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The Newly Regenerated Doctor Who Thread

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So, Christmas is approaching, and with it a brand new Doctor who episode, and seeing as it's no longer series 5, I thought it would be time for a new, more generalised Doctor who thread!

For those who are new to the series, It features a humanoid Alien (timelord) called the Doctor, who travels in time and space in the TARDIS. He's the last of his race, and when he dies, he regenerates into a new person (up to 13 times). So far he has done so 11 times, with the current, 11th doctor being Matt Smith.
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To kick things off, here's a trailer for the new Doctor who ipod/iphone/ipad/android game: The mazes of time!

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  • Someone is suing the BBC claiming they created Davros...
    http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/03/dwn200311025512-fan-claims-ownership-of.html
    [quote]A Doctor Who fan is suing the BBC for breach of copyright, claiming that he invented the character Davros first seen in the series in 1975.

    According to the Daily Mail, Steven Clark claims that he came up with the idea for the character when he was just 13 and entered a drawing competition run by TV Action magazine in 1972. Clark claims that he invented the name Davros and sent in a drawing of the character along with a handwritten essay called The Genesis Of The Daleks: The Creation Of Davros.

    Clark has launched High Court proceedings to try to prove that the BBC has been using the character without his permission for nearly four decades and claiming damages, or a sum equivalent to the profits generated from the character over the years.

    His competition entry was a pencil sketch coloured in with felt pens which he claims shows a ‘half-man half-Dalek’ with an additional eye in the centre of his forehead, a headset, epaulettes, a withered left hand and finger-like switchgear on the Dalek base.

    The original competition was run independently of the BBC, but the judges included the then producer Barry Letts, script editor, Terrance Dicks, and the current Doctor, Jon Pertwee. Clark did not win the prize of a Colour Television and claims he was shocked when he saw his creation in the 1975 story Genesis of the Daleks.

    He said he considered legal action at the time, but had lost his copies of the competition entry. However he claims the entries turned up 20 years later, when he found them hidden in a set of family encyclopaedias.

    Clark said: 'The money aspect of it is not my primary motivation. I am proud of the character I created and I just want my work to be recognised. It would be nice to be finally linked to the character after all this time.' His lawyer Richard Kempner said: 'If they used the drawing, it’s only fair that they acknowledge it.'

    Davros is one of the most popular Doctor Who villains, who has appeared regularly in the series since his first appearance in Genesis of the Daleks. Four actors have played the character which was brought into the revived series in 2008 in the story The Stolen Earth.

    The character was always thought to have been invented by Dalek creator Terry Nation. Nation died in 1997 but agent for the estate, Tim Hancock, said he was aware of the claims and is to meet Nation’s widow Kate to search the family archives. BBC Worldwide have said 'We have received a claim from Mr Clark relating to matters from the Seventies.' [/quote]

  • @Ribs said: I believe the Big Finish Audios (at least, the majority of them) are all recorded live with eachother based on the fact the Recorded on Date is one or two solid date(s).



    I think Mark Gatiss has filled-in for the Doctors opposite other actors on a number of occasions.


    @Ribs said: Someone is suing the BBC claiming they created Davros...
    http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2011/03/dwn200311025512-fan-claims-ownership-of.html

    Hah! If he can prove it after all this time, then good luck to him! I wonder who would own the archives of TV Comic's publishers forty years on?

  • @Ribs said: Meh. I'd have prefered another trailer, which we're getting tomorrow anyway apparently.



    Anyone have a link to it I missed it

  • @coolsome said: Anyone have a link to it I missed it

    Appears to have been false. The rumour was we'd have a 10 second long teaser sometime on BBC1 yesterday, which didn't happen.

    Also; we're getting a series of 3 short prequel videos to be released on the web leading to Series 6.

  • You know how you were saying that a 6th doctor t-shirt would be awesome?
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    Next month, at forbidden planet. It seems we have a spy in our midst... or they just saw common sense.

    Oh yeah, and there's this one
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    I'm very tempted to replace my entire wardrobe with the Doctor's outfits now...

  • I'd love to see how these shirts look in person. That's some elaborate printing.

  • @LuigiHann said: I'd love to see how these shirts look in person. That's some elaborate printing.

    I have the 5th doctor one, and it's pretty awesome. The printing doesn't seem cheaply made. Its in the wash at the moment though.

  • [quote=friar;469920]you know how you were saying that a 6th doctor t-shirt would be awesome?

    *sixth doctor outfit*[/quote]



    oh my god oh my god

    Now, will this one be available in sizes bigger then Medium? It is Colin Baker after all. If so, oh god I'll import this sucker.

    Double Edit: Yessir, it is available in more sizes. Now it's just a question of how much the shipping will cost.

  • Trust me. If it's worth the cost. One thing to bear in mind though (at least in the UK) It was a general shipping price. One price for several items. So you could add in a few extra items, like the Van Gough exploding TARDIS poster (I did that. It's awesome. But no matter how tightly I pin it to my wall, it eventually goes a little wavy. Odd.)

  • @Friar said: Trust me. If it's worth the cost. One thing to bear in mind though (at least in the UK) It was a general shipping price. One price for several items. So you could add in a few extra items, like the Van Gough exploding TARDIS poster (I did that. It's awesome. But no matter how tightly I pin it to my wall, it eventually goes a little wavy. Odd.)

    The shirt is already fairly expensive for a Whovian used to Teefury's 9 dollar + 3 dollar shipping Who shirts every few weeks.

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