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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old February 15 2014, 02:39 PM   #31
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Re: If Doctor Who was an American show from the beginning

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What shape would the Tardis have been? Is there a comparable American object of similar size?
The expected humorous answer, but did those exist in 1963, at least, the vacu-formed, roto-cast models like the one here?

I'd suggest that other classic artifact of outpaced technology, the pay phone booth. But not the steel and aluminum models that were the last to be phased out. Rather, I'd suggest the primarily wooden design you see in films from the 30s and 40s, the type of phone booth that the golden age (or is it now diamond age?) Clark Kent would dive into and exit as Superman.

I know what you're thinking. "It's got clear glass. How would they handle the 'bigger inside' business?" Simple, "frost" it.

Ah, I found some examples...

https://www.google.im/search?q=1930s...h=878#imgdii=_

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Old February 15 2014, 03:02 PM   #32
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So who played Dr. Who in the two films released in the 60s?
Though the linked site has Vincent Price as the third Doctor it would seem to me like he'd be a good choice of an equivalent to Peter Cushing. Perhaps the films would have been done by Roger Corman?
That's a very good observation. Did you know that Price was born on 27 May 1911 and Cushing on 26 May 1913 and both died around a year apart (1993 and 1994). They also co-starred on a number of occasions.

I think Barry Newman of Petrocelli and Vanishing Point is a good alternative Jon Pertwee: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ba...-uwcvhLP-dM%3A
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Old February 15 2014, 04:23 PM   #33
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What shape would the Tardis have been? Is there a comparable American object of similar size?

I'd suggest that other classic artifact of outpaced technology, the pay phone booth. But not the steel and aluminum models that were the last to be phased out. Rather, I'd suggest the primarily wooden design you see in films from the 30s and 40s, the type of phone booth that the golden age (or is it now diamond age?) Clark Kent would dive into and exit as Superman.

I know what you're thinking. "It's got clear glass. How would they handle the 'bigger inside' business?" Simple, "frost" it.

Ah, I found some examples...

https://www.google.im/search?q=1930s...h=878#imgdii=_

Sincerely,

Bill
That's a great choice actually. I was going to suggest a phone booth since there's (oddly enough) a British-style red one down by the harbor near me. I have no idea why...I've always been intrigued by it. But those wooden ones look good.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:42 PM   #34
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Two more suggestions, since I'm on a roll/being a bore (take your pick). For Five, I would suggest that Richard Thomas of the Waltons fame is a better match for Peter Davison. As Peter's costume was partly inspired by the fact that his character in All Creatures Great and Small played cricket, maybe Thomas' Five would wear a sort of 1930s-style baseball outfit.

For the War Doctor, I think Harrison Ford is too big a name and closely associated with an iconic sci-fi role. I'd suggest Nick Nolte - like Hurt, he's a former hell raiser, has a gravelly voice and is more a character actor these days.
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Old February 15 2014, 04:42 PM   #35
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How about a 1950ies yellow Checker Taxi for the TARDIS?
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Old February 15 2014, 07:17 PM   #36
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How about this for a TARDIS? You might have to tweak the size a little and it would be a tighter entrance. I picked a model from 1963 and like the phone box it looks more dated but classic as the years roll on.

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Old February 15 2014, 07:52 PM   #37
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Hmm, built-in "product placement", but then you'd have the Coke corporation looking over the production's shoulder "second guessing" a lot of potential story material. Stories like "The Sun Makers" would be "shut down" because "big business is never the bad guy". At least that was the mandate during the 60s, according to David Gerrold in "The making of the Trouble With Tribbles". (That's how we got Klingons in the story. Gerrold originally proposed corporate espionage by a rival company and David was told, "no.")

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Old February 15 2014, 08:01 PM   #38
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What about Jerry Lewis as Two? Dick Van Dyke seems too smooth or something.
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Old February 15 2014, 09:50 PM   #39
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How about this for a TARDIS? You might have to tweak the size a little and it would be a tighter entrance. I picked a model from 1963 and like the phone box it looks more dated but classic as the years roll on.

Awesome, but, actually, it would work quite well for The Master's "Computer Bank" TARDIS, that way, it wouldn't be in every Serial, so, Coca Cola wouldn't have nearly the say over the show, but, you'd still get some Product Placement out of it.

Jerry Lewis, yea, I I think he'd work even better as The Sloppy Tramp Second Doctor then Dick Van Dyke (Though I could imagine Dick Van Dyke doing it as well)
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Old February 15 2014, 10:19 PM   #40
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I like the Billy Bob Thornton idea mentioned by someone else above. For those who don't like Nic Cage as Nine, I think he would fill that role. Also, James Cromwell for a one-off War Doctor if Harrison Ford turned it down? I don't think the War Doctor necessarily needs to be an action star (see John Hurt). Cromwell could play it like an old grizzled cowboy. Or....Clint Eastwood in a huge casting coup!

And who would be the alternate-universe Clara? Mekenna Melvin immediately comes to mind for me (she played Alex on the latter seasons of "Chuck") or maybe Allison Brie (who previously worked with Donald Glover).
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Old February 15 2014, 10:24 PM   #41
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Cromwell is an excellent suggestion (but I still like my Nick Nolte idea).

Anyone fancy doing some photoshops/concept art for some of the suggestions on the original site and other suggestions?
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Yes, we need an American companions list. With an American actress using a horrid English accent as Peri.
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Old February 15 2014, 10:36 PM   #44
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Cromwell is an excellent suggestion (but I still like my Nick Nolte idea).

Anyone fancy doing some photoshops/concept art for some of the suggestions on the original site and other suggestions?
Oh I liked the Nolte idea too. I just forgot to mention it.
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Old February 15 2014, 10:40 PM   #45
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Yes, we need an American companions list. With an American actress using a horrid English accent as Peri.
Of course, Barrowman could play Captain Jack as a Brit!

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Oh I liked the Nolte idea too. I just forgot to mention it.
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