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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:41 am

Who here has been watching this show?

It's been a particular favourite of mine for the past 10 or so years, if not longer (and my parents have been fans since the sixties). As of this week, I've finally managed to see stories from all nine Doctors.

The series began in 1963 with the story An Unearthly Child/1,000,000 B.C.. In the first part of the serial, two curious teachers followed an unusual student to a Police Box (actually a time travel machine known as the TARDIS) owned by her cantankerous grandfather (William Hartnell), who both hailed from another world. The rest of the story concerned them giving away the secrets of fire to a bunch of cavemen and is pretty mundane as far as the series goes. That said, the show was a bit of a breath of fresh air, as it featured an unusual theme tune, a changing pattern (manipulated feedback from a TV camera) for the title sequence, and a hero who was not only an atypical hero, but also downright hostile at points.

The fifth broadcast (titled The Dead Planet) was what pushed the series into the public eye. See, although a bad guy was designed, only a sink plunger was available for the cliffhanger ending of the show. The audience tuned in in droves to see what the bad guy would be like. And what they got was a large, talking pepper shaker--the likes of which had never been seen before. This monster, dubbed the "Dalek", proved to be one of the most frightening things ever shown on TV and quickly caused a mania in Britain, despite the serious weakness of being unable to climb stairs (a well-known injoke--now obsolete--stated that they would level the building instead).

In 1966, the longevity of the series was cemented. Hartnell had to leave the role due to longterm illness (he wasn't just playing the Doctor as an eccentric character, he actually forgot his lines during recording). Instead of ending a ratings winner, the producers decided to re-cast the role with Patrick Troughton--the change was shown on screen (in an episode that is now lost) and called "regeneration". It became known that the Doctor was a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, and he had stolen a TARDIS and gone on to interfere with other civilizations' progress (usually for the better).

Future Doctors were:

Jon Pertwee (1971-4)
Tom Baker (1975-82)
Peter Davison (1983-6)
Colin Baker (1986-7)
Sylvester McCoy (1988-9)

In 1989, the series was cancelled. However, Virgin Publishing and Marvel Comics started publishing the New Adventures series. For almost all of the next decade, the Doctor's adventures would be continued by comics, books and audio stories. The sole visual adventure for the 90s was a poor American TV movie featuring Paul McGann as the Doctor trying to save the world before the year 2000 hit.

And in the 00's, the Doctor returned in the form of four webcasts, featuring the last three Doctors and Richard E. Grant (who had previously played the role in Comic Relief's The Curse of Fatal Death). Grant was, at one point, considered an official Ninth Doctor, but that role has since gone to Christopher Eccleston.

The new Doctor Who series has, for the most part, been pretty good. Most episodes have focused largely on the characters (although a good few have developed only the Doctor and Rose), with Dalek and Father's Day being particular standouts. However, the Beeb for some reason decided to annoy us fans--shortly after the first episode had aired we learned that Eccleston left the series (it was filmed last year). He's been replaced by David Tennant, and Billie Piper will be returning as Rose.

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Post by Em » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:27 pm

OMG yes I've been guled to the TV every Saturday night snice the new series started. I just love how different it is to what's been on lately. I've know OF Dr Who for a while and seen random reapts on a channle called UK TV Gold but this series unleased my Dr Who fangirl.

Love the dalek's one of the best enemy's next to the Master ( nasty time lord)
Aaprt from the Dr I love K9


Also for those who are wondering about the Dalek's and other stuff ( sorry for the size of photo's)

Dalek with umm my teddy ^^;

Dalek's wiht the TRADIS

TRADIS again

K9!!!!!
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[referring back to Ace''''s earlier, rather transparent denial of packing Nitro-9]
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The Seventh Doctor: [the Doctor is knelt coughing on the ground having blown up a Dalek with some nitro-9 explosive. The fuse had a shorter time on it than Ace told him] Ace! You said ten seconds.
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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:42 am

There should be a Dr. Who discussion on this forum. Any Dr. Who fans here? If so which Doctor is your favorite? My favorite will always be the 3rd Doctor John Pertwee. He was the perfect mad scientist.

I just saw the first two stories of the 10th doctor last night and they were pretty good. I miss the 9th Doctor already but the 10th seems to be pretty cool so far.

Anyway who else loves this series here? Oh and dont spoil the new stuff for me since I havent seen it yet.
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:06 am

...If you'd used the search function, you'd find that there already is a thread for Doctor Who.
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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:55 am

sorry about that.

Last night's episode was great. It was nice seeing Sarah Jane and K-9 again after shed been gone from the show for about 20 some years.

Also seeing the actor who played Giles from Buffy the Vampire slayer playing a different character was cool.
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Post by DreamEmpress » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:17 am

I never saw the older series of Doctor Who, but I've been watching the 9th and 10th doctor. This series is actually quite good. Other companions have been coming and going, but so far Rose is my favorite of these last two seasons.

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Post by Sailormars Obsessed fan » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:16 am

the older stuff is good and bad depending on the story.

Unfortunatly a lot of the 1st and 2nd doctors stories have been lost due to video archives not being as important during the time they were made as they are now.

My favorite doctor is the 3rd one. Hes the perfect mad scientist and was lots of fun. Most people seem to like the 4th doctor the best, and hes pretty cool too. I know next to nothing about the 5th having only seen one story with him. He seemed cool. The 6th doctor really stunk in my opinion, and the writers agreed with me too lol.

The 7th was cool though not as good as past doctors. As for the 8th... well he only appeared in the american TV movie and most fans dislike that movie since it break continuity somewhat.
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