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DWM Reveal no Classic Doctors in 50th

Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 6:49 pm

Doctor Who Magazine appears to have confirmed that, despite the expectations of the fans and indeed of the actors, none of the pre-2005 Doctors will appear in the 50th Anniversary Special. Apparently, Steven Moffat doesn't want it to be about "nostalgia", which some might think is an odd way to look at an anniversary. There's an online petition here aiming to make the BBC change its collective mind...

http://www.change.org/petitions/bbc-paul-mcgann-and-other-classic-doctor-who-actors-in-new-scenes-for-the-50th-anniversary

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Post by Dalekbuster523 on Wed May 01, 2013 8:44 pm

I've signed the petition and advertised it on Twitter. Whoever created that petition is a genius.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 9:02 pm

Or just a desperate Who fan hoping for a last minute miracle. But, it worked in 1985...

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Post by Dalekbuster523 on Wed May 01, 2013 9:11 pm

tony ingram wrote:Or just a desperate Who fan hoping for a last minute miracle. But, it worked in 1985...
Did it? What was the 1985 petition?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 9:14 pm

Oh, in 1985 it went far beyond a petition. Google "Doctor in Distress"... Very Happy

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Post by Dalekbuster523 on Wed May 01, 2013 9:18 pm

tony ingram wrote:Oh, in 1985 it went far beyond a petition. Google "Doctor in Distress"... Very Happy
Oh, that Doctor In Distress thing. That sounds like it was awful. Weren't they not allowed to use the proper terms for the monsters and characters?

I think what we really need is Doctor In Distress 2. Complete with Matt Smith using his sonic screwdriver for autotune.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 9:21 pm

awful it may have been, but the bad publicity generated by that whole campaign was what got the show back on air in '86.

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Post by Dalekbuster523 on Wed May 01, 2013 9:22 pm

tony ingram wrote:awful it may have been, but the bad publicity generated by that whole campaign was what got the show back on air in '86.
That means Sylvestor McCoy might have never got the chance to play the Doctor.

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Re: DWM Reveal no Classic Doctors in 50th

Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Precisely! And we'd have missed out on seasons..umm...25 & 26 (hopes nobody noticed the deliberate ommission. Embarassed ).

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed May 01, 2013 9:58 pm

I wonder how many signatures we'll eventually get?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed May 01, 2013 10:01 pm

The initial surge seems to have tailed off after 500, but they're still trickling in, I see...

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat May 04, 2013 10:19 pm

I'm going to sign this, too. One of the things I was most looking forward to about this special was the return of an old Doctor or two.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun May 05, 2013 7:27 am

The BBC's own Points of View message board seems to suggest many felt the same way. Curiously, the BBC have made no comment.

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Re: DWM Reveal no Classic Doctors in 50th

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun May 05, 2013 1:08 pm

Perhaps they've realised they've dropped a clanger.

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