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Old 03-10-2012, 18:58
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Got my copy of "The Ambassadors of Death" yesterday, am 2 eps in and really enjoying it so far. It got me wondering if anyone knows where the Doctors little yellow car, Bessie is now? Last time it was in the series was in "Battlefield",would be great to see Matt Smith driving it sometime during the 50th anniversary.
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:04
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Probably failed its MOT and got scrapped.
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:08
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I think 11 would look brilliant with Bessie, especially with his tweed jacket.
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:10
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I'd imagine she's still in the possesion of UNIT
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:18
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would be great to see Matt Smith driving it sometime during the 50th anniversary.
That's a lovely idea! And, as davrosdodebird has said, Matt would look great in Bessie
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:24
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That's a lovely idea! And, as davrosdodebird has said, Matt would look great in Bessie
"I drive a little yellow car now, little yellow cars are cool"
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Old 03-10-2012, 21:44
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it's in Blackpool:-


http://www.drwhoexhibitions.co.uk/WorldofDrWho.htm


Saw it last year outside the modern Dr Exhibition
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Old 03-10-2012, 21:59
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Going back 10 years there was a Bessie outside the Doctor Who Exhibition that was in Llangollen in North Wales. I assume it was the original, by above post it's moved since then!

In TV Terms, though, I agree that UNIT must still have it, as it must be their property still. After all, they must have splashed out for it as The Doctor was unpaid when he was their adviser.

Also agree it would be great to see her back in the 50th Anniversary, along with the Whomobile as well if that's physically possible!

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Old 03-10-2012, 22:10
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Well I hope he completed the SORN form for the DVLA before he left it
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Old 03-10-2012, 23:12
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What happened to Bessie in the TV show, did she just disappear?

Well I hope he completed the SORN form for the DVLA before he left it
Psychic paper
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Old 03-10-2012, 23:33
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It would be wonderful if the Doctor came across Bessie one day in a UNIT storage shed.
Not the Whomobile though, never that please!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:09
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It would be wonderful if the Doctor came across Bessie one day in a UNIT storage shed.
Not the Whomobile though, never that please!
There is a bessie in the new dr who experience in Cardiff, not sure if its the orginal.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:12
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It would be wonderful if the Doctor came across Bessie one day in a UNIT storage shed.
Not the Whomobile though, never that please!
The Whomobile was great! They hardly ever used it, but it just fitted into the Pertwee era ethos of using any and every means of transport available. Our hero used motorbikes, auto-gyros, hovercraft, roadsters, jeeps, lorries, helicopters, planes... loved it!
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:31
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The Whomobile was great! They hardly ever used it, but it just fitted into the Pertwee era ethos of using any and every means of transport available. Our hero used motorbikes, auto-gyros, hovercraft, roadsters, jeeps, lorries, helicopters, planes... loved it!
Did he ever run?
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:50
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I always felt that they missed an opportunity to bring old Bessie out in The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky. Bessie the only vehicle not fitted with ATMOS.

But as others have said, Matt would look great bombing around in her.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:18
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It was supercharged and had great traction (ok, ok, so they just shot those scenes on fast-forward !),

I guess it fell to bits.

I know the WhoMobile was personally acquired by Jon Pertwee either for free, or a nominal sum. Pertwee later sold it to a private collector.

Pertwee always said he gave it away, for free. Tho' the private collector does say he paid a hefty sum for it
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Old 04-10-2012, 13:42
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Pertwee always said he gave it away, for free. Tho' the private collector does say he paid a hefty sum for it
Delivery fee.
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Old 04-10-2012, 13:54
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I always felt that they missed an opportunity to bring old Bessie out in The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky. Bessie the only vehicle not fitted with ATMOS.

But as others have said, Matt would look great bombing around in her.
I was furious with Colnel Mace -- "according to the records you travel by Tardis"

You lier
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Old 04-10-2012, 15:49
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Oh yeah and sarah's raincoat in "Five drs" legend ! ax i had one at 11!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:03
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Funnily enough I was thinking about Bessie in The Power of Three. It would have been an ideal opportunity to bring the car back and it would suit Matt Smith perfectly.

"Dad said you'd want this." That's how they could have brought it back.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:09
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I'd like to think that the Doctor 'materialised' around it and Bessie is safely stored in a TARDIS store room somewhere...
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:35
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Can I ask again, what happened when Bessie was last in the show? Was she left somewhere or just suddenly not there anymore?
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:45
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Funnily enough I was thinking about Bessie in The Power of Three. It would have been an ideal opportunity to bring the car back and it would suit Matt Smith perfectly.

"Dad said you'd want this." That's how they could have brought it back.
...or he could have gifted her to Rory instead of that E-type (which we never saw again).
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:54
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I'd like to think that the Doctor 'materialised' around it and Bessie is safely stored in a TARDIS store room somewhere...
He's probably got a Top Gear style race track in the TARDIS somewhere. In fact... I know he has a velodrome. In TATM River told him there was only enough room in the TARDIS for the one cycle path.
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Old 05-10-2012, 13:14
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He's probably got a Top Gear style race track in the TARDIS somewhere. In fact... I know he has a velodrome. In TATM River told him there was only enough room in the TARDIS for the one cycle path.
*Groan*
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