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(Telegraph)   The who's who of Doctor Who Time Lords to reunite for 50th anniversary show   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 29
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2013-02-15 02:54:34 PM  
8 votes:
I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

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2013-02-15 03:33:48 PM  
4 votes:

Evil Mackerel: PIP_the_TROLL: I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

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Of the post Baker doctors he was the best.


I know people like Eccleston's badassery, but people overlook that McCoy, under his goofy outfit, was a badass as well.  He would plan across all of time and space like a gigantic chess match and then scoff when the enemy was perplexed by the moves.  He talked people (and Daleks) into committing suicide; he talked another guy into not executing him, he BLEW UP SKARO by tricking the Daleks into capturing a Time Lord device, and presumably killed Davros.  And he did it all with a slightly unhinged, but calm, jauntiness.

\pretty cool scene when he left his "business card" for the Daleks so they would know he had been there
2013-02-15 04:10:45 PM  
2 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I know people like Eccleston's badassery, but people overlook that McCoy, under his goofy outfit, was a badass as well. He would plan across all of time and space like a gigantic chess match and then scoff when the enemy was perplexed by the moves. He talked people (and Daleks) into committing suicide; he talked another guy into not executing him, he BLEW UP SKARO by tricking the Daleks into capturing a Time Lord device, and presumably killed Davros. And he did it all with a slightly unhinged, but calm, jauntiness.


Don't forget Pertwee. He was the only Doctor who engaged in hand-to-hand combat.

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The 3rd Doctor: A Timelord so mean, he once chopped a Dalek in half just for exterminating too loud!
2013-02-15 04:09:43 PM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: However, I don't think the best NuCompanion would have worked with Eccleston


Donna was awesome. I'll cop to that. But that was largely because of her strength of personality and the absence of a romantic subplot.

But I'd argue Martha was the best nuCompanion - or rather, she had the greatest potential to be. Enormous potential which was totally squandered.

Martha came off almost as a peer for the Doctor. She was smart in her own right, and learned quickly from him. She had her own set of principles and didn't need preaching to constantly by the Doc. He could actually rely on her and let her go off on her own without her becoming an instant victim.

If only they hadn't saddled her with that totally misplaced unrequited love storyline. It's the only time she ever seemed weak.

What a waste.

I'm glad in the end at least she's like 'fark off, I'm not playing second fiddle anymore. Time for me to move on with my life. Lay-tas" and then hooks up with Mickey, who was treated just as badly.

The Ninth Doctor and Martha Jones would have been awesome together.

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2013-02-15 04:04:15 PM  
2 votes:

Exception Collection: FirstNationalBastard: clkeagle: Rhames: Agreed.  It matches better with Torchwood.  Have a darker shade of the Universe.  I wish the 9th Doctor series would have not been so slow paced however.

Some of the Tennant-era events would have been really interesting with the Ninth.

However, I don't think the best NuCompanion would have worked with Eccleston

Donna Noble only worked with Tennant's Doctor Teeth.

I've never understood this love for Donna Noble (or Rose).  Martha, then Rory, then Pond - though that last has more to do with OMG hotness than anything else.  I also liked the one kinda-sorta introduced in the Christmas Special.


Martha was fun to look at, and a horrible companion.

Really, if everyone hated Rose because of her wanting a relationship with the Doctor, the entirety of Martha's season was "GIVE ME TIME LORD COCK NOW!!!1".

Donna Nobe was the only NuCompanion that didn't want to be anal probed by an alien, the only adult NuCompanion that wasn't a vapid 20-something piece of eye candy, had a clear arc where she actually evolved, and S4 was the best season of the new series.

/she also had the shiattiest ending.
2013-02-15 03:28:48 PM  
2 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

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Very much coming around to your way of thinking. I'm so burnt out by the Chronicles of Amy Farking Pond, which hijacked a brilliant show and turned it in to some teen novel bullshiat.
2013-02-15 03:26:46 PM  
2 votes:
How amazing would it be to see Tom Baker? Can you imagine seeing him back in the scarf?

I'd only watch if he DID wear the scarf. Baker is still my favorite Doctor, but he'd need his scarf to cover up his bloated neck. Time is a biatch
2013-02-15 03:15:15 PM  
2 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


It will be a good thing if they can manage to bring Christopher Eccleston back. But I'm actually more excited about possibility of Paul McGann coming back to do 8 again. I hear his audio performances are actually pretty good. I'd definitely like to see him leave a better film version of 8 than his one and only shot so far.
2013-02-15 02:44:30 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-15 09:24:53 PM  
1 votes:

Mega Steve: Don't forget Pertwee. He was the only Doctor who engaged in hand-to-hand combat.


Four fought both a Sontaran and Chancellor Goth hand to hand.

Yes, it was bothering me that nobody had corrected that yet.
2013-02-15 08:35:30 PM  
1 votes:
I'd only watch it if Colin Baker weren't in it. Well, no, I'd watch it, but I hope he gets very little screen time.  As for the newer Who I hope we don't have two seasons of chasing souffle girl to grind though.  I get the impression that the whole thing is just a build up that Oswin is really that disembodied consciousness (intelligent snow) that learned how to perfect its method from copying bits from the Doctor's mind and then Smith gets to be devastated and mopey when he realizes that his perfect, most interesting companion is a figment of his starved imagination.

Because 11 mopes, gets devastated, and mopes harder. That's his thing and it's worse than Tennant's rage-n-mope.
2013-02-15 07:08:53 PM  
1 votes:

rogue49: Sorry, there is only one Doctor Who...Tom Baker, the Who I grew up with.

/yeah, I'm biased, sue me.


Ah, the overrated Doctor.
Boe
2013-02-15 06:31:33 PM  
1 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Evil Mackerel: PIP_the_TROLL: I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

Of the post Baker doctors he was the best.

I know people like Eccleston's badassery, but people overlook that McCoy, under his goofy outfit, was a badass as well.  He would plan across all of time and space like a gigantic chess match and then scoff when the enemy was perplexed by the moves.  He talked people (and Daleks) into committing suicide; he talked another guy into not executing him, he BLEW UP SKARO by tricking the Daleks into capturing a Time Lord device, and presumably killed Davros.  And he did it all with a slightly unhinged, but calm, jauntiness.

\pretty cool scene when he left his "business card" for the Daleks so they would know he had been there


I have a soft spot for McCoy's doctor myself.  It's particularly annoying to me that he died like a biatch in that abomination of a film.

/didn't get the McCoy hate in The Hobbit movie either
2013-02-15 05:04:10 PM  
1 votes:

floor: So Tom baker will be getting back together for the 50th anniversary! Awesome. I rewatched City of Death yesterday. It was one of the bonuses of having food poisoning ... Actually the only bonus. He sold some clunky lines and gave what could have been an over serious story some fun. It was a good episode but I would have rather been able to eat solid food.


Not to mention the story was written by Douglas Adams and the Doctor was going up against a man who has matched wits with Indiana Jones, James Bond, the Rebel Alliance and Harry Potter!

/apparently because money was so tight, the contemporary clothes Glover wore were his own. Including the robe.
2013-02-15 04:55:19 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: whizbangthedirtfarmer: I know people like Eccleston's badassery, but people overlook that McCoy, under his goofy outfit, was a badass as well.  He would plan across all of time and space like a gigantic chess match and then scoff when the enemy was perplexed by the moves.  He talked people (and Daleks) into committing suicide; he talked another guy into not executing him, he BLEW UP SKARO by tricking the Daleks into capturing a Time Lord device, and presumably killed Davros.  And he did it all with a slightly unhinged, but calm, jauntiness.

I don't get this talk of Eccleston's version being a badass.  He was very much in recovery from experiencing and taking part in horrific events and that's how the part was played.


I never thought of him as a badass, I just liked how bleak he was.
2013-02-15 04:32:05 PM  
1 votes:

Exception Collection: FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see so many people turn on Amy Pond.

I think it was the first part of season 7 that did it. If they had left after S6, The backlash wouldn't have happened. But those first 5 episodes just didn't need any redheads.

Oh, and I see the article brought up the "Smith might be leaving after the 50th anniversary special" rumor, which also has no basis in fact at this time.

Sure, it is coming close to the time he should be leaving (as should Moffat), but to be putting shiat like this in a newspaper article? It has as much validity as anything posted here.

I disagree.  Smith's an excellent Doctor (one of my favorites), and should stick around - Moffat's good at plotting long storylines, he just needs to stop getting sucked into his own cleverness.  Should they stick around forever?  No.  But let's give them some more time, at least.

/I want a female Doctor next time.


Four seasons is about normal for a Doctor's run.

I know it doesn't feel like four seasons since two of them were The Amy Pond Show, but he is reaching the expiration date for a Doctor.
2013-02-15 04:14:56 PM  
1 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: FirstNationalBastard: However, I don't think the best NuCompanion would have worked with Eccleston

Donna was awesome. I'll cop to that. But that was largely because of her strength of personality and the absence of a romantic subplot.

But I'd argue Martha was the best nuCompanion - or rather, she had the greatest potential to be. Enormous potential which was totally squandered.

Martha came off almost as a peer for the Doctor. She was smart in her own right, and learned quickly from him. She had her own set of principles and didn't need preaching to constantly by the Doc. He could actually rely on her and let her go off on her own without her becoming an instant victim.

If only they hadn't saddled her with that totally misplaced unrequited love storyline. It's the only time she ever seemed weak.

What a waste.

I'm glad in the end at least she's like 'fark off, I'm not playing second fiddle anymore. Time for me to move on with my life. Lay-tas" and then hooks up with Mickey, who was treated just as badly.

The Ninth Doctor and Martha Jones would have been awesome together.

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Martha was awesome ... when she got her independence and did a group of cameos and guest-starring roles.  The whole "I love you!" thing was horrible with Rose, and even worse with Martha.  What made Martha part two and Donna so refreshing is that they were actual WOMEN, capable of meeting the Doctor on his own turf while retaining their independence.  They could work with him without pining for him.

\I know he's supposed to be slightly hypnotic, but Jeezus
2013-02-15 04:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: It's nice to see so many people turn on Amy Pond.

I think it was the first part of season 7 that did it. If they had left after S6, The backlash wouldn't have happened. But those first 5 episodes just didn't need any redheads.

Oh, and I see the article brought up the "Smith might be leaving after the 50th anniversary special" rumor, which also has no basis in fact at this time.

Sure, it is coming close to the time he should be leaving (as should Moffat), but to be putting shiat like this in a newspaper article? It has as much validity as anything posted here.


I disagree.  Smith's an excellent Doctor (one of my favorites), and should stick around - Moffat's good at plotting long storylines, he just needs to stop getting sucked into his own cleverness.  Should they stick around forever?  No.  But let's give them some more time, at least.

/I want a female Doctor next time.
2013-02-15 04:01:16 PM  
1 votes:
I just wanted to say I got 33/40 of the questions in that Doctor Who quiz at the bottom.

Oh and my Doctor was Pertwee, but I love them all.

/thatisall
2013-02-15 03:54:31 PM  
1 votes:

clkeagle: Rhames: Agreed.  It matches better with Torchwood.  Have a darker shade of the Universe.  I wish the 9th Doctor series would have not been so slow paced however.

Some of the Tennant-era events would have been really interesting with the Ninth.


However, I don't think the best NuCompanion would have worked with Eccleston

Donna Noble only worked with Tennant's Doctor Teeth.
2013-02-15 03:52:44 PM  
1 votes:
these articles suck
2013-02-15 03:51:39 PM  
1 votes:

Rhames: Agreed.  It matches better with Torchwood.  Have a darker shade of the Universe.  I wish the 9th Doctor series would have not been so slow paced however.


Some of the Tennant-era events would have been really interesting with the Ninth.
2013-02-15 03:49:10 PM  
1 votes:

Exception Collection: Satanic_Hamster: Forget that.  This is whom I want to see back:
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One thing I don't understand about the whole paradox issue - why not leave them a message, say 20 years before they get where they are going, to meet him at a time that IS safe for him to get to?  Sure, they might be a tad older, but since when has that mattered to him?


For Moffat episodes, just don't think too hard, or, really at all.  I know DW has been plagued with inconsistencies, but under Moffat's run, the show's motto has basically been: "fark it, let's just make shiat up, so long as it looks nice."
2013-02-15 03:42:11 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Forget that.  This is whom I want to see back:
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One thing I don't understand about the whole paradox issue - why not leave them a message, say 20 years before they get where they are going, to meet him at a time that IS safe for him to get to?  Sure, they might be a tad older, but since when has that mattered to him?
2013-02-15 03:38:46 PM  
1 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I know people like Eccleston's badassery, but people overlook that McCoy, under his goofy outfit, was a badass as well.  He would plan across all of time and space like a gigantic chess match and then scoff when the enemy was perplexed by the moves.  He talked people (and Daleks) into committing suicide; he talked another guy into not executing him, he BLEW UP SKARO by tricking the Daleks into capturing a Time Lord device, and presumably killed Davros.  And he did it all with a slightly unhinged, but calm, jauntiness.


I don't get this talk of Eccleston's version being a badass.  He was very much in recovery from experiencing and taking part in horrific events and that's how the part was played.
2013-02-15 03:21:25 PM  
1 votes:
Hope that if it happens, turns out as awesome as The 10 Doctors...

Probably a great lesson about how to do a great fancomc...
2013-02-15 03:19:00 PM  
1 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: I really want Ecclestone to come back. I know he's said in the past he wants nothing more to do with Who, but hopefully they can change his mind on this.

I saw the old stuff occasionally but I'm very much a child of the New Who era and Eccles is still my favorite one. He's the only one that ever felt like a threat - the only one that had the flame of homicidal crazy behind the eyes instead of simple eccentric shoe-eating crazy.

He the only one who can stare you dead in the eye and tell you he killed his entire species so he could beat the Daleks and make it sound believable.

He felt like a true adventurer with a voracious appetite for new experiences rather than a jaded dillettante trying to stave off boredom like those who followed him.

Make Mine Nine.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


Agreed.  It matches better with Torchwood.  Have a darker shade of the Universe.  I wish the 9th Doctor series would have not been so slow paced however.
2013-02-15 02:57:38 PM  
1 votes:

Falcon Hunter: FTFA: Doctor Who actors from past and present MIGHT BE uniting...if series chief Steven Moffat, who is also the creator of Sherlock, is to be believed.

So, we know exactly the same thing that we've known all along.

This might happen.

NEXT!


"getting the other Doctors involved would be very fitting for thebirthday [sic] episode"

That's it.  That's the whole thing. It would be "very fitting" if it were to happen.

Nothing to see here.  Move along.
2013-02-15 02:52:41 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: Doctor Who actors from past and present MIGHT BE uniting...if series chief Steven Moffat, who is also the creator of Sherlock, is to be believed.

So, we know exactly the same thing that we've known all along.

This might happen.

NEXT!
 
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