50TH Anniversary rumor

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by timelord1010, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. DWF

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    I'm sure Gallifrey will get a mention but I'd rather they not tell that story. It would have to include Susan, The Hand Of Omega and the validium that would complicate matters.
     
  2. Shazam!

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    I've been suggesting it since 1876.
     
  3. Tom

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    Ok, how about this:

    A young first Doctor and young Master in there academy days, they go off on some grand adventure off world, during which it opens the Doctor eyes and makes him want to get out and explore the universe, and for the Master, something happens (besides the drums LOL) that sets him down his dark path..

    This way we don't have to worry about Susan, the Hand of Omega and other stuff, and don't have to totally unravel the mystery of the Doctor.
     
  4. Photoman15

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    There has to be the drums, but maybe not so loud as to be driving him mad yet. Maybe what makes the Doctor want to go explore brings the drums to the surface.
     
  5. DWF

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    I think I would rather see them celebrate the series instead of giving us some story from before the series started. One of the things that made Rememberance Of The Daleks so great was the little easter egg references to series overthe years.
     
  6. Venardhi

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    I just can't imagine them doing the special without the current Doctor in there.

    First Doctor, Current Doctor & The Master during his initial decent into evil would make an interesting dynamic though. 11 avoids letting his former self know who he is but confronts & warns off The Master with the knowledge of his future deeds and failure who then figures out who 11 is, poisoning the friendship between the two Timelords. If you can work in the Daleks as the framing story you have the two most notable villains, which seems perfect for such a special.
     
  7. JRoss

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    Can't imagine Cumberbatch would age into Hartnell. How about Tom Hiddleston sporting his Loki hair?
     
  8. The Mirrorball Man

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    To be slightly more realistic, I'm thinking Harry Treadaway or Douglas Booth.
     
  9. Tom

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    Good Idea, perhaps the first Doctor is inspired by 11 (not knowing who he is) to explore the universe, so essentially the Doctor inspired himself to leave Gallifry LOL
     
  10. Shazam!

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    A young Doctor origin story is something I'm not that interested in, TBH.

    Personally, I'd go with a Trials and Tribble-ations / Back to the Future Part II style insertion of the current Doctor into past Doctor adventures.
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

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    For technical reasons that won't work. The video resolution of the old series would look like crap at high-def, especially when they digitally edited the eleventh Doctor into the proceedings.
     
  12. Mr Awe

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    For the anniversary special, they pretty much have to include a past Doctor. I also love the idea of past companions, and that too is pretty much a requirement! If they don't do it for the 50th, the pretty much won't do it.

    I'm hoping that this Tom Baker rumor is true!

    I love the idea of including a young Hartnell Doctor. If Cumberbatch portrays him, that's too perfect!

    Mr Awe
     
  13. Shazam!

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. I know Spearhead From Space and the TV Movie were shot on film so they could use those but they're not the greatest choices.
     
  14. Aldo

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    I'm easy to please. I'll sett for McCoy with Ace. Perhaps Eleven could do what the Doctor is never supposed to do and reenter his own past, and run into Seven with Ace, while they are out on some adventure.

    Of course that would please me, but it might not do much for those Who fans who didn't think much of McCoy (and I know there are a few).
     
  15. Sindatur

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    Yea, I really like McCoy's sinister manipulative portrayal, but, he is just barely behind Colin Baker in favoritism, I believe.

    I like all the Doctors, personally, it's a shame a couple/few of them are so unpopular
     
  16. Butters

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    The Cushing movies were shot on film... :evil:

    TBH I'd settle for a few good scene in the classic console room.
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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    Remaking one of the missing stories would work for me also... Or animating one
     
  18. The Borgified Corpse

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    I suddenly had another idea: A comic relief special where the Doctor finds himself at some kind of crossroads where he doesn't know what to do, so he goes inside his own mind to ask advice from his previous incarnations.

    Harry Treadaway I could see. However, I don't think that Douglas Booth has the right look. I also thought he was awful in that recent version of Great Expectations.

    The video resolution of the old series does look like crap at hi-def. However, they could easily degrade the new Matt Smith footage to match. I even think this could be a good opening teaser: After a quick cold opener, the TARDIS begins to shudder and the 11th Doctor is knocked to the floor, unconscious. We see a close-up of the Doctor as he and all of his surroundings turn into a low-resolution, black & white haze, ominously leading into the opening credits. (The Doctor could even add some line later about how the temporal distortions make the images hazier the further back he goes in his own timeline.)

    Or maybe they could just do a season of episodes that try to match the tone & style of old episodes. Like, they could do a pure historical to represent the Hartnell years, a scientific research station under siege story to represent the Troughton years (perhaps with the Cybermen), a UNIT story for Pertwee, something wacky for the Tom Baker years (perhaps while bringing back the Zygons or the Rutans), etc. (What would be a good style for representing Peter Davison or Colin Baker? All I can really remember from that era is the incessant screeching of Tegan & Peri.)

    Another thing I'd like to see is a multi-Doctor special where the Doctor meets a future incarnation, like "The Next Doctor" but for real. Like, I imagine Matt Smith announcing that he wants to leave the show. They decide that his departure will be in the middle of the season instead of at the end. This way, they would have to cast the replacement somewhat in advance. Early in the season (like episode 1 or 3), they show the 11th Doctor meet the 12th Doctor. Then you'd have the regeneration sometime around episode 7. Then, after some other adventures, towards the end of the season, you see the multi-Doctor story again but this time from the 12th Doctor's perspective.
     
  19. Candlelight

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    Not... if you put the Doctor into a story like The Power of the Daleks for example and recreate the entire thing - with the original audio and animation to assist.
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    Hmmm... That could work, but I guess only if you make it a crossover with a famous soap opera.