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Old Nov 23 2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Dr Who is 45 today, according to some Dr Who fans in a group of Dr Who fans I'm involved with...

Now where's that Tardis gone....
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Old Nov 23 2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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That was Episode 1 yes: but the pilot (also called 'Unearthly Child') was on 26th August 1991!
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Old Nov 23 2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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didn't know the name, just got the number of years.
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I never saw the pilot: but I remember series 1
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I think the first series I saw... was either some late tom baker or peter davidson....
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Here's the whole story on the Doctor, courtesy of Wiki. Officially, it was first broadcast on BBC television at 5:15 pm (GMT), 23 November, 1963.
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Well it seems anyway you cut it...*Dr WHO* has been on
someones T.V. Station for a very, very long time and they
do seem to be due some kind of celebration.
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45? And here I thought he was seven hundred and something! I sort of remember an episode that took place in London and in the background someone's TV was saying "And now the BBC presents a new science fiction series, Dr........" or something like that
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It was claimed that its theme tune was the only one you couldn't whistle.
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45? And here I thought he was seven hundred and something! I sort of remember an episode that took place in London and in the background someone's TV was saying "And now the BBC presents a new science fiction series, Dr........" or something like that
Rememberence of the Daleks.
I can remember waching the titles of the late 80s Doctor Whos. I'm catching up now though
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OOOOoooooOOOO the Daleks...now that should rate a celebration. I know I have been watching those spectacularly evil creeps for well over thirty years. My first time with them was in that first Peter Cushing movie in the 70s I think...I was a gonner from there on.
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45? And here I thought he was seven hundred and something! I sort of remember an episode that took place in London and in the background someone's TV was saying "And now the BBC presents a new science fiction series, Dr........" or something like that
-Grins- That's the first Dr Who episode / adventure that I ever watched. And thus, Ace became my childhood hero. -Chuckles-

"Small female life form detected"
"Who're you calling small?" - Cue baseball bat.

Seriously, even Rose wasn't as cool as Ace. Did /she/ have explosives and a baseball bat? xD

The scariest adventure I ever saw was also an Aldred/McCoy one. 'The Curse of Fenric'. That just makes me shiver when I see it, even now.
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Actually I'm trying to remember who played the 1st doctor? William Hartnell, wasn't it?

That would be a good thread, try to remember all the girls and/companions who accompanied Dr Who, let's see:

Donna Noble,
Rose,
Ace,
Leela,
Martha Jones,
Sarah Jane,
The Brigadier,
Romana,
Jamie,
Victoria,
Tegan,
Turlough,
Susan,
Harry,
Ben,
Polly,
Samantha Jones,
Ian,
Barbara,
Vicki,
Susan (his grand-daughter - actually what happened to her?)

O well there's a start.
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Given the celebration, came across 45 Coolest moments in Dr Who history here.
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The Wiki article I linked to lists all the Doctors in order, but not the companions.
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Susan stayed behind on Earth during one of the adventures because she fell for a 'human'. ^^

I'm rather surprised she hasn't come up again, to be honest.

The only thing that did irritate me, was that we never got to know what really happened to Ace after 'Survival' (The last episode before the later released movie). She's the character that holds the greatest amount of write-outs, since the comic book, radio adaptation and two different books write her out differently.

With the whole Fenric thing, it was supposed that she'd be taken back to Gallifrey by the doctor to help lead the TimeLords in the Time War. I think someone mentioned somewhere that she was a 'child of time'.

-Wants to know what happened to her-

-RE-reads her post- Erm...sorry for the whole Anorak thing. ^^; I'm kinda named after my father's favourite companion, so as you can see, Dr Who (the old ones at least) were a big part of my growing up.
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Two more I can remember are Peri and Mel.
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Cool- but rather too dominated by the later stories.

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Actually I'm trying to remember who played the 1st doctor? William Hartnell, wasn't it?

That would be a good thread, try to remember all the girls and/companions who accompanied Dr Who, let's see:

Donna Noble,
Rose,
Ace,
Leela,
Martha Jones,
Sarah Jane,
The Brigadier,
Romana,
Jamie,
Victoria,
Tegan,
Turlough,
Susan,
Harry,
Ben,
Polly,
Samantha Jones,
Ian,
Barbara,
Vicki,
Susan (his grand-daughter - actually what happened to her?)

O well there's a start.
You need Stephen, Cassandra (only in The Dalek's Master Plan really as she gets killed off pretty quickly), Dodo, Zoe, Liz Shaw, Jo Grant, Adric, Nyssa, Peri, Mel and Captain Jack (and there's a whole load more in the audio books). That's off the top of my head, I may have missed some, especially as I've just been out for a few drinks .
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OK, so I've only watched new ones, but YAY Doctor Who!!! My freinds and I walked aroung on the actual day and told everyone 'Happy Doctor Who Day'. We got some of the weirdest stares
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