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Postby prowl123 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:43 pm

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I only know Cushing from WWZ. Hopefully he dies a good job. His take on the role will certainly be unique.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:47 pm

prowl123 wrote:I only know Cushing from WWZ. Hopefully he dies a good job. His take on the role will certainly be unique.


If you're going to know Cushing from anywhere it will be as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. Unless he was actually one of the zombies I doubt you'll remember him from WWZ. Image
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Blast Cannon » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:22 pm

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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby njb902 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Burn wrote:
prowl123 wrote:I only know Cushing from WWZ. Hopefully he dies a good job. His take on the role will certainly be unique.


If you're going to know Cushing from anywhere it will be as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. Unless he was actually one of the zombies I doubt you'll remember him from WWZ. Image


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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby prowl123 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:26 pm

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Burn wrote:
prowl123 wrote:I only know Cushing from WWZ. Hopefully he dies a good job. His take on the role will certainly be unique.


If you're going to know Cushing from anywhere it will be as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars. Unless he was actually one of the zombies I doubt you'll remember him from WWZ. Image

Damn it, I have no clue why I typed Cushing. I meant to type Cipaldi >.<
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Blast Cannon » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:51 pm

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Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who have been found at a TV station in Nigeria, including most of the classic story The Web of Fear.

The black and white story sees Patrick Troughton's second Doctor battle robot yeti in the London Underground.

Also recovered is a complete version of Troughton's six-part story The Enemy of the World.

It is thought to be the largest haul of missing episodes recovered in the last three decades.

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WHAT'S BEEN FOUND

The Enemy of the World (1967-68) - episodes 1,2,3,4,5,6 (episode 3 was already in archive)
The Web of Fear (1968) - episodes 1,2,4,5,6 (episode 1 was already in archive - episode 3 still missing)
"It's thrilling," said Mark Gatiss, an actor and writer for the 21st Century incarnation of Doctor Who.

"Every single avenue seemed to have been exhausted, every now and then something turns up - but to have two virtually complete stories out of the blue is absolutely incredible."

The BBC destroyed many of the sci-fi drama's original transmission tapes in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, many episodes were transferred on to film for sale to foreign broadcasters. It is often these prints found in other countries that are the source of retrieved episodes.

In this case, 11 Doctor Who episodes were discovered, nine of which were missing, in the Nigerian city of Jos.

The find was made by Philip Morris, director of a company called Television International Enterprises Archive.


Philip Morris: "I am described as the Indiana Jones of the film world"
Mr Morris said: "The tapes had been left gathering dust in a storeroom at a television relay station in Nigeria. I remember wiping the dust off the masking tape on the canisters and my heart missed a beat as I saw the words, Doctor Who. When I read the story code I realised I'd found something pretty special."

He said it had been a "lucky" find given the high temperatures in the African country. "Fortunately they had been kept in the optimum condition."

Only episode three of The Enemy of the World already existed in the BBC archive. The Nigerian discovery of episodes one, two, four, five and six complete the story.

Episode one of fan favourite The Web of Fear existed, with the rest thought lost forever. Now episodes two, four, five and six have been recovered.

Episode three is still missing, but has been reconstructed from stills to enable restored versions of both stories to be made available for sale via download on Friday.

The latest find means that the number of missing episodes of Doctor Who has dropped from 106 to 97.


Former Doctor Who actors Deborah Watling and Frazer Hines told Lizo Mzimba they were "thrilled" with the discovery
'Quintessential story'
One episode from each story - both last seen in 1968 - were shown at a special event in London on Thursday by BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm.

Among the guests were actors Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, who played Troughton's Tardis companions Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield.

Episode one of The Enemy of the World is a James Bond-style thriller complete with an exploding helicopter, a hovercraft, gun-toting henchmen and a foreign-accented villain, Salamander (also played by Troughton).

The story opens with the Tardis arriving on an Australian beach where the Doctor strips to his long johns and goes for a dip in the sea.

The Web of Fear is a claustrophobic tale that sees the Doctor battle his old foe, the Great Intelligence, and the yeti in the tunnels of the London tube system.

"It's the quintessential Doctor Who story," said Gatiss. "It has the return of the Abominable Snowmen in an iconic location."

He said it showed Troughton "at the height of his powers".

Frazer Hines recalled that the underground station sets had been so realistic that London Transport accused the BBC of filming at a tube station in secret.

The story also featured an appearance by Deborah Watling's real-life father Jack, reprising his role as Professor Travers.

Recalling Troughton's "wonderful sense of humour" on set, Watling said: "We all got on so well, we were like a family and Pat was always to me like another dad or an uncle. We had a chemistry and I think it showed."

How did she feel when she heard about the recovery of the lost episodes? "I couldn't quite believe it. There had been hoaxes before. I thought it was just another hoax."

Her only other complete story in the archive had been The Tomb of the Cybermen, all four instalments of which were discovered in Hong Kong in 1991.

Hines said: "This now gives me hope that more stories of Patrick's will come out of the woodwork."

The latest find comes as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday. A special episode featuring the current Doctor, Matt Smith, and his predecessor, David Tennant, will be shown on the programme's anniversary on 23 November.


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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:01 pm

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Last I heard, they were offering a full-size Dalek statue to anyone who could bring in missing episodes. I wonder if the BBC paid up.

Also, anyone find it kind of funny that he found eleven episodes?
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:15 pm

I find it more funny that something legit came out of Nigeria.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby prowl123 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:24 pm

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Burn wrote:I find it more funny that something legit came out of Nigeria.

If only there was a like button...

I think thus may be my cue to start watching Classic Who.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:26 am

The Night of The Doctor.

Surprises galore!

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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby MagnusPrimal » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:44 pm

McGann could have done so much as the Doctor. The audios are great, but we were really robbed of a fantastic Doctor.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Won double pass tickets to see Day of the Doctor at the cinemas in 3D.

So basically once I finish watching it on TV, I'll be jumping in my car and driving for over an hour to get to the cinema.

Then I'll drive home, spend a few hours catching up on things (aka, downloading it) before settling down to watch An Adventure in Time and Space.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Shadowman » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:48 pm

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So, according to an interview he had with Huffington Post, Tom Baker is coming back for the special. Also that he was specifically told not to tell anyone.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Mkall » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:50 pm

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Burn wrote:The Night of The Doctor.

Surprises galore!

Sorry, I'm not really into the Pre-9th lore. Is that the 8th Doctor?
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:57 pm

Mkall wrote:
Burn wrote:The Night of The Doctor.

Surprises galore!

Sorry, I'm not really into the Pre-9th lore. Is that the 8th Doctor?


Yes.

You also just lost cool points with me. :(
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Mkall » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:39 pm

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Burn wrote:Yes.

You also just lost cool points with me. :(

We both know that number wasn't very high to begin with :P
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:09 pm

Higher than most people on this site at least.
And infinitely higher than robofreaks.
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I thought you had some knowledge of "Classics" DW though.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Mkall » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:15 pm

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Burn wrote:I thought you had some knowledge of "Classics" DW though.

Sorry, I started with Eccleston.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Shadowman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:41 pm

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Burn wrote:I thought you had some knowledge of "Classics" DW though.

Sorry, I started with Eccleston.


So did I, that didn't stop me from recognizing Paul McGann and then having a fangirl-esque freak-out.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:29 pm

Mkall wrote:
Burn wrote:I thought you had some knowledge of "Classics" DW though.

Sorry, I started with Eccleston.

heh, I thought you'd still gone back and learnt a little bit though. no idea why I was thinking that then.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Mkall » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:53 pm

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Burn wrote:I thought you had some knowledge of "Classics" DW though.

Sorry, I started with Eccleston.

heh, I thought you'd still gone back and learnt a little bit though. no idea why I was thinking that then.

Sorry, I just absorb other information as mentioned by other Who fans on here and on my Facebook page. Most of the time it's enough for me to understand various premesis and themes. It's like I grew up on Star Trek: Next Generation. Going back and watching The Original Series was awkward in many cases.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:17 pm

Well ... that happened.

Bit confused on things though, if Gallifrey is now lost, how does The End of Time fit into things? We were lead to believe that both Time Lords and Daleks were time locked, Smith's DW should remember that, or did his regeneration cause him to forget?

They never really resolved the Zygon peace talks did they?

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So is Eccelston now 10, Tennant 11 and Smith 12?

Overall I did enjoy it, especially the end seeing Tom Baker one more time.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:22 pm

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Burn wrote:Well ... that happened.

Bit confused on things though, if Gallifrey is now lost, how does The End of Time fit into things? We were lead to believe that both Time Lords and Daleks were time locked, Smith's DW should remember that, or did his regeneration cause him to forget?

They never really resolved the Zygon peace talks did they?

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So is Eccelston now 10, Tennant 11 and Smith 12?

Overall I did enjoy it, especially the end seeing Tom Baker one more time.


Hurt - 9
Eccelston - 10
Tennant - 11
Smith - 12
Capaldi - 13

The time lord said there is 12 of them.. Wait 13.. then they showed Capaldi's eyes.
Maybe the Zygon issue will be handled later?
As far as the lost gallifrey vs the end of time storyline... Uh... Uh...

Baker had me and my wife screaming like schoolkids..

To be honest they could have done it and used McGann instead of Hurt.. I mean until this new angle pretty much everyone assumed McGann was the Doctor that did the deed to Gallifrey then regenerated to Eccleson.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Burn » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:38 pm

Cyber Bishop wrote:To be honest they could have done it and used McGann instead of Hurt.. I mean until this new angle pretty much everyone assumed McGann was the Doctor that did the deed to Gallifrey then regenerated to Eccleson.


Yeah but they wouldn't have been able to keep us in suspense for months about who Hurt was and how he fit in.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:33 pm

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Burn wrote:Well ... that happened.

Bit confused on things though, if Gallifrey is now lost, how does The End of Time fit into things? We were lead to believe that both Time Lords and Daleks were time locked, Smith's DW should remember that, or did his regeneration cause him to forget?


They do mention, when Ten and Eleven see the War Doctor about to use the Moment, they shouldn't be able to be there. Long story short, Timey Wimey ball.

Burn wrote:So is Eccelston now 10, Tennant 11 and Smith 12?


I kind of figured Doctor Hurt doesn't count since he didn't regenerate by normal means.
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