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The Doctor Before Time Travel 11 Replies

Started by Katy of Katydom. Last reply by Sweet of the Wood Apr 6.

The Time of the Doctor *SPOILERS* 15 Replies

Started by Amanda Cathey. Last reply by Michael Grubbs Jan 3.

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Started by Amanda Cathey Dec 13, 2013.

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Comment by Scout on November 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
Wow! You can smell over the internet! Amazing!

Again, I like Amanda's style. I think, Amanda, it's going to be a beautiful day on Saturday.
Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 19, 2013 at 6:36pm

Only because if it's only looking back 8 years, it doesn't count as a 50th :p

I'd love a 50th, it's just looking unlikely that we're getting one is all.

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 19, 2013 at 6:16pm

I'm not going to debate this. You don't like the 50th, fine.  

Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 19, 2013 at 6:12pm

BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning should have footage of the event I attended on Sunday - an interview with Waris Hussein and some coverage of Manchester's Fringe Festival devoted to the 50th.

I'm just not convinced by any argument that claims "looking forward" is what you should be doing for an anniversary, or that "looking backwards 8 years and then stopping" is the best way to achieve it. Smells like excuses to me, and poor ones at that.

Comment by Scout on November 19, 2013 at 6:06pm
I agree with Amanda, however until the special has aired, no one knows what is going to happen.

Also, John Hurt on The One Show tomorrow.
Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 19, 2013 at 6:01pm

Amanda; with the exception of Eccleston, all of them, literally all of them have been saying they wanted to be in it. Davison, McCoy and Colin Baker have even been out with a camcorder filming their own comedy short for the 50th. You're not letting Moffat off the hook like that. If it turns out that none of the classic Doctors are in it (which I'm still not convinced on, simply because I find it difficult to believe that Moffat is that stupid) then there's nobody else to blame.

If you think the special should be about looking forward rather than celebrating the past, then I'm not entirely sure you understand what an anniversary is.

Thing is, we're not "constantly adding in new Doctors" - and nobody is suggesting that we should be. Every episode - literally every episode should be looking forward and not being constantly dragged back and bogged down in continuity and past references....

....but this absolutely, 100% does not apply to anniversaries.

Look forward again at Christmas, by all means, but the anniversary special is the one where you turn 180 and look back at where you came from.

Besides, if the idea was to "keep moving on", then would you care to explain to me what on earth David Tennant is there for?

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 19, 2013 at 3:14pm

Hold on Jonathon, I don't believe that. Some of them turned it down because they wanted to. Also the tone they want to set with the special is that a new change is coming to Doctor Who, and just having a special like 'The Five Doctors' isn't going to give off that vibe. They're trying to start a whole new era with the Doctor, and we can't move on if we're constantly adding in Classic Doctors. It's like what the Doctor's trying to do, move on and keep running

Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 19, 2013 at 1:47am

Went to a Q&A with Waris Hussein in Manchester on Sunday - bloody lovely bloke. And a live stage adaptation of An Unearthly Child, too, which was really well done.

Literally the only reason there is for Classic Doctors not being in the special (assuming they're not) is because they're not wanted. Make no mistake, that is it. It's not practical concerns, it's not money, it's not their age, it's because an incorrect creative decision was made.

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 18, 2013 at 4:42pm

This is beautiful!  

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 18, 2013 at 4:28pm

Behind the scenes of The Day of the Doctor: BBC Breakfast

 

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