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Old 18-07-2013, 12:40
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Watching this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4tYcP-0KsY with:
"NO, not the mind probe!"
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"My dreeaaaammmsss of CONQUEST!"


It got me thinking; what other really hilarious and/or poorly delivered lines have there been throughout Doctor Who's history?
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Old 18-07-2013, 12:43
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I am the Doctor, ......amd you are the Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaleks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLCUrrAoZag

Yes I know it wasnt in the actual show like that, but the recording made me cringe.
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Old 18-07-2013, 12:44
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"Hope the dragon gets you in the night"
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Old 18-07-2013, 13:22
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Jenny Laird in Planet of the Spiders. You have to go a long way to beat her bizarre style of 'acting', a combination of stumbling madly over perfectly straightforward lines, yet still managing to deliver them in a weirdly bored monotone.
"No I shan't... you shan't take him" and later "no no Sabor my love, why, why..." Had she got some sort of dirt on Barry Letts - can't imagine why she was cast otherwise!

And then of course there is the plank of wood named Rick James, arguably the very worst actor ever cast in Doctor Who. Whatever was the casting director thinking? A part written as a chirpy cockney chappie, so they cast an inexperienced West Indian... hmmm... was this some sort of old school colonial in joke on the part of the director. The character's called Cotton, so let's get a West Indian... not funny whatever way you look at it. Poor Rick James was horribly miscast, though his acting ability was so lacking, his timing all wrong, his diction and delivery just hopeless, he couldn't even stand still convincingly - so frankly he'd have been miscast in absolutely anything.
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Old 18-07-2013, 13:40
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I am the Doctor, ......amd you are the Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaleks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLCUrrAoZag

Yes I know it wasnt in the actual show like that, but the recording made me cringe.
It wasnt in the show so it doesnt count.
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Old 18-07-2013, 13:43
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*monotone drawl* "They're going out, oh my god the stars are going out."
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Old 18-07-2013, 13:49
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Three dreadful lines with dreadful delivery, all from Sarah Sutton as Nyssa:

1. The Watcher! So he was the Doctor all along!
2. I know so little about telebiogenesis.
3. What is this dreadful place?! (exploring Terminus)
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:13
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"Put me down, I hate you!" comes to mind.

Not just a badly delivered line though, it was just a terrible line in general XD
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:14
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The guy from A Good Man Goes to War who speaks to Lorna (the thin one?). When he's talking about The Gamma Forests, his delivery just sounds really unconvincing.
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:24
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"Everybody lives" as delivered by CE.

(I know I'm the only person in the entire universe who thinks this).
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:32
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"Who was that terrible. Woman!!"
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:35
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"Who was that terrible. Woman!!"
Good one - but (he asks cheekily, then runs away and hides from the irate sh*tstorm that will surely follow) that's from Dimensions In Time isn't it? So is it canon...?
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:38
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Hard to say why it annoyed me so, but at the very start of Arc of Infinity when the Doctor's bio data is being stolen some luckless techie is shot, responding to the imminent attack by saying "Impulse Laser?" in such a ridiculous way it's stayed with me for 30 years and counting. The Eng Lit and Greek history I was studying at the time, all gone, but that has stayed.....thanks, luckless techie.
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:43
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I also really didn't like, as it was over-enunciated,:

"It's, The repair shop. What kind of Idiot. Would try 'nd steal a faulty. TAR-DISss."
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:50
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I can't stand the confusion in my mind!!

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Old 18-07-2013, 14:52
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"Everybody lives" as delivered by CE.

(I know I'm the only person in the entire universe who thinks this).
I wouldn't say it was badly delivered but that moment as a whole is overrated, IMO.

I find the "I said no" line from Bad Wolf a much more powerful scene from that era.
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:55
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"Who was that terrible. Woman!!"
"Madam, what year ith thith?"
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Old 18-07-2013, 14:56
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Unfortunately, I believe most of what Jenna delivers as Clara are quite possibly awful.
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:07
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn-VS9q3-_8

At 9:04
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:13
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its not the lines wilf spoke before the dr left but his crying when hee knew the dr will go and die , that really uppset me , ok its not real but the dr rejectingg wilf and wilf realising though isnt hiss fault he killed the dr (he didnt) best acting from bernardd but reallyyy heart breaking crying eveen beat matts crying "the name of the dr" i never for a long timeee want to see that ever !
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:14
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"They burned out Manisha's flat. White kids fire bombed it."

Ace trivialising the sensitive issue of racial hatred with a sub-Grange Hill performance from Sophie.
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:17
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:18
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It wasnt in the show so it doesnt count.
It was a line used in the show, and that is how it was delivered in a recording by the star of the show so why doesnt it count? are you making up the rules?

Its crap and it counts
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:20
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"They burned out Manisha's flat. White kids fire bombed it."

Ace trivialising the sensitive issue of racial hatred with a sub-Grange Hill performance from Sophie.
In The Wedding of River Song, Amy's 'You took my baby from, and you hurt her, but now she's fine' is an awful line, and awful expressed. Karen Gillan has always been incapable of delivering lines right.
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Old 18-07-2013, 15:24
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"A megabyte modem!"

"How utterly evil!"

"There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality!"

Ah. Episode 14 of The Trial of a Time Lord. It's as though the actors really wanted to convey the crapness of Pip and Jane's script.
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