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Old August 13 2013, 01:40 AM   #91
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Yeah, they never really answered the question in the RTD era - what did happen to The Surgeon (the Roger Moore character, in case you're wondering) after the Time War... Did he die, or escape ala Master?
Deleted scenes indicate that he became known as Irving Braxiatel, of the Virgin New Adventures and Big Finish Bernice Summerfield fame.
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Old August 13 2013, 02:18 AM   #92
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What did everyone think of the musical episode? Was using British music hall tunes a good idea?
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Old August 13 2013, 03:01 AM   #93
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The problem with the musical episode is it's obviously just a reaction to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's musical episode, and not even half as well planned out. Mind you, the duet between Davros and Rassilon on the pressures of being founding fathers of their respective societies is amazing. I'm still shocked that didn't win any awards, from either TV or music awards shows.
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Old August 13 2013, 03:33 AM   #94
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Yeah the musical was influenced by Buffy's, they make that pretty clear to anybody who's seen both. I mean the doctor's "Going Through the Vortex" was damn near a cover of OMwF's opener.
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Old August 13 2013, 07:31 AM   #95
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Also, remember that they had to significantly rework a few episodes of the First season due to sensitivities over 9/11, and a couple of them got dropped entirely. One was later heavily edited and later became "Daleks Take Manhattan". If you keep your eye on some of the unscripted crowd scenes set in Central Park, you can spot Hurt's Doctor in the background.
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Old August 13 2013, 08:18 AM   #96
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Yeah the musical was influenced by Buffy's, they make that pretty clear to anybody who's seen both. I mean the doctor's "Going Through the Vortex" was damn near a cover of OMwF's opener.
It wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but I did appreciate that Hurt at least attempted to do his own vocals, even if it did come off as kind of a cross between Rex Harrison and Richard Harris.
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Where they really jumped the shark was when they tried to imply that Facehuggers were a failed Dalek genetic experiment. I mean, come on having him deposit the mutant embyros on planet with catalog name LV426, tell me they weren't doing a backdoor crossover.
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Old August 13 2013, 08:31 AM   #98
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^That was much more of an Easter-egg than anything serious. It might have inspired the wonderful "Besieged" fan film a decade later, though.

Like I said, the crossover with The X-Files, though, was pretty good, and it was great to see some of those ideas picked up in Torchwood, however obliquely. Guess the brass at the BBC weren't watching the spin-off quite as closely.
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Old August 13 2013, 10:54 AM   #99
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You all gotta admit tho, his costume of the priests cassock with the rust jacket and that hat.... damn!

Oh, you mean his first costume from series 1? I never thought that suited him, although he was much more doctor like back then. It was only in his second series when he beat up that guy at Ace's wedding, stole his waist coat along with other clothes, then went to his own future, beat up the tenth doctor, and stole the ninth doctors leather jacket that the series went the dark route. Speaking of which, how on Earth did they predict that David Tennant would play the tenth doctor? Or did they hire him just because he appeared in that old Hurt episode?
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Don't you remember, the Surgeon was killed by the Rani on her hen doo. Well he already lost a lot of blood after Hurt cut off his hand.
Yeah, but that episode's lost, and I don't seem to recall it as well. I wish some day it can be recovered - its the Doctor's brother, for crying out loud!
Oh god yes. I don't know how they lost all of those digital copies in this day and age. Rumour has it it's lost in a web of digital data somewhere, although it would only take a day to recover. It's just that the BBC can't be assed, and fans aren't allowed to volunteer to find it as it goes against copyrights. The only other episode really is a lost one because it was shot live, but the BBC forgot to record it, and at that time no one really watched doctor who, so no one ever recorded it. Although rumour has it one guy still has it on VCR, it's just due to copyrights, the BBC can't legally use it, and the owner himself will get 2 years in jail if he watches it himself. Damn VCR company. I heard that the BBC were going to animate it back to life with the audio that survived as some geek recorded the audio there live, a shame he couldn't just stay at home and record it.
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What did everyone think of the musical episode? Was using British music hall tunes a good idea?
Which one? The Michael Jackson one that was mentioned earlier (terrible!) or the one where John Hurt does a duet with Duran Duran?

Also, what did everyone think of them using that old song from the seventies "doctor whooo hey, doctor who!" as the main theme song?
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Old August 13 2013, 02:08 PM   #100
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Also, what did everyone think of them using that old song from the seventies "doctor whooo hey, doctor who!" as the main theme song?
Let's just say I'm glad when RTD came on the scene they worked out their differences with Ron Grainer's estate.
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Old August 13 2013, 02:19 PM   #101
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I didn't care much for Pepe the Flatulent Dalek.
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Old August 13 2013, 03:00 PM   #102
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I thought the episode where the Hurt doctor battled frankenstein was great.
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Old August 13 2013, 03:21 PM   #103
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I thought the episode where the Hurt doctor battled frankenstein was great.
It was an okay episode, but the Monster's "Spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska!" line was a bit much.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:19 PM   #104
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Also, what did everyone think of them using that old song from the seventies "doctor whooo hey, doctor who!" as the main theme song?
Let's just say I'm glad when RTD came on the scene they worked out their differences with Ron Grainer's estate.
Amen.
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I thought the episode where the Hurt doctor battled frankenstein was great.
Loved it! I prefer the one with the zombies though.
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I thought the episode where the Hurt doctor battled frankenstein was great.
It was an okay episode, but the Monster's "Spin my nipple nuts and send me to Alaska!" line was a bit much.
That was the best part!!!

Ooh, who else hated the episode when a big glitter cloud made the Hurt doctor gay and camp, and he, single handily had to killed the glitter cloud with fire to rid himself of being camp.

Also, I love how the Hurt era managed so well without any companions at all. Something RTD tried to mimic at the end of Tennant's reign but failed to do so.
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Old August 13 2013, 07:46 PM   #105
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^ I'm not sure what you're talking about when you say "without any companions at all;" this thread is literally full of examples of some truly classic companions, many of which I wish would be brought back someday, even if only for a one-off.

What was impressive was the number of so-called "Doctor-lite" episodes, brought about by Hurt's contractual eight-week holiday in the middle of the filming block. The producers' use of Paul McGann in these flashback episodes was a stroke of genius, and it's a shame RTD discontinued what had become a well-loved tradition when he took over.
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