Monday, December 7, 2009

25 Years Ago

And, not being a Time Lord, I had to live through every one of them. (Click on the image to see full size.)

Believe it or not, the book is still available.

9 comments:

Tulkinghorn said...

Wonderful -- especially the part about having somebody lend you the tapes.

For some reason, I used to think that the Doctor only was allotted ten rejuvenations.

Has this been passed by? Or is there an explanation that I missed?

Generic said...

The upcoming new Doctor is officially # 11...

Christian Lindke said...

After the Five Doctors episode, who can say how many regenerations he has?

It was always a gimmick to explain the newly cast Doctor, so I have no problem with it expanding.

Generic said...

Would that not constitute ret-conning?

BTW, the cut of R. Davies jib is indicated by the fact that the amnesia drug civilians who witness the doings of Torchwood are forced to take is called Ret-Con.

Tulkinghorn said...

Wonderful yet again.

A quick search of Wikipedia tells me that the Doctor is allotted thirteen regenerations.

Tick... tick... tick...

As I was first told at a birthday party for Christian and independently confirmed the new guy Steven Moffat is the real thing. We'll see in a year.

Tulkinghorn said...

Evidence that Moffat is the real thing, from Wikipedia:

He wrote the Hartswood Films drama series Jekyll, a modern version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which aired on BBC One in June and July 2007.[21] In an interview with The Age, James Nesbitt, who played the eponymous character, called Moffat "an eccentric, shy fellow", while commending his writing as "inventive and dark and funny".[22]

In October 2007 it was reported that Moffat would be scripting a trilogy of The Adventures of Tintin films for directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.[24] According to The Times newspaper, Moffat had to be "love bombed" by Spielberg into accepting the offer to write the films, with the director promising to shield him from studio interference with his writing.[25] He had intended to complete work on the whole trilogy before resuming work on Doctor Who, but the intervening WGA strike meant he could submit a finished script for the first film only.[26] In July 2008, Moffat was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: "I could not work on the second Tintin film and work on Doctor Who. So I chose Doctor Who."[27]

Generic said...

The next DW launches in earl '10, I thought. And in the age of bit-torrent, the Atlantic is no obstacle.

"Jekyll" didn't impress me. But the only DW episode to date written by Moffett, "Blink," is terrific; one of my favorites Stars new it girl Carey Mulligan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(Doctor_Who)

Tulkinghorn said...

Looked it up: The new season starts in February. (I guess they have calendar year seasons there..)

The regeneration episode will be broadcast by BBCAmerica during Christmas week and on Christmas day in the UK.

I used to have a tape which I painstakingly made myself in New York of regeneration episodes...

What a geek.

Generic said...

There is a "regeration compilation" video on YouTube -- probably more than one. Also comps illustrating how the title sequence and theme song have changed over the years.

"One of us, one of us!"