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(YouTube)   To celebrate Doctor Who's 49th anniversary, here are all of The Doctor's regenerations, in one place   (youtube.com) divider line 21
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2012-11-23 01:39:40 PM  
Minus one. We never saw 8 to 9's on screen.
 
2012-11-23 01:49:21 PM  
In retrospect, the 1987 vintage CGI effects of the TARDIS actually aged WORSE than the HO-scale version of the TARDIS used in 1970. I know that was probably cutting edge stuff for a TV show to pull off then, especially when you consider it wasn't until 1991 that Terminator 2 proved CGI was feasible for films and 1994 before Babylon 5 tried to use CGI in a weekly TV show, but the McCoy era effects just look terribad.
 
2012-11-23 01:56:35 PM  
Little known fact: William Hartnelll was actually asleep in that scene.
 
2012-11-23 01:59:07 PM  

Mad_Radhu: In retrospect, the 1987 vintage CGI effects of the TARDIS actually aged WORSE than the HO-scale version of the TARDIS used in 1970. I know that was probably cutting edge stuff for a TV show to pull off then, especially when you consider it wasn't until 1991 that Terminator 2 proved CGI was feasible for films and 1994 before Babylon 5 tried to use CGI in a weekly TV show, but the McCoy era effects just look terribad.


The McCoy era opening looks like shiat because of the CGI. I'd love to see someone knock out a modern version of those opening titles on their home computer. It would almost definitely look infinitely better.

And the music... Keff McCulloch was horrible. Need proof? Paradise Towers. On the DVD, there's the as-aired McCulloch underscore, which is horrible and stupid, and then there's an alternate audio track featuring a score by a second guy that's wonderful and fits the episodes. Of course, John Nathan-Turner went with the shiat McCulloch synth score instead of the better score.
 
2012-11-23 02:15:29 PM  
I'm partial to the clip they made at the 2010 BBC Doctor Who Prom, complete with the music from the new series:
Link
 
2012-11-23 02:54:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mad_Radhu: In retrospect, the 1987 vintage CGI effects of the TARDIS actually aged WORSE than the HO-scale version of the TARDIS used in 1970. I know that was probably cutting edge stuff for a TV show to pull off then, especially when you consider it wasn't until 1991 that Terminator 2 proved CGI was feasible for films and 1994 before Babylon 5 tried to use CGI in a weekly TV show, but the McCoy era effects just look terribad.

The McCoy era opening looks like shiat because of the CGI. I'd love to see someone knock out a modern version of those opening titles on their home computer. It would almost definitely look infinitely better.


Well, wasn't the opening for the new series pretty much that? As was the reimagining/updating of the theme which fit right in to the opening credits.

Hated the theme since the last Tennant season and the current opening and theme with Smith. Minimalism works better for both the theme AND the opening credits; hell, I'll go so far to say that the opening and rock-oriented theme for Tom Baker's last season is better than the current one.
 
2012-11-23 03:06:15 PM  
I hope someday we'll get to learn how the regeneration from 8 to 9 happens.

Doubt it will ever happen though.
 
2012-11-23 03:15:26 PM  
They skipped the best one, where the 11th Doctor regenerates....
 
2012-11-23 04:59:52 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-23 05:04:06 PM  
I see that, despite higher production values, that show is still just as cheesy as the last time I watched it (Tom Baker era).
 
2012-11-23 06:10:35 PM  

Rwa2play: Hated the theme since


The theme has gotten worse with each new incarnation. The very very original is so cutting edge and unlike anything else that it's mind-blowing. I can't imagine what it was like hearing that in 1963. Each successive version is nothing more than a tribute to the birth of electronic music.
 
2012-11-23 06:29:59 PM  
celebrating year 49 is the most farking retarded thing ever.

just wait one more god damn year!
 
2012-11-23 06:30:19 PM  

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: Hated the theme since

The theme has gotten worse with each new incarnation. The very very original is so cutting edge and unlike anything else that it's mind-blowing. I can't imagine what it was like hearing that in 1963. Each successive version is nothing more than a tribute to the birth of electronic music.


Feel free to generate your own, here (linky pops)

Note, you don't have to click anywhere in the interface... mouse-overs do the trick.
 
2012-11-23 06:30:54 PM  
Oh, and I love that one of the effects is entitled "Scottish Hamster"
 
2012-11-23 07:29:35 PM  
Dr Who?

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2012-11-23 07:45:30 PM  

Mad_Radhu: In retrospect, the 1987 vintage CGI effects of the TARDIS actually aged WORSE than the HO-scale version of the TARDIS used in 1970. I know that was probably cutting edge stuff for a TV show to pull off then, especially when you consider it wasn't until 1991 that Terminator 2 proved CGI was feasible for films and 1994 before Babylon 5 tried to use CGI in a weekly TV show, but the McCoy era effects just look terribad.


I saw those stories when they were new and I thought they looked pretty amazing back in the day. I'd still say, however, that the best TARDIS special effect in the classic series was the amazing model work at the beginning of Trial of a Timelord. So good, they reused it for the Fox TV movie commercials ten years later!
 
2012-11-23 07:46:25 PM  
*when I say amazing model work, I'm including the Timelord space station the TARDIS is drawn into, not just the TARDIS & the beam of light.
 
2012-11-23 08:24:27 PM  
I like Paul McGann.
 
2012-11-23 08:35:27 PM  

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: Hated the theme since

The theme has gotten worse with each new incarnation. The very very original is so cutting edge and unlike anything else that it's mind-blowing. I can't imagine what it was like hearing that in 1963. Each successive version is nothing more than a tribute to the birth of electronic music.


Doctor Who Intros 1963-2010

Actually loved the updated theme first introduced in Tom Baker's last couple of seasons (Around the 2:02 mark of the video). Actually love the theme for the new series (around the 5:20 mark) because at least it was somewhat respecting the original and just made it more modern. The rest vary from meh (the second theme for Colin Baker) to crap (tie between the last theme for DT and the current one).
 
2012-11-23 09:59:40 PM  

KillAllHumans: celebrating year 49 is the most farking retarded thing ever.

just wait one more god damn year!


How old are you?
 
2012-11-24 12:39:51 AM  

Norwegian Squirrel: I'm partial to the clip they made at the 2010 BBC Doctor Who Prom, complete with the music from the new series:
Link


It gets dusty in here every time I hear Vale Decem.
 
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