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Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 20, 2013 at 1:26pm

Also, I was in attendance for THIS on Sunday.

Comment by Jonathon Dean on November 20, 2013 at 1:24pm

1) Nobody's suggesting that Classic Who fans should dictate the entire future direction of the show. Nobody's suggesting that we should have classic Doctors popping up all the time. Why on earth do people keep suggesting this? Just the one, single, episode that celebrates the 50th anniversary, then we can look forward again. It's things like this that reinforce the seperateness of NuWho and Classic Who, and it's really not what we should be doing to celebrate 50 years of both parts of the show.

2) We can come up with an excuse for the first three Doctors not appearing. It's reasonable to exclude dead people, else have them represented through archive footage, since it's all you reasonably can do.

3) Why is it unreasonable to have eight lead characters for one 75-minute episode? Firefly had eight main characters on a regular basis, and they each managed a couple of decent things to do in each brilliant 45-minute story. Are you seriously suggesting that award-winning writers couldn't manage in 75 minutes what Firefly did in 45?

4) Sons of Gallifrey would be an awful, awful idea. Why on earth would anyone want to rip the mystery out of the Doctor's background? CBBC actually pitched this as an idea when RTD was in charge, but he rightly refused and pitched The Sarah Jane Adventures instead.

Comment by Albert Lopez on November 20, 2013 at 9:22am

Also The Sons Of Gallifrey thing is a rumor going around that there is going to be a spin-off/prequel to Doctor Who that will be about the Doctor and the Master growing up on Gallfrey. I don't know if it is actually happening or if it's just an idea or what but that is what I've heard.

Comment by Albert Lopez on November 20, 2013 at 9:20am

Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee aren't with us anymore, so idk how the first three doctors would be involved. And I don't think the BBC is trying to have people forget the Classic Series because you can still get the DVDs and they've used a lot of footage from the classic series, mostly during Matt Smith's tenure. I think it has to do with practicality. The Three Doctors was great because of the way that Pertwee and Troughton could play off each other so well, while Hartnell didn't participate in the action it was still fun to see him play kind of a condescending older brother figure. The Five Doctors was awkward to watch for me because only 3 Doctors were actually in the special with the notable absence of Tom Baker(whose reasons for not coming back I understand), and the recasting of the First Doctor(which I also understand). If something like the Three Doctors could be made today, I'd be all for it, but if we tried to include all the Doctors in the special it would be closer to the 5 doctors, they would either have to use old footage or recast again. I'm not inherently against recasting, but it's the kind of thing that is very hard to do and to sell to fans. If any of you have seen Sliders, that's a good example. The Audio Stories have recast older Doctors, I know, and for the most part they've done a great job having sound-alikes, especially Frazier Hines as the Second Doctor, but it would be trickier to do with three doctors being recast on film. And am I the only one who is getting sock of the NuWho thing? I was born in 1993, sue me. I only started watching Doctor Who a few years ago and I do watch stuff from the Classic Series when I can, but fans of the old series don't get to have a monopoly on the entire future of the show. I know it's important to remember how it started, but where it is going is important to. Eventually, all the Doctors Classic and Revived will be gone and I'll miss and remember them but I won't pretend as if me being born in time to see Eccleston, Tennant and Smith (soon Capaldi) somehow makes me a superior fan or gives me more of a right to judge the newbies. Bad enough there are actually people that feel the need to hate on Whovians(God knows why), but we separate ourselves as if anything more than a few years separate the Classic and Revived series. I wish we could have all 11 Doctor's back but it isn't practical, not in terms of who is available and in terms of how muddled the story would get trying to include all of them. Seriously, picture all 11 Doctors in one special, trying to do them justice and get the interaction that the fans love about multi-Doctor stories it'd have to be like 5 hours long(which I would also LOVE). But that isn't the world we live in, so as long as it has a good story, a few laughs and maybe a bit of the feels, I'll be happy with it.

Comment by BronzeGolem on November 20, 2013 at 3:17am

Yeah I have to say I agree with Jonathan, were supposed to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show, hell that's the whole reason the special is airing on this particular date, for the special then to only feature actors from NuWho would be down right insulting, like throwing someone a party, and then not inviting them and having their younger brother blow out the candles.

This whole thing with not acknowledging the classics has always puzzle me (how the modern Doctors always stammer and go silent if something relating to the classics comes up, particularly in RTD's days), it comes across like the BBC is embarrassed the show exists (which given how they burned the tapes and tried to cancel it several times, wouldn't be too big of a stretch).

But I'll still give Moffat the benifit of the doubt, he did just have Paul Mcgannan on that minisode, it's possible that other old Who's will be in the special, hell the special is all about who the Doctor is, it would be weird if that didn't involve looking at who he's been

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 19, 2013 at 8:21pm

Anyone hear about Sons of Gallifrey? Mind explaining it to me?

Comment by Amanda Cathey on November 19, 2013 at 7:52pm

Not the doctor you were expecting.

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.  

 

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