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I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
 

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EofK said:
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
EofK said:
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).
NO! NO! NO!  It must not be so!  I didn't like Billie Piper at all.  I really wish the character of Martha Jones hadn't been written off so easily... she was the one companion who wasn't all slobbery over the Doctor at all times.
 

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EofK said:
PeterTheAleut said:
EofK said:
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).
NO! NO! NO!  It must not be so!  I didn't like Billie Piper at all.  I really wish the character of Martha Jones hadn't been written off so easily... she was the one companion who wasn't all slobbery over the Doctor at all times.
Agreed. And Catherine Tate wasn't any better than Billie Piper. It really says something about her when the writers felt it necessary to bring back the last two companions rather than continue with Tate until the end of the season. Agyeman and Tennant just had a chemistry that was so much fun to watch. That's rare and special thing.
 

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I just saw word today that Nicholas Courtney, the actor who played "The Brigadier" Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart alongside five different Doctors from 1968 to 1989, died yesterday at 81. A truly great actor beloved by many Doctor Who fans.

May his memory be eternal!
 

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:( That's another one of the links to the early years of the show gone now. The actors who played the first three doctors are all of course dead as well. The Brigadier popped up a short while ago in the spin of series, 'The Sarah Jane Adventure's', which is mainly aimed at teenagers. That will obviously be his swansong and they will probably find a way to write him out on-screen by a reference at some future point.
 

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That's too bad.  I just finished watching "The Three Doctors" = what jolly fun.

May his memory be eternal.
 

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May his memory be eternal!

I love Dr Who!
 

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just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
 

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PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!
 

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PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Eternal memory!

I had not heard this...thank you for letting us know.

(*sigh*) my childhood science fiction stars are falling one by one...
 

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Prayers For Both Of Them......

Lord Have Mercy....Amen Amen

Blessed Rest Oh Lord ,Grant Too Them Both....Amen Amen

+ May Their Memories Ever Be Eternal.....Amen Amen
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!
Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
 

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I still haven't seen the Sarah Jane Adventures, but I'll look for the DVDs.
 

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Jharek Carnelian said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!
Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Jharek Carnelian said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!
Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.
Funny enough my wife has become a fan of Dr.Who in the last few years. But the one Doctor she cannot stand is the Fourth Doctor, she prefers William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, David Tennant or the current incumbent Matt Smith. She'd never heard of the show till she came to the UK a few years ago but something about Tom Baker seems to irk her.
 

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Jharek Carnelian said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Jharek Carnelian said:
PeterTheAleut said:
PrincessMommy said:
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!
Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.
Funny enough my wife has become a fan of Dr.Who in the last few years. But the one Doctor she cannot stand is the Fourth Doctor, she prefers William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, David Tennant or the current incumbent Matt Smith. She'd never heard of the show till she came to the UK a few years ago but something about Tom Baker seems to irk her.
I suppose you can't win 'em all. ;)
 

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This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
 

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FormerReformer said:
PeterTheAleut said:
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time the actor playing the Doctor married one of his co-stars. Remember Tom Baker's brief marriage to Lalla Ward (Romana No. 2)?
 

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biro said:
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?
Yes. I don't know how good it was but there was a Dalek Attack game in the 90's. I remember my brother enjoying it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek_Attack
 

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biro said:
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?
And BBC has a few starring the voices of the current actors on their website. Free for those in the UK, cash-money for us Yanks.

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FormerReformer said:
PeterTheAleut said:
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time the actor playing the Doctor married one of his co-stars. Remember Tom Baker's brief marriage to Lalla Ward (Romana No. 2)?
Yeah, but it IS the first time that the actual daughter of a Doctor has co-starred as the Doctor's daughter, only to marry the Doctor who played her daddy.

But, hey, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
 

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I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
 

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I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.
It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.
 

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Iconodule said:
FormerReformer said:
Iconodule said:
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.
It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.
The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.
 

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What does everyone think of the Dr. Who Christmas Special that was on TV this year?
I have been watching Season 6 on DVD too.
 

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FormerReformer said:
Iconodule said:
FormerReformer said:
Iconodule said:
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.
It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.
The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.
Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.
 

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Iconodule said:
FormerReformer said:
Iconodule said:
FormerReformer said:
Iconodule said:
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.
It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.
The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.
Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.
I think these past two seasons have gone a good way toward correcting that perception- the Doctor is still a powerful, almost elemental, force for good, but there has been less of the "Oncoming Storm" sense of that awful, invincible good and more of a focus on the "mad man with a box", fallible, prone to mistakes, and the companions existing as much to provide help as counter-balance his ego.
 

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FormerReformer said:
Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.
I think these past two seasons have gone a good way toward correcting that perception- the Doctor is still a powerful, almost elemental, force for good, but there has been less of the "Oncoming Storm" sense of that awful, invincible good and more of a focus on the "mad man with a box", fallible, prone to mistakes, and the companions existing as much to provide help as counter-balance his ego.
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I agree with you: especially in regards the role of Amy Pond "helping" him.
 

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Was there a Doctor Who "Christmas Special" this year that I missed?
 
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