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    I've been ploughing my way back through the original Drs, Currently half way through Tom Baker Years. They are certainly a lot slower moving than the current set, though I wasn't so taken with episode 1 of this series. The dinosaurs were a good pick, though. I was thinking half way through it though, how the character of the doctor has changed over the years. The new doctors are far less cerebral, and more "active", than Baker, Pertwee et. al.



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    It Evolution my Dear Sir, with each Rejuvenation the Dr moves to a different Galactic tune and responds accordingly.
    I stand unequivicably behind everything I say , I just dont ever remember saying it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogknees View Post
    Streaming can get choppy whereas a downloaded file doesn't. It's all about the quality.

    And both mean I get to see it when I want without having to tie up my TV tuner recording it when I might be watching something else.
    Not talking about quality, sorry didnt really express it my first post. I am talking about legal aspects.

    Your allowed to record on one of the many pvr's around theses days to watch later but not allowed to download to watch later!

    Just seems so damn stupid!
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    @gordon, I am aware of that, it was an observation, that is all. I quite enjoy the new series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    I was thinking half way through it though, how the character of the doctor has changed over the years. The new doctors are far less cerebral, and more "active", than Baker, Pertwee et. al.
    There's a fair bit of action in the series of Dr Who currently running on scifi, including car chases.

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    Isemmens It was a Joke Mate, after all, the rejuvenation is one of the few things that makes the character believable and allows cast and story line changes to occur virtually seamlessly when other series have had an other actor take over a lead role, it has been very disconcerting to the audience.
    By this method, 'Dr Who' can then use the new characteristics of the 'NEW' Doctor to full advantage.
    When you think about it, its a clever concept that has kept the series running now for 49 years and each 'Doctor' is both Remembered and Revered in the context of their own 'Time'.
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    Cool Who's your favourite Doctor?

    Quite enjoying this discussion, having seen all 49 years worth of episodes so far.

    OK, so Who's your favourite Doctor Who
    My favourite has always been Tom Baker, however, I did like Christopher Eccleston & David Tennant, now Matt Smith is starting to grow on me.

    I guess it comes down to the script writers & producers to get the best character out of the Actor, though the Actor has to develop his own slant on the character as well.

    I'll stick with Tom Baker for the moment.

    Here is a list if you can't remember them all.
    The Doctor Portrayed by
    1963–66
    1966–69
    1970–74
    1974–81
    1981–84
    1984–86
    1987–89, 1996
    1996
    2005
    2005–10
    2010–present
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    Baker, then Pertwee. Troughton is getting a little hazy in my mind's eye (stupid BBC for throwing stuff out!). After Baker (classic series) things really took a nosedive IMO. McCoy started to pick it up again but then the axe fell.
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    I'm with SpankedHam, there, Baker, Pertwee, the subsequent doctors did not do it justice, although the new series, Eccleston, et. al. have done the concept proud. IIRC there was a limit to the number of regenerations a Time Lord could undergo, but somehow, the Doctor was able to circumvent that. Can't remember when this occurred now.

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    I think the rejuvenations limits was magically overcome by the continuation of funding for the show.
    It seems the Yanks are investors now and I was really surprised when the BBC pulled out of the sale to US interests citing they didnt like the concepts offered.
    Maybe they had bad memories of Till Death Us do Part and Steptoe and Son that became All in the Family and Sandford and Son, each a shadow of the original show.
    The BBC like our ABC does bore you senseless but when they do grab the Brass Ring, it becomes Gold.
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    Orig Series Tom Baker

    New Series David Tennant - still taking a while to warm to Matt Smith.

    Hey Tiny, what about fave companions?? I quite liked some of them 8-) ...plus another to come that's a stunner...

    Also Funny bit of info - David Tennant is married to Peter Davidson's daughter (Georgia Moffett) who played The Doctor's (Tennant) daughter in an episode, (and she was smoking hot).



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    Hi. Saw the very first show! As we were all 'so unsophisticated', in those days, it held the same degree of excitement/terror as it does today. My vote - Hartnel and Tennant. Never mentioned, but do I recall, Peter Butterworth as one of the Doctors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tasman View Post
    ... Never mentioned, but do I recall, Peter Butterworth as one of the Doctors?

    Apparently not.

    Peter Butterworth ( - ) played in the serials and .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgoldbe1 View Post
    Orig Series Tom Baker

    New Series David Tennant - still taking a while to warm to Matt Smith.

    Hey Tiny, what about fave companions?? I quite liked some of them 8-) ...plus another to come that's a stunner...

    Also Funny bit of info - David Tennant is married to Peter Davidson's daughter (Georgia Moffett) who played The Doctor's (Tennant) daughter in an episode, (and she was smoking hot).


    Seems they got married a year after the episode they both featured in where she's a cloned daughter of the doctors, and they left that episode open ended where she could return at later date, due again to the ability to regenerate!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgoldbe1 View Post
    Hey Tiny, what about fave companions?? I quite liked some of them 8-) ...plus another to come that's a stunner...
    Good question as there have been so many good ones.

    Think overall I'd say the second regeneration of played by
    who Tom baker ended up marrying.


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    Here's the current series ladies....with ratings..



    Rose -over rated, funny lisp when you rewatch her episodes, and big lips.




    Martha - Loved her, smart, athletic, stylish and hot chocolate.




    Donna - Absolutely couldn't stand her at the start, but the by the end I really didn't want to let her go - Donna was great, plus a giant Ginger.




    Amy - Firey Ginger Minx. Bit skinny, but makes up for it other ways...Keeps the Doctor guessing.




    Oswin - who is a Dalek and not umm a companion umm. Smoking hot with a wit to match...more Oswin please..

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    And here's a quick Cameo from Captain Jack - my fave dude pasher from Torchwood hehe


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    I cant see any reason why 'Oswin' cant re appear now thats 'she's' a Dalek as after all, dont the Daleks move between the physical being and cybernetics with their 'Collective' memories?
    Even better chance if her appearances 'PULL' (pun intended) the audiences attention and push the rating up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    Like the Peau Beau ad used to say, 'When your on a Good Thing, Stick to It !!'
    Actually, it was the Mortein slogan.
    When it comes to companions, I've always had a hard spot for Leela.
    For most of my life, I lived a delusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgoldbe1 View Post
    And here's a quick Cameo from Captain Jack - my fave dude pasher from Torchwood hehe
    Yeh, I've always liked Captain Jack, really enjoyed the Torchwood series as well, cant wait for the next installment.
    Wife thinks he's smokin' hot.
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