Original Series Doctors Protest Lack Of 50th Involvement

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  1. Noddy

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    To try and keep the tone up a little, I'd just like to add that it wasn't until Star Trek Into Darkness actually opened to the public that it was finally confirmed that Khan was indeed the villain, and Spock Prime had a cameo. The studio had maintained silence over both issues beforehand, with one cast member even flat-out denying the rumor that Cumberpatch was playing Khan. And lo and behold, we got both Khan and Spock Prime.
     
  2. Green Lantern

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    Good point Noddy. Plus Moffat is a known liar.
     
  3. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Both of which were wholly unecessary to the plot of the film, and are needless fanwank for the nerds.
     
  4. Noddy

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    I wouldn't call them unnecessary. They gave the more long-term fans something to enjoy, made it that little bit more palatable. I'd call that worthwhile.
     
  5. Professor Zoom

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    While this is totally off topic for this thread, I hated that it was Khan. It was stupid that it was Khan. Khan carries no weight without that first TOS story.

    The scene should've gone like this.

    INT--Glass cell, think Avengers.

    KHAN: I am KHANNN!.

    Kirk: Who?

    Blackout.

    The film was bad from the beginning all the way to the end. Khan and Spock Prime was the spicy bits of badness.

    Anyway... Doctor WHO!?
     
  6. Green Lantern

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    I liked into darkness.
     
  7. DalekJim

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    Let's not discuss... that film.

    I do think it's a possibility we might get some brief classic Doctor cameos. Not holding my breath though.
     
  8. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Well, its nearly a month away now. I really wonder if the trailer will come out exactly a month away from the actual release.
     
  9. sttngfan1701d

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    That's what I'm thinking. The trailer is probably sitting on a flash drive at the BBC since they announced it 2 weeks ago. Shouldn't take them so long to complete post-production on 2 minutes of footage. Youtube people make Doctor Who music videos faster than that.

    October 23rd might be the start of a huge promotion blitz.
     
  10. Green Lantern

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    If any classic doctors appear, it will either be Paul McGann (because that's what the fans want, it would tie in with the story, and he's aged very well) or Peter Davison because David Tennant has ties with him, Moffat is a huge Davison fan, and Davison already appeared in Time Crash written by Moffat and co starring Tennant.
     
  11. Emperor-Tiberius

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  12. Mr Awe

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    It almost seems like he's trying too hard to deny it!
     
  13. The Mirrorball Man

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    Good. They were a bit rubbish.
     
  14. Emperor-Tiberius

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    I beg to differ. Sure, The Five Doctors was largely mediocre, but at least it served it purpose: Nostalgia.

    And The Three Doctors still holds up pretty well, still.
     
  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    You're probably right. I have to admit that I don't have the nostalgia gene.
     
  16. Sindatur

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    I hear you can get Jean therapy for that, these days ;)
     
  17. Mr Awe

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    No, I quite enjoyed them. Like any story, you'll get a spectrum of how much people like them, or not.

    Mr Awe
     
  18. Timewalker

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    So, if I understand this correctly, the BBC is having a celebration of a 50-year-old program, but essentially saying that everything from the first 42 years is irrelevant? :rolleyes:

    I loved The Five Doctors, btw. The only "rubbish" part of that was how much "ancient High Gallifreyan" resembles the modern Greek alphabet. And if it weren't for the events of that story, the Master wouldn't have been able to continue as a villain, as he was out of regenerations and existing in a stolen body. The Time Lords gave him a new cycle of regenerations for his actions in this story.
     
  19. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Um, I'm not sure the Master actually GOT that new cycle of regenerations. He went straight to the aid of the Doctors, and was returned from wherever he came from at the end of it.
     
  20. sidious618

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    The Master cannot die. He's like the Joker, but not quite as interesting.