you've got something to be excited about.
2012-11-20 10:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:31:43 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:44:39 PM  
1 votes:
WHAT?!

WHAT?!?!
2012-11-20 08:41:16 PM  
1 votes:
Kind of expected that.

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