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Posted by: Robert Phoenix 16-Nov-2008, 05:00 PM
So could this be the new Doctor? Its from the first two minutes of the Christmas special. Just click on the play button.

http://stuffontv.blogspot.com/2008/11/did-he-just-say-sonic-screwdriver-did.html

Posted by: Harlot 16-Nov-2008, 05:14 PM
Love,Love the show. But I don't want a new Doctor! I can't see anything wrong with the one who is the Doctor. LOVE The Doctor

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 16-Nov-2008, 05:33 PM
Sorry Harlot, David Tennant has announced his decision to quit Doctor Who at the end of 2009.

The actor confirmed the news while collecting the award for 'Outstanding Drama Performance' at the National Television Awards.

"In January I go back to make four new specials which take Doctor Who through to the end of 2009," he said. "But when Doctor Who returns in 2010, it won't be with me. The 2009 shows will be my last playing the Doctor."

Tennant added: "If I don't take a deep breath now and move on, I never will. I think it's best I don't outstay my welcome."

The real question is-Is David Morrissey (the one in the clip) really the next to play the doctor or is it just a time/paraellel universe thing? The fourth season will bring back Rose and Davros.

Posted by: Harlot 16-Nov-2008, 07:24 PM
I'm sorry to hear that.I have been watching the show with him playing the part and I can't see anyone else doing it. How would they have him exit and have someone else play The Doctor,isn't there only one Time Lord?

I'm happy that Rose is coming back.

Posted by: Perkeo 17-Nov-2008, 06:42 PM
It looks like it's going to be another awesome season.

As far as how they will replace him in the series....he will have to be killed some how and the Tardis will help him come back to life with some changes....at least that is the way it's suppose to happen.

Posted by: Patriot1776 13-Dec-2008, 04:18 PM
The only thing that really got me thinking about this show, and doing research on it, was this picture:

http://caliosidhe.deviantart.com/art/Thattime-Time-Travel-21225766

These are two characters from a certain Japanese anime that I like, dressed up as the Doctor and his assistant. Somebody got a good link to a YouTube short that could serve as a good warmup for somebody's who's new to it?

Posted by: Sorcia 26-Dec-2008, 02:56 PM
I don't think there is a Coles Notes to Doctor Who. I mean, its been on and off BBC since the sixities. We are at Dr. #10 and only three to go as TimeLords have 13 regenerations I believe.
By now, the Christmas 08 special will have aired in the UK but I don't think its David Morrisey pegged as the new Doctor(who will appear sometime 2010) but I believe Paterson Joesph is being given hot odds.
A very interesting looking actor and rather handsome to boot....will make a fine Time Lord

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 27-Dec-2008, 07:25 PM
Hard to find a good history of The Doctor out of you tube. Doctor Who in a nutshell is this. The Doctor is a timlord from the planet Gallifrey. Getting fed up with thr rules and culture of his planet he travels to earth in his Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) which is able to travel across space and time. Each timelord has 13 regenerations or new lives when their current body is damaged to the point of death alhough the Master (One of the bad timelords) has gone past that. Traveling through space and time the Doctor and his companions save the universe form such deadly villians as the Davros and his Daleks, the Cybermen (think the borg), Sontarans, and other evil timelords.

The show started in 1963. The first episode was delayed due to JFK death on the very night it was to appear. Two of the episodes were actually made into full length movies staring Peter Cushing. When an actor choses to quit or leave the show for other reasons then the doctor is killed off, regenerated, and a new actor takes over the role. David Tennant is the currnet and 10th doctor. The series was also off the air for about 10-15? years due to lack of intrest on the BBc's part. Fox had the rights for a bit and did a TV movie (8th doctor) and then the BBC started up the series again a few years ago starting with the 9th Doctor. It was during this off air period that the great time war between the timelords and the Daleks took place and the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey and all other timelords were destroyed. The whole thing was suppose to have been timelocked but of course there are always escapees on both sides.

Oh and here is a link to the Christmas special that I mentioned in the first post if anyone is interesting
http://www.zshare.net/video/5327078359df1ba3/

http://www.zshare.net/video/5327078359df1ba3/

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 27-Dec-2008, 07:53 PM
Sorry. Didn't meant to post that video twice. Meant to post one of all 10 doctors.
here you go. The guy with a gotee is not the doctor but the evil timelord called the Master.

One fact that I forgot to add. The tardis is suppose to have a camouflage device so it fits in to the enviroment were ever it lands. This device had somehow broken on the doctor's Tardis and he never has gotten around to getting it fixed. It has been stuck on being a police box since the series began.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 27-Dec-2008, 07:55 PM
Sorry did it agian. Too much time and space jet lag. You know how it is.\
10 doctors video link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdiUrmByKtY&feature=related

Posted by: Sorcia 30-Dec-2008, 09:40 PM
Great posts Robert and not to worry, it gets a bit garbbled sometimes with the timelines and all wink.gif.
ps. did you like the 08 special-I thought it the best so far smile.gif

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 30-Dec-2008, 11:03 PM
I loved it. Especially the giant steampunk cyberman. Been watching since the 1980's and I have most of the episodes still on VHS. I'm hoping they put all the old episodes on DVD by season instead of by episodes. Of course they are going to have to lower the price too. I can't see spending $90 for one season of any show.

Posted by: Sorcia 31-Dec-2008, 04:27 PM
I know, the cost of them is the killer. The older individual eppies, well you can find those on Ebay or Amazon, the current series, holy cow, I don't get it, why so bloody much!! It all adds up. Hopefully you are able to convert some of those VHS into DVD. Maybe check out with a local computer techer to see about it-may or maynot be cost effective.
Cheers

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 31-Dec-2008, 08:00 PM
I think that I'll wait untill it all hits blue ray. Hopefully they will be lower in price by then. Maybe they will have the old doctors in individual season sets rather than by episode.


Posted by: Robert Phoenix 05-Jan-2009, 11:06 PM
New Doctor!!!

Matt Smith has been cast in the role of the Doctor in the iconic BBC series Doctor Who.
Smith will be the 11th Time Lord and will take over from David Tennant who leaves at the end of 2009.
He will be seen in the forthcoming fifth series that will be broadcast in 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zog-6SrGxE0&feature=related

On a personal note he kind of reminds me of a young David Bowie

Posted by: Amergin 18-Jan-2009, 01:00 AM
The changing Doctor has been one of the keys to the success of the programme, which has set a world record for maximum number of episodes. I actually quite liked Christopher Eccleston, though he may have been a bit muscular for the normally pretty cerebral Doctor. Thought he was given short shrift, but I love the energy David Tennant brings to the part.

For those who haven't followed the story since its beginning in 1963, the writers neatly solved the problem of actors not living forever by adding regeneration to his character. If he is injured too severely to survive, he regenerates into a new body with new personality and everything, but retains all the memories and experience he has gained.

His basic mission in life is as some sort of temporal policeman, thwarting attempts by evil aliens to manipulate history or take advantage of the innocent through time travel and/or superior technology. Though he roams galaxy-wide, he seems to have a special place in his (two) hearts for earth and its people and is normally found in the company of a human companion, most often, but not exclusively, female.

Speaking of which, no offense to Donna Noble, but rumours that Rose Tyler is returning give me great hope and satisfaction. Doctors come and go, but Rose was by far one of the best companions he's ever had.


Posted by: delainesunshine1978 20-Jan-2009, 01:44 AM
QUOTE (Amergin @ 18-Jan-2009, 02:00 AM)
The changing Doctor has been one of the keys to the success of the programme, which has set a world record for maximum number of episodes. I actually quite liked Christopher Eccleston, though he may have been a bit muscular for the normally pretty cerebral Doctor. Thought he was given short shrift, but I love the energy David Tennant brings to the part.

For those who haven't followed the story since its beginning in 1963, the writers neatly solved the problem of actors not living forever by adding regeneration to his character. If he is injured too severely to survive, he regenerates into a new body with new personality and everything, but retains all the memories and experience he has gained.

His basic mission in life is as some sort of temporal policeman, thwarting attempts by evil aliens to manipulate history or take advantage of the innocent through time travel and/or superior technology. Though he roams galaxy-wide, he seems to have a special place in his (two) hearts for earth and its people and is normally found in the company of a human companion, most often, but not exclusively, female.

Speaking of which, no offense to Donna Noble, but rumours that Rose Tyler is returning give me great hope and satisfaction. Doctors come and go, but Rose was by far one of the best companions he's ever had.

I was surprised that I ended up liking Donna more! Although I love everytime Rose returns. They are both the best ladies since I started to watch the show a few years ago.

I resist change so every time they switch Doctors I sulk for a bit. Time always works it's magic and I end up liking whoever the Doctor is!!! I will admit the 1960's episodes are hard for me to get into. But I like to try here and there smile.gif

Posted by: Amergin 23-Mar-2009, 08:42 PM
QUOTE (Harlot @ 16-Nov-2008, 04:14 PM)
Love,Love the show. But I don't want a new Doctor! I can't see anything wrong with the one who is the Doctor. LOVE The Doctor

There's always a new Doctor. It's part of the sadness and part of the attraction of Doctor Who. Some of us have loved many Doctors over the years. But we always had to say goodbye.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who

Posted by: LibraryJim 17-Apr-2009, 09:22 PM
QUOTE (Robert Phoenix @ 06-Jan-2009, 12:06 AM)
New Doctor!!!

Matt Smith has been cast in the role of the Doctor in the iconic BBC series Doctor Who.
Smith will be the 11th Time Lord and will take over from David Tennant who leaves at the end of 2009.
He will be seen in the forthcoming fifth series that will be broadcast in 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zog-6SrGxE0&feature=related

On a personal note he kind of reminds me of a young David Bowie

I can just see the Doctor's reaction to his new 'self' when he looks into his mirror:

"What? No! Too young! How did that happen? No one is going to take me seriously! I like my younger look, but come on!"

biggrin.gif

One poster on another forum suggested that the doctor (David Tennent) should be pushed into an open elevator (Lift, for those of you in England) shaft into the car several floors below, and when the door opens, out steps the new Doctor (Matt Smith), looking slightly befuddled.

As to the number of lives, the Master was granted extensions by the Time Lords on at least two occasions, so I imagine the 12 regenerations (13 lives) is an arbitrary number that no longer applies since Gallifrey is gone.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 19-Apr-2009, 05:53 PM
The doctor usually dies doing something noble although it would be funny if he had to regenerate because he did something like dropped a toaster into his bath water.
Did anybody see The Curse of Fatal Death with Rowan Atkitson and Hugh Grant (amoung others) as the Doctor. Now there were some funny regenerations.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 30-Apr-2009, 08:37 PM
Something cool for all you Whovian techies out there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KRja415Iwk&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: Amergin 02-May-2009, 07:33 PM
QUOTE (Robert Phoenix @ 19-Apr-2009, 04:53 PM)
Did anybody see The Curse of Fatal Death with Rowan Atkitson and Hugh Grant (amoung others) as the Doctor. Now there were some funny regenerations.

That was definitely hilarious. I especially liked the incarnation of Joanna Lumley, who as far as I know was the only female Doctor.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 03-Jan-2010, 08:26 PM
The episodes "Waters of Mars" and Part 1 of "End of Time" is up on youtube. Part 2 with the Doctors regeneration isn't there yet although there are snippets of it here and there. Waters was a good episode but End of Time had a few twist I didn't expect especially at the end. hint: Timothy Dalton. Wow!!s

Posted by: ElspethII 04-Feb-2011, 08:43 AM
I just can't get into the new Doctor...... I don't think I will ever get over David Tennet. Or maybe I'm just too old to accept someone as young as Matt Smith. sad.gif

Though, I did enjoy the Christmas special more than any from the season. Could it be he is growing on me?

But, I keep hoping David Tennent will come back........

Posted by: Gilliechattan 09-Feb-2011, 11:24 AM
David Tennet was no doubt a tough act to follow, personally I thought thecompanion role of Amy was more interesting than Matt Smith's portrayal of the Doctor.

At times it just seemed to frenetic, although, I agree with Elspeth about the Christmas Show.




Posted by: Robert Phoenix 13-Feb-2011, 06:27 PM
I only see the episodes on youtube now as BBCAmerica is one of those channels you have to pay extra for here. CNBC is still running the Tennant episodes so its really frustrating. I did manage to see the Chrsitmas episode and a little bit past his regeneration on youtube which I thought was pretty funny. Some days I feel like throwing food out the front door and telling it to never come back.
Hopefully now that Tennet's reign is over the blue ray's will come down in price. Still trying to save up for the 11 doctors action figure assortment and the sonic screwdriver.

Posted by: MDF3530 01-Mar-2011, 01:44 AM
I just got through watching Series 2 on DVD for the umpteenth time. Will be picking up Series 3 at the library tomorrow. Also on my local PBS station, they just showed the finale of Series 4 (love the return of Davros BTW), so hopefully they show the specials and continue on with Series 5.

P.S. Who or what do you think River Song really is? My possiblities:

1. Omega.
2. The Rani.
3. Romana.
4. Susan Foreman.

Posted by: MDF3530 01-Mar-2011, 03:33 AM
Oh, and for those of you who yearned to see the return of the Brigadier to the revived series, I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad tidings.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8343786/Nicholas-Courtney.html

rip_1.gif Brigadier.

Instead of a 21 gun salute at his funeral, they should've fired five rounds rapid.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 01-Mar-2011, 08:23 PM
Bummer on the Brigader. I would have liked to see him have a guest shot on one of the shows in the new series. I just picked up the Doctor Who magazine. Apparantly Episode 4 of the 2011 series which is written by Neil Gaimen, guest stars Suranne Jones play playing someone who Neil tells us "might just turn out to be an old aqcuuintence with a new face." So Riversong is probaly not the Rani but who could this one be? I'm thinking maybe its the Doctor's daughter or the one other female timelord that traveled with Tom Baker. They actuallywere dating and I believe they got married in real life but I can't recall her real name or her show name right now.

Posted by: MDF3530 01-Mar-2011, 11:22 PM
QUOTE (Robert Phoenix @ 01-Mar-2011, 09:23 PM)
Bummer on the Brigader. I would have liked to see him have a guest shot on one of the shows in the new series. I just picked up the Doctor Who magazine. Apparantly Episode 4 of the 2011 series which is written by Neil Gaimen, guest stars Suranne Jones play playing someone who Neil tells us "might just turn out to be an old aqcuuintence with a new face." So Riversong is probaly not the Rani but who could this one be? I'm thinking maybe its the Doctor's daughter or the one other female timelord that traveled with Tom Baker. They actuallywere dating and I believe they got married in real life but I can't recall her real name or her show name right now.

Georgia Moffett, who played Jenny in "The Doctor's Daughter". A fitting title an episode with her. Her father is Fifth Doctor Peter Davison.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 06-Mar-2011, 05:55 PM
And her and David Tennet are reportedly been hooking up quite a bit lately. I believe I heard engagement but I could be wrong.

Posted by: MDF3530 12-Mar-2011, 09:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LTbSjpftvk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baWk1u9u0ug

Posted by: MDF3530 19-Apr-2011, 10:39 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13137674 sad.gif

RIP Sarah Jane sad.gif

Posted by: Killian 20-Apr-2011, 05:56 PM
I can't believe she passed away. She seemed so young when I use to watch it on PBS.

Posted by: MDF3530 23-Apr-2011, 05:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH2_LFZpk5s&feature=player_embedded sadangel.gif sad.gif

Posted by: Haldur 19-Jan-2012, 11:51 PM
I've sort of jumped around in watching "Doctor Who". Tennant is maybe my favorite but Matt Smith has grown on me. I've also viewed a couple Tom Baker and John Pertwee episodes. The 1996 movie's actually really cool.

I love the way Russel T. Davies handled the revamped series;Steven Moffat even more so. Moffat's such a whimsical yet dark writer.

Posted by: ryansgirl 29-Sep-2013, 12:04 AM
"What? No! Too young! How did that happen? No one is going to take me seriously! I like my younger look, but come on!"


Now when the Doctor looks in the mirror he will say "too old this will never do, I need to look younger!!

As for River Song since we now know she is Amy's daughter and the Doctor's wife. I wonder if she will turn up with this new Doctor.

I started watching Classic Who and Tom Baker will always be my favorite even though Jon Pertwee was my first Doctor. Bessie (his car) was cool along with his hovercraft that the third doctor had.

Posted by: KingArthur 29-Sep-2013, 12:25 AM
I love Doctor Who!, young or old! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Séreméla 12-Oct-2013, 11:03 PM
What's your guys thoughts on Peter Capaldi being the twelfth doctor? Do you think he will do great?

Posted by: ryansgirl 30-Nov-2013, 11:47 PM
The jury is out on Peter's Capaldi's doctor. I will wait until I see his episodes before I make a decision on whether or not he is a good doctor. I didn't think I would like Matt Smith but his doctor has grown on me.

While I started with Classic Dr. Who. I haven't seen a lot of Patrick Troughton's Dr. I still have to watch the rest of the 1st Dr. and see all of the 2nd Dr.'s episodes.

I thought Pertwee's Dr. was classy and a lot more scientific but the one Dr. that I couldn't stand was the 6th one. Colin Baker.

I have ordered the Day of the Doctor and will watch that when it arrives. Because I had to work when they showed it on youtube.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 15-Dec-2013, 05:18 PM
I can't afford the local cable rates for the BBC but I did get to see the the Day of the Doctor at my Son in laws place. Great show and I loved the ending. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas special. Now to see what our new Scottish/italian doctor will be like. I wonder if they are going to continue the steampunk look for the TARDIS.

Posted by: Séreméla 04-Jan-2014, 09:54 PM
I really hope River Song will be in this one with since she is the Doctor's wife. I would be upset if she isn't to be frank.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 07-Jan-2014, 07:05 PM
I had to admit I did like Peter's quick regeneration scene and his first lines were just classic!

Posted by: Séreméla 09-Jan-2014, 12:30 AM
When was that on? Haven't seen anything with Peter as the Doctor yet.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 12-Jan-2014, 06:54 PM
The 11th to 12th regeneration scene is from the Christmas special and is already on youtube: Spoilers but not too bad....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BehwuPQm16A

Posted by: Boadiccea 01-Oct-2014, 01:14 PM
Now that series 8 has started what does everyone think of Capaldi???

Posted by: fvillha 02-Nov-2014, 04:52 PM
I've been watching Who for only a bit, and I like the way the show flows. I like Capaldi, he fits the role rather well, and I like the direction so far. I'm about to watch the season finale, part one, and I'm not sure where they plan to take this thing.. I think I'm scared..

Aaron Angel

Posted by: Derek3646 03-May-2017, 08:40 AM
It's sad this is Capaldi last season he was ok doctor to me but it was to short to see the full range of his Acton skills.


Wibble wobble timey wimey stuff!!!

Don't blink, blink and your dead!

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 14-Jan-2018, 08:19 PM
Probably opening a hornet's nest here but how does everyone think the new Doctor will turn out? I hope she does a good job but I know the new outfit is going to have to be something I'm going to have to get use to.

Posted by: pixelpusher 11-Mar-2018, 07:41 AM
I'm pretty confident that she will do a great job. Her other work has been very good. And, it seems that every time the Doctor changes, the fandom spend a season moaning about it before settling in for the ride.

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 14-Mar-2018, 06:31 PM
I can live with her role as the Doctor. I do still have reservations about the new outfit. In the silhouette of her it looks like she is wearing clown shoes. It will probably change over time just as Capaldi's outfit went through several changes.

Posted by: Theophilus 09-Apr-2018, 03:27 PM
I'm still stuck on the fourth doctor, Tom Baker. He is, and will likely always be, my favourite.

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