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     Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 11:07 PM EDT
    I read one of the adventurs for the new season is the Doctor and Martha will be in 1930's US.
    If they're gonna meet someone let's have'm meet the Shadow, Elliot Ness, Al Capone.
    Out of the US, Doc Savage, the Phantom, Tarzan, Zorro. Cool
    Off Earth-Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers.

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     Wednesday, August 23 2006 @ 11:41 PM EDT
    All excellent suggestions, but I'm thinking it would have to a real character from history, like Ness or Capone.

    Clearly, you share my love of 1930s pulp fiction, but I can't recall a time at which the Doctor has met a fictional character from literature, like Doc Savage or The Phantom. I'm guessing that's against the rules, unless we're talking about another parallel Earth story, in which fictional characters are part of the reality.

    Other people I'd like The Doctor to run into at some point? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, the historical figure behind the legend of King Arthur, Winston Churchill, and Loren Coleman (Cryptozoologist and Bigfoot researcher).

    And, if I had to choose some purely fictional characters to throw into the mix, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley, oh and Carl Kolchak (The Nightstalker).

    Shoggoth

    "Elemental, my dear Benton." The Doctor to Sgt. Benton (The Daemons)
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 07:28 AM EDT
    Hows about Crowley or Mosley?

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 09:19 AM EDT
    I'm a huge fan of 30s/40s pulp too. I have a small collection of Doc Savage books (from the 70s, alas) and have a lot of Green Hornet, The Shadow, Philip Marlowe, etc, on MP3 from the original radio plays.

    I love listening to those.

    But the copyright issues would be insane! And fictional characters wouldn't be playing fair. The Doctor is supposed to be living in "our" world, not a fictional reality.

    He is, isn't he???

    Someone say yes!

    Sean.

    One solid hope is worth a cartload of uncertainties.
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 10:34 AM EDT
    Others who spring to mind

    British Historical (Hurrah)
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    Winston Churchill
    Boadicea
    Elizabeth I
    Guy Fawlkes
    Samuel Pepes
    Oliver Cromwell
    Dick Turpin
    Flora McDonald
    Robert the Bruce
    H.G. Wells
    Sir Issac Newton
    Sir Patrick Moore (okay, he alive - but so what he could play the Xylophone link here)
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Steven Hawkings (he's already a friend of Davros link here)



    British Legendary (may have existed)
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    King Arthur (some interesting Merlin and Morgen possibilities)
    Robin Hood


    Johnny Foreigners (Boo)
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    Jules Verne
    Albert Einstein
    Marie Curie
    Attilla the Hun
    Alexander the Great
    Ramesis the Great
    Catherine the Great
    Hitler
    Stalin
    Rasputin
    Vlad the Impaler
    Gustave Eiffel
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Annie Oakley
    Davey Crockett
    Robert Oppenheimer

    Foreign Fictional
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    Fox Mulder
    Dana Scully
    Victor Frankenstein

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed are Kings
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 10:43 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] Others who spring to mind

    British Historical (Hurrah)
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    Flora McDonald



    Alright, I'm picturing it now.... the Tardis lands in the Western Highlands, just as Flora is trying to get Bonnie Prince Charlie out of Scotland alive. The Doctor comes up with the idea of dressing the prince in drag to get past Cumberland's redcoats! That would be a fun story - the Doctor, the prince and Flora (as well as a black companion in 18th century Scotland - could be interesting dynamic there) running the hills and glens to get across the sea to Skye and then on to France. (except, I think an episode of Highlander did this same story.....)

    supremacy is relative
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 10:47 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid]
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] Others who spring to mind

    British Historical (Hurrah)
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    Flora McDonald



    Alright, I'm picturing it now.... the Tardis lands in the Western Highlands, just as Flora is trying to get Bonnie Prince Charlie out of Scotland alive. The Doctor comes up with the idea of dressing the prince in drag to get past Cumberland's redcoats! That would be a fun story - the Doctor, the prince and Flora (as well as a black companion in 18th century Scotland - could be interesting dynamic there) running the hills and glens to get across the sea to Skye and then on to France. (except, I think an episode of Highlander did this same story.....)


    After seeing Highlander II, I made an oath to never watched anymore Highlander, so I will take your word for it.

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed are Kings
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 11:16 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  shoggoth] ... I can't recall a time at which the Doctor has met a fictional character from literature, like Doc Savage or The Phantom. I'm guessing that's against the rules, unless we're talking about another parallel Earth story, in which fictional characters are part of the reality.


    Gulliver, Rapuntzel, etc. from The Mind Robber.

    Taras

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 12:54 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] Others who spring to mind

    British Historical (Hurrah)
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    Winston Churchill
    Boadicea
    Elizabeth I
    Guy Fawlkes
    Samuel Pepes
    Oliver Cromwell
    Dick Turpin
    Flora McDonald
    Robert the Bruce
    H.G. Wells
    ...

    (snip, snip)

    ...
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Annie Oakley
    Davey Crockett
    Robert Oppenheimer

    Foreign Fictional
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    Fox Mulder
    Dana Scully
    Victor Frankenstein



    We've seen one of his adventures when he encounters H.G. Wells. (Herbert) in the story Timelash.

    We know he has a relationship with Leonardo Da Vinci from what we have seen in City of Death.

    And although he has yet to meet the fictional character Victor Frankenstein to my knowledge (though he can be seen briefly in the 1996 Paul McGann video movie), he has met his monster and Dracula as well. Of sorts anyway in the story The Chase.

    Cheers,
    Louis


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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 01:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie]
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid]
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] Others who spring to mind

    British Historical (Hurrah)
    ---------------------------
    Flora McDonald



    Alright, I'm picturing it now.... the Tardis lands in the Western Highlands, just as Flora is trying to get Bonnie Prince Charlie out of Scotland alive. The Doctor comes up with the idea of dressing the prince in drag to get past Cumberland's redcoats! That would be a fun story - the Doctor, the prince and Flora (as well as a black companion in 18th century Scotland - could be interesting dynamic there) running the hills and glens to get across the sea to Skye and then on to France. (except, I think an episode of Highlander did this same story.....)


    After seeing Highlander II, I made an oath to never watched anymore Highlander, so I will take your word for it.


    Yeah, that movie wasn't very....well, the rest of the movie's weren't very you know either. But, I'm a girl who likes scifi, so the TV show had two things going for it: it was "scifi"-ish and hte lead was hot....

    supremacy is relative
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 07:46 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] Albert Einstein

    Didn't we get him in Time and the Rani? OK, I know a bunch of you would like to forget that story...

    Taras

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 08:54 PM EDT
    I wonder why the Doctor has never met Shakespeare?
    Only joking. I like the King Arthur idea, put some sort of a spin on it and add the the myth. Perhaps William Wallace or Rob Roy. Has he ever met Henry VIII? They could maybe do a War of the Roses story.

    Heath Holland
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 10:15 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie]
    British Historical (Hurrah)
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    Flora McDonald


    So I'm Canadian, and I don't see why the Doctor would be interested in Flora MacDonald.

    ...

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    After seeing Highlander II, I made an oath to never watched anymore Highlander, so I will take your word for it.


    The TV series was very very worth watching.

    Sean.

    One solid hope is worth a cartload of uncertainties.
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     Thursday, August 24 2006 @ 10:47 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie]
    British Historical (Hurrah)
    ---------------------------
    Flora McDonald


    So I'm Canadian, and I don't see why the Doctor would be interested in Flora MacDonald.

    ...

    Sean.


    Hey, you can tell she was obviously a good looking woman back in 1746 when she helped BPC escape the English.

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed are Kings
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     Friday, August 25 2006 @ 01:24 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  hdutch007] I wonder why the Doctor has never met Shakespeare?
    ...


    Oh he has... in the 1965 story The Chase whilst Shakespeare is creating Hamlet. The Doctor will met up with Shakespeare again (see here) next year as well.

    [Quote  by:  hdutch007]...Only joking....


    Whoops, I wrote my reply before reading the rest of your message and including the "only joking" part. Sorry. Well, the info is posted here anyway for anyone that may not have known.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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