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(Metro)   No 9th Doctor for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. That's not fantastic   (metro.co.uk) divider line 77
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2013-04-05 07:43:03 PM  

WTF Indeed: Nerds are the battered women of movie audiences, you know it's bad but here take my money anyway.


Well, generally we have a lot of extra money from not going on dates.  We have to spend it somehow, and one can only own so many cast-resin collector maquettes of the Avengers and Lady Death.
 
2013-04-05 07:52:10 PM  
You think Peter / David might bring in the daughter /  wife for this?

a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

This storyline needs to happen!
 
2013-04-05 07:55:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Valacirca: I'm fine with no 9,  the  real travesty is if we won't be seeing Paul McGann.  He is far too good of a Doctor to have his only filmed appearance be that god awful Fox thing, and plus unlike the other pre-9 Doctors he still looks young enough for his age/appearance to not be much of a factor.

Yeah, since we don't know how long he was the Doctor, the age discrepancy is easily explained by him being from later in the Eighth Doctor's life.

/plus, they can put him in something closer to Eccleston's wardrobe than what he wore in the Fox movie.


He's already put together an updated wardrobe on his own that works as a good bridge between his movie appearance and Nine's.

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2013-04-05 08:24:55 PM  
Sergeant Grumbles
http://comics.shipsinker.com/archive.php?arc=10doctors
Fun story. Decent art. No Eleven, so it's a bit dated.


Thanks for posting that., I didn't know about it.


/ currently on page 42
// "Mel, as we feared, screams." lol
 
2013-04-05 08:27:10 PM  
DS9: time travel episode to 'Trouble with Tribbles' episode crossover. They could easily do something like that.
 
2013-04-05 09:01:32 PM  

WTF Indeed: FirstNationalBastard: Individually, you can piss off a nerd/geek enough to make them quit buying/watching/reading.

However, you cannot piss off enough nerds/geeks en masse to affect anything.

That's true of all media, however the level of terrible required for a nerd to stop investing time and money into something is drastically higher than any other demo. And this idea that Eccleston is "hurting his career" by not doing the special is even more hilarious since he is the only Doctor Who actor to have large parts in America movies, unless you want to could Tennant's Oscar winning role in "Fright Night"


Eccleston does apparently have a big role in Thor 2, so his careers seems to be on the mend after some really crappy movies like the first G.I.Joe.
 
2013-04-05 09:04:46 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: http://comics.shipsinker.com/archive.php?arc=10doctors
Fun story. Decent art. No Eleven, so it's a bit dated.

There is no way the 50th will come anywhere close to matching it. Interpret that statement as you will.


THIS is great fun.  Thanks!
 
2013-04-05 09:11:30 PM  

Mad_Radhu: WTF Indeed: FirstNationalBastard: Individually, you can piss off a nerd/geek enough to make them quit buying/watching/reading.

However, you cannot piss off enough nerds/geeks en masse to affect anything.

That's true of all media, however the level of terrible required for a nerd to stop investing time and money into something is drastically higher than any other demo. And this idea that Eccleston is "hurting his career" by not doing the special is even more hilarious since he is the only Doctor Who actor to have large parts in America movies, unless you want to could Tennant's Oscar winning role in "Fright Night"

Eccleston does apparently have a big role in Thor 2, so his careers seems to be on the mend after some really crappy movies like the first G.I.Joe.


I think Eccleston's strategy has been to come to the States, get big dollars for doing a shiatty part, and then go back to the UK for actual things that require acting.  That said, I think it is interesting that Tennant's web site noted that Eccleston heard Moffat's pitch and rejected it.  It doesn't bode well for the script, which under Moffat's command is a 50/50 chance: pretty cool or really craptacular.
 
2013-04-05 09:37:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: However, you cannot piss off enough nerds/geeks en masse to affect anything.


The DmC fiasco may want to have a word with you.

/fark you!
 
2013-04-05 09:55:54 PM  

Mad_Radhu: FirstNationalBastard: Valacirca: I'm fine with no 9,  the  real travesty is if we won't be seeing Paul McGann.  He is far too good of a Doctor to have his only filmed appearance be that god awful Fox thing, and plus unlike the other pre-9 Doctors he still looks young enough for his age/appearance to not be much of a factor.

Yeah, since we don't know how long he was the Doctor, the age discrepancy is easily explained by him being from later in the Eighth Doctor's life.

/plus, they can put him in something closer to Eccleston's wardrobe than what he wore in the Fox movie.

He's already put together an updated wardrobe on his own that works as a good bridge between his movie appearance and Nine's.

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I'm a big fan of McGann's Big Finish 8th Doctor audio plays, to the point where he's now become my favourite doctor. Love his sarcastic tone when he answers stupid questions.

"I'm riding a vortisaur...and I've named it Margaret."
 
2013-04-05 10:21:44 PM  
Eccleston was bullied out of the role. It wasn't to avoid being type-cast, or because of his ego. He was also the best of the NuWho.
 
2013-04-05 11:14:37 PM  

WTF Indeed: Nothing is funnier than the self-righteous nerd rage at Christopher Eccleston. It's his career and he decided that he didn't want risk becoming the next Tom Baker. Now they are upset he doesn't want to come back or a campy 50th anniversary special designed to solely make money.

Right, because a campy special designed solely to make money is so different from the rest of the series.
 
2013-04-06 01:29:49 AM  

WippitGuud: You think Peter / David might bring in the daughter /  wife for this?

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This storyline needs to happen!


Who says it isn't?

//Yes for bringing McGann on board. Going to settle into the BBC7 radio stories in just a bit.
 
2013-04-06 02:01:07 AM  

Valacirca: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I liked Tennant but Eccleston is the only Doctor in the history of the series that I could believe would kill off every last Time Lord in order to kill the Daleks

There's nothing substantial to base this on of course, but I always assumed 8 was the one to do this.


If you recall, in 9's first appearance, he was still checking himself out in mirrors he passed; it was obvious that his most recent regeneration was fairly ... recent. That would indicate that 8 was the one who told the Timelords and Daleks to go screw.
 
2013-04-06 04:40:27 AM  
As much as I wish Eccleston would return, I think he has a number of relatable factors to why he chooses not to. First, I recall him saying in an interview that he didn't particularly grow up with DW i.e. he lacks sentiment for it. Second, I also recall him approaching the role as a challenge i.e. he may feel like he made his mark and no more need be said. Third, playing The Doctor doesn't pay as well as playing Destro, which is a character he most certainly also did not grow up with. Fourth, I'm wonder if he's from a similar school of acting philosophy as, say, Malcolm Macdowell. He undeniably has talent, but he treats acting as a job more than as art i.e. he has bills to pay. Some jobs are more interesting than others, but you keep at it.

All in all, I'd be happier than a pig in shiat if he returned, but I reluctantly accept that he probably won't.

Besides, Big Finish has Baker, Davison, Baker, McCoy, and McGann together to satisfy that anniversary, multi-Doctor itch in November.
 
2013-04-06 04:53:49 AM  
As big a fan as I was of Eccleston's run I think we got kinda robbed by stuffing McGann into a role he wasn't really all that suited for. The froo-froo dandy look just didn't suit where he thought the character should have gone and clearly the hardcore fanbase has eagerly adopted his Eighth Doctor after the audio plays so listening to him in the first place would have been a better plan. I can totally see him going into the Time War and becoming mean.

And as much as I'm looking forward to Malekith in Thor 2, Eccleston needs to drop his agent into a time vortex and maybe dial the ego back. Ralph Fiennes seriously insists people don't pronounce the L, his big claim to fame is a bad guy with no nose in a series of kids movies and he gets to do his passion projects and is considered a respectable actor. And that was all AFTER he made Strange Days.
 
2013-04-06 07:37:42 AM  
No loss to Who fans. He only over-importantly over-acted his way through one season. His refusal just backs up my already poor opinion of him.
 
2013-04-06 11:26:34 AM  
Shadowtag:  Ralph Fiennes seriously insists people don't pronounce the L, his big claim to fame is a bad guy with no nose in a series of kids movies and he gets to do his passion projects and is considered a respectable actor. And that was all AFTER he made Strange Days.

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They cast a spell on you, you know, the Jews. When you work closely with them, like I do, you see this. They have this power. It's like a virus. Some of my men are infected with this virus. They should be pitied, not punished. They should receive treatment because this is as real as typhus. I see it all the time. It's a matter of money? Hmm?

And he got a second Oscar nomination for The English Patient, but hey, Harry Potter.
 
2013-04-06 12:06:52 PM  

eltejon: If Rose is comming back for the special, please be sure she has already had all her dental work done months before hand.


What makesh you shay that?
 
2013-04-06 08:43:03 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: If you recall, in 9's first appearance, he was still checking himself out in mirrors he passed; it was obvious that his most recent regeneration was fairly ... recent.


And yet, that season had about a million photos of Nine being forrest gumped into historical events throughout history.  (A conceit they recycled with Captain Jack shortly thereafter.)

Our, and Rose's, first meeting of Eccleston's Doctor has to be fairly soon after his regeneration from McGann's, but we don't know when and where else he went on his personal timeline between then and later events we see.  Or even when the end of the Time War happened relative to those first scenes.
 
2013-04-06 11:19:38 PM  

Rhypskallion: Son of Thunder: OniExpress: Don't get me wrong; he did good as the 9th Doctor.  It's arguably the highpoint of his career, which is sad to say because by and large the man has never had a worthwhile role.  What else has he been involved in that was good?

First season of Heroes was good.

And he had what--10 minutes of footage in that season?  20?


Wasn't he the invisible guy? His voice got more screen time than he did.
 
2013-04-06 11:30:23 PM  

Shadowtag: Ralph Fiennes seriously insists people don't pronounce the L,


What is up with his name? It's spelled "Ralph Fiennes", but pronounced "Ray Fines". DA FUQ?
 
2013-04-07 11:03:29 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Shadowtag: Ralph Fiennes seriously insists people don't pronounce the L,

What is up with his name? It's spelled "Ralph Fiennes", but pronounced "Ray Fines". DA FUQ?


The original spelling is actually 'Throat Warbler Mangrove'.
 
2013-04-07 03:45:08 PM  
Christ, what an asshole!
 
2013-04-07 04:56:10 PM  

poot_rootbeer: ArcadianRefugee: If you recall, in 9's first appearance, he was still checking himself out in mirrors he passed; it was obvious that his most recent regeneration was fairly ... recent.

And yet, that season had about a million photos of Nine being forrest gumped into historical events throughout history.  (A conceit they recycled with Captain Jack shortly thereafter.)

Our, and Rose's, first meeting of Eccleston's Doctor has to be fairly soon after his regeneration from McGann's, but we don't know when and where else he went on his personal timeline between then and later events we see.  Or even when the end of the Time War happened relative to those first scenes.


Hell, he could have done all of the Forrest Gump stuff between the time he dematerialzed and rematerialized during the last scene where he tells Rose "Oh by the way, did I mention it is a time machine?"
 
2013-04-07 07:02:36 PM  

hogans: Pawn takes the King: Seriously it'd be 1 episode and he'd make a truckload of cash.. what has he been in anyways lately that's of significance? Seriously disappointing.

You have no idea what British TV actors earn, do you? Hint: they've got to love acting.


And that's probably why their shiattiest shows are truckloads better than America's "best".
 
2013-04-08 01:35:45 AM  
I've never seen so many sandy vaginas.

So a guy who left a job he didn't like doesn't want to come back to do that job again, even for a little while. So farking what?

The fewer returning characters, the better the special will be because the writers don't have to try to find business for every actor.

Watch "The Five Doctors" some time if you have any doubts.

Eccleston was great, and he actually did the show a favor by not staying more than a year because it gave NuWho its first regeneration right off the bat, which is a very important part of "Doctor Who."

Wash your coonts, you coonts.
 
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