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Lady_Draco



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:19 am    Post subject: Eighth Doctor movie... Reply with quote

I don't know if this has been asked, but I was wondering whether anyone knew if the telly movie of the 8th Dr is out on DVD? I've only seen in on tape (my uncle bought it...crazy dr who fan he is!) and I really want to buy it...I'm starting my own collection! Very Happy
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Begonia8



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Amazon.co.uk. That's where I got mine and it's
fantastic! Do you have a multi-region player/computer,
or would you have to get the DVD converted? It would
be well worth it, if you needed to do that.

Welcome back! Love your avatar! Very Happy

Catherine
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PiscesSiren



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the DVD from amazon.uk last weekend. I really liked the movie, but I wished it was longer than 85 minutes.

I think Paul did a great job and it's a shame he didn't get a chance to do a series. I have a few of the Big Finish adventures, which aren't the same as a movie or series, but I think they're FANTASTIC! It's a shame we didn't get to see Paul regenerate into Christopher Eccleston.
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Lady_Draco



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, that sounds like the way to go then...I definately have a multi region DVD player...it's Dad's old one and I had to make sure it played them when I brought back Monty Python and the Holy Grail from London!

I liked Paul as the Doctor as well...I think he set the precedent for a bit of romance in the Doctor...he's getting progressively younger and hotter! (if I do say so myself lol) And wouldn't have been something to see the mergie thing. I think they should have done that when they started Christopher Ecclestone.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PiscesSiren wrote:
I have a few of the Big Finish adventures, which aren't the same as a movie or series, but I think they're FANTASTIC! It's a shame we didn't get to see Paul regenerate into Christopher Eccleston.


The Big Finish audios are pretty good, and I was thrilled when Paul signed on to do them. Hmm, I'm still not ready to see PaulDoc regenerate.

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Teri



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid question from a 'yyyeahhhh, not so much a Who fan': How did they explain away Christopher Eccleston followed by David Tennant if there was no regeneration scene? Shocked I thought that was standard procedure.
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Lady_Draco



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They didn't explain it, he just appeared and saved Rose (the latest companion) and introduced himself as the 'Doctor'. There wasn't any mention at all of Paul's Doctor, or that he even existed! *pouts*

C'mon Beeb, not good enuff!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I will ever be ready to see PaulDoc regenerate,
either! Possibly if he went back into the same body! But it's a
well-known fact that I made the decision to boycott this so-
called new series. Wisest decision I ever made! What the BBC
did was not cricket! There are the obvious Eighth Doctor
related reasons and, also, a laundry list of non-Eighth Doctor
related reasons, why I'm not watching it.

If I were, for the sake of argument, to tolerate a regeneration
scene, it would go something like this. After a glorious ten part
send-off adventure, the Eighth Doctor's face fades into a sort of
white light but no other face replaces it. That's reserved for the
opening of the following episode. That way, I wouldn't have to
waste time on any post-Eight nonsense.

And, no, I haven't given up hope of seeing PaulDoc in live TV
episodes-plural! Given the past behaviour of the BBC,
anything is possible! Firstly, sack RTD, then who knows?
Miracles do happen. So, hopefully, we just might see Doctor Who:
The Missing Years: The Eighth Doctor Adventures.

Paul hasn't totally given up on the Doctor, either. If he had, I
wouldn't think he'd still be doing the audios or conevntions. But
he is-Bless him!

Catherine
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't hate me, but I really like Christopher Eccleston's Doctor. If it wasn't for him (and Richard Armitage Rolling Eyes ), I wouldn't have found Paul's Doctor, and then discovered the Library.

Yes, the BBC did a dis-service to the 8th Doctor fans, but that's the television industry. We can console ourselves with the Big Finish Audios and know that we have the 8th Doctor for longer than 13 episodes.

I agree with Lady Draco, Paul's Doctor started the trend of more romantic and dishy Doctors.

But the only Doctor I knew from the past was Tom Baker, and I wasn't getting a "HAWT Doctor" vibe from him!
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Saphira



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PiscesSiren wrote:
Don't hate me, but I really like Christopher Eccleston's Doctor.


I do, too. And I think he was written more consistently than David Tennant's Doctor has been thus far. I hope they'll return to form this next year.

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We can console ourselves with the Big Finish Audios.


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But the only Doctor I knew from the past was Tom Baker, and I wasn't getting a "HAWT Doctor" vibe from him!


You know, though, there were plenty of women who did! They practically threw themselves at him at conventions, from old footage I've seen. I always loved Peter Davison, though, because he was just so damn cute (though I think he's cuter now than I did back then--I guess that's what I get for being 14 and not fully able to appreciate!). But the first time I really, consciously sat up and said "Hey, wait...he's really cute!!" in that sense, was the movie. Smile

I do wish the Beeb had hired Steven Moffat as headwriter for the new series. I think he has a better sense of the show, and I think he's a far better writer than RTD, who I wanted to strangle several times during Series Two (and he almost fully fails to comprehend that the TARDIS travels in SPACE as well as time, which is infuriating as well).

Oh well. They didn't ask me!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor Who has always been a mystery to me. The film was my first encounter with the whole matter. Now I'm working my way through the Ninth Doctor episodes and I agree with PS and Saphira, Christopher Eccleston is a great doctor. Love his accent. Wink

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I'm more than glad that they exist. Cool
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