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     Wednesday, July 26 2006 @ 03:42 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  jeffreysg] I'm seriously thinking that the third season will end with a cliffhanger. The Doctor will meet another timelord or as a last scene he will land on a planet and discover it's Gallifrey, and populated.

    Eek! You mean the Doctor can travel to other planets? Razz


    Don't you remember that the Doctor replaced the Randomizer with the Economizer, to save on his rising fuel costs after he lost access to that free power source on Gallifrey: the Eye of Harmony! So now he has to fuel up like the rest of us...


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     Wednesday, July 26 2006 @ 03:47 PM EDT

    Ahh... that would explain why they keep showing up in Cardiff... it's that rift they are constantly filling up on.


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     Wednesday, July 26 2006 @ 04:12 PM EDT
    So, anyone else with crossover theories?

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     Wednesday, July 26 2006 @ 06:11 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  That Neil Guy] I had a thought after a recent episode of The Whocast...

    If there's a Torchwood in the alternate universe, it implies that there's a Doctor over there, too, to initiate its establishment. So what if, to give one example, in that universe the Doctor never fell off his exercycle to turn into Sylvester McCoy? If we visit that universe again, we could run into Colin Baker as the Doctor, naturally aged because he hasn't regenerated yet...

    It'll never happen, but it's fun to think about.

    One could say that all the Big Finish Doctor Who Unbound stories could be set in this alternative universe! Also, i wonder if Rose has thought of this and would seek out that universe's doctor? It does open up a creative realm of fiction and story ideas.

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     Thursday, February 15 2007 @ 10:54 PM EST
    There's always YouTube!

    The Ten Doctors trailer (long)
    Shorter version.

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     Friday, February 16 2007 @ 06:34 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  jeffreysg] So, anyone else with crossover theories?
    I tend to agree that anything other than McGann isn't a) possible and b) reasonable.

    And I think there are so many possibilities here. One is an encounter with something that de-ages him. It's been established in a Sixth Doctor comic adventure (to the extent that a comic adventure establishes anything) that de-aging the Doctor makes him go backwards through his regenerations. So we could de-age to McGann. This way you could have McGann with the current Tennant companion--something that would be contracturally easier than having to substitute both the Doctor and the companion.

    Another possibility would involve some sorta interstitial phenomenon--a "crack" in time. Ten could simply find something in the universe which lets him look back at Eight. I mean, if you think about it, the tech on the SS Madame du Pompadour would do exactly that, if applied to the Doctor's life, instead of Reinette's.

    A simpler thing would just be to simply have, without any real explanation at all, a McGann adventure. Don't even tie it to Tennant. Granted, that's not really a crossover, per se, but it does give us a past Doctor adventure.

    Similarly, you could just have a little opening narrative from Tennant where he basically just says, "I remember the last time I faced these villains . . ." This would seem perfect for double-banking time. I mean, we had a virtually Tennant-less "Love and Monsters". Who's to say Season Four's double-banking episode couldn't be a full-on McGann adventure?

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     Friday, February 16 2007 @ 11:22 AM EST
    I had thought that if we could do a "special" like the 5 Doctors with all 10 in it, why not commission it to be an animated full length special?

    This way they could animate each Doctor in their prime and the surviving actors/companions can all provide their voices. I would love to see that!

    As for 9 being newly Regenerated in Rose, I don't get that impression. I always felt that after the Time War he travelled alone and probably didn't bother to take much notice in his appearance, etc. It wasn't until he met Rose and she started bringing him around that he did. I mean, I think it was established that Rose had an effect on 10's accent, so why not him bringing up a little more style in his clothing and appearance as well.

    I love when 9 is asking her to come in Rose at the end and he seems so guarded of his feelings when he says "I don't know, you could come with me?"

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     Saturday, February 17 2007 @ 03:43 AM EST
    You know, if they do a rewrite on "The Dark Dimension", they could have any doctor from 4 to 8, with the tenth playing the the role originally meant for the 7th. Martha would take over for Ace.
    I think it would be great to get Tom Baker back. Seeing him with Martha would be interesting...

    Would be a great way to have this instead of the regular filler we might be getting.

    Of course, where Rose is, they could have Doctors 4-8 pop up. Wouldn't that be something?

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     Saturday, February 17 2007 @ 12:39 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis]At this point, I think Paul McGann is the only one that could pull it off really... Perhaps McCoy. All the other living actors don't really look like they did during their tenure as the Doctor.

    The other advantage McGann has is that we only saw him as the Doctor in his first regeneration story. Since we never saw him regenerate into the 9th Doctor, he could have aged naturally in the form of the 8th Doctor before he regenerated into the 9th... So even if McGann is now ten years older, it would still work.


    I think this is a key problem - Seven, Eight and Nine are "achievable" age-wise but anyone else would be kind of tough.

    There's a bigger problem from my POV though that dramatically multi-doctor stories feel shallow and contrived. The Two Doctors probably hung together best as a reason out of all of the stories we've seen so far but even that story felt weak to me.

    I'd love to see Chris or Paul back for more but I think a TV movie spin-off or some such would be better than a multi-doctor story to achieve this in.

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     Saturday, February 17 2007 @ 05:26 PM EST
    Yeah many of the multi-Doctor stories, played like a music group reuniting and just playing their greatest hits.

    Susan fell and twisted her ankle, 3rd said 'reverse the polarity of the neutron flow' and 2nd said 'when I say run run like a rabbit.'

    Hurndall as 1st did tell Tegan not to call him Doc, which was one of Hartnell's lines. I liked Hurndall's turn as The 1st Doctor but he didn't really display Hartnell's tetchiness.

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     Friday, May 18 2007 @ 02:11 AM EDT
    I vote that Charles Dance (see him in "Bleak House") could be the 1st Doctor as a slightly younger & stronger man, and... here's an oddly suitable choice... Derek Jacoby as the 2nd Doctor (although he could arguably do equally well as the Monk)... lol I don't know that he has ever played humour, but he might be open to the opportunity. He also has the hair style, height, dramatic (when it counts) power, furrowing brow, and sparkling eyes to be Doctor #2. Just see him in "I, Claudius" or "Cadfael". There are many actors that could pull off Doctors 5 and 6 I suppose, and McCoy, McGann, and Eccleston are all still perfect for their roles. That just leaves the hardest two of all to recast... #3 and (especially) iconic #4.

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     Friday, May 18 2007 @ 03:22 AM EDT
    And Jesse Spencer from House MD can be the Fifth Doctor!

    Of course that'll PO Peter Davison. "Hey I'm still alive!"

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     Friday, May 18 2007 @ 03:35 AM EDT
    Oh, he definitely is! I love him in "the Last Detective". The only problem is that when one is talking of the 5th Doctor, one of his defining characteristics is his youth and short lifespan (i.e. the candle that burns twice as brightly burns half as long). He was one of the youngest at both post and pre regeneration... so far. That is what makes him such a brilliant contradictory foil to the 1st Doctor (as in "the Five Doctors"), not unlike what #2 and #3 share. If the 5th Doctor was to make a reappearance, he should once again be that youngish, sporty, athletic, inscure incarnation that Peter made so endearing!!!

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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 05:55 PM EDT
    Since it's a sci-fi show, anything is possible. You could even bring back Tom Baker and say that some villain has momentarily aged him 30 or so years (hey, i do believe it's been done before) for the length of that story arch.

    Nevertheless, my personal preference would be to see McGann appear for two or three episodes. I know it's possible and maybe even preferable to some to have McGann appear in a separate story thread, but the greatest joy I got out of the multi-doctor stories was seeing how all of doctors interacted with each other. Would they like each other? Would they lock horns like #2 and #3? If I was RTD, I would be very interested in seeing how such a complex relationship would be played out.

    On a side note, does anyone know if there's been a story written where doctor #2 and #4 met? I keep thinking I read one a long time ago, but I'm not sure anymore.

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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 09:33 PM EDT
    I think that one could bring back McCoy, McGann or Ecclestone. Baker, Baker or Davidson would be harder due to their more severe change in appearance since they were seen to regenerate.

    I think inclusion of 'past doctors' would be a really satisfactory way of using the "curretnt Doctor lite" episode that is shot concurrently with another story.

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