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Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #161 of 173

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    Nope. And it's a subject of insane fan debate. You pretty much have three choices:

    A) Ignore it, it's something crazy Americans threw in to give him an american twist when they had control of production.

    B) Consider it Canon. It has never been mentioned outside the 1996 movie. But it has never been *directly* contradicted either. (Although it's been indirectly contradicted).

    C) Come up with a wacky reason why he was half human for that regeneration. (And there are some doozies out there)

    I'm firmly in the 'ignore it' camp personally. Don't dwell on it too long, you'd sooner bring peace to the middle east, then make peace between camps A) and B)...
  2. Sep 6, 2013 #162 of 173

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    D) The Doctor lies.
  3. Sep 6, 2013 #163 of 173

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

    Oct 15, 2003
    And there's the solution. :up:
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #164 of 173

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    But it would help to explain why the Doctor has such an affinity for Earth and its unimportant Earthlings.

    I don't think we've ever had flashbacks to the Doctor's childhood, have we?
  5. Sep 6, 2013 #165 of 173

    rich Final answer?

    Mar 18, 2002
    New York
    I saw on Tennant's Facebook page that the Ninth Doctor's revisited episodes will be "Bad Wolf" and "Parting of the Ways".
  6. Sep 6, 2013 #166 of 173

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    Only in so much as we saw a minor glimpse of it with The Master as a child, but the focus was on The Master.
  7. Sep 7, 2013 #167 of 173
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    I still stand by my opinion that someone SHOULD have simply said that movie was NOT canon and let it go. It was fun and all, and worth a watch, but it threw so many things out there, like the Doctor being half human, the Master being some translucent snake-like thing, the Eye of Harmony being on board the TARDIS, and could only open by having an Earthling stare into a reflecting rod socket ?!? to name a few. Worse ones are the ability to set time back, reversing actions that had happened INSIDE the TARDIS itself!

    I just think it would have been best let go. I know it IS considered canon, but I wish it hadn't been, that's all.
  8. Sep 7, 2013 #168 of 173

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    Thing is, the comic strips and books of the continuing stories of THAT Doctor started almost immediately after the movie, including him going back and working with the other 7 incarnations. At the time there were no plans to restart the series (after the movie "flopped"). So they kept things going in book, comic, and radio form, up until 2005.
  9. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Having now watched the movie, I'm going to have to go back and remove (D) from the running. There's no question that in the movie his half-humanity was presented as objective fact. It wasn't just that he said it - there was a whole scene with The Master looking at, and then through, the Doctor's eyes, observing them and remarking about them "ah - he's half-human." Of the three choices above, I'm going with A.
  10. cstelter

    cstelter Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Mankato, MN
    Someone recently posted an youtube clip of (iirc) Paul McGann reading for the part and...

    the script he was reading indicated that the Doctor's father came to Earth and fell in love with an earth woman who had 2 sons-- the Master and the Doctor... This may in fact be 'unpublished canon', or something the current writers wish never happened.

    Did half human on his mother's side mean his mother was half human, or that the Doctor is half Human and that his mother was all human.

    They made a point of how important Donna was in Journey's End and how all paths intersected with her some how. I've mused that perhaps Donna is the Doctor's mother... Part Time Lord through genetic metacrisis or whatever that technobabble in Journey's End was all about. She would be an ideal candidate to make the doctor half human on his mother's side. But I doubt that's where they were going.

    I did think that the woman who kept appearing to Donna's Dad may have been the Doctor's mother (the weeping angel of old when the time lords came storming in at the end of 'end of time'). They never did explain her role as far as I recall.
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    There's a big marathon soon (over the weekend I think?) of just the Doctors Revisited sections (not the story for each doctor).. I saw it in my to do list.
  12. cstelter

    cstelter Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Mankato, MN
    I think it starts Monday morning. They seem to have taken the episode part of the shows and broken them from the documentary portion. There are 30 minut segments that I presume are the documentary portions and then a number of 3 hour segments. The 3 hour segments seem to skip (i.e. one for 1st doctor and one for 4th doctor, but I didn't see 2nd or 3rd iirc). Either they have lots of commercials, or possibly they're doubling up on the episodes and it's really 1+2 for the first 3 hour block and 3+4 fo the other one. I suspect it's lots of commercials though.
  13. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    They've been airing these 30 minute documentary parts all along. They have been aired in the 30 minute time slot just before the next full episode.

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