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Old September 26th 03, 14:42   #1
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New Doctor Who!

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Old September 26th 03, 15:55   #2
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If it's true, then I say: YEA!

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I adored Dr. Who.
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Old September 26th 03, 17:12   #3
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All together now!

DANGA DAN, DANGA DAN, DANGA DAN, DIDDILY DUM;
DANGA DAN, DANGA DAN, DANGA DAN;
WHOOO, OOOO, OOOO


OK, now is the time for speculation about who can play the good timelord. I think Paul McGann should have first refusal, but after that who would you pick?

It would depend on what kind of Doctor you want. Ian Richardson would be good, but then soo would Richard E Grant, that guy who played the Deamon headmaster, and of course our own Jason Carter.

Suggestions, on a postcard or stuck down enevelope to the concrete doughnut please.
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Old September 26th 03, 19:48   #4
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Despite the flaws of the Fox movie, I liked Paul McGann's take on the character, and I'd like to see more of him.

I thought David Warner would be an interesting Doctor, kind of a throwback to the curmudgeonly Hartnell days. But the execs would never go for it.

Jason Carter would bring a lot of fun to the part.
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Old September 26th 03, 20:52   #5
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I'd really like to see McGann back in the role. He played it really well and continues to do so in the Big Finish Audio Productions. It would be a waste to have the entirety of one of the Doctor's incarnations consisting of a single TV movie.

I have yet to make a judgement on REG until I hear/see the BBCi webcast in November. It's sort of ironic that he had already played the Doctor in "The Curse of the Fatal Death" as one of the future Doctors (although not the ninth).

I'm curious as to how they'll handle the show with only a six-episode run, though. Hopefully the eps will be longer than before. I mean, back in the old days a six-parter was a season finale!

But hey, anything's better then nothing, right?
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Old September 26th 03, 22:55   #6
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*Hyp does happy dance*

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I agree that McGann deserves first crack at it since he nailed it so well in the movie.

I have spent endless hours dreaming of the show's return since it ended. The big quetion in my mind is whether they will try to continue on or remake the series and take it back to the begining?
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Old September 27th 03, 01:01   #7
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I'm curious as to how they'll handle the show with only a six-episode run, though. Hopefully the eps will be longer than before. I mean, back in the old days a six-parter was a season finale!
According to Shaun Lyon at Outpost Gallifrey:

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Outpost Gallifrey has reason to believe that the six episode quote from the Telegraph article may be incorrect, and the number of episodes may even eventually be higher than that.
Shaun has generally been right about these things in the past...
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Old September 27th 03, 12:13   #8
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Thanks for the info, everyone!

I hope it can actually happen. I also have been hearing of a Red Dwarf movie, but it seems to be something in perpetual limbo.

I'd personally like to see Sylverst McCoy back in the role. But I'm equally sure I'll be happy enough with anyone they pick.

But one serious question: can it be Dr. Who without The Master? Even Rowan Adkinson's spoof involved The Master. The Master having some very bad years, but The Master nonetheless.
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Sorry, hyp - the 1996 movie killed off Sylvester McCoy's Doctor. Unless they choose to ignore it, I doubt he'd return - except for maybe a multi-Doctor story. And the Master was in the movie, too. He came back to life as <cough> Eric Roberts.
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Old September 27th 03, 16:37   #10
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Of course it bloody can! Pardon the language, but the Master, like Davros, unfortunately became an overused and rather tedious villain.

To begin with, the show did perfectly well without him for its first eight years. Secondly, had Roger Delgado not been tragically killed in 1973, it was the production team's acknowledged intention that the Master would have been conclusively killed off in Jon Pertwee's final story. This script, probably to have been titled 'The Final Game', would have finally revealed the true relationship between the Doctor and the Master, and would have ended with the latter sacrificing his life/lives(?) to save the former, resulting in the Doctor's regeneration.

This never happened of course, and after the end of 'Frontier In Space' the Master was not seen again until 'The Deadly Assassin' in 1976.

We're assuming, of course, that the Master died in the Paul McGann movie, but if 'Dirty' Den can return to 'DeadEnders'[sic] after everyone thought that he was dead for fourteen years, I suppose that anything is possible. However, I would not be sorry if the Master did not reappear in the new series. Like Davros, pretty much everything that could be done with the character was done, and in the end he just became a bore.

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