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     Home »  The Peter Davison Era »  5th Doctor ignorance!
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     Wednesday, March 22 2006 @ 09:03 AM EST
    As I'm no big fan of Davison (dotn get me wrong, I love what i've seen of him, but it sadly hasnt been that much), I was hoping for some help on his back ground.
    What's with the cricket whites? Is he a fan of cricket, and if so, why wear a jersey when you're out and about?
    And what's with the limp celery?

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     Wednesday, March 22 2006 @ 10:30 AM EST

    You never know when you'll land on a cricket pitch, and/or get the chance to bowl...

    The celery is there to detect certain gasses. Explained in The Caves of Androzani.

    The main idea behind the 5th Doctor was to make him about as different from the 4th Doctor as possible. The 4th Doctor did have a knowledge of cricket which he puts to good use in The Horns of Nimon.

    Taras

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     Saturday, March 25 2006 @ 10:52 AM EST
    I liked Davison's portrayal in general. I re-watch his stories frequently....even "Time Flight," which I happen to like a lot although it seems many fans think it's one of the worst.

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     Saturday, March 25 2006 @ 03:33 PM EST
    I was thinking that maybe the celery was something he could snack on if supplies ran low? or he found himself in a sticky situation.
    Maybe he could pin some other vegetables to himself and make a little salad!

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     Sunday, June 25 2006 @ 07:45 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  stjohnny] What's with the cricket whites? Is he a fan of cricket, and if so, why wear a jersey when you're out and about?
    And what's with the limp celery?
    The cricket theme isn't really explained by anything other than the fact that he happens into the TARDIS cricket pitch when his personality finally calms down enough for him to notice that he's torn up a good deal of the Fourth Doctor's clothes. He's only shown to actually play cricket once, during "Black Orchid", and otherwise never expresses any particular fondness for the sport.

    It's pretty pointless, really. Had he ended up somewhere else in the TARDIS, one can imagine he'd have taken whatever clothes were handy. It's kinda the same answer to the question of why Pertwee wore frilly shirts and capes. Cause they were in the bath when he got out and needed something to wear.

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     Sunday, June 25 2006 @ 08:49 PM EDT

    In Four to Doomsday the Fifth Doctor throws (or is it bowls?) a cricket ball in space... The Fourth Doctor was shown to have a cricket ball in his pocket in The Ark in Space and The Hand of Fear.

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     Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 10:37 AM EDT
    I've been looking at the BBC shop and on Amazon and I could only find 2 dvd's of his adventures. Anybody know why they've released so few of Peter Davison?

    If Worzel Gummidge and the Third Doctor had a fist fight - who would win?
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     Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 02:26 PM EDT


    There should be five DVDs of Peter Davison's era available in the US right now.

    They include:

    The Visitation
    Earthshock
    The Five Doctors
    Resurrection of the Daleks
    The Caves of Androzani


    Hopefully more on the way... sloooooowly but surely.

    Cheers,
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     Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 05:19 PM EDT
    I want snakedance Cry

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     Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 08:18 PM EDT
    it should be noted for stjohnny that The Caves of Androzani, in which we learn the truth of the celery, is actually his LAST story. So while it was an explanation, viewers had to wait until Davison was practically out the door before someone wrote a reason for it. Bottom line, I think that whoever made the calls on the costumes for each respective doctor just wanted something very eccentric and unusual. I don't think anyone ever though of an explanation for ANY of it. I just feel lucky someone even wrote an explanation for the celery.

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     Sunday, July 23 2006 @ 08:41 PM EDT


    (possible spoiler)


    Yeah, the celery added a bit of mystery back to the character. We didn't know what it was all about and I believe we were told at the time that we would eventually learn why he was wearing it... and as hdutch007 pointed out, we eventually did find out in his final story.

    Some had speculated that the same thing was happening concerning the 3-D glasses that the 10th Doctor was using in Army of Ghosts, not knowing that we would find out the reason for it in the following episode, Doomsday...

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     Sunday, August 06 2006 @ 12:30 PM EDT
    Well, if I'm right... celery is one of the only foods that burns more calories to eat than it actually contains. Maybe the celery is a metaphorical expression of the dichotomy in the very existance of the TARDIS and indeed, the omnitransience of Time Lord physicality!!!

    Woah I just blew my own mind there... Wink

    Wikipedia entry about celery:
    "A chthonian symbol, celery was said to have sprouted from the blood of Kadmilos, father of the Cabers, chthonian divinities celebrated in Samothrace, Lemnos and Thebes. The spicy odour and dark leaf colour encouraged this association with the cult of death. In classical Greece celery leaves were used as garlands for the dead..."

    ... the Doctor's one constant companion. DEATH! muahahaha

    If Worzel Gummidge and the Third Doctor had a fist fight - who would win?
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     Sunday, August 06 2006 @ 01:28 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Magpie] Well, if I'm right... celery is one of the only foods that burns more calories to eat than it actually contains. Maybe the celery is a metaphorical expression of the dichotomy in the very existance of the TARDIS and indeed, the omnitransience of Time Lord physicality!!!

    Woah I just blew my own mind there... Wink

    Wikipedia entry about celery:
    "A chthonian symbol, celery was said to have sprouted from the blood of Kadmilos, father of the Cabers, chthonian divinities celebrated in Samothrace, Lemnos and Thebes. The spicy odour and dark leaf colour encouraged this association with the cult of death. In classical Greece celery leaves were used as garlands for the dead..."

    ... the Doctor's one constant companion. DEATH! muahahaha


    That was excellent. Made me not only smile, but I actually laughed out loud. Just a tiny bit, mind you, and anyone nearby might have mistaken it for a cough, but still...

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     Sunday, August 06 2006 @ 04:45 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Magpie] Well, if I'm right... celery is one of the only foods that burns more calories to eat than it actually contains.


    I thought that was pizza! It would explain why I'm the size of a house, rather than a stick figure. By the way, is there more than one version of the Five Doctors on DVD? The one I have has no extras, so was wondering if there was another out there.

    Excallibur? Blizard? ...Bikini Cops?
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     Sunday, August 06 2006 @ 05:01 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  taff1a]By the way, is there more than one version of the Five Doctors on DVD? The one I have has no extras, so was wondering if there was another out there.


    The Region 1 version of "The Five Doctors" has an absolutely fabulous commentary track with Peter Davison and Terrance Dicks but the Region 2 & 4 versions do not.

    Mike

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