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Posted: 19 Mar 04, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yes!!!

Result!!!

Re-fucking-sult!!!!!

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Posted: 19 Mar 04, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uh, okay. I'll have some of whatever you're smoking btw.

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Posted: 19 Mar 04, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, after careful thought and examination of your signature... I think I understand now. This Christopher dude is playing Dr. Who in a new version of the show?

Congrats!

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wondered how T-M would feel about this.

Now I know.

I've been reading Douglas Adams' biography recently, in the course of which it appears that the only reason there are no books of Adams' Dr Who stories is that the BBC weren't willing to increase their standard £600 fee, so it's a bit of a surprise that they've got a quality actor with solid film experience to do this.

Mind you, reading T-M's sig, I'd be worried - wouldn't the makers of those shows make Dr Who too comedic (and with a Romana-esque male assistant...)?



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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The BBC didn't publish the "Doctor Who" novelisations, PG. That contract was owned by a company called Target Books, a division of WH Allen.

Besides, he did novelise two of his stories, he just changed the title to "Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency".

:-)

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That fits - overrated actor, overrated show.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Groovy. We have a Doctor.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've yet to see Christopher Eccleston in a bad production, a good choice.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dirk Gently includes cannibalized elements of the Who stories, at best.

You're right abour Target, although the point I was trying to make about Dr Who previously being made on the cheap would have stood up with a better example.

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I know, and to be fair he probably considered "Shada" fair game as an unfinished show.

Well yes, it was never the most expensive of shows originally, but when it was originally on it didn't seem to matter a great deal to anybody. Nowadays, however, you can't get away with so much on television so it stands to reason they'd put more money in. They also want to make this re-launch a flagship show to anchor their new-look Saturday night line-up.

I couldn't wait before, goodness knows how I'm going to cope now...

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a talking dalek. It takes the edge off the Doctor cravings.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better choice than Richard E Grant.

And to think, I saw Christopher Ecclestone in HMV in Manchester one day aaaaaaaaaaages ago.




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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I too have a talking Dalek. My brother gave it to me for Christmas a couple of years ago... However, attempting to ascertain his/her/its verdict on Eccleston's casting solicits only a reply of "Seek-Locate-Ahnialate".

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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know exactly what you mean. I should stop making important decisions on it's reponse.
My sister swears it say 'Seek The Cake- Ahnialate'


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What colour is yours? I have the black & gold one.

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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Silver and Black.


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Posted: 22 Mar 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, for a while it looked like we were going to have Eddie Izzard ! the problem I have with this is, can is really work in 2004? part of its charm was the wobbly sets and silly costums, but in 2004 they will do cheap cgi and slightly better costums, so it could well look really naff, when compared to the quality of the stuff we are all used to from Star Wars and LOTR etc.

Fingers crossed.


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Posted: 22 Mar 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It won't work in 2004, because it's not on until 2005! ;-)

But on a more serious note, the idea that anyone watched "Doctor Who" *because* of its cheapness and home-baked quality is rubbish. In my experience anyway. People watched it *in spite* of these things, because it was fun, exciting, interesting and occassionally scary for the young'uns.

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Posted: 22 Mar 04, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well agreed, I wasn't suggesting that's why they watched it, but I was saying it was part of the charm and one of the reasons we look back on it with fondness.

IMO the 2005 (date corrected) version will have a lot to compete with that didn't excist in the 70's & 80's, lets face it on TV it only had the likes of Blakes Seven to worry about, come to think of it that probably came later, now we all get 200 channels with high quality films every night.

I hope it works, but I wonder on the wisdom of bringing it back, it has a lot to live up to.


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