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Old September 12 2013, 09:27 PM   #16
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

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Idiots at the BBC are really dropping the ball on the 50th.
or they don't want a repeat of the cluttered mess that was the 5 doctors.

Imagine trying to fit seven doctors in unless you went for simple cameos of Doctors 4 - 8.
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Old September 12 2013, 09:42 PM   #17
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Idiots at the BBC are really dropping the ball on the 50th.
or they don't want a repeat of the cluttered mess that was the 5 doctors.

Imagine trying to fit seven doctors in unless you went for simple cameos of Doctors 4 - 8.
The cluttered mess is only how the writers handle it, NOT the fact that there are multiple doctors. It comes down to screen time and how it is handled in the plot.
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Old September 12 2013, 10:06 PM   #18
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Idiots at the BBC are really dropping the ball on the 50th.
or they don't want a repeat of the cluttered mess that was the 5 doctors.

Imagine trying to fit seven doctors in unless you went for simple cameos of Doctors 4 - 8.
Sorry, but the Five Doctors is a fine, fun story. And, who says you need to get all of the classic Doctors in?

Or maybe they should've thought bigger/more epic and do a multi-part anniversary special to fit in more?

It just reflects small thinking on the BBC's part. Imagine if they had tried to think big?

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Old September 12 2013, 10:38 PM   #19
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

I'm going to voice an unpopular opinion here.

I simply don't care that the pre-2006 Doctors are not part of the anniversary special. I don't know who decided not to involve them, but it doesn't matter; whoever made the decision had their reasons. Still, we don't need a parade of actors who once essayed the role to make a special that celebrates a half-century of Doctor Who.
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Old September 12 2013, 10:43 PM   #20
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

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Idiots at the BBC are really dropping the ball on the 50th.
or they don't want a repeat of the cluttered mess that was the 5 doctors.

Imagine trying to fit seven doctors in unless you went for simple cameos of Doctors 4 - 8.
Eh, I love the Five Doctors, and don't think it's a cluttered mess at all with 4 Doctors and their companions running around together.

I do believe 7, is too much, especially for only 75 minutes of screentime. My hope was, that it could be a Multi-episode story. I think it would've been pretty awesome to have one Doctor per episode with the Current Doctor for 6 episodes (Or maybe 2 for 3 episodes) and then a two-parter with all of them to bring it all together.
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Old September 12 2013, 11:23 PM   #21
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Yeah, the five doctors was too muddled. It was the only multi doctor story to have more than two doctors really (3 doctors just had 3&2 with cameos from 1, the two doctors had 6, and Time Crash had 5&10)
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Old September 13 2013, 12:44 AM   #22
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we don't need a parade of actors who once essayed the role to make a special that celebrates a half-century of Doctor Who.
What do you need then? Paintings? A scarf? A(nother) return to Totters Lane? Bringing in a Zygon as a present for Tennant?

I've yet to hear or see anything to indicate that this isn't an 8th rather than 50th Anniversary story.
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Old September 13 2013, 01:28 AM   #23
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I think cameos from the Fourth and Seventh Doctors could've been achieved - Davison already did return once in NuWho, and Colin Baker sadly just can't pass as a Sixth Doctor anymore. But the former two could've been arranged to have appeared - and you can bet everyone would've been excited for a Tom Baker re-appearence, no matter how miniscule.

And I maintain that Paul McGann could have very well had been part of the actual episode, regardless of the other Doctors. Of them all, he's aged the best.
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Old September 13 2013, 01:51 AM   #24
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

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I'm going to voice an unpopular opinion here.

I simply don't care that the pre-2006 Doctors are not part of the anniversary special. I don't know who decided not to involve them, but it doesn't matter; whoever made the decision had their reasons. Still, we don't need a parade of actors who once essayed the role to make a special that celebrates a half-century of Doctor Who.
Like I always said, William Russell is the only person I'd think it was important to have in.
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Old September 13 2013, 02:40 AM   #25
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Old September 13 2013, 04:53 AM   #26
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I don't think there needs to be an explanation as to why they look older. The audience knows the actors are older and will go with it.
Well, yes and no. If they like the episode, they won't care at all. If they don't like the episode, this will be one of the reasons it was terrible. This is fandom. Small pointless nitpicky complaints are mountains, not molehills if its something they don't like.

However, since they won't care if they like the episode, the trick is to write a good episode and not bother to explain why they look older.

Anyway, they look like they're having fun together. It would have been cool to have them on screen, although I suspect the episode would be a bit of a mess. I do think the "think big" idea of having different episodes for each Doctor might have worked although I suspect the risk would outweigh the reward.
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Old September 13 2013, 05:24 AM   #27
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
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I'm going to voice an unpopular opinion here.

I simply don't care that the pre-2006 Doctors are not part of the anniversary special. I don't know who decided not to involve them, but it doesn't matter; whoever made the decision had their reasons. Still, we don't need a parade of actors who once essayed the role to make a special that celebrates a half-century of Doctor Who.
Like I always said, William Russell is the only person I'd think it was important to have in.
I have to agree with this. While I'm saddened that none of the classic Doctors won't be appearing (especially Paul McGann), I think the most important who needed to return is William Russell. Yes, he'll have a cameo in An Adventure in Space and Time, but as I've said many times before, it would've been very interesting to see an old Ian meet a young-looking Doctor. This will be my greatest disappointment.
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Old September 13 2013, 01:46 PM   #28
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Re: What, or rather Who you won't be seeing in November

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I'm going to voice an unpopular opinion here.

I simply don't care that the pre-2006 Doctors are not part of the anniversary special. I don't know who decided not to involve them, but it doesn't matter; whoever made the decision had their reasons. Still, we don't need a parade of actors who once essayed the role to make a special that celebrates a half-century of Doctor Who.
Like I always said, William Russell is the only person I'd think it was important to have in.
I agree, it would be nice for him to appear. And, there are indications that it might just happen. However, I don't think he's more important than having the classic Doctors appear.

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Old September 13 2013, 02:19 PM   #29
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I would go so far as to say Susan would be more important than Ian.
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If third caveman from the right isn't in it then Moffat's off my christmas card list!
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