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Postby Papa's new wife » Fri May 28, 2004 7:30 pm

With Billie Piper being announced as the new assistant, I was wondering what people thought about the potential of the series.

I am not a huge Dr Who fan (Sylvester McCoy ruining it for me), but with Mark writing bits and Christopher Ecclestone starring it sounds like it'll be good.
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Postby pinkpantha » Fri May 28, 2004 7:41 pm

I'm not a Dr Who fan either, but I'm willing to give it a try purely because of Mark, Chris and because I hope they're gonna discard crappy effects.

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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Fri May 28, 2004 8:39 pm

As a hardened Doctor who Fan (15 year in fandom) :o ,now that chris has been cast as the Doctor,I've heaved a sigh of relief,the have actually cast a 'proper' actor. The verdict is out on Billie Piper,but you can see why the done it,the publicity it has got is fantastic. She may be good,apparantly she was good in canterbury tales. They wanted a assistant sort of Buffy-esque and you can see how she could be.... Just hope she doesn't bring the Ginger haired twat with her to a convention!


There's no reason why it shouldn't be good as man in charge Russell T. Davies has done some top work and Mark's scripts for the audio range have been outstanding,so her's hoping! :lol:
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Postby Exinferis » Fri May 28, 2004 9:13 pm

Well, I'm hugely dissapointed actually...I wanted Eddie Izzard to be the new Doc. :roll: But, the Beeb has to be fuddy and use Chris. He's a great actor, no doubt, but I just have visions of it being far too up it's own arse now...

Being a fan of the 80's Doctors (Peter, Colin, Sylv) and the inimmitable style of the wonderful Pat Troughton, I'd hope that the new series would reflect the lighter side of Who-dom. I feel I'm in for a dissapointment, however...

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Postby Voodoo Lady » Fri May 28, 2004 9:38 pm

I'm not a fan, but my best friend is bonkers about Dr. Who. She had only one thing to say in response to the news that they were doing another series: "I hope it dies in pre-production." :shock: I think that's kind of an extreme reaction, although I can understand her concern. She's really afraid of people mucking about with her beloved program. I tried to explain that from what I hear, there are plenty of die-hard fans (including Mark) working on the show, and that I'm sure they'll be faithful to the Dr. Who legacy, but she would have none of it.

Honestly, all this talk of Dr. Who has me curious. I tried to watch about a decade ago, and didn't take to it at all, but I think I may have to give it another shot.
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Postby Exinferis » Fri May 28, 2004 9:43 pm

You should! Just, don't watch the US TV movie...a prime example of why we in the UK hate Americans mucking about with our shows! :lol:
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Fri May 28, 2004 9:59 pm

I love eighties Doctor Who,after all that is when I grew up,though,I think the problem then that it WAS up it's own arse.that's why it got cancelled. Viewing figure would support this,the opening story of season 26(the last) got 4 million viewers. Not very good considering there was no digital oppistion and SKY was in't infancy.In it's hey day DW would get 19million viewers.


The writing was good in the last seasons,problem was you needed to be a fan and know something that happened in 1963 or 1971,to make sense of a story.whilst for fans like us,it was fab, to the casual it was nonsense.


There were other factors,such as,being opposite Corrie.


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Postby Laura Folds Five » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:33 pm

I watched it when I was a kid (Peter Davison), and I remember someone turning into Sylvester McCoy and being quite disturbed, but then I forgot all about Dr Who.
Then Vince on Queer As Folk was obsessed with it, and so ever since I associated Dr Who with QAF. So when Russell T Davies got the job it felt all meant-to-be-ish. So I am kind of excited for it to start, but mainly just because of the writers.

Every time I go in a bookshop I look for a Gatiss Dr Who book, but I NEVER find one. whyyyyyy?
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:04 pm

You never get the books because they are amongst the best!

They have some for sale at www.tenthplanet.co.uk though they will be expensive now as they are collectors things now...

I could lend you them if all you wanted to do was read them?

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Postby Laura Folds Five » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:17 am

lol, what do you think I'm going to do on them!
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I just found a couple on Amazon, but I may yet take you up on your kind offer if amazon is lying to me.
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:49 pm

Laura Folds Five wrote:lol, what do you think I'm going to do on them!
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I just found a couple on Amazon, but I may yet take you up on your kind offer if amazon is lying to me.
Thanks!


I don't mind what you do with them as along as


a) You don'rt crease the spine

b) Make the pages stick together!

One is signed

To ****

Love (which concerned me)

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but you are welcome to borrow them (asnything for a damsel in distress)! There are a few of us gentlemen left you know!
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:59 pm

Hi Anyone who is intrested I can get you copies of Mark's 1st Doctor Who Novel for 3.50inc p&p.It is called 'Nightshade' and is really good!

PM me if interested!
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Postby Exinferis » Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:44 am

That'd be everyone then! :lol:

Can you keep one 'till I see you next?
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Postby Papa's new wife » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:35 am

Which Doctor does Mark write about? (sorry to sound totally stupid, but am not the world's biggest 'Who' fan).
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:26 pm

Hi everyone,sorry,been away!

Yeah I can get everyone who want's one one I need to know be wednesday this week please so I can put a large order in for them.

It features the seventh Doctor.

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