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Old 28-04-2013, 17:58
Virgil Tracy
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ok , we all have various things we'd like to see in the 50th anniversary epsiode , but most of em aint gonna happen 'cos we're not writing it .

But there's one thing I'd love and think would be so appropriate - using the original theme tune .

over the years the production values have gone up , but the one thing that certainly isn't as good is the theme tune , constant re-arrangements have not improved it .

the original is so much more effective , really creepy actually .

what do you think ?
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:03
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It should start with the original theme then evolve through the 50 years and end with the current theme. Only bits of the themes mind you.
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:13
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I think I needs to end in a sonic boom tho! I like tho idea of it evolving
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Old 29-04-2013, 02:42
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It should be the following theme for the 50th:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb2YkYy8_Ps
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Old 29-04-2013, 06:53
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I'm fine with the current theme for the fiftieth: the original I hope will be used for the Mark Gatiss piece.
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Old 29-04-2013, 10:35
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It should be a piece of 10 seconds from each doctor.
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Old 29-04-2013, 12:11
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It should be the following theme for the 50th:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb2YkYy8_Ps
No, no, no. What a cacophony that was. An overblown, bombastic mess.

Just keep the current one. It follows on from recent ones, with nods to the past.
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Old 29-04-2013, 12:36
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They should use the theme from the era of whatever Doctor they start with.

I suppose most of us are assuming it will told from 11's PoV, but there is a possibilty it's told from another Doctor's PoV, with 11 appearing as a future Doctor. No doubt 11 will be the centre of the story (what an insult it would be to Matt if he's not) but the story could begin as if it was a story from another Doctor's era. I think it would make a fun teaser.

It could start with 1 being kidnapped or something even earlier from his timeline...
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Old 29-04-2013, 14:31
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Tbh it should be the theme used now or a theme that will be used in the Christmas episode to.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:37
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I think we'll get a shiny new version for the opening title sequence and maybe the original theme for the end titles
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Old 29-04-2013, 18:45
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My favourite theme is Christopher Eccleston's one. Really creepy.

I think the theme tunes have gone downhill from then IMO.

I doubt it would happen but I would like to hear it in the 50th.
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Old 29-04-2013, 19:09
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The best arrangement IMO was the early Tom baker one. As a child it really did scare me.
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:20
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What I would really like them to do is bring back the "middle 8" part of the theme in the closing credits (which should be allowed to run without some stupid BBC announcer saying what's coming up next)
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:22
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You mean the extended version of the tune? Yeah I'd be cool with that.
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:25
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What is the original them tune?

Maybe have a mixture of the 2 or even a brand new one
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Old 05-05-2013, 23:54
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What is the original them tune?

Maybe have a mixture of the 2 or even a brand new one
This is the original version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75V4ClJZME4

Good shout BTW OP, the original remains my favourite.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:36
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I'd go one further and have the pre title sequence in black and white, then go into the original titles and theme from An Unearthly Child. Or perhaps the Troughton era titles with all the Doctor's faces morphing from one to the other ending with Matt's.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:46
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My favourite theme is Christopher Eccleston's one. Really creepy.

I think the theme tunes have gone downhill from then IMO.

I doubt it would happen but I would like to hear it in the 50th.
This. CE's one is my favourite.

Compare the current one to that, and it sounds so cheap!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:59
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I think we could hear it at the end...similar to how The Five Doctors had the old theme at the end for a bit before transistioning into the familar 80s arrangement
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:04
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They should do either a medley of all the themes, just the original or this!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:23
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They should do either a medley of all the themes, just the original or this!
Certainly not that Matt Smith and Orbital version.

Either the original theme, the current theme or this great version:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1EyR8ClqX0
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:28
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I think the original is quite prominent in the current theme, you know. I've heard it creeping in more and more. Or just noticing it more and more.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:02
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This. CE's one is my favourite.

Compare the current one to that, and it sounds so cheap!
Yeah, I know!
It's like they're trying deliberately to make it sound more and more cheap every new series!
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:29
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Yeah, I know!
It's like they're trying deliberately to make it sound more and more cheap every new series!
In what way does the current one sound cheap?
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Old 06-05-2013, 18:15
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I'd go one further and have the pre title sequence in black and white, then go into the original titles and theme from An Unearthly Child. Or perhaps the Troughton era titles with all the Doctor's faces morphing from one to the other ending with Matt's.
I was going to suggest something similar, then I noticed your post. The original theme could work in that context.
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