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Old 28-11-2013, 21:13
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What were your favorite moments from the 50th year of Doctor Who?

And I'm not just talking about "Day of the Doctor", but everything we got. From "An Adventure in Space and Time", "Prisoners of Time", "Destiny of the Doctor", "The Light at the End", "The Five(ish) Doctors", to everything else, what did you love about it?

Between everything we've gotten this year, I think this was a great year for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary.
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Old 28-11-2013, 21:31
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The entirety of the 5(ish) Doctors reboot and frankly the entirety of Day of the Doctor. I can't narrow it down any further I'm afraid
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Old 28-11-2013, 23:30
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You're forgetting, Prof. Brian Cox's brilliant 'The Science of Doctor Who'.

I think apart from the 50th special & the reboot, which were both perfect in my eyes.
What I liked most from the celebrations was all the extra little bits of Who we got. The sketches with Brian & the Doctor from the science programme and the ultimate guide with the Doctor & Clara.
The BBC three, monsters & villains countdown was good too, a mini marathon of random Who episodes each night the weekend before the 50th.

I also enjoyed that on the Watch channel they put specials on of each Doctor every Sat & Sun in the run up to the 50th. Having only seen glimpses of classic Who before, it was fantastic to see something from each Doctor stretching from Hartnell right up to Smith. It was great to see what each Doctor was like and also how the show changed through the years and the changes in style of the theme music too.
The docu-drama was really extra special too!
Think this longer than planned post says it all, loved it all!
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Old 28-11-2013, 23:39
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5 (ish) doctors and being proved wrong about billie piper I can like her in an episode of doctor who.
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Old 28-11-2013, 23:48
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Well, it all started out with The Night of the Doctor. A stunning mini-episode that made me appreciate Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor even more than before. It will be a crying shame if he never gets to play the role again in some capacity or other.

I had a brilliant day last Saturday to celebrate the 50th. I'd just come back from Scotland on Saturday morning, and found my The Day of the Doctor DVD had arrived early... I still haven't heard of anyone else whose encountered this, and I'm totally baffled!

All the same I watched An Adventure in Space and Time on catch-up first as I wanted to see everything in order of transmission. I thought it was absolutely brilliant, and a very endearing production that was above all...poignant. David Bradley brought warmth to his William Hartnell just as Mark Gatiss did to the whole project - with The Crimson Horror ranking as one of my favourite episodes of Series 7, I have to admit I've got a lot to thank the man for this year! My only criticism of the biopic was that however faithful and familiar the whole thing looked to the Sixties people and places, the brief appearance from 'Patrick Troughton' didn't convey him very well at all... it looked nothing like him. A brief, minor problem in an otherwise wonderful special that I cannot wait to rewatch when the DVD arrives.

I sat down to watch The Day of the Doctor about an hour earlier than TV transmission...I just couldn't resist, as I'd never seen anything before its desired time before My opinion on the episode itself is, in the very least, mixed. There was a lot of good moments in there and the acting throughout was superb. Some scenes looked absolutely stunning and the couple of cameos in there were brilliantly done as well. But I felt let down in general by the lack of an identifiable villain, the very limited references to Classic Who and the slight rewriting of the past eight. On its own it would have been a sensational episode, but as a 50th Anniversary Special it lacked more than just the singular something.

I didn't actually get around to watching The Five(ish) Doctors until some point this week. I'm certainly glad I did though as I found it overly hilarious and utterly entertaining... the sort of thing an Anniversary event is all about! Why this wasn't given a proper TV broadcast I'll never know but everyone who contributed to this deserves a pat on the back. I watched it twice in succession it was that good.

As for my favourite bits, I really don't know if I could choose so I'll give myself a few categories just to cheat the system:

Best Surprise: Paul McGann turning up for The Night of the Doctor

Best Single Scenes
- The Eighth Doctor's regeneration.
- "William Hartnell" playing Doctor Who with the kids in the park.
- The Thirteen Doctor's save Gallifrey
- The in-out-in-out of the studio between Davison, Baker and McCoy

Best Quotes
- "Bring me knitting", The Eighth Doctor
- "We might as well get started. Help to pass the timey-wimey", The War Doctor
- "No sir, all thirteen!", the Twelfth Doctor
- "You know I really think you might!", the Curator
- "No more, no more, no more....No more.", The Moment
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Old 29-11-2013, 00:06
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AAISAT made me cry, when Hartnell was crying over not wanting to go.
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Old 29-11-2013, 00:30
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Night of the Doctor tops the list for me. 17 years of waiting, and 7 of the best minutes in Doctor Who history.

Although I loved Day of the Doctor (and saw it in 3D at the cinema), I think An Adventure in Space and Time marginally beats it into 2nd place. I just love Hartnell's era so much, and it really showed how determined all involved were. Matt Smith at the end was my favourite moment.
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Old 29-11-2013, 01:25
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"hartnell's" 'i don't want to go"
John barrowman's 'little secret'
He's the doctor......but not the one you were expecting.
'Who knows'...... Taps finger to nose.
'thirteen'.......
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Old 29-11-2013, 11:35
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The whole of "Night Of The Doctor"

John Hurt ripping the piss out of some of Nu Who's sillier habits. My favourite of these being

Geronimo
Allons-y
Oh for god's sake!


All the Doctor's saving Gallifrey - although I think that any of the old Doctor's who wanted to should have had a line of dialogue in that scene.
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Old 29-11-2013, 13:06
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The Doctor Who after party. A well thought, out and executed insight into some of the greatest minds thoughts on Dr Who. The level of journalism and professionalism by the hosts was exempellary. And kudos to the technical bods for the smooth running of the whole link-up.
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Though I did have a nightmare where a group of talentless, non-entities were asked a load of vacuous questions about something they hadn't seen by a equally pointless waste of space (should of got Norman to do it, couldn't have been any worse) via a satellite link using technology from the 70's.
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Old 29-11-2013, 16:09
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Well, it all started out with The Night of the Doctor

Best Quotes
- "Bring me knitting", The Eighth Doctor
- "We might as well get started. Help to pass the timey-wimey", The War Doctor
- "No sir, all thirteen!", the Twelfth Doctor
- "You know I really think you might!", the Curator
- "No more, no more, no more....No more.", The Moment
The Twelfth Doctor didn't actually say that did he?
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Old 29-11-2013, 19:49
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Clara riding her motorbike into the Tardis was pretty damn gorgeous, a lovely effect shot well done, followed by the Doctors little 'Yes that was rather cool wasn't it' look to the camera.

The banter between Matt Smith's and Tennant's Doctors was wonderful, especially their delight as seeing one another wearing glasses.

And John Hurt of course, talk about screen presence.
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Old 29-11-2013, 19:55
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Loved the surprise appearance of McGann but yet was even more taken aback by the surprise appearance of Smith. Real breath-catching and emotional moment.
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Old 29-11-2013, 20:45
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Being proved completely wrong about missing episodes.

Followed by, having my faith that the production team wouldn't overlook McGann proved completely right.

And that both the 50th stories were as good as I hoped.
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Old 29-11-2013, 21:09
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Loved the surprise appearance of McGann but yet was even more taken aback by the surprise appearance of Smith. Real breath-catching and emotional moment.
I think you mean Tom Baker (I hope!)
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Old 29-11-2013, 21:13
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Apart from the 'after party' everything was soooooo good.

It's hard to single out individual bits without seeming to minimize the rest, but I adored AAiS&T - David Bradley was outstanding, and I really hope that the story inspires people to seek out and watch Hartnell episodes. People who haven't seen them so far.

Also, can't NOT mention The Five(ish) Doctors - utterly brilliant. Haven't laughed so loudly, so consistently, in a long time!
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Old 29-11-2013, 21:41
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Clara riding her motorbike into the Tardis was pretty damn gorgeous, a lovely effect shot well done, followed by the Doctors little 'Yes that was rather cool wasn't it' look to the camera.
Except it wasn't Clara, it was a bloke! (Stunt double)
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Old 29-11-2013, 22:14
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the whole of Fiveish doctors, (especially as I witnessed part of the filming at the Project Motormouth convention, though I didn't realize exactly what was happening then!)

the 1D link up in aftershow party. One of the most unintentionally funniest things I've ever seen
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Old 29-11-2013, 22:34
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So many!

Night of the Doctor. So long a wait to see Eight on screen and his Regeneration, and was a such a great 7 minutes (wish we had more!)

The whole of AAITAS, it was heart-breaking to watch Hartnell (Played to perfection by David Bradley) and the little cameo at the end by Smith.

Day of the Doctor was brilliant, the 3D at the cinema was fantastic and so was the atmosphere there too. The episode had so many good bits but the interplay between the three Doctors was the highlight for me, this exchange was one of my favs.

Clara: Doctor, what's going on?
Eleventh Doctor: It's a... uh... timey wimey... thing.
War Doctor: "Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?
Tenth Doctor: I-I have no idea where he picks that stuff up.

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, was an excellent addition as well. Extremely funny joking about all versions of Who. As others have mentioned the change in music inside and outside of the studio was brilliant. I couldn't stop laughing all the way through.

TBH the only disappointment was the car crash that was the after party. Seriously, what were they thinking!!!
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Old 30-11-2013, 11:25
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As much as I loved a surprise McGann appearance and regeneration, as much as I loved seeing Sylv, Peter and Colin on screen together again, and as much as I loved all 13 (!) Doctors working together, I have to say that THE moment (no pun intended) for me just has to be Bill Hartnell in tears at the thought of leaving the role. I get goosebumps just thinking about it, and I'll never be able to watch a regeneration scene in the same way again.
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Old 30-11-2013, 11:30
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Except it wasn't Clara, it was a bloke! (Stunt double)

Yes, just as I am aware that Clara isn't a real person.
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Old 30-11-2013, 11:49
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for me the 50th has been all about unexpected apperences, my favourites across all the 50th programming:

1. Matt Smith in An Adventure in Space and Time
2. Tom Baker in Day of the Doctor
3. Paul McGann in Night of the Doctor
4. Peter Capaldi in Day of the Doctor
5. Matthew Waterhouse in The Five(ish) Doctors



I think you mean Tom Baker (I hope!)
May well have meant Smith in an adventure in space and time like me?
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Old 30-11-2013, 12:08
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I will have many memories of the 50th celebrations.

Firstly, I felt that John Hurt captured the tortured, war weary Doctor perfectly, and the little bits of humour were fantastically realised and reminded us that beneath it all he was still the Doctor.

For me, David Bradley's performance as Hartnell in AAITAS was pitch perfect, helping that programme to rival TDOTD as best one off drama show of the year.

As mentioned by many others, the interplay between messrs Smith and Tennant was a joy to behold, the chemistry between the two was magic and you could practically feel Tennant's delight at reprising the role.

Finally, the sound of Tom's voice in an episode after all these years sent me back to a cold December evening in 1974, when I sat as a 7 year old eager to see how they could replace Jon Pertwee, and was confronted with a curly haired, mad eyed, genius who I loved within the first 30 seconds of seeing him and who cemented the show in my heart as a place of many of my best childhood memories.

All in all I felt the 50th celebrations were perfectly pitched, and I look forward to the next 50 years with excitement and expectation.
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Old 30-11-2013, 14:00
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May well have meant Smith in an adventure in space and time like me?
Ah, could be.
In mitigation, I haven't actually watched that yet (got it scheduled to watch my recording of it tomorrow night) so I wasn't aware that Matt Smith appeared in it (well not until now anyway!)
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Old 30-11-2013, 14:02
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The Cinema Experience
An adventure in space and time
John Hurt
All the doctors together on the screen
THAT line-up shot
Capaldi's eyebrows
Tom Baker appearance
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