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Old September 15 2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

I'd never heard of Bill Bailey before a few minutes ago, but near as I can figure he's this generation's Victor Borge -- a classical musician who inserts comedy and humor into his shows.

Here he is with the BBC Orchestra, apparently during some TV special, doing a version of the Doctor Who Theme that has to be seen to be believed. And even if you go "oh, OK he's just doing THAT, ho-hum," stick with it - it's pretty funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsxt0xxNrdM

I think this might be the Royal Albert Hall, where the Proms concert was held, too...

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Old September 15 2011, 02:19 AM   #2
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

23skidoo wrote: View Post
I'd never heard of Bill Bailey before a few minutes ago, but near as I can figure he's this generation's Victor Borge -- a classical musician who inserts comedy and humor into his shows.
It might be more the other way around. A comic who puts music into his shows.

He's great. He's in Spaced, in Hot Fuzz--dual roll!

Edited to add: Oh, shit, I totally forgot, he's in Black Books. An AMAZINGLY funny show.
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Old September 15 2011, 02:55 AM   #3
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

I've seen him live before, very funny guy.

Personally my favourite version of the theme is the Late Baker/early Davison era theme (and the accompanying titles). In the new series I'd have to say the second version of the theme (was it from season 2 or 3?) was my favourite.
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Old September 15 2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

That video is awesome. I can't decide if I like the Tennant/series 4 version or the Smith/series 5&6 version most. Either or are the best, imho.
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Old September 15 2011, 06:45 AM   #5
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

I prefer the series 4 version myself.

Someone has edited all the titles in sequence. Prepare for Who Theme overdose!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_3rsEwYVE
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Old September 15 2011, 06:53 AM   #6
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

That's a pretty cool version! Would prefer a version without the speaking bits.

Best version of the theme is the 2005 (Eccelston) one. Retains enough of the classic version with some symphonic "oomph" added in.
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Old September 15 2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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Bill Bailey is a legend!
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Old September 15 2011, 02:34 PM   #8
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

He said "because I am Doctor Who"

For shame

Anyway, that was cute. The original version is the best, imo, if we're going down that route.
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Old September 15 2011, 06:09 PM   #9
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

I've seen him do that before.



The addition of the BBC Orchestra was a nice touch.
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Old September 15 2011, 06:42 PM   #10
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

Non Sync wrote: View Post
I prefer the series 4 version myself.

Someone has edited all the titles in sequence. Prepare for Who Theme overdose!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J_3rsEwYVE
I think, of all of those, I like the Eccleston one the best. The violins appeal to me more, for some reason.
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Old September 15 2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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There's always this version:

Other than that, the 2005 version is great.
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Old September 15 2011, 09:18 PM   #12
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^^There's also the Mario Paint versions too.
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Old September 15 2011, 10:42 PM   #13
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The version used from 1980 to 1984 was the best IMO.
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Old September 15 2011, 11:27 PM   #14
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_pwYQ2TD3Q

Gotta go for the Jazz
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Old September 16 2011, 12:40 AM   #15
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Re: Best Doctor Who Theme version ever?

jbny67 wrote: View Post
I've seen him do that before.



The addition of the BBC Orchestra was a nice touch.
Doctor Qui is a classic, but the first two minutes of this sketch is one of my favourite Who-related comedy sketches because it's just so spot on. He describes Part 1 of your average Terry Nation Dalek story with perfect accuracy!
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