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#1022324 - Fri Nov 22 2013 10:45 AM Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who
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Doctor Who will be 50 years young on 23.11.13 at 17:16:20 GMT.

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#1022339 - Fri Nov 22 2013 01:16 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Really? I hadn't noticed...
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#1022349 - Fri Nov 22 2013 02:26 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Really good Google doodle... infuriating but good. smile
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#1022372 - Fri Nov 22 2013 04:37 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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It was good. The last part was really tough.
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#1022631 - Sat Nov 23 2013 03:11 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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So, what did people think of "The Day of the Doctor?"

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#1022643 - Sat Nov 23 2013 03:37 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Loved it, brilliant, lived up to the hype.

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#1022645 - Sat Nov 23 2013 03:54 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Excellent. And a starring role for a rabbit, my cup runneth over. grin
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#1022649 - Sat Nov 23 2013 04:18 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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It was great watching it in 3d at the cinema. A nice ending to round of a day at the official Doctor Who celebrations in London.

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#1022728 - Sun Nov 24 2013 04:56 AM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I enjoyed it, too. Great to see Tom Baker at the end. I also watched Peter Davison's 'Five-ish Doctors', which was hilarious. Superb cameos and jokes throughout.
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#1022879 - Sun Nov 24 2013 05:52 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Wow! I used to watch a little when I was 12-13 on PBS. I really don't remember who played the Dr, though. I think Tom Baker (?) He had curly hair, I think.
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#1022888 - Sun Nov 24 2013 06:27 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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When I left school, I got a job in the local cinema to earn a few pounds before starting my 'proper job' in the autumn. One week they showed the new Dr Who film "Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD" - of course it was school summer holidays so the place was overrun with screaming children shouting "Exterminate, exterminate" every chance they got and we poor workers had to suffer through seventeen showings of the film not to mention endless sales of ice cream.

Many years later, they showed that film on television and I watched it with one of my nephews. I realised two things about it. Firstly, after thirty years or so, Dr Who (played by Peter Cushing) still had different colour socks on when he was outside the Tardis from those he was wearing when he stepped inside. Being an usherette teaches you a lot about continuity, i.e. there often is none. Well either that or socks are made from a tear in the fabric of the universe, which might explain why there's always an odd one. And secondly, I still knew all the words!
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#1023011 - Mon Nov 25 2013 03:08 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I gotta think the budget didn't allow too many multiple takes. It was a BBC show? Publicly funded, I mean? If so, considering the budget constraints, the production value was pretty darned good for the most part. Then again, great writing can overcome a lot of shortcomings. A great script goes a LOOOONG way!
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#1023057 - Mon Nov 25 2013 04:16 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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The BBC may be publicly funded but its production values are always high quality - don't be confused because in the USA publicly funded often equals low budget, in the UK that's not necessarily the case.

There were two Dr Who movies starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor but neither of them were BBC productions. They must have cooperated because, if nothing else, they licensed copyrighted material but the films were produced commercially by British Lion Films at Shepperton Studios.
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#1023089 - Mon Nov 25 2013 06:30 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Showing my age, I know, but I can remember watching the very first series of the Doctor back in 1966, when I was still at school. I've followed the Doctor through all of his incarnations, and am still a huge fan. Great to see that in the special which was shown here last weekend, Galifrey was not destroyed, so looking forward to the next Doctor going in search of it.

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#1023101 - Mon Nov 25 2013 08:42 PM Re: Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who [Re: rossian]
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Originally Posted By: rossian
I enjoyed it, too. Great to see Tom Baker at the end.


Likewise. I watched it with a group that was, on the whole, too young to have seen much "classic" Who. When I heard that voice, I started a slow clap, much to their befuddlement. By the time Baker was talking in his sagely circles, I was crying. I never realized how much I missed that guy.
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