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    [release]What is Doctor Who?

    Back in 1963 BBC commissioned one of the first GOOD sci-fi television series in history. It was about a time travelling alien called The Doctor who doesn't really get on with his people (The Time Lords) so instead chooses to show humans the wonders of the universe thanks to his time travelling device called The TARDIS. A box that is bigger on the inside than the outside. An interesting fact about The Doctor is when he comes close to death he can regenerate every cell in his body and cheat death. This means he has a new face, new personality and new actor. This was done for 7 actors before the show was cancelled in 1989.

    After a poor TV movie in 1996 the show returned with a bang in 2005. You can start from here and not miss much, but that's not to say the older episodes aren't worth a look either. Bear in mind that many of the earlier episodes have been lost because of the BBC's short-sightedness, something Who-fans will never forgive them for.

    2005 saw Christopher Eccleston (28 Days Later, GI Joe) play The Doctor, he left the same year and David Tennant took over. After becoming considered by many as "The Best Doctor" he left in 2010 after 5 years.

    Now Matt Smith plays the timelord. If you want you could start from Series 5 (2010 series) and get the idea of the show pretty quick. Oh. First, a few things you must know:[/release]

    [release]Stuff you should know before watching (assuming you start from 2005):

    [list][*]The show is about an alien called the Doctor[*]He is from the planet Gallifrey, home of the Timelords[*]When fatally injured, he can "regenerate" into a new body, with a new personality and mannerisms. However he retains his memories and his core values, such as anti-violence and eccentricity. In terms of production, this means that the actor playing the Doctor can quit while leaving the show to continue, and it allows each actor to bring something new to the way they play their incarnation.[*]He travels through time and space in a vehicle called the "TARDIS", which stands for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space". On the outside, it appears to be a lowly police box, but this is merely a cunning disguise, as inside it houses things like a vast control room, library and (allegedly) a swimming pool.[*]The TARDIS can go anywhere and anywhen, but there are complex rules dictating the extent to which the Doctor can interfere with his own timeline, which can be loosely summed up as "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey"[*]Sometime between the Eighth and Ninth Doctors, there was a "Time War" between the Timelords and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks. The Doctor was the sole survivor of the Timelords, and a few Daleks survived too. The Doctor's guilt over his race's death is a key characteristic of his Ninth incarnation.[*]The Doctor frequently travels with various companions from all of time and space. They are frequently used to answer questions about the situations they find themselves in for the audience.[/list]
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    [release]Characters of Series 1-4

    Rose Tyler



    In the series' narrative, Rose is introduced as a working class shop assistant from London, introduced alongside her own supporting cast in the form of her mother Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri) and her boyfriend Mickey Smith(Noel Clarke). Whereas the classic series refrained from exploring romantic connections between the Doctor and his companions, Rose grows increasingly trusting of the Doctor and comes to realise she has fallen in love with him.

    "Captain" Jack Harkness



    In the programme's narrative, Jack begins as a time traveller and former con man from the 51st century. In contrast to the Doctor, Jack is a man of action, more willing to apply a hands-on solution to a problem. Now has a spinoff show called "Torchwood" where he fights aliens in Cardiff along with a crack team of gun-toting bisexuals. Series 4 (subtitled "Miracle Day") is due to be shown this year, set in the USA and Cardiff.

    Martha Jones



    Within the series' narrative, Martha begins as a medical student who becomes the Doctor's time travelling companion after an incident at the hospital where she works. After well over a year (from the perspective of the Doctor and herself) of service at his side, they decide to part ways. She later had a few guest appearances on Torchwood, and then another appearance in the Series 4 two-parter "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky"

    Donna Noble



    Within the series' narrative, Donna begins as an outspoken middle aged Londoner, whose view of the universe is a very small place. Although she at first findsalien time traveller the Doctor terrifying, their initial encounter leaves her unsatisfied with her small little world, and she jumps at the chance to travel alongside him when the next opportunity arises. The Doctor later mindrapes her and leaves her on Earth.

    Sarah-Jane Smith



    A former companion of the Doctor, she is re-united with him in the Series 2 episode "School Reunion", along with robot dog K-9. Has her own spinoff show now as well, called "The Sarah-Jane Adventures".

    [h2]UPDATE[/h2]

    The actress who plays her, Elisabeth Sladen, died on the 19th of April, 2011.[/release]

    [release]Characters of Series 5

    The Doctor



    A 900 year old Time Lord who has saved the universe way too many times. Over the years The Doctor has been put through a lot of heartbreak but he hides it well. He has watched his friends die, his family and his people. It seems he is finally starting to get over it a little bit. His latest body is the youngest he has ever looked. He has a reckless and spontaneous personality. He fires words before thoughts and like most of his previous selves, he is anti-violence. This Doctor has a new TARDIS and companion. Unlike his previous incarnations, this Doctor has a soft spot for children. The universe could be falling apart but if you make a child cry, The Doctor will rip you into pieces. He’s a bit weird and a bit alien. But he is a master of speeches. If you get on the wrong side of The Doctor, hell is going to fall from the sky, and you better run.

    Amy Pond



    The Doctor crashed into Amy’s life when she was seven. Literally. He came back when Amy was a young woman, and he showed her the universe. Amy Pond is a little girl living out her dream fairy tale. Her parents mysteriously disappeared when she was young ...

    Rory Williams



    Amy's love interest (   and as of the end of Series 5, her husband   ), he is initially slightly beta and jealous of the Doctor, but through Series 5 we see him develop into a sword-wielding laser-shooting badass.

    River Song



    An enigma. Neither we nor the Doctor know much about her as of yet, because due to time travel she and the Doctor keep meeting each other in the wrong order. She is superficially friendly but it is implied that she holds dark secrets about the Doctor's future. May be the Doctor's future wife.[/release]

    [release]Recurring Villains
    (there are many more, but these are the more memorable)

    Daleks



    Within the series, Daleks are cyborgs from the planet Skaro, created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. They are mutated Kaleds integrated within a tank-like or robot-like mechanical casing. The resulting creatures are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Occasionally they are shown as experiencing other emotions, primarily fear, although such occurrences are rare. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series' protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. Their famous catchphrase is "Exterminate!", with each syllable individually synthesised in a frantic electronic voice.

    Cybermen



    Cybermen were originally a wholly organic species of humanoids originating on Earth's twin planet Mondas that began to implant more and more artificial parts into their bodies as a means of self-preservation. This led to the race becoming coldly logical and calculating, with every emotion all but deleted from their minds. The Cybermen also have a rivalry with the Daleks (aka the daleks kicked their asses)

    Weeping Angels



    DON'T. FUCKING. BLINK.[/release]

    [release]Additional information if you are so inclined.[/release]

    Series 6 is slated to air at around Easter time, and will be split up into two halves with a cliffhanger in the middle of the series.

    Series 6 Trailer:


    [release]Episode listings so far:

    [list][*]1: The Impossible Astronaut - 23 April[*]2: Day of the Moon - 30 April[*]3: The Curse of the Black Spot - 7 May[*]4: The Doctor's Wife - 14 May[*]5: The Rebel Flesh - 21 May[*]6: The Almost People - 28 May[*]7: A Good Man Goes to War - 4 June[/list][/release]
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  2. Post #2
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
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    What's a jammy dodger
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    SteamDB
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    Ohh yes, new thread, new episodes!

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  4. Post #4
    What's a jammy dodger
    the best food ever created by a human

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammie_Dodgers
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  5. Post #5
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
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    A rather tasty biscuit, that's what.

    Also, I got the final post in the last thread.
    And so it ends...
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  6. Post #6
    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
    May 2006
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    Wait, I thought Mr. Agree was going to make the next thread?

    Dainbramage, you monster
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    WHY WON'T THE THREAD RENAME GOd

    I mis-spelled jammie dodger
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  8. Post #8
    You're a big guy.
    ElectronicG19's Avatar
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    Wait, I thought Mr. Agree was going to make the next thread?

    Dainbramage, you monster
    I thought so too. Kinda dickish man.
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  9. Post #9
    I thought so too. Kinda dickish man.
    I thought it was decided a while ago, I even posted a draft of the OP earlier on

    Mr Agree just sort of showed up and assumed direct control

    anyway I may as well combine his OP with mine

    and at the rate this thread is going we'll still be arguing over the OP until page 5
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  10. Post #10
    Neigh
    CarlBooth's Avatar
    June 2007
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    Craptasket, the other thread was the "official" one
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    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    "This is the official thread."

    *Thread gets locked*
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  12. Post #12
    Craptasket, the other thread was the "official" one
    first come

    first serve
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  13. Post #13
    Neigh
    CarlBooth's Avatar
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    The other OP had a lot more content, and I thought we'd agreed that Mr.Agree would make it.
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    Meh.
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  15. Post #15
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    I thought the other thread was better. Won't lie.
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  16. Post #16
    goatse
    Craptasket's Avatar
    January 2006
    32,489 Posts
    I thought the other thread was better. Won't lie.
    It's about the same show, who cares.
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    Neigh
    CarlBooth's Avatar
    June 2007
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    It's about the same show, who cares.
    The other OP had a load more content in it
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    The other OP had a load more content in it
    Stop bickering guys I'm adding it right now
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    Oh well.. the mod is right anyway lol. I know we did agree on me but he'll obviously lock the second thread that's made.
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  20. Post #20
    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    The other one was more colourful :smith:
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  21. Post #21
    Propane Nightmares
    Acezorz's Avatar
    May 2007
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    Meh whatever, I guess Mr Agree gets the next one.
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  22. Post #22
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    Stop bickering guys I'm adding it right now
    I spent ages putting that together :( Just keep it as it is. Add a few things to it and i'll use mine for V6. Happy days!
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  23. Post #23
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    Next time my friend. Next time.
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    Next time my friend. Next time.
    :unsmith:
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  25. Post #25
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    Stop bickering guys I'm adding it right now
    Keep your pictures, Matt is in character. Ditch the picture of the Daleks. They're toys, and not how the appear now.
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  26. Post #26
    done

    Edited:

    It's about the same show, who cares.
    We take ourselves very seriously here.
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  27. Post #27
    I'm a Wizard
    Olas's Avatar
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    I never leave the house with out my Sonic Screwdriver:



    Anyone else have any Doctor Who toys?
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  28. Post #28
    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    I had a sonic screwdriver, not sure where it is at the moment, and a remote control Dalek, which is awesome. Things keep falling off my drawers and hitting his eyestalk and making it fall off, though...
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    Well even though 50% of me is in disgust with you, you've earned some respect not copying my whole entire thread. Roll on V6 now :colbert: Actually, easter can't come quick enough. I'm tempted to rewatch the whole series again!
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    I'm a Wizard
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    I had a sonic screwdriver, not sure where it is at the moment, and a remote control Dalek, which is awesome. Things keep falling off my drawers and hitting his eyestalk and making it fall off, though...
    Which website did you get the Dalek from? Sounds pretty rad.
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    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    I got it for christmas in 2006 I think, so I don't know where it came from. Probably Toys R Us or something like that
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    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    No, it's older than that, one of the bronze ones.
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    I'm a Wizard
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    No, it's older than that, one of the bronze ones.
    It talks though right? I really want one that talks. Chasing the dog around the house with it screaming "EXTERMINATE!!" would be so much fun.
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    Propane Nightmares
    Acezorz's Avatar
    May 2007
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    Damn I really want a Jammy Dodger now, and I have the feeling I'll get the craving for one every time I read this thread's title.
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    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
    May 2006
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    It talks though right? I really want one that talks. Chasing the dog around the house with it screaming "EXTERMINATE!!" would be so much fun.
    Yeah it talks, there's about 4 buttons on the controller that you can use to make it say stuff :3: the lights on the side light up when it talks, the eyestalk has a blue light, and it has the gun effect as well
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    I personally carry that one around. I'm seriously considering getting Eleven's off of ThinkGeek while it's $20 and carry that.
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    I remember when titles used to mean something, now you can get one for a dollar, this all used to be fields, get off my lawn damn kids etc.
    evlbzltyr's Avatar
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    Which one, the proper screwdriver one or the one that opens and closes?
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  39. Post #39
    Lol Steve's Avatar
    August 2008
    596 Posts
    The one that opens and closes, I don't use screwdrivers enough for that. Though if I did, would be so worth it.

    Oh dear god I do construct sets enough. Too bad I'm more liable to use drills.
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  40. Post #40
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    WHY WON'T THE THREAD RENAME GOd

    I mis-spelled jammie dodger
    I always spelt jammy dodgers that way. Don't worry about it
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