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(Digital Spy)   To celebrate the show's fiftieth year, the BBC has commissioned several authors to write short stories focusing on every incarnation of Doctor Who   (digitalspy.com) divider line 64
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2013-01-05 11:33:03 PM  
Heard the rumor that JK Rowling might be involved.
If so, I think it'd be appropriate for her to write for Ten.
 
2013-01-05 11:38:39 PM  
I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.
 
2013-01-06 12:06:14 AM  
Children's authors? Wake me when they get Charles Stross or Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks to write some.


ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


Thank you for your valuable contribution.
 
2013-01-06 12:37:56 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


Never thought of it that way. Wow, you're right. I've been watching it for 35 years now and suddenly I realize I've been totally wrong to like it.
 
2013-01-06 01:49:18 AM  
Paul McGann was the best doctor.
 
2013-01-06 01:49:41 AM  
You know.....Neil Gaiman is a child's author
 
2013-01-06 01:51:32 AM  

SilentStrider: Heard the rumor that JK Rowling might be involved.
If so, I think it'd be appropriate for her to write for Ten.


Honestly, I see her style fitting Number Four much better than Ten.

Maybe it's just the scarf?
 
2013-01-06 01:55:25 AM  

TheManofPA: You know.....Neil Gaiman is a child's author


Neil Gaiman has already written two episodes for Number 11, "The Doctor's Wife" (which was amazing) and the upcoming "The Last Cyberman"
 
2013-01-06 02:03:40 AM  
 
2013-01-06 02:05:52 AM  
doctor who?
 
2013-01-06 02:09:28 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


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2013-01-06 02:15:51 AM  

fusillade762: Children's authors? Wake me when they get Charles Stross or Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks to write some.


In light of Singularity Sky, Iron Sunrise, Accelerando and Rule 34 (yes, he wrote a book with this title. I have the hardcover), I'm trying to picture what Stross would do with the Doctor...

Whatever it was, I bet it'd be epic. I can totally see the Doctor being written into Missile Gap.
 
2013-01-06 02:20:11 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


Yeah, thanks for sharing your thoughts. No GTFO.
 
2013-01-06 02:20:46 AM  
No = Now.
 
2013-01-06 02:38:30 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


watch 3 episodes and then come back
The Girl in the Fireplace
Vincent and the Doctor
and Blink (or Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead)
 
2013-01-06 02:42:53 AM  
Dunno why they concentrate on this when they've ALSO commissioned several big name british SciFi authors to write Dr Who books.

Stephen Baxter has already done a 2nd Doctor novel

and from memory ...

Alastair Reynolds is doing a 3rd Doctor novel
Ian M. Banks is doing a 4th Doctor novel
Peter F Hamilton is doing the 5th Doctor
China Mieville is doing a 9th Doctor novel
 
2013-01-06 02:48:44 AM  

fusillade762: Children's authors? Wake me when they get Charles Stross or Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks to write some.



As far as I recall Stross isn't doing one - but the others are

Here's the link to a story about Reynold's novel: Harvest of Time
 
2013-01-06 02:53:41 AM  
After catching the Doctor on random tv stations, and currently watching it on netflix (whatever doctor it is for 2005), I think Dan Abnett would be pretty sweet. He does alot of warhammer/40K novels. Watching "the unquiet dead". Totally his style of crazy "otherworldly" stuff.
 
2013-01-06 02:55:04 AM  

fusillade762: Wake me when they get Charles Stross or Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks to write some.


Oh thanks, now I'm imagining a confrontation between the Doctor and the Chairmaker. I think the latter could even freak out a Time Lord.
 
2013-01-06 03:00:24 AM  

narkor: fusillade762: Children's authors? Wake me when they get Charles Stross or Alastair Reynolds or Iain M Banks to write some.

As far as I recall Stross isn't doing one - but the others are

Here's the link to a story about Reynold's novel: Harvest of Time


SQUEE!

Don't know how I missed this news the first time around.
 
2013-01-06 03:01:14 AM  

How about, to celebrate the 50th year, they bring back Susan Foreman for an episode? The bastard promised her he'd be back, but has he?

I mean, other than this:

Big Finish Productions released an audio drama in December 2009 titled An Earthly Child, that featured Susan (played by Ford) reuniting with her grandfather, in the form of Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor; also appearing is Jake McGann as Susan's son, Alex.
 
2013-01-06 03:10:15 AM  

narkor: Dunno why they concentrate on this when they've ALSO commissioned several big name british SciFi authors to write Dr Who books.

Stephen Baxter has already done a 2nd Doctor novel

and from memory ...

Alastair Reynolds is doing a 3rd Doctor novel
Ian M. Banks is doing a 4th Doctor novel
Peter F Hamilton is doing the 5th Doctor
China Mieville is doing a 9th Doctor novel


crap
REALLY?
sigh more books to read
 
2013-01-06 03:13:05 AM  

namatad: ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.

watch 3 episodes and then come back
The Girl in the Fireplace
Vincent and the Doctor
and Blink (or Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead)


I'd also recommend 'School Reunion', 'Human Nature', 'The Doctor's Wife', and 'Let's Kill Hitler'
 
2013-01-06 03:23:30 AM  
The Matt Smith era has sucked harder than any era before.

There I said it.
 
2013-01-06 03:40:06 AM  

namatad: ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.

watch 3 episodes and then come back
The Girl in the Fireplace
Vincent and the Doctor
and Blink (or Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead)


As someone who doesn't particularly care for the show, I'd agree with Blink. Family of blood would be the other notable, purely because I thought the lead villain was really well acted. But I really don't get the love for the show either, and I'm not sure why, because it's theoretically right up my ally. Maybe because it's inexplicable why the Doctor doesn't just get shot in the face every episode, maybe it's because Rose sucked so hard her taint hasn't left the show yet, I don't know.
 
2013-01-06 04:26:32 AM  

Wittenberg Dropout: The Matt Smith era has sucked harder than any era before.

There I said it.


You'd be wrong, but hopefully saying it made you feel better.
 
2013-01-06 04:51:52 AM  

narkor: Dunno why they concentrate on this when they've ALSO commissioned several big name british SciFi authors to write Dr Who books.


They're just kicking off a full year of Doctor Who. It makes sense for them to focus for the moment on this because it's 11 Doctors over 11 months -- starting in January and ending in November because the 23rd is the anniversary.
 
2013-01-06 06:32:22 AM  
George rr Martin can do one.

It won't be finished until the 60th anniversery.
It'll be the most rape-y bloody sadistic NC-17 Doctor Who story every.
The "short story" will span 9 books without ever coming to a conclusion.

The final payoff being; we all get to see how HBO would do Doctor Who.

/They'll have to rename it though
//they can call it: 'Doctor, Who Raped and Killed All These People?'
 
2013-01-06 06:33:26 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wittenberg Dropout: The Matt Smith era has sucked harder than any era before.

There I said it.

You'd be wrong, but hopefully saying it made you feel better.


You're an old enough fart to know better than that? Or are you just a rank sentimentalist?
 
2013-01-06 09:05:19 AM  
I want Warren Ellis to write a 3rd Doctor story.
 
2013-01-06 09:08:42 AM  
Yay! I've been waiting for more Doctor Who books.
 
2013-01-06 09:16:45 AM  
Boo having to wait until April, but I think this season is going to be awesome.
 
2013-01-06 09:17:58 AM  

KawaiiNot: Yay! I've been waiting for more Doctor Who books.


You've finished all of the old ones?
 
2013-01-06 10:52:03 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: namatad: ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.

watch 3 episodes and then come back
The Girl in the Fireplace
Vincent and the Doctor
and Blink (or Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead)

I'd also recommend 'School Reunion', 'Human Nature', 'The Doctor's Wife', and 'Let's Kill Hitler'


The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday were also great two-parters.
 
2013-01-06 11:29:16 AM  

0Icky0: KawaiiNot: Yay! I've been waiting for more Doctor Who books.

You've finished all of the old ones?


Not all in the whole world but all the ones that I could find locally.
 
2013-01-06 11:36:00 AM  
as a late adopter to this version of the show (2006+) I have to say I am enjoying it. Baker was my doctor (yes... lawn, off, I'm old etc) and I watched the entirety of season 2 yesterday while housesitting.

To that end, The episode with Sarah Jane, K9, and Anthony Head was one of the most delightful things ever for me.

I'm sure I will find more to enjoy as I watch the rest of the shows over the next month.
 
2013-01-06 12:13:54 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't understand the hype. Never have. I've tried watching several different incarnations of the show, and still don't get it.

Meh.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-06 12:31:15 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: How about, to celebrate the 50th year, they bring back Susan Foreman for an episode? The bastard promised her he'd be back, but has he?

I mean, other than this:
Big Finish Productions released an audio drama in December 2009 titled An Earthly Child, that featured Susan (played by Ford) reuniting with her grandfather, in the form of Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor; also appearing is Jake McGann as Susan's son, Alex.


BRING BACK ALL THE COMPANIONS AND DOCTORS (alive ones)

except Adric

No one likes him
 
2013-01-06 12:46:32 PM  
Holy crap. I don't think I've ever received so much Fark hate for not liking a show. Wow.

OK, I'm going to make an earnest attempt and watch it again. Which version should I watch? Difficulty: It has to be available online or on Netflix or Hulu.
 
2013-01-06 01:09:23 PM  

Wittenberg Dropout: The Matt Smith era has sucked harder than any era before.

There I said it.


It isn't the Matt Smith era that hasn't been up to par... it's the motherfarking Amy Pond Era that's been the problem.

We haven't really seen what Matt Smith can do because every farking story has been FIND AMY HELP AMY LOVE AMY MISS AMY AMY AMY AMYAMYAMYAMYAMYYYYYYY.

That's all over with now. Now, just maybe, the 11th Doctor's era finally begins.
 
2013-01-06 01:18:05 PM  

Shadow Blasko: as a late adopter to this version of the show (2006+) I have to say I am enjoying it. Baker was my doctor (yes... lawn, off, I'm old etc) and I watched the entirety of season 2 yesterday while housesitting.

To that end, The episode with Sarah Jane, K9, and Anthony Head was one of the most delightful things ever for me.

I'm sure I will find more to enjoy as I watch the rest of the shows over the next month.


Ahhh, so that's the season you watched in one sitting...  Good choice (though I am far more partial to other seasons). ;)  And Sarah Jane is freaking awesome.  My undergrad roommate introduced me to Tom Baker and Eccleston at the same time, so I was already quite familiar with her.  And so I also refuse to get off your lawn, even if you are ancient, old man. :P

/Wish we could get more K-9, too
//Not that K-9 show either.  Though it is so bad it's good at times.
 
2013-01-06 01:40:11 PM  
G. R. R. Martin for pre-censorship 4th Doctor (when they were still permitted to be scary)
 
2013-01-06 01:46:19 PM  

TheHopeDiamond: G. R. R. Martin for pre-censorship 4th Doctor (when they were still permitted to be scary)


There really wasn't any censorship during the 4th Doctor's run, IIRC, things just got really goofy when Douglas Adams was with the show. John-Nathan Turner took over the next year, which continued the goofier aspects of the show straight until the end.

/and the one time they tried getting a little darker, during the Sixth Doctor's run, it nearly helped kill the show.
//it was also the Sixth Doctor's best story.
 
2013-01-06 01:59:03 PM  

wraith95: As someone who doesn't particularly care for the show, I'd agree with Blink. Family of blood would be the other notable, purely because I thought the lead villain was really well acted. But I really don't get the love for the show either, and I'm not sure why, because it's theoretically right up my ally. Maybe because it's inexplicable why the Doctor doesn't just get shot in the face every episode, maybe it's because Rose sucked so hard her taint hasn't left the show yet, I don't know.


All I heard was "sucked Rose's taint hard."
 
2013-01-06 02:01:30 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: wraith95: As someone who doesn't particularly care for the show, I'd agree with Blink. Family of blood would be the other notable, purely because I thought the lead villain was really well acted. But I really don't get the love for the show either, and I'm not sure why, because it's theoretically right up my ally. Maybe because it's inexplicable why the Doctor doesn't just get shot in the face every episode, maybe it's because Rose sucked so hard her taint hasn't left the show yet, I don't know.

All I heard was "sucked Rose's taint hard."


Wouldn't his teeth have scraped?
 
2013-01-06 03:39:53 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: TheHopeDiamond: G. R. R. Martin for pre-censorship 4th Doctor (when they were still permitted to be scary)

There really wasn't any censorship during the 4th Doctor's run, IIRC, things just got really goofy when Douglas Adams was with the show. John-Nathan Turner took over the next year, which continued the goofier aspects of the show straight until the end.

/and the one time they tried getting a little darker, during the Sixth Doctor's run, it nearly helped kill the show.
//it was also the Sixth Doctor's best story.


No, when they got rid of Philip Hinchcliffe the show went straight to silly. Still entertaining, but whatever teeny tiny edge it had was shot.
 
2013-01-06 03:43:34 PM  

TheHopeDiamond: FirstNationalBastard: TheHopeDiamond: G. R. R. Martin for pre-censorship 4th Doctor (when they were still permitted to be scary)

There really wasn't any censorship during the 4th Doctor's run, IIRC, things just got really goofy when Douglas Adams was with the show. John-Nathan Turner took over the next year, which continued the goofier aspects of the show straight until the end.

/and the one time they tried getting a little darker, during the Sixth Doctor's run, it nearly helped kill the show.
//it was also the Sixth Doctor's best story.

No, when they got rid of Philip Hinchcliffe the show went straight to silly. Still entertaining, but whatever teeny tiny edge it had was shot.


Hinchcliffe left in '77 (after season 15), Graham Williams came in and brought Adams in in '78 (season 16). Season 17 was the year Adams was script editor, and the goofiest of the Baker years.
 
2013-01-06 05:40:15 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Wittenberg Dropout: The Matt Smith era has sucked harder than any era before.

There I said it.

It isn't the Matt Smith era that hasn't been up to par... it's the motherfarking Amy Pond Era that's been the problem.

We haven't really seen what Matt Smith can do because every farking story has been FIND AMY HELP AMY LOVE AMY MISS AMY AMY AMY AMYAMYAMYAMYAMYYYYYYY.

That's all over with now. Now, just maybe, the 11th Doctor's era finally begins.


I think you nailed it.
I haven't liked the recent couple of years of who, with the exception of a few episodes.
Thought it was Smith, maybe it's the sub-par writing?
 
2013-01-06 05:44:05 PM  
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2013-01-06 05:46:01 PM  

TheManofPA: You know.....Neil Gaiman is a child's author

 
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