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    I have been watching the discussions about the the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary -- many fans seem disappointed in what is being produced -- only the latest two Doctors being in the special, for example. There are a few more of the actors who are still alive, but rather past their prime.

    What do y'all think? Are expectations simply too great?


  • #2
    I don't know that we really know everything there is to know about what they're producing. It's disappointing that Eccleston seems to have declined the invitation, though.

    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization we're seeing now.


    • #3
      Big Finish have got all of their Doctors together so of the living Doctors only Chris isn't doing anything (unless he is only pretending).

      We even have the Docudrama with depictions of the first two Doctors (or at least actors playing the actors).

      Sadly the show itself is rather lackluster these days.
      Half a series in 2012, half a series in 2013 and a special in 3D? And with episodes like last weeks the quality and the quantity are both pointing the wrong way for a 50th shindig.

      I worry about the BBC and Britain in general.

      Things haven't looked this bad since the eighties.
      I have the wings for Bingo.


      • #4
        I was at a talk given by Colin Baker (or as he calls himself, old sixy) March of last year and he was asked about the 50th anniversery, here, possibly modified by my fading memory, were his thoughts on the matter:

        "If they asked me to do it for a pound I'd say no, if they asked me to do it for a million pounds I'd say yes, somwhere in between those two numbers is something both I and the BBc would be comfortable with, however, in the old days we only did a special to revive flagging viewship, as far as I understand it, the current show has no issues in that regard".

        on the "Currently watching vampire diaries and considering banging my head off the mass effect final boss again for a bit (ME one)" ID
        "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "