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Old 04-09-2013, 13:01
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I just listened to the new BBC audio The Night of the Whisperer (a 9th Doctor story)

It's 'performed' by Nick Briggs. He does a very good impression of Eccleston. The voice and intonation is spot on
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Old 04-09-2013, 22:14
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Who has poor intonation?

Why can't the actual actors themselves perform their own audio dramas? Chrissy has always said that he would like to do the audio dramas for the doctor.

Also, why is he so skinny? Is he any more skinny than Matt and David?
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Old 04-09-2013, 23:12
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Who has poor intonation?

Why can't the actual actors themselves perform their own audio dramas? Chrissy has always said that he would like to do the audio dramas for the doctor.

Also, why is he so skinny? Is he any more skinny than Matt and David?
I don't understand your first and last points. Can you explain them please?
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Old 04-09-2013, 23:18
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Chrissy has always said that he would like to do the audio dramas for the doctor.
He made one comment on the subject eight years ago.
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Old 04-09-2013, 23:36
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Ecclestone needs to sort it out and start genuinely liking Dr Who.

And its fans.

Or be irreparably destroyed!
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Old 05-09-2013, 00:34
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Ecclestone needs to sort it out and start genuinely liking Dr Who.

And its fans.

Or be irreparably destroyed!
Oh he'll come crawling back. They always do.
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Old 05-09-2013, 00:44
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Bit unfair - it's part of the Destiny of the Doctor series and none of the Doctors are voicing them. Fun but done on the cheap with 2 actors per story.
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Old 05-09-2013, 00:59
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Bit unfair - it's part of the Destiny of the Doctor series and none of the Doctors are voicing them.
Given that the first three are dead and the ninth (or is that tenth?) wouldn't do it they wanted the consistancy of having a Companion do each of them instead. Of course that didn't work out for the ninth (or is that tenth?) since Piper wouldn't do it either.

I'm sure Barrowman would have though; maybe he was too busy with 'Arrow'? (Plus he seems increasingly bitter about not being asked back on the TV series.)
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:45
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Oh he'll come crawling back. They always do.
He really won't, unless it suits him.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:51
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(Plus he seems increasingly bitter about not being asked back on the TV series.)
He needs to get over that. The Brigadier went almost eight years between his appearances with Four and Five, then approximately another six between The Five Doctors and Battlefield. He then didn't get to appear in New Who at all, despite the presence of UNIT.

Yet basically everyone likes him.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:59
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Given that the first three are dead and the ninth (or is that tenth?) wouldn't do it they wanted the consistancy of having a Companion do each of them instead. Of course that didn't work out for the ninth (or is that tenth?) since Piper wouldn't do it either.

I'm sure Barrowman would have though; maybe he was too busy with 'Arrow'? (Plus he seems increasingly bitter about not being asked back on the TV series.)
As much as I like Barrowman, his Torchwood audio recordings are a bit hit & miss, some are good (Exodus Code and The Lost Files series) , and others are a bit crap.

Edit: Crap is too strong a word. I should have said a bit bland
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:05
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He needs to get over that. The Brigadier went almost eight years between his appearances with Four and Five, then approximately another six between The Five Doctors and Battlefield. He then didn't get to appear in New Who at all, despite the presence of UNIT.

Yet basically everyone likes him.
He was supposed to be in the SJA but was too ill.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:54
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I don't understand your first and last points. Can you explain them please?
Sorry I thought you said he had poor intonation, I'm not even sure what that means.

And i just think that CE is skinny, but so is Matt.

Chris does like the Doctor and the fans, how many times has this been said. He said that he would like to do the audio drama's 3 years ago on Graham Norton's show
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31
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Sorry I thought you said he had poor intonation, I'm not even sure what that means.
I guess you could be a bit monotone?
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:41
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He was supposed to be in the SJA but was too ill.
He might of been ill but the Brig did appear in this series in the story Enemy of the Bane.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:55
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Sorry I thought you said he had poor intonation, I'm not even sure what that means.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intona...linguistics%29
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Old 05-09-2013, 13:17
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He really won't, unless it suits him.
Of course he wont. The delusion of some fans. I think it unlikely Smith will either. Ecclestone is simply a different caliber of actor to those that have taken the part before and you can measure directly the talent of those past stars of the show in relation to how much they engage with fandom. Hence the most talentless of companions who are little above Panto standard are oh so delighted to pose with the M & Ms and smile through the tedium and ignominy of another tedious cheap convention. Its not because they have an undying love for the anoraks or the show itself. Its because they have a tax bill to pay like everyone else.

There will never be a time when Ecclestone needs work. It just wont happen.
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Old 05-09-2013, 13:50
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Its not because they have an undying love for the anoraks or the show itself. Its because they have a tax bill to pay like everyone else.
Have you been to a Sci fi convention recently? There's just as likely to be as many kids and teenagers/young adults (of both sexes) there as there are 'anoraks'
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Old 05-09-2013, 14:39
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Have you been to a Sci fi convention recently? There's just as likely to be as many kids and teenagers/young adults (of both sexes) there as there are 'anoraks'
Yes but young kids and teenage girls I would hazard a guess are not the ones losing sleep over CE and his imagined 'slurs' against the good name of DW and its precious fandom.
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Old 05-09-2013, 19:21
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Thank you, actually I love Wikipedia . Sorry about that, I had heard of intonation before but only in the context of singing. I knew it had something to do about pitch but I thought it was only something that singers had to worry about. That's why I got a bit confused why intonation was mentioned, 'cos neither Chrissy or Briggs are singers . But I get it now
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:07
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Sorry I thought you said he had poor intonation, I'm not even sure what that means.

And i just think that CE is skinny, but so is Matt.

Chris does like the Doctor and the fans, how many times has this been said. He said that he would like to do the audio drama's 3 years ago on Graham Norton's show
The reason he hasn't done audios isn;t that he doesn't want to, it's that he's not allowed to - Big Finish don't have the rights to any post-2005 TV content. Including the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors.
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:19
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Sorry I thought you said he had poor intonation, I'm not even sure what that means.

And i just think that CE is skinny, but so is Matt.

Chris does like the Doctor and the fans, how many times has this been said. He said that he would like to do the audio drama's 3 years ago on Graham Norton's show
Ok, I understand now.
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Old 05-09-2013, 23:31
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I just listened to the new BBC audio The Night of the Whisperer (a 9th Doctor story)

It's 'performed' by Nick Briggs. He does a very good impression of Eccleston. The voice and intonation is spot on
So what you're saying is - Dalek would make a good Doctor...
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