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Old October 16 2013, 12:32 PM   #136
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The current TARDIS, not any of the older ones.
Yeah, the blue box.

As for your 40th birthday, that's your own issue. I don't see anyone clamoring to know about your first 35 years, but then you're not a science fiction legend, either.
My loved ones weren't clamoring to hear about my first 35 years because they were there and remember what happened, and they're forward-thinking people who don't think that living in the past is a viable option.
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Old October 16 2013, 12:50 PM   #137
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The current TARDIS, not any of the older ones.
Yeah, the blue box.

As for your 40th birthday, that's your own issue. I don't see anyone clamoring to know about your first 35 years, but then you're not a science fiction legend, either.
My loved ones weren't clamoring to hear about my first 35 years because they were there and remember what happened, and they're forward-thinking people who don't think that living in the past is a viable option.
I wasn't there! I insist your next post includes your five year old self as a guest star!!!!
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Old October 16 2013, 01:29 PM   #138
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I'm all for sitting back and enjoying the anniversary special on its own merits.
Hear, hear. If its just as good as The Name of the Doctor then we should be onto a winner.
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Old October 16 2013, 01:56 PM   #139
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Uh-huh. Dismissing the "small segment" of fans who have supported this show for decades is a lovely slap in the face.
I'm one of them, and I still don't think that catering to the whimsical tastes of fandom is the best way to tell an entertaining story.
Including a classic Doctor isn't catering to whimsical tastes, it's celebrating the show's history!

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Old October 16 2013, 02:15 PM   #140
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As for my use of ... when you become a moderator, you can dictate which smileys I use to express my honest sentiments.
I can ask politely, which is what I did.

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So your world is more "real" than anyone else's, right?
No, it's precisely the same world. That your opinion is not actively supported by legions of fans doesn't make it invalid, but it is not.
Ah, but his opinion is. There are actually lots of people who want a classic Doctor to return. You can see it on this bulletin board, others, etc. You can deny it, but it's true.

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Old October 16 2013, 02:57 PM   #141
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Ah, but his opinion is. There are actually lots of people who want a classic Doctor to return. You can see it on this bulletin board, others, etc. You can deny it, but it's true.
Even hundreds of vocal fans on Tumblr and Blogger is still a small segment of fandom. There just isn't any massive grassroot movement, or really, any kind of momentum towards including a classic Doctor in the 50th anniversary special.
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Old October 16 2013, 03:03 PM   #142
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Re: Original Series Doctors Protest Lack Of 50th Involvement

Got to say, I don't get the outrage over Day of the Doctor "ignoring" classic Who, and I say that as someone who would have liked a classic Doctor brought back.

But, it seems to me that we have An Adventure in Time and Space to celebrate the classic era while Day of the Doctor is focusing on the current era. Sure, it might not be the same as seeing Matt Smith interacting with an elderly Tom Baker and a digitally inserted William Hartnell, but it's better than nothing.
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Old October 16 2013, 03:06 PM   #143
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Ah, but his opinion is. There are actually lots of people who want a classic Doctor to return. You can see it on this bulletin board, others, etc. You can deny it, but it's true.
Even hundreds of vocal fans on Tumblr and Blogger is still a small segment of fandom. There just isn't any massive grassroot movement, or really, any kind of momentum towards including a classic Doctor in the 50th anniversary special.
Wow, you've got your head in the sand I see!

We may very well end up with a great story without classic Doctors, that's what I'm hoping for. But, there are many who do want a classic Doctor in the story.

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Old October 16 2013, 03:14 PM   #144
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Ah, but his opinion is. There are actually lots of people who want a classic Doctor to return. You can see it on this bulletin board, others, etc. You can deny it, but it's true.
Even hundreds of vocal fans on Tumblr and Blogger is still a small segment of fandom. There just isn't any massive grassroot movement, or really, any kind of momentum towards including a classic Doctor in the 50th anniversary special.
Wow, you've got your head in the sand I see!

We may very well end up with a great story without classic Doctors, that's what I'm hoping for. But, there are many who do want a classic Doctor in the story.

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Sure, there's alot of folks who would have liked to see Classic Doctors (I'm also one, in fact I would've liked to see a whole Series or Half Series with Classic Guest stars in each episode, building up to a massive Anniversary Special Cumination), but, the folks "insulted" by the lack of Classic Doctors or saying it'll suck or have their mind set on hating it is indeed small
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Old October 16 2013, 03:33 PM   #145
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I'm not so much annoyed at the lack of classic Doctors, but that we've been given a big celebrity name fake Doctor instead. It's really cynical and shallow.
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Old October 16 2013, 03:36 PM   #146
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Or bold and unexpected depending on your point of view
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Old October 16 2013, 04:04 PM   #147
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Its a great idea adding a previously unknown incarnation to the Doctors past but it really all hinges on whether the episode ends with a reset button i.e. Gallifrey in the End of Time.
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Old October 16 2013, 04:14 PM   #148
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Even hundreds of vocal fans on Tumblr and Blogger is still a small segment of fandom. There just isn't any massive grassroot movement, or really, any kind of momentum towards including a classic Doctor in the 50th anniversary special.
Wow, you've got your head in the sand I see!

We may very well end up with a great story without classic Doctors, that's what I'm hoping for. But, there are many who do want a classic Doctor in the story.

Mr Awe
Sure, there's alot of folks who would have liked to see Classic Doctors (I'm also one, in fact I would've liked to see a whole Series or Half Series with Classic Guest stars in each episode, building up to a massive Anniversary Special Cumination), but, the folks "insulted" by the lack of Classic Doctors or saying it'll suck or have their mind set on hating it is indeed small
Yeah, I'd agree with that. No point going into it expecting it to suck! Try to enjoy it folks!

I would've prefered a classic Doctor be included but hopefully it's so good I won't mind.

The funny thing is that I'm sure 50 years from now for the 100th anniversary, fans will be insulted that David Tennant wasn't asked to return!

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Old October 16 2013, 04:17 PM   #149
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Or bold and unexpected depending on your point of view
What we call it now is totally irrelevant. The only important thing is the quality of the execution and what we think of it after we see it in just over a month. So, let's not pre-label it.

It might be a bold and unexpected idea, but if the story is no good it's all for nothing. However, I generally trust Moffat's storytelling abilities so I think it'll be good.

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Old October 16 2013, 04:25 PM   #150
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I have two words for Stephen Moffat. I hope he takes them with the intent of where they come from. They are: Rick Berman.

You all saw how we thanked him for his "valentine gift to the fans".
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