The Doctor In The TARDIS
June 19, 2018, 09:27:41 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Vote in for the NuWho Episode Tournament in The Greatest Show In The Galaxy
 
  Home Help Gallery Doctor Who News Facebook Group FAQ's Staff List Calendar Members Login Register  

Interesting Doctor Who Facts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Interesting Doctor Who Facts  (Read 7333 times)
Exterminate
Guardian Of Gallifrey
****
Posts: 6335

Do Not Blaspheme!


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« on: November 05, 2010, 10:54:02 am »

I suppose 'interesting' depends on your point of view but yesterday I was doing some DW reading and came accross loads of cool facts about the show, so I thought we should compile them. Here are a few to get started.

1. Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Deborah Watling (Victoria) originally auditioned for the roles of Ben and Polly, companions to the first and second Doctors, but were turned down.

2. Paul Cornell wrote an episode of Casualty and gave every guest character a name of a character from The Seeds Of Doom

3. Mission to the Unknown is the only Doctor Who episode to feature neither the Doctor nor his companions, however, William Hartnell still received a credit

4. Audience research carried out by the BBC in 1972 found that the show was considered one of the most violent on television

5. Chris Barrie (Rimmer in Red Dwarf) auditioned to become the Tenth Doctor
Report Spam   Logged

Sandiwich11
Faithful Companion
***
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: The Brig
Posts: 1483



View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 01:07:04 pm »

OMG, Chris Barrie as the Doctor would be fantastic, he needs to be 12 :|

I didn't know about the Cornell Casulty bit either, that's funny XD
Report Spam   Logged

One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
Iceman
Global Moderator
Faithful Companion
*****
Favourite Doctor: The Doctor
Favourite Companion: Captain Jack Harkness
Posts: 1617


Hey, it's me!


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 01:59:55 pm »

T-O-R-C-H-W-O-O-D contains the same letters as D-O-C-T-O-R-W-H-O

Thats all I have for now Tongue
Report Spam   Logged

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Iceman525


What a bunch of a-holes.
Oh-Wise-One
Faithful Companion
***
Posts: 2119



View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 02:05:09 pm »

Asteroid 3325, a small main belt asteroid discovered in 1984, is named TARDIS after the Doctor's time/space machine.

Julia Sawalha was considered for the role of Ace but had to turn it down because of filming commitments

William Hartnell was the 3rd person asked to play the First Doctor after Leslie French and Cyril Cusack turned it down
Report Spam   Logged
Aneurin
Guardian Of Gallifrey
****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: River
Posts: 5764


Formally River Song


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 03:48:26 pm »

The part of River Song was originally offered to Kate Winslet but she turned it down
Report Spam   Logged

Aneurin
Guardian Of Gallifrey
****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: River
Posts: 5764


Formally River Song


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 03:50:16 pm »

Oh, I also read before that a phone number that appearead on screen one time during Tennants run, was rung over 50,000 times. I dont know what episode it was in though. I read it ages ago
Report Spam   Logged

Roranicus
Global Moderator
Timelord
*****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: Rory
Posts: 4677


Rory FTW


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 06:39:00 pm »

David Tennant insisted on being credited as The Doctor instead of Doctor Who, as the ones who came before him had
Report Spam   Logged

Oh my god Karen, you can't just ask someone why they're white!
TheDoctorDonna
Timelord
****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven/Two
Favourite Companion: Donna/Barbara
Posts: 3116


Whatchoo Lookin' At?


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 10:43:58 pm »

I love facts and trivia. I dont have any to add though sorry
Report Spam   Logged


One! One word! Shake, milk-shake, milk! Milk! No? Not milk! Um, shake, shake, shake! Cocktail shake! What, d'you want a Harvey Wallbanger?
Iceman
Global Moderator
Faithful Companion
*****
Favourite Doctor: The Doctor
Favourite Companion: Captain Jack Harkness
Posts: 1617


Hey, it's me!


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 10:46:43 pm »

The part of River Song was originally offered to Kate Winslet but she turned it down

WHAT

 Shocked

That would have been........interesting.

That black spandex outfit would have looked just as good Tongue
Report Spam   Logged

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Iceman525


What a bunch of a-holes.
Peri-Peri
Global Moderator
Destroyer Of Worlds
*****
Favourite Doctor: Five
Favourite Companion: Peri
Posts: 8805


Circular logic will only make you dizzy, Doctor


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 12:17:44 am »

The part of River Song was originally offered to Kate Winslet but she turned it down

I read that in The Writers Tale. I think she would have been great but Im glad she turned it down because I dont think she would have done the whole recurring thing
Report Spam   Logged

It eats you, starting with your bottom


Exterminate
Guardian Of Gallifrey
****
Posts: 6335

Do Not Blaspheme!


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 12:26:45 pm »

Not really a fact so much as it is a blooper..

When Jackie informs the authorities about the Doctor in Aliens of London, she mentions that the Doctor called his ship the TARDIS, but nobody actually told her that is was called a TARDIS

And

The Fourth Doctors face from the credits made a cameo appearance in the Blue Harvest episode of Family Guy

Report Spam   Logged

Sandiwich11
Faithful Companion
***
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: The Brig
Posts: 1483



View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010, 03:59:32 pm »

Simon Pegg was meant to play the part of Pete Tyler originally but it was impossible to get the dates sorted so he was recast.
Report Spam   Logged

One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
Oh-Wise-One
Faithful Companion
***
Posts: 2119



View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2010, 04:32:42 pm »

Wendy Padbury who played Zoe, the Second Doctor's companion, later became the agent of Matt Smith who plays the Eleventh Doctor after discovering him in a play. She was also the agent of Colin Baker who played the Sixth Doctor, Nicholas Courtney who played the Brigadier and Mark Strickson who played companion Turlough

Jackie Lane who played Dodo, companion to the First Doctor, later became the agent of Tom Baker who played the Fourth Doctor and Janet Fielding who played companion Tegan Jovanka

Janet Fielding who played Tegan Jovanka then went on to become the agent of Paul Mcgann, who played the Eighth Doctor
Report Spam   Logged
Exterminate
Guardian Of Gallifrey
****
Posts: 6335

Do Not Blaspheme!


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010, 11:50:55 pm »

Ha, its all very insestuous Tongue
Report Spam   Logged

Peri-Peri
Global Moderator
Destroyer Of Worlds
*****
Favourite Doctor: Five
Favourite Companion: Peri
Posts: 8805


Circular logic will only make you dizzy, Doctor


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010, 03:17:48 pm »

I dont know if this is true, but the idea of how a regeneration plays out was supposedly based around an LSD trip that one of the production team had where they were convinced they had a different face.

Its probably a myth though
Report Spam   Logged

It eats you, starting with your bottom


Iceman
Global Moderator
Faithful Companion
*****
Favourite Doctor: The Doctor
Favourite Companion: Captain Jack Harkness
Posts: 1617


Hey, it's me!


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2010, 03:33:03 pm »

I dont know if this is true, but the idea of how a regeneration plays out was supposedly based around an LSD trip that one of the production team had where they were convinced they had a different face.

Its probably a myth though

Haha, I heard that too
Report Spam   Logged

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Iceman525


What a bunch of a-holes.
Roranicus
Global Moderator
Timelord
*****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: Rory
Posts: 4677


Rory FTW


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2010, 05:15:05 pm »

Haha I have this vision of William Hartnell and the rest of the cast rolling around the BBC offices high on tabs Tongue
Report Spam   Logged

Oh my god Karen, you can't just ask someone why they're white!
Tardis-Console
Timelord
****
Favourite Doctor: Eleven
Favourite Companion: Amy
Posts: 4660


Say it. Everybody does!


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010, 08:01:15 pm »

Haha that cant be true, surely? Shocked Tongue
Report Spam   Logged


My Series 6 Ratings (so far):
TIA 10/10 | DOTM 10/10 | COTBS 8/10 | TDW 10/10 | TRF 9/10 | TAP 10/10 | AGMGTW 10/10 | LKH 8/10 | NT 4/10 | TGWW 10/10
Peri-Peri
Global Moderator
Destroyer Of Worlds
*****
Favourite Doctor: Five
Favourite Companion: Peri
Posts: 8805


Circular logic will only make you dizzy, Doctor


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 11:52:17 am »

Tim Curry turned down the role of the Eighth Doctor as he was worried he wouldnt be able to play it well
Report Spam   Logged

It eats you, starting with your bottom


Iceman
Global Moderator
Faithful Companion
*****
Favourite Doctor: The Doctor
Favourite Companion: Captain Jack Harkness
Posts: 1617


Hey, it's me!


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 03:46:41 pm »

Tim Curry turned down the role of the Eighth Doctor as he was worried he wouldnt be able to play it well

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Loved McGann, but I would have loved that!
Report Spam   Logged

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Iceman525


What a bunch of a-holes.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Administrator | Global Moderator | RP Moderator | Role Player
| Member Of The Month
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
Free SMF Hosting - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy