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« on: January 28, 2013, 01:18:13 pm »

There is a lot of debate in fandom, especially now with the anniversary upon us, about whether or not multi Doctor stories work and whether they should be done.

I think for cases like this where the history of the show is being celebrated, then having many incarnations on screen is a nice way of looking back. Unfortunately, and I say this despite loving the serial and just voting it a five, sometimes they just feel a bit daft. I don't mind that so much though for the celebrations like this, I guess, but it makes them easier to mock among some of the snobbier types.

What do you think? Do they work?
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 12:15:08 am »

I'd agree that they're fine for special occasions, when the occasion outweighs the story, but I wouldn't want to see them happening regularly.  The Two Doctors worked without being an occasion, but then that was just two Doctors and two companions.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 12:27:11 am »

When it comes to anniversary specials like this I am all for going all out and throwing everything in the mix, but doing it for the sake of it would make the whole thing seem a bit silly
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 02:34:35 pm »

I think the Two Doctors worked well enough without it having to be an event. If the story is good then I don't think they need to wait to make a big deal of it. That's not to say I think they should be doing them all the time either though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 02:17:34 pm »

This story is ok and for an anniversary I think it's a cool way of looking back at the show, but none of the multi Doctor stories have been that strong. I still want one for the 50th though Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 11:29:58 pm »

I like them. They're just a bit of fun and a good excuse to get people back. It's not a regular thing so no harm is done.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 01:27:41 pm »

I'm not that bothered by them tbh. They are fun, I guess, but I don't think you need to bring them all back to celebrate the show. I like little nods much more. Like when Eleven had a picture of his first incarnation on his library card. Things like that always make me smile and I think ties into the classics in a far neater way.
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