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« on: June 24, 2012, 08:58:58 pm »

If you know anything random or interesting about The Ark In Space then this is where you need to come to share that randomness with the forum Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 10:42:02 pm »

Part one is the first time only the regular cast has appeared in an episode since The Edge Of Destruction
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 10:44:07 pm »

There were rumours that this story influenced the ideas behind the film Alien. There are similarities but I'm not sure there were any actual connections in that respect.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 09:26:16 pm »

There were rumours that this story influenced the ideas behind the film Alien. There are similarities but I'm not sure there were any actual connections in that respect.

You never know. Ridley Scott did have connections with Doctor Who back in the 60's so it could be possible. He was meant to set design one of the first stories. The Daleks I think. Or maybe The Edge Of Destruction. Or both?
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 09:26:42 pm »

That's not to say he stole an idea of course!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 11:29:59 pm »

That's not to say he stole an idea of course!!

Dan O'Bannon, who wrote the film, has said "I didn't steal Alien from anybody. I stole it from everybody!"  He cites a number of stories and films from the 50s and 60s, but doesn't mention Doctor Who.  Of course, the main similarity is the way the eggs are laid and hatch, and as the Doctor points out, that's very similar to certain terrestrial insects.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 09:01:23 pm »

Vira was meant to be black but the director vetoed the idea.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 08:22:41 pm »

Vira was meant to be black but the director vetoed the idea.

Because he found a better actor who happened not to be black, right? ...Right? *facepalm*
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 11:29:12 pm »

Vira was meant to be black but the director vetoed the idea.

Because he found a better actor who happened not to be black, right? ...Right? *facepalm*

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 05:16:23 pm »

I may be wrong on this (I'm basing it on my own estimates) but I believe this story introduces the longest period in the show's history in which the TARDIS (or its console, at least) is never seen - 11 episodes (The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks and the first three episodes of Revenge of the Cybermen).  The only other TARDIS-free stories I can think of are Mission to the Unknown, The Silurians, The Mind of Evil, The Daemons & The Sea Devils, though Ambassadors of Death, Inferno and Day of the Daleks (I believe) only show the console.
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