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    SHOCK HORROR - Dr Who News....

    I read in the newspaper today that the new Doctor Who is strongly tipped to be............

    EDDIE IZZARD

    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    They still make Dr. Who?

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    Re: SHOCK HORROR - Dr Who News....

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    I read in the newspaper today that the new Doctor Who is strongly tipped to be............

    EDDIE IZZARD

    :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Eddie
    Great commedian, but I'd have preferred someone a bit more 'serious', a thespian.

    Mind you, just as important, will he have a babe of a sidekick :D

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    They don't still make Doctor Who Ron

    But they are starting to make it again. The good Doctor has demonstrated his ability to morph into a new persona in the past, so why can't he morph into Kylie or Helen Mirren?

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    A female Doctor would be very interesting indeed.

    I actually think Eddie Izzard will be rather good, I've seen him in a few dramatic roles and rather liked the results. Dr Who was always tongue in cheek from Tom Baker onwards.

    Still got my Tom Baker era scarf at home somewhere, only thing my long suffering Mum ever knit for me.

    Kevin

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    It's just that....

    When I think of Eddie Izzard, I also think of Julian Clarey.

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    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Re: It's just that....

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    When I think of Eddie Izzard, I also think of Julian Clarey.

    Eddie
    Yes, but Izzard is straight, and no where near so campy. I'd love to see a Julian Clary Doctor:

    'Oh! Who's this big monster mincing towards me? You're almost as slimey as the "head" boy at my school...'

    Kevin

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    Hmmmm

    Maybe Julian as the Doctor has possibilities. He could become a cult (did I spell that correctly?)

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    and he already has Fanny the Wonder dog. I can imagine the wardrobe...

    Kevin

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    Kevin!

    I don't know if I can continue this dialogue with you, you have become MING!

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Hey cool!

    Kevin,

    We could copy Ming's avatar and nobody would know who we are. :D

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    Whole lot of Minging goin' on...

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    Re: It's just that....

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    When I think of Eddie Izzard, I also think of Julian Clarey.

    Eddie
    No no no.

    Eddie Izzard = comic genius

    Julian Clarey = someone who minces about stupidly and thinks it's the height of commedy :evil:

    IMHO that is :wink:

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    Correct me if I'm wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by KCampbell
    Whole lot of Minging goin' on...

    Kevin
    but doesn't that have other meanings in the UK?

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    Re: Correct me if I'm wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by mindbender
    Quote Originally Posted by KCampbell
    Whole lot of Minging goin' on...

    Kevin
    but doesn't that have other meanings in the UK?
    You can be a minger
    You can be minging

    However, I don't think we use it in the context of 'minging going on'. And I wouldn't want to be there if it ever did :wink: :lol:

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    Tongue in cheek?

    Dr Who was always tongue in cheek from Tom Baker onwards
    I think it was from Bill Hartnell onwards!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Tongue in cheek?

    Quote Originally Posted by markc
    Dr Who was always tongue in cheek from Tom Baker onwards
    I think it was from Bill Hartnell onwards!

    Cheers,
    But there's a difference between tongue in cheek, and being wishy woshy or just plain stupid. The Doctor went downhill after TB in my opinion. Substantiall downhill.

    TB, and tose before him just seemed like masters of that role to me. The latter Doctors seemed like cheap fakes :?

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    Dr Who

    The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Association) here in Oz has just last month started showing the Dr Who series from the very beginning. We got to see a Dalek being removed from its case the other night!

    Which makes me wonder - was the whole Dalek thing a metaphor for watch tragics, and is Eddie in fact a Time Lord? :twisted:

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    WHen things went bad...

    The Doctor went downhill after TB in my opinion
    I've got to agree. I strated watching Dr. Who at the end of Troughton (I can just remember it), I was a Pertwee/Tom Baker child and thought that the Tom Baker stuff went a bit rubbish towards the end - but 7 years is a long time in a role like that.

    However, I've friends who grew up with later Doctors and, with the single consistent exception of Colin Baker (who EVERYONE thhinks is CR@P!) they seem to prefer the Doctor they grew up watching. It must be to do with who was Doctor when you were "just the right age".

    There were some good episodes with Davison and McCoy (but not many IMHO).

    Me - I was a Blake's 7 man - fantastic - never missed an episode, even to the extent of forcing my dad to get a replacement telly at short notice when our blew up 2 hours before Blake's 7 was due to air!!

    Cheers,

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    Blake's 7
    Class :D

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    Re: WHen things went bad...

    Quote Originally Posted by markc
    However, I've friends who grew up with later Doctors and, with the single consistent exception of Colin Baker (who EVERYONE thhinks is CR@P!) they seem to prefer the Doctor they grew up watching. It must be to do with who was Doctor when you were "just the right age".
    Mark

    You are absolutely correct. You can always determine someones age by discovering who their favourite Dr was. I'm a child of the Pertwee/Baker years myself!

    Kevin

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    Anybody watching on UK Gold at the mo?

    They're just into year 2 Tom Baker (just done Talons of Weng Chiang, Fang Rock, Robots of Death, Invisible enemy, Image of the Fendahl).

    Fantastic - Louise Jameson - when she was pretty - in a skimpy leather outfit - hubba hubba!

    They're showing early Pertwee at the weekends too.

    I love Sky digital!

    Cheers,

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    Yesterdays Paper

    It said in yesterdays paper that the favourite to be the next Dr Who was Andrew Lincoln. :?

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