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2013-01-23 04:03:27 PM  
To steal a quote from another poster in the other Who thread currently going on...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
2013-01-23 04:07:32 PM  
img.photobucket.com
There can be only one.
 
2013-01-23 04:08:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: To steal a quote from another poster in the other Who thread currently going on...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


THISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHIS....

/THIS!
 
2013-01-23 04:09:03 PM  
You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?
 
2013-01-23 04:11:38 PM  
As cool as that would be, I'm not going to hold my breath.
"So all eleven Doctors and River Song? Sounds great, right? NOT SO FAST says Colin Baker! The sixth Doctor has already denied the Birmingham Mail's claims by tweeting: "...apart from The Big Finish plans I am not aware of any 50th stories nor have I been approached."
 
2013-01-23 04:13:18 PM  

rickycal78: As cool as that would be, I'm not going to hold my breath.
"So all eleven Doctors and River Song? Sounds great, right? NOT SO FAST says Colin Baker! The sixth Doctor has already denied the Birmingham Mail's claims by tweeting: "...apart from The Big Finish plans I am not aware of any 50th stories nor have I been approached."


Well, there's still a long way between that story and now so...
 
2013-01-23 04:14:17 PM  

thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?


On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.
 
2013-01-23 04:15:10 PM  
I thought I had heard that Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith were going to be in the 50th, but the idea that ALL the actors were coming back is news to me.

Then again the article quotes Colin Baker saying it's all a big fat lie, so who knows.

Besides, Tom Baker has said he wouldn't be interesting in returning for the 50th Anniversary unless it was for a short comical bit where the 4th Doctor isn't actually involved, just kind of a time echo in the TARDIS.

/I'm hoping they call come back.
//Moffatt would go up exponentially in my estimation if he made this work.
 
2013-01-23 04:16:11 PM  

Faith Logic Passion: I thought I had heard that Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith were going to be in the 50th, but the idea that ALL the actors were coming back is news to me.

Then again the article quotes Colin Baker saying it's all a big fat lie, so who knows.

Besides, Tom Baker has said he wouldn't be interesting in returning for the 50th Anniversary unless it was for a short comical bit where the 4th Doctor isn't actually involved, just kind of a time echo in the TARDIS.

/I'm hoping they call come back.
//Moffatt would go up exponentially in my estimation if he made this work.


I'm hoping they go old school and make it a 3-part story. Even a 4-part story.
 
2013-01-23 04:16:58 PM  
Maybe, just maybe, Baker 2 has been asked to keep things under wraps to keep the surprise a bit longer?

Or, they haven't locked down everything yet and started approaching the actors yet.
 
2013-01-23 04:18:29 PM  

Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.


Speaking of regenerations, a story like this would be the perfect time to get Carole Ann Ford in one last time and have Susan regenerate into a new form that can be used from here on.
 
2013-01-23 04:20:12 PM  

Faith Logic Passion: I thought I had heard that Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith were going to be in the 50th, but the idea that ALL the actors were coming back is news to me.

Then again the article quotes Colin Baker saying it's all a big fat lie, so who knows.

Besides, Tom Baker has said he wouldn't be interesting in returning for the 50th Anniversary unless it was for a short comical bit where the 4th Doctor isn't actually involved, just kind of a time echo in the TARDIS.

/I'm hoping they call come back.
//Moffatt would go up exponentially in my estimation if he made this work.


The five doctors was good. It was not 'the stuff of legend', but it was good. What made it work was only three of them really did much. What made the Avengers work is that instead of 30 characters, they focused on six. Eleven characters in 90 minutes? They'd be better off doing a whole anniversary season and spreading them out as opposed to pushing them into a single event.

/maybe that's the plan?
 
2013-01-23 04:21:55 PM  

Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.


But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then
 
2013-01-23 04:22:52 PM  
www.infinitydish.com

What about Rose?
 
2013-01-23 04:23:35 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Maybe, just maybe, Baker 2 has been asked to keep things under wraps to keep the surprise a bit longer?

Or, they haven't locked down everything yet and started approaching the actors yet.


Yeah, it's a real toss up at this point, just kind of annoying that there's articles like this out there claiming one thing, but then going back and saying "Except well, maybe not". I would at least like Nine to make an appearance, I really enjoyed his Doctor and wish he'd stayed on another series or 3.
 
2013-01-23 04:23:54 PM  

Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?


nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.
 
2013-01-23 04:25:26 PM  
Christopher Eccleston has been the only hold-out, though he is reconsidering, which is fabulous fantastic news

fixed.

AndI cannot be the only one who thinks that is incredibly cool. I was a fan if four as a kid, but Nine was my first Doctor as an adult, and  he absolutely crushed the role.

And has been previously said....

FirstNationalBastard:

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
2013-01-23 04:26:54 PM  

mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then


Doctor rescues River from the library computer, puts her in a new/clone body, no regeneration needed.
 
2013-01-23 04:27:45 PM  

mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then


Not necessarily. I'm sure they could come up with some sort of phlebotinum to bring her back afterr that if they wanted.
Although I'd rather they not, as her death when we first met her makes her subsequent apearences somewhat bittersweet, which would be lost if they found a way to bring her back.

Unless she became part of the TARDIS...
 
2013-01-23 04:27:51 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.


Oh, lawd. I remember when the local PBS pledge drive offered the supposedly authentic pattern for that scarf with pledges. My parents pledged, my grandma made the scarf, and I still have it somewhere in the closet.

/css
 
2013-01-23 04:31:30 PM  
Every site is trying to fanfark on this one, but I doubt they will get them all. I'm sure it will have the NuWho ones, perhaps McGann and whomever needs the least amount of CGI to look like their younger selves but that's it.

In other words, fanboi speculation.
 
2013-01-23 04:33:20 PM  

SilentStrider: mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then

Not necessarily. I'm sure they could come up with some sort of phlebotinum to bring her back afterr that if they wanted.
Although I'd rather they not, as her death when we first met her makes her subsequent apearences somewhat bittersweet, which would be lost if they found a way to bring her back.

Unless she became part of the TARDIS...


I'm sure they could. Hell I'm betting there's entire gb's worth of fanfic out there depicting how it could be done. Personally I think it'd be a good way to say farewell to River, she did mention seeing him with a different face the last time she saw him. Could be like TFA was saying that she's somehow responsible for getting all of them together and one of his incarnations is the last one she talks to before the Library and he gives her a modified sonic.

I like River, I really do, but she's kinda been played out now that there's little to no mystery around her. That and I think she was as over used as the Weeping Angels.
 
2013-01-23 04:33:56 PM  
Again, I say bring back the hot Scottish redhead!
 
2013-01-23 04:34:23 PM  

SilentStrider: Christopher Eccleston has been the only hold-out, though he is reconsidering, which is fabulous fantastic news

fixed.

AndI cannot be the only one who thinks that is incredibly cool. I was a fan if four as a kid, but Nine was my first Doctor as an adult, and  he absolutely crushed the role.


Every time I've read about Eccleston not being involved with a Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, I've always thought "...because Voltron vs. The Bionic Six vs. Silverhawks is filming that week?"

He did a GI Joe movie... surely another Doctor Who appearance couldn't be out of the question.

And now, it doesn't seem to be, which is fantastic.
 
2013-01-23 04:35:11 PM  
Paul McGann was the best.
 
2013-01-23 04:37:18 PM  

doczoidberg: Again, I say bring back the hot Scottish redhead!


...and her little dog, too!

www.dvdtalk.com
 
2013-01-23 04:38:50 PM  
I don't know.
I wouldn't set my hopes too high. Not sure there's a story that would survive trying to cram in 11 sort of protagonists (especially with some of them dead or aged a lot).
Maybe they'll do some montage like in Smith's first episode with the "is this world protected?" bit.
Or I could imagine some sort of video conference where CGI versions of the old ones squabble a bit with each other and give advice or do some offscreen job while Smith, Tennant and maybe Ecclestone do some running around (think Harry Potter and the portraits of former headmasters); I haven't seen "The Five Doctors" yet, but "The Three Doctors" was a bit like that with #2 and #3 doing the legwork and #1 more or less literally (video-)phoning it in while telling the two others to get their shiat together.
 
2013-01-23 04:38:51 PM  

BalugaJoe: Paul McGann was the best.


WRONG, NEXT QUESTION
 
2013-01-23 04:39:16 PM  
I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2013-01-23 04:39:21 PM  

mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then


Well, I had a theory about that: What if that was River's clone? River getting her regenerations back would have a side-effect similar to what happened to the Doctor during "Journey's End" with River returning to the future and the clone River helping the Doctors. THAT River would die at "Slience" but the real River would eventually regenerate and see the Doctor again.

Silly but what the hell since we're throwing stuff out there...
 
2013-01-23 04:41:02 PM  

Broktun: BalugaJoe: Paul McGann was the best.

WRONG, NEXT QUESTION


He was fine and underrated. I am of the impression HE was the one at the Time War that fried Gallifrey, but who knows.
 
2013-01-23 04:41:26 PM  

The Voice of Doom: I don't know.
I wouldn't set my hopes too high. Not sure there's a story that would survive trying to cram in 11 sort of protagonists (especially with some of them dead or aged a lot).
Maybe they'll do some montage like in Smith's first episode with the "is this world protected?" bit.
Or I could imagine some sort of video conference where CGI versions of the old ones squabble a bit with each other and give advice or do some offscreen job while Smith, Tennant and maybe Ecclestone do some running around (think Harry Potter and the portraits of former headmasters); I haven't seen "The Five Doctors" yet, but "The Three Doctors" was a bit like that with #2 and #3 doing the legwork and #1 more or less literally (video-)phoning it in while telling the two others to get their shiat together.


That was also done for age-related reasons...

William Hartnell was too close to death to run around with Troughton and Pertwee as originally planned. So, they stuffed Hartnell in a box, let him read his lines to a camera, and let the younger guys do the heavy lifting.

Using this technique with the two Bakers in a modern show would also work, since they're the two who really couldn't pass as their former selves any longer.
 
2013-01-23 04:43:24 PM  
Haven't some of the actors passed away? You'd need some sort of time machine.
 
2013-01-23 04:46:42 PM  
While there are obvious problems with trying to do a story with ALL the previous incarnations, I would love a Nu-Era version of the 5 Doctors with McGann, Eccleston, Tennant and Smith.

/McGann was my first Doctor, and while the movie wasn't really good, he was brilliant and had the best TARDIS.
 
2013-01-23 04:46:57 PM  

StopLurkListen: Haven't some of the actors passed away? You'd need some sort of time machine.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-23 04:50:30 PM  
If Moffat does have the classic Doctors back, it will be for some sort of documentary. He appreciates the classic Who, but he has also said in interviews that marketing classic Who to today's audiences would be difficult. Moffat is a master at creating eye candy and sugary scripts, so he probably won't want to try anything with depth here. Just some interviews or some "classic" clips here and there.
 
2013-01-23 04:56:18 PM  
I'll say what we're all thinking.

Mickey deserves a spinoff.
 
2013-01-23 05:02:11 PM  
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 05:02:35 PM  

there4igraham: I'll say what we're all thinking.

Mickey deserves a spinoff.


Considering he was banging Martha Jones when last we saw him... Yeah, maybe he does.
 
2013-01-23 05:03:19 PM  
nothing would top Hartnell's "The Three Doctors" appearance speaking of the 2d and 3d Doctors: "So this is what I've become? A clown and a dandy?"
 
2013-01-23 05:04:45 PM  

someonelse: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.

Oh, lawd. I remember when the local PBS pledge drive offered the supposedly authentic pattern for that scarf with pledges. My parents pledged, my grandma made the scarf, and I still have it somewhere in the closet.

/css


My best friend and I in High School knitted our own, sitting in the back of choir class during Jr. year.

/1981-1982
//knitting is cool.
 
2013-01-23 05:05:02 PM  
What about Peter Cushing?
 
2013-01-23 05:05:27 PM  
I'm betting it will be stitched together from previous footage 'enhanced' with a lot of CGI type lip synching and editing. Probably in some type of ST:NG plot where the Present, and Past TADRIS have to work together---but remotely.
 
2013-01-23 05:15:16 PM  
*skims thread*

Oh. I thought this was going to be about

www.antoniogenna.net

/It's not on TV anymore, is it?
 
2013-01-23 05:22:53 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.


Peter Davidson will always be my doctor.

/largely because I had a crush on Adric growing up
 
2013-01-23 05:23:46 PM  

gingerjet: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.

Peter Davidson will always be my doctor.

/largely because I had a crush on Adric growing up


So did the ship he was on in Earthshock.
 
2013-01-23 05:29:26 PM  
They can easily get Baker the first involved... toward the end of his run there was a story called "The Leisure Hive" where he was temporarily aged. They could use him in that regard...

/lord I am a geek
 
2013-01-23 05:29:40 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

Speaking of regenerations, a story like this would be the perfect time to get Carole Ann Ford in one last time and have Susan regenerate into a new form that can be used from here on.


Romana is still in E-Space, could get her back too.
 
2013-01-23 05:31:03 PM  

thecpt: Broktun:
www.infinitydish.com
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.


Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."
 
2013-01-23 05:34:47 PM  
Meh. If Colin Baker wants out, I'll gladly show him the door. Worst. Doctor. Ever.

/Wonder if they could get Tom Baker to play Pertwee's doctor? I always thought Doctor No. 4 looked kinda like a younger version of Doctor No. 3.
 
2013-01-23 05:35:32 PM  

gingerjet: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.

Peter Davidson will always be my doctor.

/largely because I had a crush on Adric growing up


I still love the thread where we were discussing that Amy could die and have a later season with Rory as a heartbroken bad guy. At the end of that year, you find an old man pulling the strings who is revealed to be a scarred and twisted Adric.

FAR FAR too dark for DW, but man, an old evil Adric who is hellbent on ruining the Doctor for letting him kill himself would be great.
 
2013-01-23 05:37:43 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.


This, but I have to admit, I liked Eccleston a whole lot.
 
2013-01-23 05:42:29 PM  
It's a lie / distraction.

The real story is that Matt Smith will be retiring and that's his last episode. Leaked picture of the new Doctor:
static.stuff.co.nz
 
2013-01-23 05:49:53 PM  

TheManofPA: gingerjet: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.

Peter Davidson will always be my doctor.

/largely because I had a crush on Adric growing up

I still love the thread where we were discussing that Amy could die and have a later season with Rory as a heartbroken bad guy. At the end of that year, you find an old man pulling the strings who is revealed to be a scarred and twisted Adric.

FAR FAR too dark for DW, but man, an old evil Adric who is hellbent on ruining the Doctor for letting him kill himself would be great.


If you don't see a body, they're not dead.

Who's to say Adric didn't barely survive the crash, get picked up by some alien race and restored, but in a horrible, disfigured way (like Vina from Star Trek: The Cage), and eventually went all crazy and started blaming the Doctor and plotting the Doctor's downfall?
 
2013-01-23 05:53:13 PM  

coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."


Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.
 
2013-01-23 05:54:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Who's to say Adric didn't barely survive the crash, get picked up by some alien race and restored, but in a horrible, disfigured way (like Vina from Star Trek: The Cage), and eventually went all crazy and started blaming the Doctor and plotting the Doctor's downfall?


So the crash was enough to wipe out the dinosaurs, but a math geek survives?
 
2013-01-23 05:55:29 PM  

mjbok: coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."

Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.


I think the red menace beat Rose in that department. Hell, they even did a 5 episode farewell tour season for that one that left even Red's most ardent supporters saying "WTF? Why didn't they just go away at the end of last season? This makes no sense."
 
2013-01-23 05:57:23 PM  

mjbok: FirstNationalBastard: Who's to say Adric didn't barely survive the crash, get picked up by some alien race and restored, but in a horrible, disfigured way (like Vina from Star Trek: The Cage), and eventually went all crazy and started blaming the Doctor and plotting the Doctor's downfall?

So the crash was enough to wipe out the dinosaurs, but a math geek survives?


Wiki covered my ass on this one...

As an Alzarian, Adric is a member of a species of extremely adaptable Race of people, theoretically capable of genetically evolving to suit any environment, though it is unknown if his particular substrain is capable of this. It is known that he possesses an inhumanly rapid rate of healing, though not to the extent he can regenerate amputated body parts.

So, his brain and enough of him didn't get smeared into a fine paste. Maybe his maths badge protected him.
 
2013-01-23 05:57:32 PM  

doczoidberg: Again, I say bring back the hot Scottish redhead!


if you say so
i230.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 05:59:44 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: It's a lie / distraction.

The real story is that Matt Smith will be retiring and that's his last episode. Leaked picture of the new Doctor:
[static.stuff.co.nz image 300x360]


finally someone who knows how to pilot the TARDIS, and get it back to within a few feet and a few minutes of where it started. Though a spoiler may need to be added to the top.
 
2013-01-23 06:01:53 PM  
I just want it to be known that I just started watching doctor who because of all the threads of it that I see here. I am watching the reboot on Netflix. I like eccleston's character. I'll be sad when I watch the episode where he dies. I hope rose stays...preferably with less and less clothing.
 
2013-01-23 06:03:28 PM  

Cubs300: I'll be sad when I watch the episode where he dies. I hope rose stays...preferably with less and less clothing.


she does stay...you're going to be disappointed about the clothing part but it gets flirtier if that does it for you
 
2013-01-23 06:05:35 PM  

thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.


what about someone who wasn't an assistant?
i230.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 06:10:34 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: mjbok: coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."

Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.

I think the red menace beat Rose in that department. Hell, they even did a 5 episode farewell tour season for that one that left even Red's most ardent supporters saying "WTF? Why didn't they just go away at the end of last season? This makes no sense."


doctorwhocompanions.com

And who can blame them for asking?

/Wait, who are we talking about?
 
2013-01-23 06:13:39 PM  
what about a Torchwood crossover?
i230.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 06:16:58 PM  

NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]


I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...
 
2013-01-23 06:17:24 PM  

NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]


God no, I'll throw the switch to end the world if that happens
 
2013-01-23 06:17:34 PM  

gingerjet: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.

Peter Davidson will always be my doctor.

/largely because I had a crush on Adric growing up


Adric? ADRIC??? Not only was he a snot-nosed know-it-all, but he evolved from giant freaking spiders! And for all his genius, he didn't have the good sense to save his own ass. Fie upon you, I say! FIE!
 
2013-01-23 06:17:51 PM  
What about having all the Masters?
 
2013-01-23 06:21:40 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...


I recently saw that and it was bad
 
2013-01-23 06:22:27 PM  
I don't know why people are getting excited about this article. It's pure conjecture. No facts at all.

I attended the "Project Motor Mouth" convention this past Saturday where, during a panel discussion, the subject of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special was brought up. Three of the Doctors in attendance (Peter Davidson, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul MgGann) said they haven't been approached about it yet, although all three sounded up for it. David Tennant said only that he had talked with Steven Moffatt recently, but wouldn't even say about what.

So, in other words, Either they're keeping things very close to the vest, or, more likely, nobody knows anything.

(and as for any former companions saying they won't appear or won't consider it? Yeah, money talks...)
 
2013-01-23 06:22:48 PM  

StopLurkListen: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

God no, I'll throw the switch to end the world if that happens


I just wanted an excuse to have Gwen in the special......
 
2013-01-23 06:28:17 PM  

WhyteRaven74: What about having all the Masters?


Everybody but Sam Tyler is dead.
 
2013-01-23 06:34:01 PM  
You know, I think Rose gets a bad shake over that whole thought she was the only companion stuff. Her purpose was to introduce the show to a generation who'd never seen it. If they truly knew nothing about the show, they wouldn't know there were other companions because the Doctor certainly never brings them up. Rose was the bridge for the whole idea. Then the idea was introduced that the Doctor would try and be more mindful of his companion's futures instead of just dropping them off somewhere and never going back for them or just losing them somehow. That's why Rose and the others kept popping up again and again.

I wish the companions would just go away and stay away, personally. I certainly don't want anymore false goings away like the Ponds for a season and a half. Amy became some sort of parasite I was worried the doctor would have to treat chemically to scrape off. I don't like whiny, needy Doctor either.
 
2013-01-23 06:37:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Everybody but Sam Tyler is dead.


you mean John Simm? And Derek Jacobi is very much still alive.
 
2013-01-23 06:42:09 PM  

WhyteRaven74: FirstNationalBastard: Everybody but Sam Tyler is dead.

you mean John Simm? And Derek Jacobi is very much still alive.


Y'know, now that I think about it, so is Eric Roberts.

Do you really want to see Eric Roberts as The Master again?
 
2013-01-23 06:44:06 PM  

NYRBill: StopLurkListen: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

God no, I'll throw the switch to end the world if that happens

I just wanted an excuse to have Gwen in the special......


Hellz no. No no no no no no no no no no no. Because she might open her mouth, and that would be bad. Sound might come out, too. You're risking the planet on this, man.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-23 06:48:14 PM  
I get the feeling this will be one huge disappointment for the fans. It'll probably be a regular season with some nods to the past but that's about it.

/Does the no companions thing include Jack? Because that's pretty much the only thing I want at this point.
 
2013-01-23 06:48:40 PM  

WhyteRaven74: What about having all the Masters?


i230.photobucket.com
frowns on your shenanigans
 
2013-01-23 06:49:39 PM  

StopLurkListen: NYRBill: StopLurkListen: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

God no, I'll throw the switch to end the world if that happens

I just wanted an excuse to have Gwen in the special......

Hellz no. No no no no no no no no no no no. Because she might open her mouth, and that would be bad. Sound might come out, too. You're risking the planet on this, man.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 420x500]


is she pregnant there? she looks bloated....
 
2013-01-23 06:52:18 PM  
is the 10th Doctor going to bring his daughter?
i230.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-23 06:52:38 PM  

NYRBill: thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

what about someone who wasn't an assistant?
[i230.photobucket.com image 442x450]


OK!

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-23 06:55:13 PM  

NYRBill: StopLurkListen: NYRBill: StopLurkListen: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

God no, I'll throw the switch to end the world if that happens

I just wanted an excuse to have Gwen in the special......

Hellz no. No no no no no no no no no no no. Because she might open her mouth, and that would be bad. Sound might come out, too. You're risking the planet on this, man.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 420x500]

is she pregnant there? she looks bloated....


Oh, I didn't pick that image for the unfair angle and lighting. It's very hard to find a picture with her mouth open. I just can't stand looking at her mouth. It's like Kirsten Dunst's. The prettiest face in the world can't overcome my heebiejeebies about teeth that look like tthat.
 
2013-01-23 06:58:14 PM  
"...all eleven Doctors and River Song? Sounds great, right?"

If she's the catalyst for bringing them all together, it might work. But the only reason for having all the Doctors in a 50th anniversary special would be for the purposes of fanwank. Anyone interested in a good story for the 50th anniversary should not be interested in this.

Do the math: 43 minutes ÷ 11 Doctors. Or even 60 minutes (like some of the Xmas specials), or even 90 minutes (two-parter). Even 90 minutes ÷ 11 Doctors.

Even at his best, I doubt Moffat (or anyone) has the chops to write a coherent, compelling story to cram them all in.

Involve the other 10 peripherally in a story - make River the crux of it, that's a good idea - but have Smith having to rescue the rest from limbo or something (although something better than Baker clips from "Shada," a la "The Five Doctors"). Then follow it up with a special where the living Doctors are all on stage together being interviewed by someone clever and interesting and who is a canon-knowlegable fan (how about Chris Hardwick?). That would be far more satisfying than dividing a 43 minutes or 90 minutes by 11 Doctors.
 
2013-01-23 06:59:17 PM  

thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.


Billie Piper said on Graham Norton last week that she's not involved and doesn't feel it would be relevant. That being said, Freema Agyeman has said that, while she isn't involved, she and the rest of the previous cast members will be out in full force for promotions and such.

Donna, Rose, Martha, and Co. may not be in the 50th Anniversary episode(s), but they're be doing pressers and appearances. (Note: Freema and John Barrowman are both in the US at the moment filming "The Carrie Diaries" and "Arrow" respectively.)
 
2013-01-23 07:00:43 PM  

NYRBill: is the 10th Doctor going to bring his daughter?
[i230.photobucket.com image 400x384]


You mean is Tennant bringing the Misses? His baby mama?

Or did you mean is Davison bringing HIS daughter?
 
2013-01-23 07:01:53 PM  

CZMisfitsFan: I get the feeling this will be one huge disappointment for the fans. It'll probably be a regular season with some nods to the past but that's about it.

/Does the no companions thing include Jack? Because that's pretty much the only thing I want at this point.


John Barrowman said he's in - if they'd ask him. The producers of Arrow said they'd alter production to accommodate if need be!
 
2013-01-23 07:02:20 PM  

fusillade762: NYRBill: thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

what about someone who wasn't an assistant?
[i230.photobucket.com image 442x450]

OK!

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 800x600]


She was terrible. Just look at that picture you posted. She's supposed to be looking tough, and she's such a girly girl she can't even convincingly make a fist. Fan service episode, that. Terrible character, terrible actress, terrible subplot. Have her regenerate into the body of someone who can act, then maybe. But for goodness sake, don't bring back Georgina Moffat.
 
2013-01-23 07:03:24 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: ...for goodness sake, don't bring back Georgina Moffat Georgia Moffett.


FTFM.
 
2013-01-23 07:10:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Do you really want to see Eric Roberts as The Master again?


I want to see him as The Master as much as I want to see Colin Baker as The Doctor. If not for it being a one off special, I'd want that about as much as I want to get hit with a baseball bat to the head.
 
2013-01-23 07:14:07 PM  

Falcon Hunter: NYRBill: is the 10th Doctor going to bring his daughter?
[i230.photobucket.com image 400x384]

You mean is Tennant bringing the Misses? His baby mama?


And now Jenny has her Timelord name.

The Misses.
 
2013-01-23 07:22:34 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...


I liked Miracle Day. I didn't like the Vagina At The Center Of The Earth ending, but I liked Miracle Day. We got to see Jack with a true love who wasn't Ianto and who wasn't female and married to him. None of the Team died. And this

pauseliveaction.files.wordpress.com

is always Win. THAT'S feminism, not that old 'being a stripper/whore/eyecandy with a fancy security clearance' crap that US television pulls. Dealing with the everyday life of everyday women who have to deal with extraordinary shiat.. that scene will always be one of my fondest memories of that show.

Besides, Rex grew on me, and so did the blonde girl. But mostly, Rex grew on me.

It's it true there won't be any more Torchwoods? :(
 
2013-01-23 07:25:28 PM  

Falcon Hunter: CZMisfitsFan: I get the feeling this will be one huge disappointment for the fans. It'll probably be a regular season with some nods to the past but that's about it.

/Does the no companions thing include Jack? Because that's pretty much the only thing I want at this point.

John Barrowman said he's in - if they'd ask him. The producers of Arrow said they'd alter production to accommodate if need be!


Captain Jack is in Arrow??! I may have to tune in....
 
2013-01-23 07:28:45 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Falcon Hunter: CZMisfitsFan: I get the feeling this will be one huge disappointment for the fans. It'll probably be a regular season with some nods to the past but that's about it.

/Does the no companions thing include Jack? Because that's pretty much the only thing I want at this point.

John Barrowman said he's in - if they'd ask him. The producers of Arrow said they'd alter production to accommodate if need be!

Captain Jack is in Arrow??! I may have to tune in....


Yep, he's the bad guy and father of Ollie's best friend.
 
2013-01-23 07:35:03 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: fusillade762: NYRBill: thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

what about someone who wasn't an assistant?
[i230.photobucket.com image 442x450]

OK!

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 800x600]

She was terrible. Just look at that picture you posted. She's supposed to be looking tough, and she's such a girly girl she can't even convincingly make a fist. Fan service episode, that. Terrible character, terrible actress, terrible subplot. Have her regenerate into the body of someone who can act, then maybe. But for goodness sake, don't bring back Georgina Moffat.


Sonja Blade Bridgette Wilson

content7.flixster.com

wasn't available?

/hot like the mid90s
 
2013-01-23 07:43:07 PM  
They're Companions. COMPANIONS. To hell with anyone who calls them assistants. TO HELL I SAY.
 
2013-01-23 07:48:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: To steal a quote from another poster in the other Who thread currently going on...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


The only problem is that Christopher Eccleston is being a dick about coming back. I know Thor 2 is gonna give you that new pool but C'MON! It's role that made you famous!
 
2013-01-23 07:56:33 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Every site is trying to fanfark on this one, but I doubt they will get them all. I'm sure it will have the NuWho ones, perhaps McGann and whomever needs the least amount of CGI to look like their younger selves but that's it.


Once you decide to use CGI, the degree of the change probably doesn't matter much. And if the dead doctors can be brought back via various tricks, the unco-operative ones can as well.
 
2013-01-23 08:03:18 PM  

Majikthise: They can easily get Baker the first involved... toward the end of his run there was a story called "The Leisure Hive" where he was temporarily aged. They could use him in that regard...

/lord I am a geek


Unless they have more Shada footage that's lying around...
 
2013-01-23 08:04:05 PM  

NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]


She (the actress) was in the Dickens episode. Hated her in Twood.
 
2013-01-23 08:04:13 PM  

Mega Steve: Adric? ADRIC??? Not only was he a snot-nosed know-it-all, but he evolved from giant freaking spiders! And for all his genius, he didn't have the good sense to save his own ass. Fie upon you, I say! FIE!


But for a 14 year old ginger gay nerd watching the episodes on PBS in the 80s - he was a dreamboat.
 
2013-01-23 08:05:15 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: Majikthise: They can easily get Baker the first involved... toward the end of his run there was a story called "The Leisure Hive" where he was temporarily aged. They could use him in that regard...

/lord I am a geek

Unless they have more Shada footage that's lying around...


Nah, they put all that out on DVD a couple weeks back.

/and the flash animated Eighth Doctor version of Shada.
//And the More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS documentary.
 
2013-01-23 08:06:03 PM  

gingerjet: Mega Steve: Adric? ADRIC??? Not only was he a snot-nosed know-it-all, but he evolved from giant freaking spiders! And for all his genius, he didn't have the good sense to save his own ass. Fie upon you, I say! FIE!

But for a 14 year old ginger gay nerd watching the episodes on PBS in the 80s - he was a dreamboat.


Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.
 
2013-01-23 08:14:48 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.


Turlough was ginger.  Not my type (since I'm already one).   Although he was the last male companion of the Doctor until this dude:

upload.wikimedia.org

/swoon
 
2013-01-23 08:17:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.


Turlough was probably the most wasted companion ever, besides Chameleon. His character had so much potential...a person with actual depth, flaws, less than innocent motivations. And it goes nowhere. At least he got to carry Peri.
 
2013-01-23 08:19:03 PM  

mjbok: FirstNationalBastard: Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.

Turlough was probably the most wasted companion ever, besides Chameleon. His character had so much potential...a person with actual depth, flaws, less than innocent motivations. And it goes nowhere. At least he got to carry Peri.


Turlough would be great in today's Doctor Who, but was wasted in the 80s sunshine lollipops JNT era.

...Kind of like how the Sixth Doctor was wasted, but when they re-used most of his character traits for the 10th Doctor, everyone loved it.
 
2013-01-23 08:34:49 PM  
So we've had joint appearances by all Star Trek captains, now all the Doctor Who doctors. Somehow the 50th anniversary year for James Bond passed without getting all the 007 actors together. Rumor has it this could happen at the Oscars but I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2013-01-23 08:35:50 PM  
It's Peter Davison, people. Not Peter Davidson.

Davison

(though if it will bring Sally Sparrow back, you can spell it any smegging way you want)
 
2013-01-23 08:45:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: mjbok: FirstNationalBastard: Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.

Turlough was probably the most wasted companion ever, besides Chameleon. His character had so much potential...a person with actual depth, flaws, less than innocent motivations. And it goes nowhere. At least he got to carry Peri.

Turlough would be great in today's Doctor Who, but was wasted in the 80s sunshine lollipops JNT era.

...Kind of like how the Sixth Doctor was wasted, but when they re-used most of his character traits for the 10th Doctor, everyone loved it.


If I had to pick out a moment for the first two Doctor's of the reboot it would be easy. E's "Why won't you die" monologue in 'Dalek'. Also a special episode because it has a non-bastardized Cyberhead. Emo would be one of the moments with Sarah Jane.

Still E was better than Emo because he had this era of being unhinged, just this side of psychotic that was awesome.
 
2013-01-23 08:50:33 PM  

mjbok: FirstNationalBastard: mjbok: FirstNationalBastard: Man, if they had shown the later Peter Davison episodes, you would have loved Turlough.

Turlough was probably the most wasted companion ever, besides Chameleon. His character had so much potential...a person with actual depth, flaws, less than innocent motivations. And it goes nowhere. At least he got to carry Peri.

Turlough would be great in today's Doctor Who, but was wasted in the 80s sunshine lollipops JNT era.

...Kind of like how the Sixth Doctor was wasted, but when they re-used most of his character traits for the 10th Doctor, everyone loved it.

If I had to pick out a moment for the first two Doctor's of the reboot it would be easy. E's "Why won't you die" monologue in 'Dalek'. Also a special episode because it has a non-bastardized Cyberhead. Emo would be one of the moments with Sarah Jane.

Still E was better than Emo because he had this era of being unhinged, just this side of psychotic that was awesome.


That's probably my favorite 9th Doctor episode. You see a character that wasn't typically hateful or spiteful turned that way from the ravages of an extended war with that species. Between that and the Doctor Dances 2 parter you get to see how much the Doctor was really affected by this mysterious Time War that you only ever hear about.
 
2013-01-23 08:53:12 PM  

rickycal78: SilentStrider: mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then

Not necessarily. I'm sure they could come up with some sort of phlebotinum to bring her back afterr that if they wanted.
Although I'd rather they not, as her death when we first met her makes her subsequent apearences somewhat bittersweet, which would be lost if they found a way to bring her back.

Unless she became part of the TARDIS...

I'm sure they could. Hell I'm betting there's entire gb's worth of fanfic out there depicting how it could be done. Personally I think it'd be a good way to say farewell to River, she did mention seeing him with a different face the last time she saw him. Could be like TFA was saying that she's somehow responsible for getting all of them together and one of his incarnations is the last one she talks to before the Library and he gives her a modified sonic.

I like River, I really do, but she's kinda been played out now that there's little to no mystery around her. That and I think she was as over used as the Weeping Angels.


Especially now that her character makes no sense. How did she know that she and the Doctor were married? It hadn't happened yet, for her. And why was she so shocked about Rory and Amy being sent back in time? They never even have any "where are you in our relationship timeline" conversations. The writers/creators just act like she's in the same timeline as the Doctor, now.
 
2013-01-23 08:54:59 PM  

Rwa2play: mahuika: Rwa2play: thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?

On a side note: Wouldn't be surprised if this would be Alex's last story as River but keep the character by giving her a regeneration cycle.

But wouldn't that break canon with the Library episodes? She still was Alex then

Well, I had a theory about that: What if that was River's clone? River getting her regenerations back would have a side-effect similar to what happened to the Doctor during "Journey's End" with River returning to the future and the clone River helping the Doctors. THAT River would die at "Slience" but the real River would eventually regenerate and see the Doctor again.

Silly but what the hell since we're throwing stuff out there...


They established in "Let's Kill Hitler" that River can never again regenerate.
 
2013-01-23 08:58:28 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

She (the actress) was in the Dickens episode. Hated her in Twood.


Martha worked for Torchwood in the Dalek/Cybermen episode before she was Martha
 
2013-01-23 08:58:46 PM  

mjbok: coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."

Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.


Old people are weird.
 
2013-01-23 09:02:04 PM  

100 Watt Walrus: "...all eleven Doctors and River Song? Sounds great, right?"

If she's the catalyst for bringing them all together, it might work. But the only reason for having all the Doctors in a 50th anniversary special would be for the purposes of fanwank. Anyone interested in a good story for the 50th anniversary should not be interested in this.

Do the math: 43 minutes ÷ 11 Doctors. Or even 60 minutes (like some of the Xmas specials), or even 90 minutes (two-parter). Even 90 minutes ÷ 11 Doctors.

Even at his best, I doubt Moffat (or anyone) has the chops to write a coherent, compelling story to cram them all in.

Involve the other 10 peripherally in a story - make River the crux of it, that's a good idea - but have Smith having to rescue the rest from limbo or something (although something better than Baker clips from "Shada," a la "The Five Doctors"). Then follow it up with a special where the living Doctors are all on stage together being interviewed by someone clever and interesting and who is a canon-knowlegable fan (how about Chris Hardwick?). That would be far more satisfying than dividing a 43 minutes or 90 minutes by 11 Doctors.


Obviously, it wouldn't be divided equally. Some of the actors are dead, you know. I'm sure most will just make a cameo appearance.
 
2013-01-23 09:02:39 PM  

eddiesocket:
They established in "Let's Kill Hitler" that River can never again regenerate.


hmm, I'll have to watch it again.....
 
2013-01-23 09:04:52 PM  

NYRBill: eddiesocket:
They established in "Let's Kill Hitler" that River can never again regenerate.

hmm, I'll have to watch it again.....


She gave up that ability in order to save the Doctor's life.
 
2013-01-23 09:04:57 PM  
 
2013-01-23 09:10:37 PM  

pseudowho: This story (rumor) is a repeat... from 2009:

News: New Doctor Who Matt Smith's first appearance as the Doctor will be in a special this November featuring all eleven Doctors. Fark: Even the dead ones


/except the first appearance part


Heh. And technically, we did see them all in Matt Smith's first episode. (In archive footage). I suspect the 50th Anniversary episode will be something similar.
 
2013-01-23 09:10:45 PM  

rickycal78: As cool as that would be, I'm not going to hold my breath.
"So all eleven Doctors and River Song? Sounds great, right? NOT SO FAST says Colin Baker! The sixth Doctor has already denied the Birmingham Mail's claims by tweeting: "...apart from The Big Finish plans I am not aware of any 50th stories nor have I been approached."



Rule #1.
 
2013-01-23 09:35:12 PM  
Personally I'm looking forward to finding out who the 12th doctor will be. I find Matt Smith to behave too much like a children's show host, or someone with a Peter Pan complex. I just can't picture his doctor having the stones to pull what the previous two pulled. They could've at least given us Mickey beating the everloving shiat out of Rory, while Rose and Amy and Martha make out.
 
2013-01-23 09:43:11 PM  
The 12th Doctor should be Craig Charles.. I know at face value, it sounds horrible. But just let your mind run with it for a few moments.
 
2013-01-23 09:47:18 PM  
I saw this earlier. Is the Birmingham a less reputable tabloid rag than The Sun?
 
2013-01-23 09:49:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: SilentStrider: Christopher Eccleston has been the only hold-out, though he is reconsidering, which is fabulous fantastic news

fixed.

AndI cannot be the only one who thinks that is incredibly cool. I was a fan if four as a kid, but Nine was my first Doctor as an adult, and  he absolutely crushed the role.

Every time I've read about Eccleston not being involved with a Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, I've always thought "...because Voltron vs. The Bionic Six vs. Silverhawks is filming that week?"

He did a GI Joe movie... surely another Doctor Who appearance couldn't be out of the question.

And now, it doesn't seem to be, which is fantastic.


He's actually one of the main villains in Thor 2, which is pretty much guaranteed to make at least a quarter billion so long as it isn't a shot for shot remake of Manos the Hands of Fate.
 
2013-01-23 09:58:37 PM  

ShankatsuForte: The 12th Doctor should be Craig Charles.. I know at face value, it sounds horrible. But just let your mind run with it for a few moments.


Daniel Craig
 
2013-01-23 10:07:44 PM  

NYRBill: is the 10th Doctor going to bring his daughter?
[i230.photobucket.com image 400x384]


images.wikia.com

Or his granddaughter?
 
2013-01-23 10:24:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...


I still can't bring myself to watch the last episode. At first I thought it was my son's dirty diapers. Then I realized it was the script.
 
2013-01-23 10:41:55 PM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.


Fark yeah!
 
2013-01-23 10:47:14 PM  

pseudowho: This story (rumor) is a repeat... from 2009:

News: New Doctor Who Matt Smith's first appearance as the Doctor will be in a special this November featuring all eleven Doctors. Fark: Even the dead ones


/except the first appearance part


Well, technically it did happen in the 11th Hour... it just happened to be a video memory thinggy of them all.
 
2013-01-23 10:49:44 PM  

eddiesocket: Heh. And technically, we did see them all in Matt Smith's first episode. (In archive footage).


sirbissel: Well, technically it did happen in the 11th Hour... it just happened to be a video memory thinggy of them all.


Great minds reply alike?
 
2013-01-23 11:01:48 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: FirstNationalBastard: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...

I liked Miracle Day. I didn't like the Vagina At The Center Of The Earth ending, but I liked Miracle Day. We got to see Jack with a true love who wasn't Ianto and who wasn't female and married to him. None of the Team died. And this

[pauseliveaction.files.wordpress.com image 275x183]

is always Win. THAT'S feminism, not that old 'being a stripper/whore/eyecandy with a fancy security clearance' crap that US television pulls. Dealing with the everyday life of everyday women who have to deal with extraordinary shiat.. that scene will always be one of my fondest memories of that show.


That scene was truly the best thing in the history of ever, and I prefer to believe that Torchwood ended at that very moment.
 
2013-01-23 11:03:36 PM  

BrainyBear: ExperianScaresCthulhu: FirstNationalBastard: NYRBill: what about a Torchwood crossover?
[i230.photobucket.com image 340x512]

I dunno... Torchwood still has US Stink on it from Miracle Day...

I liked Miracle Day. I didn't like the Vagina At The Center Of The Earth ending, but I liked Miracle Day. We got to see Jack with a true love who wasn't Ianto and who wasn't female and married to him. None of the Team died. And this

[pauseliveaction.files.wordpress.com image 275x183]

is always Win. THAT'S feminism, not that old 'being a stripper/whore/eyecandy with a fancy security clearance' crap that US television pulls. Dealing with the everyday life of everyday women who have to deal with extraordinary shiat.. that scene will always be one of my fondest memories of that show.

That scene was truly the best thing in the history of ever, and I prefer to believe that Torchwood ended at that very moment.


Sadly that was one of the very few good scenes in Miracle Day. Most of the rest blew donkey balls.
 
2013-01-23 11:04:11 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Film Dr. Who kinda frowns/ grimaces on your 'all 11 Doctors' statement.
 
2013-01-23 11:05:13 PM  

LectertheChef: Personally I'm looking forward to finding out who the 12th doctor will be. I find Matt Smith to behave too much like a children's show host, or someone with a Peter Pan complex. I just can't picture his doctor having the stones to pull what the previous two pulled. They could've at least given us Mickey beating the everloving shiat out of Rory, while Rose and Amy and Martha make out.


I disagree. Particularly in S6, where he actually pulled off playing him as so old.
 
2013-01-23 11:25:14 PM  

eddiesocket: Especially now that her character makes no sense. How did she know that she and the Doctor were married? It hadn't happened yet, for her. And why was she so shocked about Rory and Amy being sent back in time? They never even have any "where are you in our relationship timeline" conversations. The writers/creators just act like she's in the same timeline as the Doctor, now.


We're supposed to believe she's "acting" for the sake of the other characters when she's in a position to know more than they do. It's absurd and stupid, and often misleading to the point of being detrimental and dangerous to the other characters - as when she pretends to not know who the kid was in the space suit in the "Impossible Astronaut" storyline.

There are a HUGE number of problems with the whole Melody/River storyline. But where she is in her timeline vs. where everyone else is in theirs? That's not one of them. If you think you've spotted a problem that indicates Moffat doesn't have the whole thing mapped out, you missed something.

By and large, they've been meeting in opposite order. (So much so that I find it too linear, but that's beside the point.) By and large, all the episodes before "The Wedding of River Song" are episodes in which she knew they were married, HOWEVER "The Angels Take Manhattan" actually takes place much later for her - after "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone" and before "Silence in the Library" (as evidenced by the fact that she's referred to as Professor Song, not Doctor Song).

So exactly when do you think she knew that she and the Doctor were married, but shouldn't have?
 
2013-01-23 11:46:56 PM  
I said many times that Torchwood was "DW with extra snogging"
/and not much else
 
2013-01-23 11:48:27 PM  

NYRBill: I said many times that Torchwood was "Self-important DW with extra snogging"
/and not much else


FTFY
 
2013-01-24 12:07:51 AM  

thecpt: You can't have river song involved without it breaking canon, right?


You know they'll hand-wave that by saying "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" right?

They haven't given two craps about canon or following their own rules for two seasons now.
 
2013-01-24 12:24:51 AM  

eddievercetti: FirstNationalBastard: To steal a quote from another poster in the other Who thread currently going on...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

The only problem is that Christopher Eccleston is being a dick about coming back. I know Thor 2 is gonna give you that new pool but C'MON! It's role that made you famous!


This is the first movie I ever saw him in:

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Directed by Danny Boyle, to boot. Definitely worth checking out.
 
2013-01-24 12:48:26 AM  
I can't imagine a scenario in where multiple Doctors *don't* ask successive ones how they bit it.

I mean, yeah, save the universe an all, but I'd at least take a moment to catch up with myself.

"I fall off a radio dish? Really? And I became *that* guy? Seriously, Seven, getting shot by LA gangbangers? And what's up with you, Eight? How'd you go and f*ck things up so bad?"

"Well ... timey-wimey ..."

"Shut up, Ten. Go buy a hairbrush."
 
2013-01-24 12:51:32 AM  

NYRBill: thecpt: Broktun: [www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]

What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

what about someone who wasn't an assistant?


Damn straight ... nothing would make me happier than the return of Sally Sparrow, except maybe the return of Jenny.
 
2013-01-24 01:31:03 AM  

Lernaeus: I can't imagine a scenario in where multiple Doctors *don't* ask successive ones how they bit it.

I mean, yeah, save the universe an all, but I'd at least take a moment to catch up with myself.

"I fall off a radio dish? Really? And I became *that* guy? Seriously, Seven, getting shot by LA gangbangers? And what's up with you, Eight? How'd you go and f*ck things up so bad?"

"Well ... timey-wimey ..."

"Shut up, Ten. Go buy a hairbrush."


There's an Eighth Doctor novel (The Eight Doctors) that covers this. Upon meeting the Eighth Doctor, Doc Six mentions it's embarrassing to meet your next incarnation due to the fact that you're kind of responsible for them having to be brought into existence at all.
 
2013-01-24 01:47:05 AM  
BTW, if you're interested in an all-the-Doctors and many companions story that's actually pretty damn good, check this out.

It's a fan webcomic that ran 2007-2009 called "The 10 Doctors," and not only does the guy nail every Doctor's character and quirks, he works in - quite reasonably - dozens of companions and villains.

Warning: Absolutely addicting.
 
2013-01-24 01:48:00 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: BTW, if you're interested in an all-the-Doctors and many companions story that's actually pretty damn good, check this out.

It's a fan webcomic that ran 2007-2009 called "The 10 Doctors," and not only does the guy nail every Doctor's character and quirks, he works in - quite reasonably - dozens of companions and villains.

Warning: Absolutely addicting.


He also created 6 other "Doctor Who" webcomics that I haven't yet read.
 
2013-01-24 01:55:05 AM  
As long as they bring back Cpt Jack I don't care what they do.

/I can write it Cpt right? that's not like writing Dr is it?
 
2013-01-24 03:02:38 AM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 395x500]
There can be only one.


He's the only one I know. But damn, never would have recognized him
i2.cdnds.net
 
2013-01-24 03:23:31 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: BTW, if you're interested in an all-the-Doctors and many companions story that's actually pretty damn good, check this out.

It's a fan webcomic that ran 2007-2009 called "The 10 Doctors," and not only does the guy nail every Doctor's character and quirks, he works in - quite reasonably - dozens of companions and villains.

Warning: Absolutely addicting.


Gahhhhhd DAMMIT. I was actually going to finish watching more of the Tom Baker era tonight, but you've derailed that.
 
2013-01-24 03:32:43 AM  

magneticmushroom: 100 Watt Walrus: BTW, if you're interested in an all-the-Doctors and many companions story that's actually pretty damn good, check this out.

It's a fan webcomic that ran 2007-2009 called "The 10 Doctors," and not only does the guy nail every Doctor's character and quirks, he works in - quite reasonably - dozens of companions and villains.

Warning: Absolutely addicting.

Gahhhhhd DAMMIT. I was actually going to finish watching more of the Tom Baker era tonight, but you've derailed that.


My advice: Bookmark the archive so you don't lose your place, and allow yourself 5-10 pages a night before bed. Otherwise, you'll be up all night.

The guy put a hell of a lot of thought into it too, and he knows his canon. Read this about at what point in each Doctor was pulled form his own timeline.
 
2013-01-24 07:50:01 AM  

magneticmushroom: 100 Watt Walrus: BTW, if you're interested in an all-the-Doctors and many companions story that's actually pretty damn good, check this out.

It's a fan webcomic that ran 2007-2009 called "The 10 Doctors," and not only does the guy nail every Doctor's character and quirks, he works in - quite reasonably - dozens of companions and villains.

Warning: Absolutely addicting.

Gahhhhhd DAMMIT. I was actually going to finish watching more of the Tom Baker era tonight, but you've derailed that.


For those that are interested, IDW is starting a special Doctor Who run called "Prisoners of Time," in which each month features the Doctor in a different incarnation; all of them face the same nemesis, apparently.

/hoping they mimic the art styles of the decades, too
 
2013-01-24 10:45:26 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: mjbok: coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."

Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.

I think the red menace beat Rose in that department. Hell, they even did a 5 episode farewell tour season for that one that left even Red's most ardent supporters saying "WTF? Why didn't they just go away at the end of last season? This makes no sense."


Aahh...Doctor Who.
The show that has the message about love and friends, yet people everywhere whine like rabid fanboys about people they like and don't like.
 
2013-01-24 10:56:34 AM  

Zombie DJ: FirstNationalBastard: mjbok: coffee fiend: thecpt: Broktun:
[www.infinitydish.com image 416x300]
What about Rose?

nope. tfa said no recent assistants pretty much.

Graham Norton had Billie Piper on his show a couple weeks back and asked her about it. She answered with a firm "No."

Good. She's awful and symptomatic of everything that was bad about the reboot. She's the herpes of companions. Just when you think she's gone, she flares back up.

I think the red menace beat Rose in that department. Hell, they even did a 5 episode farewell tour season for that one that left even Red's most ardent supporters saying "WTF? Why didn't they just go away at the end of last season? This makes no sense."

Aahh...Doctor Who.
The show that has the message about love and friends, yet people everywhere whine like rabid fanboys about people they like and don't like.


Message of love and friendship?

Sure you're not thinking of this Doctor...?

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2013-01-24 11:31:58 AM  

ShankatsuForte: The 12th Doctor should be Craig Charles.. I know at face value, it sounds horrible. But just let your mind run with it for a few moments.


upload.wikimedia.org

I see you working....
 
2013-01-24 11:52:56 AM  
Having "The Eleven Doctors" probably would not work even ignoring casting issues. The sheer number of them would just get in the way of a good story. A smaller number of doctors would work better since there would be better opportunity for character moments.
 
2013-01-24 11:59:51 AM  

pseudowho: This story (rumor) is a repeat... from 2009:

News: New Doctor Who Matt Smith's first appearance as the Doctor will be in a special this November featuring all eleven Doctors. Fark: Even the dead ones


/except the first appearance part


They did that for him actually. They had a holographic version of every Doctor and Matt Smith walked through the Tenth Doctor and said "Eleven." Though they did not have the actual actors there, they did show them all.
 
2013-01-24 12:46:24 PM  

Falcon Hunter: Freema and John Barrowman are both in the US at the moment filming "The Carrie Diaries" and "Arrow" respectively.


Freema Agyeman and AnnaSophia Robb are in the same show? Time to remove my pants and turn on the TV.
 
2013-01-25 02:57:10 PM  

texdent: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Falcon Hunter: CZMisfitsFan: I get the feeling this will be one huge disappointment for the fans. It'll probably be a regular season with some nods to the past but that's about it.

/Does the no companions thing include Jack? Because that's pretty much the only thing I want at this point.

John Barrowman said he's in - if they'd ask him. The producers of Arrow said they'd alter production to accommodate if need be!

Captain Jack is in Arrow??! I may have to tune in....

Yep, he's the bad guy and father of Ollie's best friend.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
/link is haught
 
2013-01-25 02:58:45 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Sure you're not thinking of this Doctor...?

3.bp.blogspot.com


No.

Never.
 
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