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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2010, 05:17:11 pm »

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

I think he would have been brilliant, and it would have definitely given a different feel to the movie.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2011, 01:55:56 pm »

40 years ago today marked the very first appearance of The Master in Terror Of The Autons
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2011, 04:47:06 pm »

40 years ago today marked the very first appearance of The Master in Terror Of The Autons
40 years ago today marked the very first appearance of the gay jokes about Doctor Who.

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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2011, 05:10:31 pm »

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but the use of the photo from JFK's assassination in Rose refers to the fact that the first episode aired the day after the assassination.

In the earliest outlines for the show, the character who evolved into the Doctor was only a supporting character.

And a personal one - when I was working in a London bookshop in the early 80s, Tom Baker came in one time.  I can confirm he really is a loony (in the nicest possible way Cool)
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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2011, 05:18:13 pm »

The Doctor is known to have married at least three times - Cameca (The Aztecs), Elizabeth I (The End of Time), Marilyn Monroe (A Christmas Carol).  Since he had a granddaughter, he'd probably been married before that, too.
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2011, 05:36:43 pm »

I'm sure a lot of you know this, but the use of the photo from JFK's assassination in Rose refers to the fact that the first episode aired the day after the assassination.

The first episode aired on the same day as the assassination, though until now I had never noticed that connection. Well spotted.

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The Doctor is known to have married at least three times - Cameca (The Aztecs), Elizabeth I (The End of Time), Marilyn Monroe (A Christmas Carol).  Since he had a granddaughter, he'd probably been married before that, too.

Technically he only became engaged to Cameca. He left before they were married. Sorry to be a pedant Smiley

Also, very jealous that you met Tom Baker!!!!
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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2011, 05:51:36 pm »

It was the day after - the assassination was on the Friday.

A couple more personal DW connections - in the 40s, my mother was in the same rep company as Patrick Troughton, and a friend of my parents, who I met a few times, played two notable villains in the Pertwee era - the voice of BOSS in The Green Death and Lupton in Planet of the Spiders.
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2011, 06:26:14 pm »

Nyki is right on this one. JFK was assassinated on the 22nd and the show started on the 23rd Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2011, 10:04:43 pm »

I've just found this thread and I like it very much!

Michael Bentine (ex of The Goons) was offered the part of the Doctor after Jon Pertwee but the offer was withdrawn after Bentine asked for creative control over the part and demanded to write a certain amount of the episodes.

Robert Holmes was to have written The Five Doctors but pulled out. Terrance Dicks was then asked to push through a script in record time. His original script was 10 minutes short so he invented The Raston Warrior Robot Scene after a trip to the ballet

Janet Fielding was the other actor involved in the read through for the auditions for the Seventh Doctor.
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2011, 10:49:49 pm »

Thought I'd throw in a titbit as I've been thinking about the Five Doctors....



Because Tom Baker was so against returning so soon, they used a Madame Tussauds of him for the publicity shots!! Crazy!
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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2011, 10:56:47 pm »

When looking to cast the fourth Doctor after Jon Pertwee announced he was leaving, one of the first actors considered was Patrick Troughton!
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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2011, 11:01:22 pm »

I didnt know that!!!
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2011, 02:07:26 am »

Thought I'd throw in a titbit as I've been thinking about the Five Doctors....



Because Tom Baker was so against returning so soon, they used a Madame Tussauds of him for the publicity shots!! Crazy!

Oh my dear lord, it's not a great dummy is it XD
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2011, 02:24:33 am »

Now that im used to Hartnell, I cant stand the 1 lookalike lol
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2011, 11:54:48 am »

Thought I'd throw in a titbit as I've been thinking about the Five Doctors....



Because Tom Baker was so against returning so soon, they used a Madame Tussauds of him for the publicity shots!! Crazy!

Oh my dear lord, it's not a great dummy is it XD

Certainly is not - it reminds me of someone but it's not Tom Baker!
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2011, 02:45:32 pm »

The writers let Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker write Sarah Janes leaving scene in the classic series.

Only found that out today Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2011, 09:38:07 pm »

When looking to cast the fourth Doctor after Jon Pertwee announced he was leaving, one of the first actors considered was Patrick Troughton!

Eh? Undecided
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« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2011, 12:03:50 pm »

I just found this...

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Neutral Zone, as Dianna Troi helps a woman from the past search for living family members the computer screen flashes up a family tree with the names William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker
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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2011, 03:41:53 pm »

I just found this...

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Neutral Zone, as Dianna Troi helps a woman from the past search for living family members the computer screen flashes up a family tree with the names William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker

I remember that episode but I didn't notice that at all Sad
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« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2011, 04:19:11 pm »

I just found this...

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Neutral Zone, as Dianna Troi helps a woman from the past search for living family members the computer screen flashes up a family tree with the names William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker


I remember that episode but I didn't notice that at all Sad

Me neither  Sad Think I'll have to do a rewatch to try to spot it - though I'm sure there's a pic out there somewhere!
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