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Old October 28 2006, 02:02 AM   #46
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Well I meant Sci-Fi series
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Old November 4 2006, 02:09 AM   #47
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I meant to ask this in a new thread, but this seems like a better place. I've only watched a few early episodes of season 1 of the new show on Scifi, and caught a new episode of season 2 last week.

Okay. Why was the actor for The Doctor changed after only one season? And why did they replace him, an actor who I really enjoyed, with a virtual clone of Martin Short that I personally can't stand???

I'd like to get back into the show, but honestly I really don't like this new guy!
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Old November 4 2006, 03:41 AM   #48
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TremblingBluStar said:
I meant to ask this in a new thread, but this seems like a better place. I've only watched a few early episodes of season 1 of the new show on Scifi, and caught a new episode of season 2 last week.

Okay. Why was the actor for The Doctor changed after only one season? And why did they replace him, an actor who I really enjoyed, with a virtual clone of Martin Short that I personally can't stand???

I'd like to get back into the show, but honestly I really don't like this new guy!
There's no official for Eccelston's departure and I think Tennant will grow on you.
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Old November 4 2006, 03:49 AM   #49
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David Tennant has done a lot of WHO work in the past, although not for the TV show. He was one of the actors in the audio dramas introduced during the show's "Wilderness" years. Tennant's performance is somewhat more traditional than the somewhat 'sad' Doctor Eccleston potrayed, although each Doctor is unique.

Doctor Who has never had a stable cast. Doctor actors usually stay for a few years and then depart (There have been ten so far). The longest running-and perhaps most popular-is Tom Baker, who inspired a lot of Tennant's performance. Sort of like the James Bond actors, in a sense. This has been going on since the mid '60s, and the companions/supporting actors leave at an even more rapid rate, although some last longer than Doctors do (Rose being one, and Sarah Jane was around longer than Colin Baker was)

How it works is something called regeneration, which is explained earlier in the thread.
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Old November 4 2006, 07:32 PM   #50
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TremblingBluStar said:

Okay. Why was the actor for The Doctor changed after only one season? And why did they replace him, an actor who I really enjoyed, with a virtual clone of Martin Short that I personally can't stand???


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Old November 4 2006, 09:23 PM   #51
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The Master is going to get you for that, DB.
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Old November 5 2006, 03:18 AM   #52
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Yeah, Crusher Disciple is not going to let that slide.
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Old November 5 2006, 11:47 PM   #53
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See! I honstly can't tell the difference!
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Old November 12 2006, 10:12 PM   #54
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Here's a site with a more thorough history of the program:

http://www.monitorduty.com/mdarchive...lers_p_8.shtml
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Old November 13 2006, 01:35 PM   #55
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Rose being one, and Sarah Jane was around longer than Colin Baker was
Forget Sarah, Jamie was in more episodes than anyone except for the first four Doctors.
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Old November 19 2006, 03:39 PM   #56
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David Tennant, like Eccleston before him, also did work for Russel T. Davies (Who's producer) before then.
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Old December 11 2006, 09:51 PM   #57
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Here's another newbie question. Is it 'official' that the Time War is what caused the 8th Doctor's regeneration? I know it's likely, but is it definite?
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Old December 11 2006, 09:54 PM   #58
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Here's another newbie question. Is it 'official' that the Time War is what caused the 8th Doctor's regeneration? I know it's likely, but is it definite?
Nope. It's never been definitely stated when the Time War took place vis-a-vis the Doctor's regeneration.
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Old January 5 2007, 09:10 PM   #59
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Is there a relatively affordable way to get Doctor Who DVDs in the US?
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Old January 5 2007, 09:17 PM   #60
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Is there a relatively affordable way to get Doctor Who DVDs in the US?
I'm not quite sure what you're asking. With the exception of the 1996 tv-movie, which probably won't be released here due to complicated rights issues, every classic Doctor Who story that is released in the UK is eventually available in R1 as well, usually with a lag of less than a year. Availability in retail locations can be spotty, especially lately, but Amazon.com and other online companies always sell them. The MSRP is $25 for a single-disc release, $35 for a two-disc story, and $50 for a three-disc box set, but many retailers discount them, and the MSRP also drops eventually. dvdpricesearch.com is a good place to check for releases that fit your definition of relatively cheap.

The new series boxsets are also being released here, after each season completes its run on Sci-Fi. They retail for a steep $100.
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