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Old May 8 2013, 11:40 PM   #436
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Re: 50th Anniversary Story Official Thread

Agreed. If the Eighth Doctor was doing something that thematically or directly ties into the Anniversary story, then fine. If it's just to do it for the sake of doing it, I'd be more let down than a pointless cameo in said story.

But IMO, most of the Doctor's regenerations are incidental to the story at hand - most of them could easily have been standard tales with the regeneration a slightly different ending to the usual result of the climactic peril he was in at the time (i.e. he dies instead of miraculously escaping). Doctors 2, 3, 6, 7, and 9 go out under circumstances that don't really affect the story at all, where 1 and 5 have minor effect on the plot IMO, especially compared to the drama-fest that was 10 going out. We *like* seeing a build-up to a regeneration, but rarely get it. However, we *love* seeing the aftermath of a new Doctor arriving, though plot-wise it NEVER has anything to do with how he got there in the first place.

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Old May 9 2013, 12:24 AM   #437
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Oops, John Hurt has just confirmed that he is indeed playing The Doctor.

Time to get out your Tippex and start replacing all those references to the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors you might have in books or on toys.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/john_hur...aign_1_2184494
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Old May 9 2013, 01:45 AM   #438
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There's also rumours of 'The Name Of The Doctor' opening with Clara being inserted into clips from Original Series episodes, which I find hard to believe since ancient 4:3 footage zoomed in to fill a 16:9 frame would look absolutely terrible.
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Old May 9 2013, 03:37 AM   #439
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There's also rumours of 'The Name Of The Doctor' opening with Clara being inserted into clips from Original Series episodes, which I find hard to believe since ancient 4:3 footage zoomed in to fill a 16:9 frame would look absolutely terrible.
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Granted, they don't need to worry about the high-def/standard def problem there, but it's still 4:3, although I suppose Star Trek TOS did get converted to 16:9 with its remastered episodes.
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Old May 9 2013, 03:55 AM   #440
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Oops, John Hurt has just confirmed that he is indeed playing The Doctor.

Time to get out your Tippex and start replacing all those references to the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors you might have in books or on toys.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/john_hur...aign_1_2184494
Know next to nothing about him but maybe he's that Other guy.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:30 AM   #441
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Oops, John Hurt has just confirmed that he is indeed playing The Doctor.

Time to get out your Tippex and start replacing all those references to the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors you might have in books or on toys.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/john_hur...aign_1_2184494
Actually, this is the quote:

That article wrote:
Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant.
I bolded the words "part of the Doctor" to highlight the ambiguity. He could be something like "The Watcher" from 4-5's transition or the Valeyard.
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Old May 9 2013, 05:43 AM   #442
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That article wrote:
Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant.
I bolded the words "part of the Doctor" to highlight the ambiguity. He could be something like "The Watcher" from 4-5's transition or the Valeyard.
A trinity that included David Tennant? Past, present and future Doctor then?
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Old May 9 2013, 05:50 AM   #443
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There's also rumours of 'The Name Of The Doctor' opening with Clara being inserted into clips from Original Series episodes, which I find hard to believe since ancient 4:3 footage zoomed in to fill a 16:9 frame would look absolutely terrible.
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Granted, they don't need to worry about the high-def/standard def problem there, but it's still 4:3, although I suppose Star Trek TOS did get converted to 16:9 with its remastered episodes.
True, but they can crop to 16:9 and have resolution to spare. Film has a higher resolution than HD.

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Old May 9 2013, 05:59 PM   #444
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Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant.
I bolded the words "part of the Doctor" to highlight the ambiguity. He could be something like "The Watcher" from 4-5's transition or the Valeyard.
A trinity that included David Tennant? Past, present and future Doctor then?
Reminds me of the Doctor-Donna-MetaDoctor stuff.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:12 PM   #445
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Actually, this is the quote:

That article wrote:
Mr Hurt, who lives near Cromer, earlier told the EDP he had just finished shooting a Dr Who 3D special in which he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” which includes David Tennant.
I bolded the words "part of the Doctor" to highlight the ambiguity. He could be something like "The Watcher" from 4-5's transition or the Valeyard.
Or he's just using "part" as a synonym for "incarnation".

Even with all the fake rumors going round, I'll go for the theory from the person who correctly linked Hurt and the Doctor when no one else had even considered the possibility.
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Old May 9 2013, 06:13 PM   #446
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So will McGann be regenerating into John Hurt then, 'cos he won't be regenerating into Eccleston, that's for sure!
I'm puzzled why, at this late date, depicting McGann's regeneration into anyone (Atkinson, Grant, Eccleston, Hurt, whomever) matters.

What the guys at DWM said years ago when they declined to do the regeneration at the end of "The Flood" is still valid -- a regeneration is a story of two halves, the build-up to the regeneration, and the aftermath of that regeneration. A minisode scene gives us the flashy effects, but it doesn't give us the story. The only people with an emotional connection to Paul McGann's version of the Doctor to give the regeneration any meaning are the fans. And the minisode isn't going to give us a full "Castrovalva" or "The Christmas Invasion."

I'm not saying Moffat can't do this if he wishes. But I don't see the point in doing it as a minisode. If it's just to check the box, it's pointless.
Because

A) There are fans including me who want to see more of McGann. And we want to see how McGann dies.
B) Nothin' wrong with nice affects.
C) Why not? Might as well. It gets fans of the new series curious of the classic series.
D) McGann is my second favourite doctor closely behind Tennant and closely in front of Eccleston. I do have some emotional connection to his doctor, and I for one want to see how it all happens.
E) It solves the long asked question.
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Oops, John Hurt has just confirmed that he is indeed playing The Doctor.

Time to get out your Tippex and start replacing all those references to the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors you might have in books or on toys.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/john_hur...aign_1_2184494
Interesting.
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Old May 10 2013, 07:03 PM   #447
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Can't wait for all the 50th Anniversary stuff with the anniversary episode in November with Ten and Rose, Eleven and Clara along with Kate Stewart and I would presume UNIT against the Zygons. Then I think before that we get the docudrama "An Adventure in Space and Time" I think some time this summer.
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Old May 10 2013, 10:03 PM   #448
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^^No, I think the docudrama also airs on November on or around the anniversary.
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Old May 15 2013, 06:17 PM   #449
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Have we heard anything about a US theatrical showing of the 50th Anniversary in 3D? I really, really hope they do a Fathom Events or whatever as I'd like to see it in 3D.
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Have we heard anything about a US theatrical showing of the 50th Anniversary in 3D? I really, really hope they do a Fathom Events or whatever as I'd like to see it in 3D.
No, we haven't, but then again, details are scarce on the UK 3-D screenings. The anniversary is still six months off. If BBC America is working on it, we'll hear about it when it's ready.
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