Original Series Doctors Protest Lack Of 50th Involvement

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  1. Starkers

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    To be honest she's probably got as much on screen Who time as McGann :devil: (runs and hides!)
     
  2. Brendan Moody

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    Given that Colman stars in Broadchurch alongside Tennant, she might be playing herself as someone the classic Doctors turn to in their increasingly desperate attempt to get a hearing. Or it might be something else entirely.
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    Isn't the DVD of Day of the Doctor supposed to have some sort of 50 minute comedic retrospective? Is it possible that cast list is related to that?
     
  4. Noddy

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    Having no appearance by any character from the classic series is a serious crime.
     
  5. Starkers

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    Don't be ridiculous
     
  6. Noddy

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    It is if all we have to look forward to is David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt, Zygons, UNIT, and Kate Stewart. Nothing groundbreaking there. And if River Song turns up, well, Steven Moffat had better watch out...
     
  7. Emperor-Tiberius

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    I wouldn't say a crime... but a pity, more like. But we don't really know why there's such a lack of classic Doctors on this special, yet.

    For now, though, it just seems too bad to not have at least one of them in this. Alas...
     
  8. Noddy

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    I'd be very sad if there's no appearance by any classic Doctors, true, but even sadder if they don't include even just one classic series companion.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    Which crime? Murder? Manslaughter? Genocide? Rape? GBH? Treason? Arson? Fraud? Hijacking?
     
  10. Mr Awe

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    ^Indecency!
     
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  12. Starkers

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    Probably just safer to err on the side of caution and not watch it then :techman:
     
  13. Allyn Gibson

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    We're getting John fucking Hurt as the Doctor, and you're calling that a "crime"? It's John Hurt! As the Doctor! John fucking Hurt!
     
  14. DalekJim

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    I'm looking forward to the special, but it will be looked back on as a hugely wasted opportunity that we didn't get any classic Doctors returning.

    I love John Hurt, but y'know.. I'd rather have a proper Doctor.
     
  15. Sindatur

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    Could the found episodes have affected the budget? And that's why the Special is only 75 Minutes (I'm not complaining it's much longer than 42 minutes) and they decided to focus on new Series, because Classic Fans are getting the investment put into obtaining the Classic Episodes?
     
  16. Noddy

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    Fully in agreement, Dalek Jim! Even if we don't get a classic Doctor, just one classic companion would be nice, but....nah, even that's looking doubtful. :(
     
  17. Noddy

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    Who is playing a totally new incarnation of the Doctor, not a previous one seen before, but not in a very long while.
     
  18. StCoop

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    I'm not saying I agree with it but here's Moffat on the subject:

    “You’re going to get every kind of retrospective in the world when it comes to the 50th and you’re not going to be short. To make this show just a walk-down, just a tribute to the past, a backward glance, would be like one of those end of year shows: ‘That was the year that was! Look back and feel slightly old and sad.’ Don’t do that! Of course it’s a celebration of the legend of Doctor Who, but more importantly it’s ensuring there’s going to be a 100th anniversary.

    It’s a hugely important story to the Doctor. That was my mission statement. Very, very rarely in Doctor Who does a story matter to him very much at all. Obviously he runs around, defeats mutants, meets a space badger, saves a civilisation, causes epiphanies to happen to everyone he meets, rushes back to the TARDIS and forgets everything about it. If you asked him he might have a vague memory of the badger, and that’s it.

    My intent was to move it forward, to have a show that’s equally about the next fifty years of Doctor Who. Attaching the word fifty to anything… I almost tried to rip the logo off saying ‘Why is that good?! That show you’re watching is really old!’ Why is that a good thing to say? It’s about proving we’ve got many, many more stories to tell, and in a way, being able to say the story really starts here. People ask me how am I going to please the regular audience and I say I’m actually on a recruitment drive to get the people who’ve never watched it before to watch Doctor Who. That’s what matters. There are some people out there who’ve never watched it before, God help them. You want them to think, ‘Oh I’ve been missing out, I’m going to join in now.’

    If you’re going to celebrate Doctor Who, you’re celebrating the Doctor – well, why not tell his story? What’s it like for him? What’s it like being him, what defines him, what defines what he is? How do you make that might moment in his life? What would be the Doctor’s most important day, what would be the show that would change him as a person for ever, alter the course of his life?

    That’s what’s big enough to do for the 50th, rather than just a parade of the greatest hits. Never mind that space badger one; this is the adventure that he really remembers, and thinks, ‘That was the day everything changed.’”
     
  19. DalekJim

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    The money would have come from a completely different place.
     
  20. Sindatur

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    Understood, but, if you're looking at a pile of money being invested for "this kind of celebration", would you not think it wasn't as necessary to invest more for "that kind of celebration" if you had limited funds? Although it comes from different "departments", eventually in the overall scheme of things it all comes from BBC, right?