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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Favourite Doctor?
1st Doctor-William Hartnel 2 2.02%
2nd Doctor-Patrick Troughton. 13 13.13%
3rd Doctor-Jon Pertwee 5 5.05%
4th Doctor-Tom Baker 21 21.21%
5th Doctor-Peter Davidson 2 2.02%
6th Doctor-Collin Baker 7 7.07%
7th Doctor-Sylvester McCoy 6 6.06%
8th Doctor-Paul McGann 2 2.02%
9th Doctor-Christopher Eccleston 8 8.08%
10th Doctor-David Tennant 21 21.21%
11th Doctor-Matt Smith 12 12.12%
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Old April 6 2013, 11:58 PM   #91
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Yeah, you've got a point. I don't really want to spend any money really until I know I like them and I'm gonna maybe listen to them again.

Once I got some tenth doctor audios free with the radio times, a friend put the audio on in the car CD player, and it didn't work. I don't think it worked in any other CD players either. Is that just because they're cheap freebies, or because you need a special CD player or something for them?
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Old April 6 2013, 11:59 PM   #92
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Also, I heard that sometimes they do radio series so you could just tune into radio 4 or something and listen to the audio. I've been scanning the radiotimes a bit, but I've not spotted any. Does anyone know when the next series or whatever is on?
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Old April 7 2013, 12:43 AM   #93
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Yeah, you've got a point. I don't really want to spend any money really until I know I like them and I'm gonna maybe listen to them again.

Once I got some tenth doctor audios free with the radio times, a friend put the audio on in the car CD player, and it didn't work. I don't think it worked in any other CD players either. Is that just because they're cheap freebies, or because you need a special CD player or something for them?
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Also, I heard that sometimes they do radio series so you could just tune into radio 4 or something and listen to the audio. I've been scanning the radiotimes a bit, but I've not spotted any. Does anyone know when the next series or whatever is on?
Don't know about your playback problems, but the copy protection on modern CDs has become so bad that they can't even carry the "Audio CD" logo any longer because they don't comply with the standards the manufacturers have to respect. Can't comment on the British TV broadcast either, since I live in Germany.

Here's the later theme for the 8th Doctor's Big Finish adventures (the video part is just looped footage from the movie to accompany the audio):


And a trailer for the multi-episode special, taking place shortly before the regeneration into Eccleston (look at the leather coat):


It seems like November this year will also bring an anniversary adventure that won't have to hide behind the TV special:

Look at those incarnations. Compared to that, the TV special might be limited to the amateur league.

BTW: This isn't official, but someone has created an awesome tribute to the different incarnations:
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Old April 7 2013, 05:08 AM   #94
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Davison is my favorite but had McGann gotten a solid run he'd probably give Davison a run for his money. McCoy and Eccleston would be close behind Davison.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:06 PM   #95
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Yeah, you've got a point. I don't really want to spend any money really until I know I like them and I'm gonna maybe listen to them again.

Once I got some tenth doctor audios free with the radio times, a friend put the audio on in the car CD player, and it didn't work. I don't think it worked in any other CD players either. Is that just because they're cheap freebies, or because you need a special CD player or something for them?
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Also, I heard that sometimes they do radio series so you could just tune into radio 4 or something and listen to the audio. I've been scanning the radiotimes a bit, but I've not spotted any. Does anyone know when the next series or whatever is on?
Don't know about your playback problems, but the copy protection on modern CDs has become so bad that they can't even carry the "Audio CD" logo any longer because they don't comply with the standards the manufacturers have to respect. Can't comment on the British TV broadcast either, since I live in Germany.

Here's the later theme for the 8th Doctor's Big Finish adventures (the video part is just looped footage from the movie to accompany the audio):


And a trailer for the multi-episode special, taking place shortly before the regeneration into Eccleston (look at the leather coat):


It seems like November this year will also bring an anniversary adventure that won't have to hide behind the TV special:

Look at those incarnations. Compared to that, the TV special might be limited to the amateur league.

BTW: This isn't official, but someone has created an awesome tribute to the different incarnations:
Oh, right. Thanks.

Kewl videos. there.

The new McGann tune sounds like a remixed McCoy theme to me. I liked it a bit, but I much prefer McGann's movie theme. Along with C Bakers "Trial of a Timelord" theme, that has to be my favourite.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:10 PM   #96
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In my own little canon in my head, McGann wore the Victorian outfit for the majority of his time, he adopted his new outfit near before the time war.
In my canon he kept his Victorian outfit the whole time as it's a better costume than the pandering to New Who fans one he has now.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:11 PM   #97
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Yeah, I admit I don't like costume changes. Even if I do love his new outfit. Throughout their whole times, all the doctors retain the same essence in their clothing at least. Even McCoy's one in the 96 film retained the same basic essence as the one he wore in the series.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:50 PM   #98
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Also, I heard that sometimes they do radio series so you could just tune into radio 4 or something and listen to the audio. I've been scanning the radiotimes a bit, but I've not spotted any. Does anyone know when the next series or whatever is on?
The MCGann/Sheridan Smith and some of the Davison/Nyssa/Tegan/Turlough stories have been run on the BBC, but on Radio 4 Extra, the DAB sister station, not Radio 4.
The McCoy/Tracey Childs story Architects of History ends on Monday (8th April 2013) at 6pm, followed by Survival of the Fittest from Tuesday to Friday. On DAB, they're only in mono, but the online listen again is in stereo.
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Old April 7 2013, 03:28 PM   #99
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Ah, thanks.
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Old April 8 2013, 04:46 PM   #100
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I've not been a Who fan for long, only since the new series launched. Christopher Eccelston was alright in giving the Doctor a dark and broody quality, following everything he went through during the Time War, but for me David Tennant was just spectacular.

I've recently had a rewatch of my boxsets, which has made me miss Mr Tennant and long for a new Who fix, so I watched the latest BBC 1 eps and remembered just how much I dislike Matt Smith in the role. He comes across as too goofy to me, which isn't what I'd comes to like about Tennant's Doctor (yes, he had his lightsome moments, but I could still take him seriously as the last of the Time Lords).

I will say one thing about the second half of season 7 is that the TARDIS has a far better design.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:04 PM   #101
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Yeah, the series has become too comedic lately. Especially Dinosaurs in a Spaceship, utterly stupid episode. Smith actually rode a dinosaur, that has got to be one of the worst moments in doctor who history ever.

Yeah that's another thing, Tennant and Eccleston were hugely affected with being the last timelord, who wouldn't if their entire race were wiped out. But Smith seems to have forgotten about it, not even mentioned it once to my memory.

yeah I agree, the new design is the best of the revival series. Not the biggest fan though, don't like the CGI parts and although I usually like everything dark, it's too dark in there, you can barley see anything.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:14 PM   #102
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Smith actually rode a dinosaur, that has got to be one of the worst moments in doctor who history ever.
I can't relate to that at all. For me the show has always been like that, never afraid to embrace high concepts as well as silly fluff, and that's an important part of its charm.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:18 PM   #103
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Who wouldn't ride a dinosaur if given the chance? If I ever somehow get to ride a dinosaur, I'm leaping at the opportunity.

I'll just as likely be mauled by a dinosaur, too, even though I'm not so keen about that.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:19 PM   #104
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Nothing's ever been that far fetched though until Moffat got in.

I'm surprised that under Moffat's reign, we doctor hasn't jumped on a dalek and rode it yet, or a squad of cybermen haven't danced to gangman style.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:21 PM   #105
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Who wouldn't ride a dinosaur if given the chance? If I ever somehow get to ride a dinosaur, I'm leaping at the opportunity.
I'll just as likely be mauled by a dinosaur, too, even though I'm not so keen about that.
Oh yeah I probably would, that's not the point though. The point is that's more unrealistic than a lot of things on the show. Yes it's a sci-fi with bog eyed monsters, but riding a dinosaur to me at least is so much more unrealistic.

I'll respect your opinion if you disagree (or at least I'll try. ) but that's my opinion.
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