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Old December 10 2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

I mean, he's an alien, right?

Why the chauvinism?


Just sayin.
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Old December 10 2008, 02:14 AM   #2
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

Even better, get the DVD of the classic Patrick Troughton story "The Invasion" (newly complete with animated replacements for the lost episodes 1 & 4). Then savor the Cyber-goodness one episode at a time over 8 crazy nights!
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Old December 10 2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

Hmm. What if the Doctor is the reason the oil lamps didn't burn out during the Maccabean rebellion?

It's doable!
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Old December 10 2008, 03:25 AM   #4
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

Its a good point though. Not to turn Doctor Who all PC, but it would be nice if they at least acknowledged other holiday beliefs.

Hell they've had gay characters, and interracial marriages. I doubt anyones gonna get bent out of shape if they bring in a jewish companion.
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Old December 10 2008, 03:49 AM   #5
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

Just don't do the Golem. The X-Files screwed it up.
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Old December 10 2008, 04:05 AM   #6
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I doubt anyones gonna get bent out of shape if they bring in a jewish companion.
Didn't one of the books present Tegan as being Jewish?
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Old December 10 2008, 04:25 AM   #7
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

seigezunt wrote: View Post
Just don't do the Golem. The X-Files screwed it up.
Someone did use the Golem in Short Trips: Destination Prague.

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I doubt anyones gonna get bent out of shape if they bring in a jewish companion.
Didn't one of the books present Tegan as being Jewish?
I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
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Old December 10 2008, 05:28 AM   #8
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

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I mean, he's an alien, right?
Yes, but he is a British alien, and Jewish people only make up 0.5% of the total UK population.

We should probably have an Eid ul-Fitr special first. Then a Diwali special. And then a Hannukah special.

Or we could just admit that diversity is an attitude, not a laundry list.
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Old December 10 2008, 05:37 AM   #9
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We should probably have an Eid ul-Fitr special first. Then a Diwali special. And then a Hannukah special.

Or we could just admit that diversity is an attitude, not a laundry list.
Oy.

I'll take the Diwali special.
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Old December 10 2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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I want a Halloween special!
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Old December 10 2008, 10:46 AM   #11
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How about a 4th of July special? Eh? Eh?

...I'll just be leaving, then.
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Old December 10 2008, 11:03 AM   #12
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How about a 4th of July special? Eh? Eh?

...I'll just be leaving, then.
Yes I like it, the Doctor could aid some heroic Redcoats against evil insurgents led by George Washington (who'd be some evil and disfigured lunatic, possibly in league with the Daleks)

Yes, yes I like it...
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Old December 10 2008, 01:16 PM   #13
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Re: I Want a Doctor Who Hanukkah Special!

Yes I like it, the Doctor could aid some heroic Redcoats against evil insurgents led by George Washington (who'd be some evil and disfigured lunatic, possibly in league with the Daleks)
Actually, the Doctor would be more likely to aid the heroic rebels against the oppressive Redcoats and the tyrannical British.

That's probably why there's not been a Revolutionary War episode. To be true to the Doctor's personality, the target audience would have to be painted as the villains of the piece.
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Old December 10 2008, 02:20 PM   #14
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Yes I like it, the Doctor could aid some heroic Redcoats against evil insurgents led by George Washington (who'd be some evil and disfigured lunatic, possibly in league with the Daleks)
Actually, the Doctor would be more likely to aid the heroic rebels against the oppressive Redcoats and the tyrannical British.

That's probably why there's not been a Revolutionary War episode. To be true to the Doctor's personality, the target audience would have to be painted as the villains of the piece.
Well. To be COMPLETELY fair, he'd probably favor the Revolutionary leaders over the British leaders, but he'd also probably favor the Revolutionary leaders (such as John Adams) who opposed slavery over those who favored it or practiced it (such as Thomas Jefferson), and he'd probably favor the average Briton over the British government and military, and he'd probably favor the average American over the Revolutionary leaders, and he'd probably favor the enslaved Africans over the whole lot of 'em.
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Old December 10 2008, 05:18 PM   #15
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seigezunt wrote: View Post
I mean, he's an alien, right?

Why the chauvinism?


Just sayin.
I like it. The Doctor helps the Maccabees defeat the Hellenists and uses alien technology to keep the menorah lit for eight days. Of course, there goes the whole 'miracle' business. Incidentally, I visited their gravesite today. It's only a few kilometers from here. How cool is that?

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