View Full Version : OT - (UK) Dr. Who?

03-26-2005, 12:53 PM

03-26-2005, 12:57 PM
YOu mean Dr. No?

03-26-2005, 01:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
YOu mean Dr. No? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No I mean Dr Who (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/)

03-26-2005, 01:14 PM
Fantastic. I watched it from behind the sofa with my son. Now he's a Dr Who! fan.

Pity Billie can't act to save her life!


03-26-2005, 01:21 PM
It was pretty cheesy... but then they all were.
Its ok for the kids.

03-26-2005, 01:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Extreme_One:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
YOu mean Dr. No? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No I mean http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/ <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its alright, Extreme Dude http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I used to watch the origginal here in the States on Public Broadcasting. I didn't know that you guys were getting a new version of the series. I wonder how long it will be before I get to see it here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I hope that the remake does as well as Battlestar Galactica's new version has here. I really enjoyed Dr. Who, and congrats on the new one!


03-26-2005, 01:33 PM
I enjoyed it as did my missus. I think it's been written to appeal to a wider audience young and old. I thought Christopher Ecclestone played the Dr. very well, a little camp but funny and quirky. Billie Piper also played a good part, I think she can act very well. Funniest part for me though was it was filmed in my home town of Cardiff although they tried to pretend it was London. Rather amusing seeing such places as the Queens Arcade (the main entrance to an underground shopping centre in Cardiff) with a London underground sign outside and the area outside it that had a London bus and black cabs is completely pedestrianised in real life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Lots of other places had me and the missus guessing where there were, managed to pick out most of them.

03-26-2005, 02:26 PM
The only thing to drag me away from my PC on a 'free' weekend. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Chris Ecclestone's top. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Dr.Who :
"Well lots of planets have a north"

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03-26-2005, 02:54 PM
And they havn't changed the sounds, the Tardis still sounds the same as it did in 62!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-26-2005, 02:59 PM
the tardis is overmodeled, it retains to much E. LOL

03-26-2005, 03:21 PM
"YOu mean Dr. No?"

lol !

03-26-2005, 03:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Von_Rat:
the tardis is overmodeled, it retains to much E. LOL <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Quite right, it's new de-materialization time is 5 seconds longer than it should be.

May I please refer you to the first scene in Episode 2 of 'Confoundment of the Nerdoids' where the Tardis took exactly 12.932 seconds to transmogrify off the planet Dorkon.

Through extensive research I've managed to track down the former BBC sound engineer who made the wooshing sounds back in 1974. He can confirm that each 'whoosh' takes exactly 3.42 seconds to complete, yet in the new series we can clearly hear no fewer than FIVE 'whooshes' FACT!!!!

Will Mr. Eccleston please demand that the producer fixes this bug in the next episode?

03-26-2005, 03:27 PM
I missed it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

A tardis would be handy; I could travel forward in time. How far? Two weeks of course.

03-26-2005, 03:47 PM
Simply barvellous. Sharon is excellent. So that's what she's been doing since she killed her father and populated the Queen Vic with dummies

Plastic is scary be honest

Control all the way to 11. He's back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mingcliffe Heights
Just past the egg farm

03-26-2005, 04:13 PM
Pretty good fun on the whole, with some nostalgic moments. Shame we didn't see the change from the old to the new doctorlike in the past.

03-26-2005, 04:19 PM
Trouble is McGann would firstly have to be available, and it would be just major hassle to arrange. For something that wouldn't add much to the story anyway, it wouldn't be worth it.

Outside of that, people would probably rather forget that 'interlude' ever happened! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

03-26-2005, 05:13 PM
It was great.
The nicest bit of new telly we've had for ages....

03-26-2005, 06:08 PM
@Tsisqua - they remade Battlestar Galactica???!!! I have got to see that! Is it as cool as the original was?

03-26-2005, 06:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
@Tsisqua - they remade Battlestar Galactica???!!! I have got to see that! Is it as cool as the original was? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

dude, I was around for the original "disco" galactica...and the super lame "galactica '80"

of course, th original kicked ***

but the new one, starting with a two-part mini series, and now a regular series....

lets put it this way....on saturday nights, instead of go to HL and play FB/PF, I wathc the new glactica

it is SO cool

blows the great old original away...TOTALLY

some things will throw ya for aloop tho...boomers an asian chick, instead of a black guy...col. tigh is a white guy instead of a black guy...starbuck is a white chick instead of a white guy (but still smokes stogies!)

anyhow, you just have to see it

guess this IS a dr who thread...

cant decide who (no pun intended!) I liked more as the dr., jon pertwee or tom baker

elizabeth sladen as sarah jane smith was the best (and prettiest) sidekick

cant wait to see the new dr who here in canada

03-26-2005, 07:07 PM
Dang Im jealous...Baker was the best to me, ofcourse I grew up during his run so I am a bit bias.

03-26-2005, 08:21 PM
Sorry to be OT but Starbuck is a CHICK???!!!! That just ain't right. He was The Man and now he's the...Dudette? Does it actually work okay? Gonna have to google this sucker, see what else i can find.

Oh, yeah, um.... Dr. Who...aah..fab... yeah.

03-27-2005, 04:08 AM
I only saw the last 15 minutes in the local takeaway and the bit I saw looked more James Bond than Dr Who. I'll try and catch the next episode to get a better impression.

I suppose a tall man in a long scarf strolling through wobbly sets handing out jelly babies and defeating his enemies through wisdom and cunning isn't what kids really want these days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-27-2005, 04:14 AM
I enjoyed it though the flight model of the tardis hasn't improved in all that time, it still looks unstable http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

03-27-2005, 04:37 AM
My 7yr old daughter liked it a lot!

03-27-2005, 04:43 AM
Is it just me or is the Dr. Who theme music about one of the creepiest things of all time?

When I was a kid I used to watch 'The Goodies' (which was a cult hit in Australia) and then Dr. Who would come on straight after it. Man, I couldn't even sit through the opening two bars of that music. I would leave the room so fast you would of thought I could levitate. Small objects would be drawn with me along as I passed them at the speed I moved http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Funny though, now I have a cople of albums with some pretty kick *** remixes of it. And I love them. It's on 'The Altogether' by Orbital (whic is a real sleeper album, it just grew and grew on me) and also on one of the last tracks of that ultimate Ninja Tunes DJ session 'Journeys by DJ' as mixed by Coldcut (which is about the best ear candy of all time, put it on at a house party and watch people mouths go "whoa, what is THIS?" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif)

03-27-2005, 04:47 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif We really enjoyed it.It was nice they kept true to the sounds and music.It had the same affect on my two children as it did on us[when we were kids],they stood close to us ready to hide if neccesary http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
The story has to appeal to a large range of audience and i think it did it well.What i liked was the fact that the children have seen all the sights in London so they said we been there.I will look at the London Eye differently now LOL.

03-27-2005, 04:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by leadbaloon:
I missed it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

So did I http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

But it repeats BBC3 19:00 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Must dash (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/sounds/tardis.wav)

03-27-2005, 05:05 AM
I knew there was something that I had to see this weekend. Will have to look on the dark side of the net to watch as I've no BBC 3. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

When's it next on or repeated?

03-27-2005, 06:51 AM
Thought it was pretty good, Christopher Eccleston played it just right; bit of humour , bit of quirky camp, bit of scientific mumbo-jumbo. Glad to see that the sonic-screwdriver still works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

I'll have another look next week to see if they can keep it up.
Btw I remember the first ever episode with William Hartnell as the Doc. Or some of it anyway as my father said that it was rubbish and turned it off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif.


03-27-2005, 08:28 AM

I thought it was alright if a little of an anti-climax after being hyped to buggery.

It all seemed a bit "crammed" but it is the first episode in ~20 years so you might expect an OTT opener.

On Johnathwon Woss, Ecclestone said that the series 'mellowed out'/got better as it went along and that can only be a good thing. 7.5/10.


03-27-2005, 09:23 AM
I saw abit of it a voted good. because it was ok i suppose

03-27-2005, 03:43 PM
It was alright, but I don't like reality TV shows, I prefer Sci-Fi and stuff.

03-27-2005, 04:30 PM
Yeah, who can forget all those classic episodes of 'Big Brother conquers the Martians'? Magic days!

03-28-2005, 02:11 AM
"On Johnathwon Woss, Ecclestone said that the series 'mellowed out'/got better as it went along"

Let's hope so. The opening episode was not too good.

The Doctor seemed a bit off. The Doctor should wear eccentric clothing, not a leather jacket. The accent seemed an odd choice too. The Doctor should also have a bit more of a personal air of mystery.

The plotting and tension also left a bit to be desired. The old Doctor Who (partly due to budgetary constraints!) shot in small studios (plus the odd sandpit) which gave it a darker, more claustrophobic feel. The new episode lacked this.

03-28-2005, 03:16 AM

I know what you're saying but I'd suggest that 'sticking to the same old forumula' would be one of the main reasons for Dr Who's demise in the 80s.

I think people got a bit fed up of seeing Dr Who parading around the same old quarry in Kent/forest in Essex/deserted beach on East coast that they filmed Blakes 7/Professionals/Sapphire and Steel/<insert generic UK sci-fi/"drama"> at. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Dr does need to have that dark, slightly unhinged element to him to keep the faith and I'm not so sure that Ecclestone was off the mark in that department.


03-28-2005, 04:34 AM
Not been able to see it, but I hear the Daleks are over-modelled and might have some kind of JATO rocket contraption to jump over flights of stairs.

If that is true, Dan Dare might be our only hope of salvation (if he's not too busy fighting the Mekon...).



03-28-2005, 05:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
Is it just me or is the Dr. Who theme music about one of the creepiest things of all time?

Yes *shivers* not heard any of the "remixes", but going by the title sequences the first one is my fave, closely followed by the Tom Baker one. its the Bass line that gets me - somethimng which appears to have been almost lost in subsequent "Updates" - I thought the 80's doctors title music was horrible....

For a listen to them all and clips etc try here

03-28-2005, 06:04 AM
Didn't like the in-show music, bit off the mark. The bit with the auton holding the doctor at the end dragged. Doctor is played well, but shame about the Graham Norton sound bug during the opening 10 minutes where BBC drifted his live sound fader in to the show by accident. Hopefully this will be fixed in Episode 2 Patch 1 next week http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-28-2005, 06:06 AM
I just love the Doctor who theme tune. I had a version of it on a old version of Fruity Loops music software. One day I will get around to making a dance/rave remix http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BTW, anyone remember The Time Lords version from 1987/8 (The band was a early KLF spin off, I believe?)

Not watched the new episode yet, so please, no spoilers! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

03-28-2005, 04:09 PM
"Didn't like the in-show music, bit off the mark. The bit with the auton holding the doctor at the end dragged."

That's what I meant about the plotting and pacing

"Doctor is played well, but shame about the Graham Norton sound bug during the opening 10 minutes where BBC drifted his live sound fader in to the show by accident."

If Ecclestone doesn't work out how about Graham Norton as Dr. Who?

03-28-2005, 04:16 PM
BBC is not the best.

03-28-2005, 08:29 PM
Haven't seen the new one yet, we'll probably have a wait a couple of years for it to make its way down-under.
I hope they bring back the 'amazon' in the short skirt. She couldn't act but she had nice legs.
I assume the special effects are up to their usual high standards?

03-29-2005, 12:39 AM
I'm glad the Graham Norton sound bug was confirmed. Thought I was hearing things! As Rose was walking down the corridor with the dummies I thought it was a bit odd that a studio audience started applauding! Then realised it was a feedback problem when Graham Norton chipped in. Thankfully there was no more of him for the rest of the show.

I grew up with Tom Baker as the Timelord so he was my favourite. Lots of charisma. I think Chris will add a new flavour though and I like the sense of fun and humour he brought across. I'm sure he will have a serious side though (I hope). I liked the way he described being able to feel the Earth moving and the sense of falling through space. 'That's who I am!'.

I think Billie will be a good assistant to the Doc and I do think she can act (no really!). She's also a bit on the nice side http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A welcome return for the Timelord I would say. Really enjoyed it. It shows a lot of promise. What's more surprising is that my girlfriend thought it was great and she can't stand sci-fi!

I agree with the comments about the music in the show. It just didn't seem to fit. Something a little more orchestral would have been better.

The bit with the Doctor being held by the dummies above the 'concious' was too long also. You never really thought he was in peril.

The effects were pretty good and it's nice to see the Doctor break from the confines of a shaky studio with more location shooting.

Watch this space. Things will get better...

03-29-2005, 04:06 AM
A bunch of (similarly aged) mates cames round and we had a lads sci-fi night to watch it! (Girlfriends away - boys will play...) We're all from the Tom Baker era tho I can just remember Patrick Trughton. Anyway, we all thought it was pretty good and will stick with it for a while at least.

Funnier than I remember - best line "If you're an alien, how come you sound like your from up north?" ROFLMAO... We're all from "up north" anmd just about wet ourselves...

03-29-2005, 11:35 AM
well i enjoyed it, my saturday never has been a TV watching day(except rugby) and its battling with itv3 and the hornblower re-runs,but i will certainley watch it this week.

I think hes playing dr who as Alan Partridge would,i give it a two out of five behind sofa rating, but a four out of five for the eye candy(including billie piper) (at least shes not singing that would have me behind the sofa)

03-30-2005, 07:15 PM
Eccleston quits Doctor Who role (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4395849.stm)

Well, he didn't last long ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

03-31-2005, 05:22 AM
Lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

ah well, I wonder if they'll do the "transfer" between doctors properly when he does.... since Paul McGann wasnt available to do it this time....

Irony is, if Eccleston now disappears into anonymity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif (unlikely though, but it would serve him right mwahahaha!)

03-31-2005, 10:30 AM
I'm surprised Paul McGann wasn't available. It seems voice overs on TV documentaries are either Robert Powell, Susan Rey (I think - does Radio 4 news reading too) or bloody Paul McGann!

03-31-2005, 08:32 PM
If they'd wanted to make Dr Who cool again they should have just put a nude Billie Piper in a pool a golden syrup and filmed that!

04-02-2005, 11:49 AM
Dr Who 2/4/2005

"Everything has it's time, and everything dies"


04-02-2005, 11:54 AM
Was a great one tonight, I thought. Much better than the season opener.


04-02-2005, 01:19 PM
A bit thin, and overly referencial. Laugh out loud funny though.