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Old 03-01-2013, 19:34
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Multi doctor ep.
Split between Nov. and Christmas (to have so many people and have a good plot needs more than one episode heard roomer is to be more than one ep.)
Will have K-9 (such a classic icon of Doctor Who just as much as the TARDIS)
Old opening credits
Master
Daleks
Cybermen

Companions to show is unknown but this is the remaining alive characters

Early Classic era:
Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Sara Kingdom, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Victoria Waterfield
Mid Classic era:
Jo Grant (Jones), Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates, Leela, Romana, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion
Late Classic era:
Peri Brown, Melanie Bush(Mel), Sabalom Glitz, Ace Grace Holloway, (might have Charley Pollard from radio)
New ear:
Mickey Smith, Martha Jones (Smith), Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott, Craig Owens, Clara Oswin Oswald,
Relatives:
Susan, Jenny, River Song, Rose Tyler
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:04
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In what way is Rose a relative of the Doctor?

The new opening credits are supposed to include elements from all the old opening credits, so old credits are unlikely.

If they do a multi-Doctor story, K-9 is like any other companion, largely unimportant unless they're actually relevant to the plot. Even with multiple episodes, there needs to be time to focus on the story and the different doctors, not harking back to every single person/thing to ever travel in the Tardis

Master, Daleks and Cybermen in one story could get messy
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:08
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Tennant looks likely to return, not sure about Eccleston. Don't think any of the classic Doctors will come back.

Companion wise, only Rose,Martha,Donna and Captain Jack would be likely to return.

Daleks a certainty to be in special, maybe Davros as well.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:14
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Tennant looks likely to return, not sure about Eccleston. Don't think any of the classic Doctors will come back.

Companion wise, only Rose,Martha,Donna and Captain Jack would be likely to return.

Daleks a certainty to be in special, maybe Davros as well.
Neither Billy nor JB have been invited back as of yet, so who knows about previous companions. As for former Doctors, I think just Tennant coming back would be the biggest mistake Moffat could possibly make.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:26
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In what way is Rose a relative of the Doctor?

The new opening credits are supposed to include elements from all the old opening credits, so old credits are unlikely.

If they do a multi-Doctor story, K-9 is like any other companion, largely unimportant unless they're actually relevant to the plot. Even with multiple episodes, there needs to be time to focus on the story and the different doctors, not harking back to every single person/thing to ever travel in the Tardis

Master, Daleks and Cybermen in one story could get messy
Rose Tyler is not a official relative but likely married the Human Doctor.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:30
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Multi doctor ep.
Split between Nov. and Christmas (to have so many people and have a good plot needs more than one episode heard roomer is to be more than one ep.)
Will have K-9 (such a classic icon of Doctor Who just as much as the TARDIS)
Original opening credits
Master
Daleks
Cybermen

Companions to show is unknown but this is the remaining alive characters

Early Classic era:
Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Sara Kingdom, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Victoria Waterfield
Mid Classic era:
Jo Grant (Jones), Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates, Leela, Romana, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion
Late Classic era:
Peri Brown, Melanie Bush(Mel), Sabalom Glitz, Ace Grace Holloway, (might have Charley Pollard from radio)
New ear:
Mickey Smith, Martha Jones (Smith), Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott, Craig Owens, Clara Oswin Oswald,
Relatives:
Susan, Jenny, River Song, Rose Tyler
None of this is offical I just put down what will likely will happen. I just listed the alive Companions both in real life and on the show. Like I said we don't know at this point who will be in the show.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:57
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Multi doctor ep.
Split between Nov. and Christmas (to have so many people and have a good plot needs more than one episode heard roomer is to be more than one ep.)
Will have K-9 (such a classic icon of Doctor Who just as much as the TARDIS)
Old opening credits
Master
Daleks
Cybermen

Companions to show is unknown but this is the remaining alive characters

Early Classic era:
Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Sara Kingdom, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Victoria Waterfield
Mid Classic era:
Jo Grant (Jones), Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates, Leela, Romana, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion
Late Classic era:
Peri Brown, Melanie Bush(Mel), Sabalom Glitz, Ace Grace Holloway, (might have Charley Pollard from radio)
New ear:
Mickey Smith, Martha Jones (Smith), Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott, Craig Owens, Clara Oswin Oswald,
Relatives:
Susan, Jenny, River Song, Rose Tyler
Sara Kingdom is not an alive character. She died at the end of "The Dalek Masterplan". If by alive characters, you meant that the actors who played those characters are alive, then yes, Jean Marsh, who played Sara Kingdom is still alive, although quite elderly now.
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:09
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Here's a thing for the 50th ...

Archived images/clips of One, Two, Three as well as Sarah Jane and the Brigadier.
Susan and/or Ian
Jamie
Jo, Benton and Yates
Four/Leela/K9 and/or Romana
Five/Tegan
Six/Peri
Seven/Ace
Eight/Lucie and/or Charley
Nine/Rose/Jack
Ten/Martha/Donna
Eleven/Clara/River
Mention any absent companion if needs be.
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:32
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Sara Kingdom is not an alive character. She died at the end of "The Dalek Masterplan". If by alive characters, you meant that the actors who played those characters are alive, then yes, Jean Marsh, who played Sara Kingdom is still alive, although quite elderly now.
Sorry I didnít know I havenít watch the first and second doctor ep.
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:35
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So should be

Companions to show is unknown but this is the remaining alive characters

Early Classic era:
Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Victoria Waterfield
Mid Classic era:
Jo Grant (Jones), Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates, Leela, Romana, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion
Late Classic era:
Peri Brown, Melanie Bush(Mel), Sabalom Glitz, Ace Grace Holloway, (might have Charley Pollard from radio)
New ear:
Mickey Smith, Martha Jones (Smith), Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott, Craig Owens, Clara Oswin Oswald, Vastra, Jenny Flint, Strax
Relatives:
Susan, Jenny, River Song, Rose Tyler
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:42
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I think the thing that many people overlook is that first and foremost they will try to make a good story - that will be the starting point. Many of the ideas discussed on this forum leave very little room for a plot and for this reason I'd bet my little toes that we won't see a parade of past doctors, companions and enemies. My money is on no previous doctors, a couple of old companions at most and a cracking story involving, for example, some timey wimey doctor's origins/existence stuff.

They will write something that is as accessible to a seven year old with no knowledge of the classic series as it is to a 37 year old long term fan such as myself. The titles and the new tardis illustrate the approach I believe they will take. Great if you get the references and great if you don't.
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:57
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So should be

Companions to show is unknown but this is the remaining alive characters

Early Classic era:
Ian Chesterton, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Victoria Waterfield
Mid Classic era:
Jo Grant (Jones), Sergeant Benton, Mike Yates, Leela, Romana, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion
Late Classic era:
Peri Brown, Melanie Bush(Mel), Sabalom Glitz, Ace Grace Holloway, (might have Charley Pollard from radio)
New ear:
Mickey Smith, Martha Jones (Smith), Jack Harkness, Wilfred Mott, Craig Owens, Clara Oswin Oswald, Vastra, Jenny Flint, Strax
Relatives:
Susan, Jenny, River Song, Rose Tyler
And you've still forgotten Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe for the early classic period.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:17
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And you've still forgotten Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe for the early classic period.
No I haven't. Because it is unlikely to have people who have had their memories erased. To the Doctor they are dead.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:36
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I think the thing that many people overlook is that first and foremost they will try to make a good story - that will be the starting point. Many of the ideas discussed on this forum leave very little room for a plot and for this reason I'd bet my little toes that we won't see a parade of past doctors, companions and enemies. My money is on no previous doctors, a couple of old companions at most and a cracking story involving, for example, some timey wimey doctor's origins/existence stuff.

They will write something that is as accessible to a seven year old with no knowledge of the classic series as it is to a 37 year old long term fan such as myself. The titles and the new tardis illustrate the approach I believe they will take. Great if you get the references and great if you don't.
We will likely to see multi Doctors because it has in the past anniversary ep. Why change tradition. The same goes for having past companions. This is why I see having more than one episode. The past anniversaries did have more than one ep. I also see it being more than 60 min. long.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:27
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Although I would like to see a multi doctor special for the anniversary. I really doubt it will happen. Moffat will do something that will take us completely by surprise. Now, whether that will be a good surprise or a bad one remains to be seen.
As I haven't much faith in him, I will hope for the best, but expect the worst. After the Christmas special, my enthusiasm for Doctor Who has risen. However, I will reserve judgement for when the BBC graciously decides to show the rest of series seven. If they take too long in showing it, many people may not be bothered about Doctor Who at all.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:38
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The first ep. I think will have the Doctorís back story (River as the narrator or the Doctor telling his story to River) when he was a boy to present would include scenes from previous episodes also the first Doctor played as someone else since William Hartnell is dead and ending up on the fields of Trenzelor tell River his name and causing chaos. Next ep. Would have the Doctor gather some of his companions. Somehow the Doctorís other selfís end up being kidnapped along some of their companions to prevent the Doctorís past save his future.

This would please every one. One ep. with muti Doctor the other with out.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:12
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No I haven't. Because it is unlikely to have people who have had their memories erased. To the Doctor they are dead.
Didn't stop Jamie appearing in The Two Doctors did it?

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:16
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Didn't stop Jamie appearing in The Two Doctors did it?

Or either of them having cameos in the Five Doctors.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:15
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I feel that Moff can't win with us fans with the special. If he writes a multi-Doctor, many companions, monsters galore the story will suffer it has to, you can't possibly write involving them all. But if he writes a darn good story with nodding glances to the past fans will cry where are the companions, doctors, monsters. He should do something for the general public that will be the majority that will watch and keep the programme alive with ratings and licence fee. I'm a diehard who fan but feel some fans feel that they own the show and it should be made to their own agenda. What should happen is the show should be good story telling, entertaining, scary and above all Orginal in context. Sorry to go off on one but I'm sure the BBC and Moff will do a good job I just feel he can't win with the fans.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:20
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I feel that Moff can't win with us fans with the special. If he writes a multi-Doctor, many companions, monsters galore the story will suffer it has to, you can't possibly write involving them all. But if he writes a darn good story with nodding glances to the past fans will cry where are the companions, doctors, monsters. He should do something for the general public that will be the majority that will watch and keep the programme alive with ratings and licence fee. I'm a diehard who fan but feel some fans feel that they own the show and it should be made to their own agenda. What should happen is the show should be good story telling, entertaining, scary and above all Orginal in context. Sorry to go off on one but I'm sure the BBC and Moff will do a good job I just feel he can't win with the fans.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:45
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Well as usual the phrase 'Trust in the Moff' seems apt (at least when it comes to story telling). Pretty much every single idea suggested on here and elsewhere is well intentioned but badly thought out fan w**k that would land the show on the end of year worst of lists and alienate the wider viewing public. Is there any fandom more obsessed with its past and bringing things back than DW? I doubt it. Moffat has been hired for his abilities as a storyteller and to create new history. Of course we will all enjoy a tip of the hat to the past as it IS the anniversary but the best gift the fans and the show could get would be a brilliant episode with a story that becomes a classic in its own right...not alot of out of work old men and women running around in costumes they have long since outgrown like some intergalactic school reunion. The Five Doctors is a delightful curio for us fans but is it good television? Most would say not.

I was previously ok with the idea of Tennant returning but the more I think about it the less keen I am- could be a disastrous move, like inviting your ex-wife to a wedding.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:52
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I feel that Moff can't win with us fans with the special. If he writes a multi-Doctor, many companions, monsters galore the story will suffer it has to, you can't possibly write involving them all. But if he writes a darn good story with nodding glances to the past fans will cry where are the companions, doctors, monsters. He should do something for the general public that will be the majority that will watch and keep the programme alive with ratings and licence fee. I'm a diehard who fan but feel some fans feel that they own the show and it should be made to their own agenda. What should happen is the show should be good story telling, entertaining, scary and above all Orginal in context. Sorry to go off on one but I'm sure the BBC and Moff will do a good job I just feel he can't win with the fans.
Couldn't agree more.
Nice to read some sense. Plenty of deaf ears and brittle imaginations on here though.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:19
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The Five Doctors was just as many historical nods as possible jammed in together. Which is fine for a nostalgia-fest. But now we have twice as much history to cram in.

There's no way that anyone with such strong ideas is going to come away as anything less than disappointed. I can't help feeling it would be better to not to go into the anniversary with any preconceptions of what they 'should do', 'need to do', or 'would like to see them do'.

If they don't reference K-9, or the Sixth Doctor's coat, or Omega, I won't feel cheated - we have enough DVDs and books to be able to visit those any time we like.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47
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Not so much a thought abot content but I've been pondering wheher we might not get something flmed in3D ?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:54
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One word chill, Moffat wrote blink etc and at times silly and aaat times really good
same even with russell and john n turner , dr who is entertainment not hamlet , ok i like good scripts and meaningful nods to unit etc but only if it means something in the bigger series
i say all the drs go to a ssppace bar and the laanddlord says "time gentleeemen please " yeah maaybe not but at least dt will be apt
aax somethingg is better than nowt
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