Unofficial Spinoffs (TV and Video)

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  1. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    So, I gt on Youtube and watched, Return of the Sontarans, Airzone Solution, The Zero Imperative and the 3 P.R.O.B.E. episodes, and I have the 6 The Stranger episodes bookmarked, to watch at some point. Are there others I should be checking out as well, or is that the lot of them? I've quite enjoyed what I've watchd so far, it's been great fun seeing so many Doctor Who (And in the case of Return of the Sontarans, also Blake's 7) actors in different parts, and it was great fun seein an older Liz Shaw heading up her own U.N.I.T.-type organization. Though, it was a little creepy seeing Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant as a couple in The Airzone Soluton.

    I know there's also Downtime, which I believe is either Audio or Book form, but, for now, I was just wondering about Video/TV
     
  2. Andrew_Kearley

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    Actually, Downtime was a video spin-off originally. The book came later.

    The first one ever was Wartime, about Sergeant Benton on a mission when he meets the ghost of his father or something. (It's been a while.)

    Auton was a trilogy of stories with UNIT fighting the Autons.

    Mindgame and its follow-up, Mindgame Trilogy are about a human soldier, a Sontaran and a Draconian who get imprisoned together during a space war. The soldier is Sophie Aldred, so you're obviously supposed to think she's Ace.

    Then there's a thing called Cyberon, which isn't really related to Doctor Who, but has a sequel called Zygon which clearly is.

    There's also a comedy thing with Sylvester McCoy not quite playing the Doctor - called "Do You Have a Licence to Save this Planet?"

    Daemos Rising is a sort of sequel to Downtime, as well as featuring the Daemons, and also ties in to the Time Hunter books.

    I think that's all of them.
     
  3. diankra

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    If you ever get to see Downtime, you can keep an eye open for my 10 second cameo... ;-)
     
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    No idea if this list is complete, but here is what Wiki has to say on the subject ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_spin-offs

    Quoting only the video part. There are also audio spin-offs, not just Big Finish. One of those is The Rani Reaps the Whirlwind, written by Pip and Jane Baker and featuring Kate O'Mara as The Rani again.

     
  5. Iamnotspock

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    Interesting though that Cyberon is more in keeping with the spirit of Who, while Zygon is soft porn and closer in tone to Torchwood (Series 1).
     
  6. Sindatur

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    Well, due to the Christmas Special introducing The Great Intelligence, and finding out he was a Troughton enemy, I'm currently watching all of Troughton (Reconstructions for Missing Episodes) and I ran across the information today, that The Great Intelligence is the enemy in Downtime, so, now I definitely gotta get ahold of it too
     
  7. Green Lantern

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    I'd really like to see Zygon.

    All these are by BBV, although The Stranger is not meant to be a spin off of dr who, just basicly a rip off. But BBV are basicly big dr who fans, and it has pretey much inspired everything they've done. Their latest thing was Zygon, but after that with the series returned and all, I doubt we'll be seeing much more BBV spin offs anytime soon. Shame my net connection is so slow here and making you tube not work properly, I'd love to see these spin offs sometime.
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The first few of The Stranger series were similar to DW, but then they did a 180 and tried to explain his origins.

    Almost like they had no idea to begin with. Still worth watching though.

    And Airzone Solution is a good excuse to see 4 Doctors, even if it too is fairly confusing.
     
  9. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Oh, and Diankra, since Downtime is now on my "Must Obtain" list, how might I recognize your Cameo?
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    There are 4 P.R.O.B.E. episodes.

    It took me a while to recognize Louise Jameson because of her horrible hairdo that was probably quite stylish at the time.
     
  11. Sindatur

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    Zero Imperative, features Liz Shaw from P.R.O.B.E., but, it doesn't carry the P.R.O.B.E. Opening.

    Then you have Devil Of Winterbourne, Ghosts Of Winterbourne, and Unnatural Selection

    Is there one more? I believe Devil Of Winterbourne is longer than the other 2, so may have been a 2 parter?

    Yea, Louise Jameson was tough to spot, the makeup isn't Leela-like either, and I've only seen her as Leela
     
  12. diankra

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    Zero Imperative was reissued in PROBE packaging a few years after its initial release (which makes it the fourth one... or rather, PROBE #0, as it were).

    Louise Jameson has roughly the same frizzy poodle hairdo she had during her stints in Bergerac and (more recently at the time) Eastenders. Though for rather too many of us the time, the big problem with the PROBE vids was looking at Liz's other sidekick without making the giveaway comment of "Oh, is that Linda Lusardi? I didn't recognise her with her clothes on..."
     
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    Downtime is on YouTube, but I could only last about ten minutes. On the plus side, you get to see the first appearance of Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, long before "The Power of Three." Lis Sladen is in it, and you wonder who she pissed off and how she so effortlessly makes everyone look awful.
     
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    Trying to avoid spoilers... there are three people who get turned into monsters at one point. I'm the one on the left.

    I'd suggested some possible locations to the producer, and headed along to do a set report when it was shot. Hence I was hanging around when director Chris Barry realised that if he used any of the 'proper' extras for this scene, they'd be inexplicably resurrected in the big finale crowd scenes he'd shot the previous day. So he looked around and 'volunteered' three of us... "You, you, you, into costume, now..."
     
  15. Iamnotspock

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    Here. I discovered it only a few days ago, oddly enough.
     
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